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Indian athletes have done a fine job at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022, snagging up quite a few medals – from gold to bronze. However, it’s the women that deserve special attention for making their sport and their country proud.
Nikhat Zareen, along with other boxing champs from India - Nitu Ghanghas and Amit Panghal - won the country's third gold medal in boxing at the Commonwealth Games 2022.
Manipur's Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, who also works with the police department, won the gold in the women's 49-kg weightlifting competition. She lifted 201 kg.
Indian badminton champion PV Sindhu beat Canada's Michelle Li to win her first singles gold medal at CWG 2022. Sindhu is already a double Olymic medallist.
Annu Rani, set the Indian national record in women’s javelin by winning a bronze at the CWG 2022. This was India’s first medal in women’s javelin throw at the Commonwealth Games and the third overall.
Priyanka Goswami created history as she won silver in the women's 10,000 m race walk final at Commonwealth Games 2022.
Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat won the gold medal in the Women's Freestyle 53 kg Nordic category at the recently-concluded commonwealth Games 2022. She defeated Chamodya Keshani Maduravalage Don of Sri Lanka.
Manipur’s Shushila Devi Likmabam bagged a silver medal in the women’s judo 48-kg final, giving India its seventh medal in the Commonwealth Games 2022 on the last day of the games.