Digital Desk, New Delhi. Will India be able to cross the 100 medal mark this time? The answer is probably no. After 2010, when India achieved the 100 medal mark, the individual performance of many athletes may have improved, but the performance of the Indian contingent as a whole has not touched the heights expected from India after the New Delhi Commonwealth Games. was.
In Glasgow 2014, India won 64 medals and finished 5th with 15 gold, 30 silver and 19 bronze. In the last Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast, Australia, India finished third in 2018 with a total of 66 medals, which included 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze medals.
The hopes of the people of India at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games rest on the shoulders of over 215 players who have qualified for the Games. The Commonwealth Games have already removed the shooting events, which is one of the highest medal winning prospects for India, so the number of medals cannot be higher than the previous season of the Games.
Here is a list of players who could be potential medalists at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, which begins on 28 July.
Athletics: Undoubtedly, star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will be one of the best players from India to win a gold medal. He has done well this entire year and has set a new national record on two separate occasions. Neeraj would also like to cross the much-awaited 90m mark at the Commonwealth Games 2022.
India has named a 37-member athletics team comprising Chopra, Dutee Chand and Hima Das for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. However, shot putter Tajinderpal Singh had to be ruled out after getting injured before CWG 2022. Participating in the high jump could boost India’s chances for Tejaswin Shankar.
Badminton: India has a great chance of winning at least four gold medals. Two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu will also be aiming to win a medal in the Commonwealth Games 2022. PV Sindhu was seen in deadly form at the Singapore Open 2022 as the Indian shuttler won the title.
Apart from them, Lakshya Sen and Kidambi Srikanth, Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty are in excellent form. All of them have the quality to win gold medals.
Boxing: Current world champion Nikhat Zareen will lead a strong boxing squad from the front. The boxer from Telangana is showing high hopes to become the next big boxing superstar of India. The young boxer is participating in the Commonwealth Games to compete in the 50kg category.
Nikhat along with World Championships silver medalist Amit Panghal, Olympic bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain, Asian Championships gold medalist Sanjeet Kumar are the gold medal prospects for India, while Shiva Thapa and Mohammad Husamuddin also surprised people with their determination. can do.
Table Tennis: Last season, Manika Batra created history by winning gold medals in Table Tennis in Men’s Team, Women’s Team and Women’s Singles.
India once again have the best chance of winning gold in both men’s and women’s team. Batra in women’s singles and Sathiyan Ganashekaran or Sharath Kamal in men’s singles could also win individual gold.
Weightlifting: Led by Olympic silver medalist Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, weightlifting is also in the race for gold. Bindyarani Devi, a gold medalist at the 2021 World Championships and Gururaja Pujari, ranked 9th at the World Championships, could stun the world with their performances.
Wrestling: Tokyo Olympic medalists Ravi Kumar Dahiya and Bajrang Punia are the prime gold medal hopefuls for India. However, along with Deepak Punia, Vinesh Phogat, Rio Games Olympic bronze medalist, Sakshi Malik and 2021 Asian Championships gold medalist Divya Kakran are also major medal hopefuls for India in wrestling.
Where can India look for medals? Certainly in cricket, hockey and squash.
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