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Commonwealth Games 2022: PV Sindhu, Nikhat Zareen, Ravi Dahiya And Other Top Gold Medal Contenders

One of the biggest sporting extravaganza is here. The Commonwealth Games 2022 has begun. Having won 66 medals in CWG 2018 in Gold Coast, India is hoping to better its performance in this edition of the games. While India would be missing its shooting contingent and Olympic medallist Neeraj Chopra due to injury in Birmingham,… Continue reading Commonwealth Games 2022: PV Sindhu, Nikhat Zareen, Ravi Dahiya And Other Top Gold Medal Contenders

One of the biggest sporting extravaganza is here. The Commonwealth Games 2022 has begun. Having won 66 medals in CWG 2018 in Gold Coast, India is hoping to better its performance in this edition of the games.

While India would be missing its shooting contingent and Olympic medallist Neeraj Chopra due to injury in Birmingham, the presence of some star athletes and Olympic medal winners gives them a good chance to bring more medals.

Here are the top six gold medal contenders for India at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022.

PV Sindhu (Badminton)

  • Won two Olympic medals (Singapore Open and Swiss Open)
  • Will compete in women’s singles category
  • First Match on August 3

Nikhat Zareen (Boxing)

  • Won gold in World Boxing Championships
  • One of the five Indians to be crowned world champion in boxing
  • Will compete in the 50 kg category
  • First match on 31st July

Mirabai Chanu (Weightlifting)

  • Won silver medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020
  • Two-time commonwealth games medallist (silver in Glasgow and gold in Gold Coast)
  • Will compete in Women’s 55 kg category
  • First match on July 30

Ravi Kumar Dahiya (Wrestling)

  • Silver medallist at Tokyo Olympics 2020
  • Gold medallist at Asian Championships
  • Will compete in 57 kg wrestling category
  • First match on August 6

Manika Batra (Table Tennis)

  • One of the top Table-Tennis players
  • Three Gold Medals at South Asian Games 2016
  • Won gold, silver and bronze at CWG 2018
  • Awarded ‘Breakthrough Table Tennis Star’
  • Asian Games bronze medallist
  • Plays singles, doubles, mixed doubles
  • First match on July 29

Lovlina Borgohain (Boxing)

  • Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist
  • A trained martial artist
  • World Championships bronze medallist 2018
  • Asian Championships silver medallist
  • Will compete in Women’s 70 kg category
  • First match on July 30