2022 Commonwealth Games medal tally: India jumps two places with 9 gold, total 26 medals

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Indian wrestlers added 3 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals to the national tally

It was raining medals on Day 8 of the 2022 Commonwealth Games as Indian wrestlers put in some memorable performances to win 3 golds, one silver and 2 bronzes for the nation on Friday. Deepak Punia, Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik took gold, while Anshu Malik won silver and Divya Kakran-Mohit Grewal added bronze medals to India’s total.

Thanks to the six medals won on Day 8, India has moved up two places in the medal standings of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, overtaking Scotland and South Africa in fifth place.

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Australia continues to lead the medals with 50 golds and 140 medals in total, England is second with 131 medals overall, Canada is third with 67 medals and India is fourth with 41 medals.

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In total, India has won 26 medals at CWG 2022, with nine gold, eight silver and nine bronze medals.


Many more medals are expected as the Indian Men’s Lawn Ball Fours team reached the final by beating England and securing a medal. Elsewhere, Indian boxers have also secured many more medals advancing to the semifinals in their various weight categories.

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It was a brilliant day for India in Birmingham on Friday as Sakshi Malik, the Olympic medalist from Rio, won her first CWG gold medal, while Bajrang Punia successfully defended his gold medal in men’s 65kg wrestling, while Deepak Punia overshadowed the Pakistani veteran Muhammad Inam. his first gold at the Commonwealth Games.

Anshu Malik lost in the final of her weight category but won silver and Divya Kakran-Mohit Grewal also won bronze in their respective events.

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The Indian women’s hockey team suffered a controversial exit in the semifinals, and India’s top paddler Manika Batra bowed in the quarterfinals in another disappointment.

Fans can expect many more medals on Day 9, however, as the women’s cricket team hopes to advance to the final when they face England in the semi-final, and the men’s hockey team also faces South Africa in the semi-final.

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