It has been a marvellous final day for the Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games with four gold medals, one silver and one bronze. With the final day heroics, India finished fourth in the medals tally with 22 gold, 16 silver and 23 bronze.
P.V. Sindhu and Lakshya Sen clinched the women’s and men’s singes titles in badminton to give India a good start. Sindhu beat Canada’s Michelle Li in the women’s singles final while Lakshya Sen defeated Malaysia’s Tze Yong NG in three games in badminton men’s singles. The badminton men’s doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy then beat England’s Ben Lane/Sean Vendy to make it three gold medals from badminton. In Table Tennis (TT), Achanta Sharath Kamal clinched yet another gold medal from the Games as he won the men’s singles final defeating England’s Liam Pitchford.
G. Sathiyan won the TT men’s singles bronze medal earlier in the day. However, the men’s hockey team lost to Australia 0-7 in the final and settled for silver.
The CWG 2022 came to an end yesterday after a glittering closing ceremony at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. The Games flag was lowered and handed over Victoria, Australia which host the next edition of the CWG in 2026. The closing ceremony had kicked off with a performance from Solihull band Ocean Colour Scene followed by a musical performance from the Birmingham-born band Dexys Midnight Runners.