On July 28, the Indian contingent began their battle for gold in 16 different sports at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
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In the 2018 edition on Gold Coast, Indian athletes won a total of 66 medals, 26 of which were gold and 20 each were silver and bronze. The team had finished third, behind host nation Australia and England.
However, the main source of 2018 medals – the shooting event in which India won 16 out of 66 medals has been dropped from this year’s edition – India could struggle to match their numbers.
But India didn’t lose hope and won four medals on day 2 of the games – all in the different weightlifting categories. Mirabai Chanu kept his first place and won gold in the 49 kg category, while Bindyarani Devi won silver in the 55 kg final.
In the men’s event, Sanket Sargar won the historic silver medal in the 55kg event, while Gururaja Pujary won the epic bronze in the men’s 61kg category on Saturday.
With four medals to the name of India, where is the country on the points table?
The Indian contingent is currently in eighth place behind South Africa, which has 2 gold medals to its name. Australia tops the list with a total of 32 medals with 13 gold, 8 silver and 11 bronze.
While fans are still reeling in the glory of the medal, Day 3 has begun and so have the competitions. On the third day, there will be gymnastics final, lawn balls, weightlifting, table tennis and the iconic India Women vs Pakistan Women cricket match.