The excitement is building up towards a crescendo ahead of the 22nd edition of the Commonwealth Games taking place in Birmingham, England from July 28th to August 8th, 2022. India will be sending a massive contingent of 215 athletes – 108 men and 107 women – to Birmingham for the 2022 Commonwealth Games and our Indian stars will be competing in 16 disciplines across the 12 days.
Four years ago in the 2018 Gold Coast CWG, India finished third in the medal tally with 26 goals, and the Indian team will look to improve on that and deliver another stellar performance at Birmingham 2022.
Here is the full schedule of events at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Sony Sports Network won the broadcast rights for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in India. Matches will be telecasted on the various Sony TEN and Sony SIX channels and streamed on the Sony LIV app.
Cricket will also return to the Commonwealth Games for the first time in 24 years in Birmingham, with Harmanpreet Kaur leading the Indian team in the T20 competition held at Edgbaston. Men’s cricket was previously an event at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but in 2022, women’s cricket will make its debut with eight teams participating in the event.
Team India will be sending a healthy contingent of over 200 athletes to Birmingham and will participate in various events including aquatics, athletics, badminton, table tennis, boxing, cycling, squash, wrestling, gymnastics, triathlon, weightlifting, judo, lawn bowls, para sports and cricket.
India’s first Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra will be the flag-bearer in Birmingham, while all eyes will also be on two-time Olympic medallist PV Sindhu after her recent win at the Singapore Open. Other Olympic medallists that will feature in the 2022 Commonwealth Games are wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Ravi Dahiya, weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, and boxer Lovlina Borgohain.
Here is the complete list of the Indian athletes competing at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Men’s Boxing Team: Shiva Thapa (63.5kg), Mohammad Hussamuddin (57 kg), Amit Panghal (51 kg), Rohit Tokas (67 kg), Sumit Kundu (75 kg), Ashish Chaudhary (80 kg), Sanjeet Kumar (92 kg), Sagar (+92 kg)
Women’s Boxing Team: Nitu (48kg), Nikhat Zareen (50 kg), Jaismine (60 kg) Lovlina Borgohain (70 kg)
Men’s Wrestling Team: Freestyle: Ravi Kumar Dahiya (57 kg), Bajrang Punia (65 kg), Naveen (74 kg), Deepak Punia (86 kg), Deepak (97 kg), and Mohit Grewal (125 kg).
Women’s Wrestling Team: Pooja Gehlot (50 kg), Vinesh Phogat (53 kg), Anshu Malik (57 kg), Sakshi Malik (62 kg), Divya Kakran (68 kg), Pooja Sihag (76 kg).
Women’s Badminton Team: PV Sindhu, Aakarshi Kashyap, Treesa Jolly, Gayatri Gopichand, Ashwini Ponappa.
Men’s Badminton Team: Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty, B Sumeeth Reddy
Full squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Smriti Mandhana (VC), Shafali Verma, S. Meghana, Taniyaa Sapna Bhatia (WK), Yastika Bhatia (WK), Deepti Sharma, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Thakur, Jemimah Rodrigues, Radha Yadav, Harleen Deol, Sneh Rana.
Men’s Hockey Team: PR Sreejesh, Krishan Bahadur Pathak, Varun Kumar, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh (vice-captain), Amit Rohidas, Jugraj Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh, Manpreet Singh (captain), Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Shamsher Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Mandeep Singh, Gurjant Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Abhishek
Women’s Hockey Team: Savita Punia (captain), Rajani Etimarpu, Deep Grace Ekka (vice-captain), Gurjit Kaur, Nikki Pradhan, Udita, Nisha, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Monika, Neha, Jyoti, Navjot Kaur, Salima Tete, Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur, Sharmila Devi, Sangita Kumari
6. Table Tennis
Men’s Table Tennis Team: Sharath Kamal, Gnanasekaran Sathiyan, Harmeet Desai, Sanil Shetty, Manush Shah (Reserve)
Women’s Table Tennis Team: Manika Batra, Sreeja Akula, Reeth Rishya, Diya Chitale, Swastika Ghosh (Reserve)
Men’s Weightlifting Team: Sanket Mahadev (55kg), Chanambam Rishikanta Singh (55kg), Jeremy Lalrinnunga (67kg), Achinta Sheuli (73kg), Ajay Singh (81kg), Vikas Thakur (96kg), Ragala Venkat Rahul (+96kg)
Women’s Weightlifting Team: Mirabai Chanu (49kg), Bindyarani Devi (55kg), Popy Hazarika (59 kg), Usha Kumara (87 kg), Purnima Pandey (+87kg)
Men’s athletics team: Avinash Sable (3000m steeplechase), Murali Sreeshankar, Muhammed Anees (long jump), Praveen Chitravel, Abdulla Aboobacker, Eldhose Paul (all triple jump), Tajinderpal Singh Toor (shotput), Neeraj Chopra, DP Manu, Rohit Yadav (all javelin), Sandeep Kumar, Amit Khatri (race walking), Amoj Jacob, Noah Nirmal Tom, Muhammed Ajmal, Naganathan Pandi, Rajesh Ramesh (4x400m relay).
Women’s athletics team: S Dhalalakshmi (100m and 4x100m relay), Jyothi Yarraji (100m hurdles), Aishwarya B (long jump and triple jump), Ancy Sojan (long jump), Manpreet Kaur (shotput), Navjeet Kaur Dhillon, Seema Punia (discus)*, Annu Rani, Shilpa Rani (javelin), Manju Bala and Sarita Singh (hammer throw), Bhawana Jat, Priyanka Goswami (race walking), Hima Das, Dutee Chand, Srabani Nanda, MV Jilna, NS Simi (4x100m relay)
Sajan Prakash – men’s 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly, Srihari Nataraj – men’s 50m, 100m and 200m backstrokes, Kushagra Rawat – men’s 200m, 400m and 1500m freestyle, Advait Page – men’s 1500m freestyle