India’s 2022 Commonwealth Games win: Indians are very proud of Mirabai Chanu, Bindyarani Devi, Gururaja Poojary and Sanket Sargar for their victory at CWG 2022. Mirabai Chanu won gold medal in women’s 49 kg and Bindyarani Devi won India in Birmingham and won silver medal in women’s 55 kg . class. Sanket Sargar won silver in men’s 55kg and Gururaja Poojary bagged a bronze medal in men’s 61kg as India began its hunt for four medals from the weightlifting arena.
Bollywood cheered sports personalities as they brought laurels to the nation. Congratulating Mirabai Chan, Tamannaah Bhatia wrote, “Congratulations to champion @mirabai_chan for winning India’s first gold medal at Commonwealth Games 2022.”
Urmila Matondkar, on the other hand, said, “Golden girl.. Congratulations #MirabaiChanu.. Very proud of you.. @mirabai_chanu.. Congratulations India.. #CommonwealthGames2022 #CWG2022.” She also shared a post for Sanket Sagar.
“#SanketSagar Sangli #Maharashtra Congratulations on winning India’s first medal..Silver in #CWG2022..Proud of you..May many golds follow in future.” she wrote.
Singer Palak Muchhal also shared a congratulatory tweet. “First gold for India at #CWG2022.. Saikhom Mirabai Chanu wins gold in women’s 49kg weightlifting. Proud of you @mirabai_chanu .. thank you for bringing us the gold! #CommonwealthGames | #MirabaiChanu #TeamIndia | #2W2G4India | # 2W2G4India ,” she posted on her verified Twitter account.
A total of 6,500 athletes and team officials from a record 72 nations and territories converged on Birmingham and the West Midlands region of England for the 22nd Commonwealth Games, which began on Thursday, hoping to win silver in 280 medal events. 19 sports were contested.
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the second biggest multi-discipline sporting extravaganza after the Olympic Games, will see competition from 72 countries and territories, equaling the record set in 2002 in Manchester.
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games are unique because for the first time at a multi-national, multi-disciplinary sporting event, there will be more events for women competing than for their male counterparts. Birmingham will have 136 races for women compared to 134 races for men. There will be 10 mixed team events.
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