CWG 2022: Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Chirag Shetty warmly welcomed at Hyderabad airport

Pankaj Prasad
Commonwealth Games 2022
Commonwealth Games 2022

Indian badminton players PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Chirag Shetty performed brilliantly in the Commonwealth Games 2022.

Indian badminton players PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Chirag Shetty performed brilliantly in the Commonwealth Games 2022 . The players who returned after doing amazing in Birmingham were given a warm welcome at the Hyderabad airport on Wednesday. People welcomed him by giving him a bouquet. India has won a total of 61 medals in the Commonwealth Games 2022 with 22 gold, 16 silver and 23 bronze, with the help of which India finished fourth in the medal tally. India won 12 medals in wrestling and 10 medals in weightlifting.

Very happy to win gold: Chirag Shetty

Expressing his happiness, shuttler Chirag Shetty, who returned to India after winning gold in the men's doubles of badminton, said, "It feels really good to return home with a medal. Last time, we came back with a silver in the singles event and we wanted to convert it to gold. I am very happy that we were able to do this. Our next target is the World Championship. Men's doubles pair of Satwik Sairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty won the gold medal by defeating Sean Wendy and Ben Lane of England in the final of the Commonwealth Games. The Indian pair defeated the England players 21-15, 21-13.

Father PV Ramana happy when daughter brings gold medal

Her father PV Ramana, who came to welcome gold medalist PV Sindhu at the airport, said, "He is happy that she is bringing gold medal in the Commonwealth Games." ACE shuttler PV Sindhu won India's first gold medal in badminton at the Commonwealth Games 2022. This is the first Commonwealth gold in women's singles of her career. PV Sindhu won this medal by defeating a Canadian player. Sindhu won the match 21-15, 21-13 in two straight games. Srikanth won the gold medal in the men's singles final in the Commonwealth Games 2022 played in Birmingham. Srikanth defeated Jia Heng Teh of Singapore 21-15, 21-18 to claim the bronze.

India's performance in Commonwealth Games

India has given its fourth best ever performance in the history of its Commonwealth Games. India's best performance was in the 2010 Commonwealth, where India won a total of 101 medals. However, this time India showed a great performance in wrestling. In wrestling, Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya, Deepak Punia, Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat and Naveen Kumar have won gold. Only Anshu Malik has won the silver medal. Wrestlers Divya Kakran, Mohit Grewal, Pooja Gehlot, Pooja Sihag and Deepak Nehra won the bronze medal. Australia topped the table with 178 medals, while hosts England came second with 175 medals.