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Commonwealth Games 2022 officially declared open

By Shgun S -- July 29, 2022 8:28 am -- Updated:July 29, 2022 8:31 am

Birmingham (UK), July 29: The 22nd Commonwealth Games commenced in spectacular fashion on Thursday with a stunning opening ceremony at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

The Indian contingent was led by Olympic medalist PV Sindhu and men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh at the Commonwealth Games 2022 opening ceremony on Thursday at Birmingham's Alexander Stadium.

Neeraj Chopra was supposed to be India's flag bearer in the opening ceremony, but he was injured at the World Athletics Championships when he won a silver medal. Due to the injury, he was forced to withdraw from CWG 2022.

Apart from the Olympic medalists, the squad included PV Sindhu, Mirabai Chanu, Lovlina Borgohain, Bajrang Punia, and Ravi Kumar Dahiya. Manika Batra and Vinesh Phogat, as well as Tajinderpal Singh Toor, Hima Das, and Amit Panghal, are the defending CWG champions.

Commonwealth Games 2022: ਰਾਸ਼ਟਰਮੰਡਲ ਖੇਡਾਂ ਦੀ ਸ਼ਾਨਦਾਰ ਸ਼ੁਰੂਆਤ, ਪੀਵੀ ਸਿੰਧੂ ਤੇ ਮਨਪ੍ਰੀਤ ਨੇ ਭਾਰਤੀ ਟੀਮ ਦੀ ਕੀਤੀ ਅਗਵਾਈ

India will be represented by 215 athletes who will compete in 141 events across 19 sports.

This year, Women's T20I cricket is making its debut at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with the top eight teams competing for the gold medal.

On Friday, the Indian women's cricket team will make their CWG debut against Australia. The women's hockey squad will face Ghana.

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More than 5,000 athletes will compete in the Commonwealth Games, which begin on Friday in the English city of Birmingham, despite a lack of numerous track and field superstars.

There will be 1,875 medals awarded across all athletic categories, with more women's events than men's for the first time in a global, multi-sport event.

The Commonwealth Games feature 136 gold medals for women athletes and 134 gold medals for men athletes.

At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, India won 66 medals. India's best Commonwealth Games performance came in 2010 when the nation won 101 medals, including 38 gold medals.

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-PTC News

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