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Commonwealth Games 2022: Highlights: India finish fourth on the points table with 61 medals in their kitty

PV Sindhu

The Commonwealth Games 2022 which got underway in Birmingham on July 28th with a dazzling opening ceremony at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, England, concluded on Monday (Aug 8) with a spectacular closing ceremony.

The Birmingham 2022 Games was held across 15 venues spread across the West Midlands region, with seven of them being located in the city of Birmingham.

The multi-sport extravaganza concluded with a closing ceremony on August 8th. A total of 72 nations took part with athletes competing in 20 sporting disciplines. India had over 200 athletes competing in 16 sports.

India's best CWG medal haul was in the 2010 edition held at home. India has fielded a strong contingent and is looking to improve its medal haul.

The final day in Birmingham saw India clinch four gold medals, one silver and one bronze, taking India's final medal count to 61. India finished fourth on the points table, with sixty one medals from Birmingham, including, - 22 gold medals, 16 silver medals and 23 bronze medals.

Here mykhel brings you the live updates from the 2022 Commonwealth Games:

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02:57 AM

It’s a wrap in Birmingham! It has been an absolutely thrilling and exciting eleven days, covering the 2022 edition of the Commonwealth Games, but as all good things come to an end, it is time to wrap up our coverage of the exciting Games. With several records broken, history made and memories to last a lifetime, the Birmingham Games has been the biggest-ever Commonwealth Games. The Indian contingent had a memorable run as they ended fourth on the points table, with 61 medals in their kitty - including 22 gold medals, 16 silver medals and 23 bronze medals. Australia finished on top of the table with 178, followed by hosts England at second place with 176 medals and Canada completing the top three with 92 medals in their kitty. A dazzling closing ceremony brought the curtains down as Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, declared the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games over!

02:48 AM

Over to Victoria:

02:48 AM

India's flagbearers at the closing ceremony:

02:35 AM

The Birmingham Games has been officially closed. Over to Victoria next!

02:33 AM

A superb performance by Black Sabbath keeps the spectators on their feet

02:29 AM

a dazzling performance:

02:25 AM

Over to Victoria: The state of Victoria, Australia will be the next host of the Commonwealth Games in 2026.

02:22 AM

The flag of the Commonwealth Games Federation was lowered to mark the end of the Birmingham Games and handed over to Victoria to mark the end of the Birmingham Games.

02:20 AM

A recap of the 11 action-packed days in Birmingham.

02:13 AM

David Dixon Award:

02:11 AM

As the curtains drop, here's a look at the final medals table. India finished fourth with 61 medals.

02:10 AM

Panjabi MC performed during the closing ceremony:

02:00 AM

The athletes parade

01:55 AM

Artists performing at the closing ceremony

01:52 AM

The athletes and fans enjoy a dazzling show

01:47 AM

Words of praise from the legend

01:45 AM

Punjab MC’s ‘Mundiya Tu Bachke’ ups the ante at the Alexander Stadium as a party atmosphere grips the closing ceremony

01:34 AM

Fans were treated to Apache Indian’s performance as he kept the crowd on their toes with the hit single ‘Boom-shack-a-lack’.

01:30 AM

Biggest Games ever

01:27 AM

Spectators at the Alexander Stadium enjoying the closing ceremony

01:23 AM

With more sporting sessions than ever before, the Birmingham Games concludes as the biggest Commonwealth Games ever. More than 5,000 athletes have competed over the past 11 days from 72 nations and territories. Over the last week and a half 877 medals have been awarded.

01:18 AM

Birmingham-born band Dexys performed their legendary hit ‘Come on Eileen.’

01:18 AM

The athletes walk out with their flags

01:13 AM

Glimpses from the closing ceremony:

01:12 AM

The closing ceremony gets underway with a dance performance showcasing the evolution of Birmingham during the industrial revolution

01:01 AM

The closing ceremony gets underway

12:41 AM

India’s flag bearers: Sharath Kamal and Nikhat Zareen to be India’s flag bearers for the Birmingham Games closing ceremony. The age-defying 40-year-old Sharath has a rich haul of four medals from the Birmingham edition of the Games. Nikhat Zareen clinched gold in the light flyweight event.

12:38 AM

After a spectacular show in Birmingham, the Indian wrestling contingent returns to base

12:33 AM

Just a few minutes away for the closing ceremony. Let's take a look at a few photos from the glitzy the opening ceremony

12:19 AM

Time for the curtains to drop on a spectacular Games

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Story first published: Saturday, July 30, 2022, 18:17 [IST]
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