Team India round off C'wealth Games with 61 medals

India's campaign at the Commonwealth Games 2022 officially came to an end, with 61 medals on the last day of the prestigious multi-sport event.
While the figure is five short of last edition's tally of 66, the Indian contingent can certainly be pleased with the number, given that shooting was not a part of this edition at Birmingham.

India had a fruitful campaign at Birmingham 2022, winning 61 medals (22 golds, 16 silvers and 23 bronzes). Wrestling topped the medal chart with 12 medals including six golds while weightlifting accounted for 10 medals.

PV Sindhu and Lakshya Sen bagged their first-ever CWG singles titles in badminton while Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty too claimed their first CWG men's doubles gold on the last day.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Droupadi Murmu congratulated ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu after she captured a gold medal in the women's singles category at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on August 8.

Sindhu clinched India's first gold medal in badminton at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 and the first women's singles CWG gold medal of her career by defeating Canada's Michelle Li in the final on Monday.

"PV Sindhu has won the nation's heart by winning a historic badminton gold at #CommonwealthGames. You created magic on the court, enthralling millions. Your masterly win makes our Tiranga fly high & our national anthem resonate at Birmingham. Heartiest congratulations!," tweeted President Murmu.

Prime Minister Modi also congratulated the badminton star on her gold medal triumph.

The phenomenal @Pvsindhu1 is a champion of champions! She repeatedly shows what excellence is all about. Her dedication and commitment is awe-inspiring. Congratulations to her on winning the Gold medal at the CWG. Wishing her the best for her future endeavours. #Cheer4India," tweeted PM Modi.

(ANI)

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