Commonwealth Games 2022: After the end of the World Athlete Championship, now the stage of Commonwealth Games Games in England is going to be decorated. The Commonwealth Games is going to start in Birmingham from 28 July (Thursday). In these games, 215 players of the Indian contingent will be seen spreading their glory. In these games, Indian fans are going to be most eyeing javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who is sure to win a medal. Neeraj Chopra has recently made a lot of headlines by winning the silver medal in the World Championship.
Apart from athlete Neeraj Chopra, many star players are participating in the Commonwealth, from whom the gold medal hopes are high. Today in this news we tell about five such Indian athletes for the sake of coming.
1. Mirabai Chanu (Weightlifting)
All eyes will be on Mirabai Chanu, who won silver medal in Tokyo Olympics. He won the gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast. Along with this, Mirabai also captured the silver medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Now Mirabai will be expected to do such a great performance at the Birmingham Games.
2. PV Sindhu (Badminton)
All eyes will be on Indian badminton player PV Sindhu in this event. She is participating in the Commonwealth Games for the third time. Sindhu has so far won one silver and bronze medal each in the women’s singles event in these games. In the same mixed team event, Sindhu also won the gold medal in the 2018 Games. Let us tell you that players from China and Japan do not participate in the Commonwealth Games, in such a situation, the road will be very easy for Sindhu, a two-time Olympic medalist.
3. Ravi Kumar Dahiya (Wrestling)
World number-2 wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya will also show his strength at the Birmingham Games. He will represent India in the 57 kg weight category. Dahiya won the silver medal in the Tokyo Olympics, Ravi Dahiya’s performance has been consistently good since winning the medal in the Olympics. Not only this, Ravi Dahiya won the gold medal in the 2022 Asian Championship, now he will fight to win the medal for the first time in the Commonwealth Games.
4. Nikhat Zareen (Boxing)
All eyes will be on Nikhat Zareen, who created panic by winning the gold medal in the Women’s World Boxing Championship in June 2022. She is the fifth Indian female boxer to win a gold medal at the Women’s World Boxing Championship. Now after becoming the world champion, the expectations of Indian fans have increased from Nikhat Zareen to gold in the Commonwealth Games.
5. Manika Batra (Table Tennis)
27-year-old Manika Batra won four medals, including two gold, in the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Batra is currently the top India women’s table tennis player and she is currently ranked 41 in singles, so everyone is hopeful that Manika will create history this time too.
215 Indian players will participate in 15 sports
A total of 215 players from India will participate in the Commonwealth Games being held in Birmingham, England. who will compete in 15 sports and four para sports. The team is expected to get more medals in boxing, badminton, weightlifting and wrestling. Good performance is also expected in hockey and women’s cricket. The Commonwealth Games Village will officially open on 23 July. The Indian contingent will be here at five different places.
first published:July 26, 2022, 10:55 a.m.