Commonwealth Games 2022: India's best ever performance - Here's why
India's 61 medals at Birmingham might seem well short of the 101 won in the Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010 and their 22 gold medals below the 26 won at Gold Coast four years ago, but account for disciplines that were missing here, and this is actually India's best CWG performance.
Here's how that works out. The 101 medals in Delhi, included 30 from sh ting, eight from archery, seven from Greco-Roman wrestling and four from tennis. None of these disciplines were part of the 2022 Games. Subtract those from the Delhi total and what we're left with is 52 medals, including 17 gold.
For a fair comparison, also take away the lawn bowls gold and silver from Birmingham, the cricket silver and the judo medals because cricket and judo were not part of the 2010 CWG and lawn bowls in 2010 did not have men's and women's fours, the events in which India won medals here. That reduces the 2022 tally to 55 medals and 21 gold, better on both counts than 2010.
A similar, apples to apples comparison with 2018 would mean excluding the sh ting medals, which brings the tally from four years ago to 50, including 19 gold, again short of the total achieved this time.
Relative to 2010, India has lost some ground (only in terms of medals) in athletics and gymnastics, but has more than offset that through gains in badminton, table tennis, squash and to some extent weightlifting and hockey.
If we compare with 2018, the big gain is in athletics (8 versus 3) and one extra medal in hockey and in weightlifting, enough to offset a slight dip in bong and TT.
如果我们将2018年的奖牌数量与之相比，最大的增长是在田径项目上(8枚奖牌 vs 3枚奖牌)，以及曲棍球和举重项目上的一枚奖牌，这足以抵消拳击和跆拳道项目奖牌数量的略有下降。
PM support and interaction with athletic all the time has given moral support for wining so many medals.
Well since now we are participating, we must prove better than brits and beat them in these games and show them we better them earlier
India overall has done reasonably well in the just concluded Commonwealth Games. It will be interesting to see what we can do in the next olympics in Paris next year. Well done India.
Look what has happened to Lanka... hope India is spared from these corrupt people.
Also leta not forget that in Asian games we will be competing ag inst Chinese, japnese and koreans
The govts have done nothing and they don't deserve any credit.
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Why to participate in this tournament which is only a group of sl ves to British empire. May British wants all of this group of sl ves to remember always that we were once a sl ve of British empire and there is reason for them to be proud of it but why we should !!
Great achievement and performance by Indian team.
The message that is being given in every group is,If India wins medals then it is because of a particular individual's vision. If India does not win medals then it is an international conspiracy.,All the nations are deliberately conspiring ag inst India and resorting to cheating and manipulation to deliberately prevent India from wng medals.,This is a sporting event . The margin between wng and losing is a whisker many times.,Hima Das failed to qualify for finals 200m by 0.01 sec.,India is emerging as a strong sporting nation thanks to the many agencies and the players who are roiling day and night.
Amarinder Kumar A
Not a single reputed sports person available, Not a single Olympic marks leveled, not a single individual bests reached, Only poor coutnires like UGANDA, RAWANDA, AND SOMALIA participated, does this the best performance ever by india.
Performance has improved but still a lot to be done.
Bani Kantha Ray
The article is , our performance is good compared with any time. In this commonwealth games, England purposefully avoided the medal possible games in which India can gain the medals. As like Archery our team is one of the best in the world if it is there sure minimum 5-6 gold and same for Shooting as of now the world cup we are the leading team in this sure we are supposed to get minimum 10-15 golds and in wrestling same. The host country scared that we will be runners up. So that they screwed the medal possible items for India.
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All those who hailing Modi for this, grow up .I wonder why these clowns always flood the comment session
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Modi go nment since 2014 has changed our attitude to international sport’s competitions. Our squads go there to compete and win. Go nment also has spent huge sums in building sporting infra in the country. GOI should target Olympics in 2036 in India.
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Modi ji's khelo India dream is coming true.
THANK YOU MODIJI..!! ONLY because of you Hindu--stan is the greatest civilization on Earth..!!
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This is nothing short of self adulation n praise as if India has emerged as a world power in sports. A nation of 140 crores coming below much smaller nations like Australia, England, Canada and New Zend is shameful.
Good, we have miles to go
It is a Modi win, nothing else.
Round and round and under Modi India is doing well