As the Indian contingent ends their campaign at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, the player’s glorified nation’s name with an impressive medal count. Team India won medals in each of the six events and spectacularly bagged a total of 61 medals.
The total tally included 22 gold, 16 silver, and 23 bronze. This places India fourth out of 43 countries that have won medals at the Commonwealth Games, but it was the team’s lowest medal tally since 2006.
India finished fourth out of four teams, behind Australia (178), England (176), and Canada (92), losing out on the 101 medals it won in Delhi in 2010, the year the Games were held, including 38 gold and 27 silver.
In terms of gold medals, this was among the lowest performances by India since 1998, when the nation won just seven golds out of 18 total medals. The nation also won 22 in 2006, the same number it won this year.
The shooting was excluded from the Commonwealth Games for the first time since 1974, which may explain the dip in the medal tally. A little over a quarter of the medals that team India won at the event that occurs every four years came from shooting, before 2022.