Murali Shreeshankar and Sudhir each added a gold and a silver medal to India’s total on Day 7, bringing the total to 20 in the 2022 Commonwealth Games. While Shreeshankar won a historic silver medal in the men’s long jump final , para-powerlifter Sudhir won a gold medal in the men’s para-powerlifting final on Thursday.
In total, India has won 20 medals in Birmingham Commonwealth Games, with 6 gold, 7 silver and 7 bronze medals. After Shreeshankar and Sudhir’s medals on Day 7, India remains in seventh place in the medal standings.
Australia continues to top the medals with a whopping 132 medals won, including 51 gold, 42 silver and 39 bronze medals. Host nation England is close to second with a total of 118 medals, including 42 golds.
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Canada rounds out the top three with 17 gold medals and a total of 59. New Zealand is in fourth place with 37 medals, Scotland in fifth with 34 medals and South Africa in sixth place with 22 medals just ahead of India.
Meanwhile, Thursday was another historic day for India at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, headlined by Murali Sreeshankar’s silver and Sudhirs gold medal.
Elsewhere on Day 7, more Indian boxers also secured medals with Amit Panghal, Jaismine Lamboria, Sagar and Rohit Tokas all reaching their respective semifinals.
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The Indian men’s hockey team stormed to the semi-finals after beating Wales in a game to be won and top sprinter Hima Das advanced to the semi-finals of the women’s 200 meters.
The badminton contingent, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen, advanced in their first singles match.
Defending table tennis champion Manika Batra was too advanced, while Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and ace paddler Sharath Kamal advanced to the next round in their respective doubles.
Experienced squash player Dipika Pallikal from India was first in the spotlight in the matches, winning in both the women’s doubles and mixed doubles.
With input from ANI