CWG 2022 Opening Ceremony Highlights:
Full of historical and cultural references to Birmingham with the Bullring, Shakespeare and the Duran-Duran performing live, it was a night to remember. A total of almost 6500 athletes from 72 countries, walked the Alexander Stadium full of 30,000 people as Prince Charles
declared the games open.
The Indian contingent was led by its flag-bearers in Badminton star PV Sindhu
and Indian Men’s team captain Manpreet Singh.
In India, the opening ceremony of the event will be telecast live on the Sony Ten network across its platforms. The same event can also be live streamed through its app Sony LIV on Smart Phones. People can also log in to the website of Sony Liv to stream the opening ceremony from 11:30 pm IST onward.
After being ruled out of the upcoming Commonwealth Games, star Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra expressed disappointment about not being able to represent the country at the prestigious event at Birmingham.
India has continuously improved its medal count at the Commonwealth Games
. Its best-ever medal haul was in the 2010 edition when it hosted the Games in New Delhi. Heading into the 2022 edition of the Games in Birmingham, England, the hopes of more than 1.3 billion people rest on the shoulders of more than 200 players that have qualified for the quadrennial showpiece.
In the last Commonwealth Games
held in Gold Coast, Australia, in 2018, India secured a total of 66 medals which included 26 Golds. The gold winners were spread across major sports such as shooting (7), weightlifting (5), wrestling (5), boxing (3), table tennis (3), badminton (2) and athletics (1).
However, this edition has removed shooting from the sports list. Hence, India’s medal tally might not be as big as the last edition. Here is a list of players and teams that could be prospective gold medal winners in the upcoming event, which begins on July 28, 2022.