COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2022: WOMEN’S GOLD MEDALS.
Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games 2022 succeeded in winning the hearts not only of Indians, but also of sports enthusiasts. This year Indian athletes bought home 61 medals. From these 61, 22 were the Gold, 16 silver and 23 bronze. The major source of medals was Wrestling which yielded 12 medals, 6 Gold. Indian athletes’ excellence shone at its best in CWG 2022 as medals were won in 12 different sports. Out of the 61 medals, men bagged 12 Gold medals, whereas women displayed their ownership over 9 gold. This article is a tribute to our women which came out as superheroes in CWG 2022.
A HISTORIC FEAT
The 61 medals won by the Indian athletes bought India to the fourth position in the concluding standings. The Women’s fours lawn bowls fours achieved an unprecedented mark in the history of Indian sports by winning Gold. Wrestlers, like always, bought home medals in every event of their category. The veteran and the star, Vinesh Phogat completed her hattrick of gold medals. P.V Sindhu also became the talk of the town by grabbing a Gold medal in Women’s singles. The women’s hockey team won praises and appreciation along with a bronze medal. To say that this year’s CWG was all Gold for Women won’t be an exaggeration.
WOMEN: LEADING FROM THE FRONT
Indian women athletes registered their victory in various sporting events. Their efforts and remarkable feat was appreciated by many renowned personalities, including Indian Prime Minister Mr. Modi. Praising wrestler Pooja Sihag for her bronze medal he said, “She has overcome many challenges thanks to her never say die attitude. She has won a Bronze at the CWG 2022. Congratulations to her. I am confident she will keep making India proud in the times to come”. (To read more, visit:- https://www.thehindu.com/news/news/nation/pm-modi-congratulates-cwg-2022-medal-winners/article65740379.ece/amp/ )
WOMEN’S TALLY ACROSS DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES:-
CWG 2022 can be seen as an example of women strength. The charts below show gold medals won by women athletes in different sporting events.
|P.V SINDHU||WOMEN’S SINGLES||GOLD|
For Sindhu’s recap, visit youtube:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isiSvURJc8A
P.V Sidhu in action during a match.
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P.V Sindhu has been consistent over the years in winning Gold Medals in many international sports events. She has to her credit many titles and has become the record-holder of many championships.
|NIKHAIT ZAREEN||WOMEN’S 50 KG||GOLD|
|NITU GHANGHAS||WOMEN’S 48 KG||GOLD|
For Zareen’s recap, visit youtube:
Zareen’s performance at Commonwealth
For Nitu’s recap, visit youtube
Nitu at Commonwealth
|LOVELY CHOUBEY, RUPA RANI TIRKEY, NAYNMONI SAIKIA, PINKI||WOMEN’S FOUR||GOLD|
To see a recap of Lawn Bowls, visit youtube:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T37YNgfQ5qo
|BHAVINA PATEL||WOMEN’S SINGLES CLASSES 3-5||GOLD|
SAIKOM MIRABAI CHANU posing with her medal.
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|SAIKOM MIRABAI CHANU||WOMEN’S 49KG||GOLD|
|SAKSHI MALIK||WOMEN’S 62KG||GOLD|
|VINESH PHOGAT||WOMEN’S 53KG||GOLD|
For Malik’s highlights, visit youtube:-
Malik at Commonwealth
For Phogat’s powerful performance, visit youtube:-
Phogat at Commonwealth
Vinesh Phogat celebrating her victory with Indian Flag in her hands.
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WOMEN’S SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALS
The charts above sing the tale of women gold medalist. But we shouldn’t forget those who have equally contributed in uplifting India’s position in the concluding tally. Wrestlers like Anshu Malik, Divya Karam, Pooja Gehlot, Pooja Sihag by winning silver and bronze have testified a promising career in Indian sports. Women’s cricket team, though they were highly disappointed by their performance, were hugely lauded for winning Silver medal. Women’s hockey team, by bringing home a Bronze, has at least shown the world a rising star in them.
We congratulate all the participants for representing India at such a prestigious platform. We also with them luck for their upcoming championships.
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