Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra is delighted with the way the Indian contingent has started its 2022 Commonwealth Games campaign. With two golds and a total of five medals, India is currently sixth in the CWG 2022 medal standings. However, the javelin thrower believes that it is essential to support the Indian contingent regardless of the results.
Neeraj is delighted with India’s performance at CWG 2022
Speaking to the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Neeraj Chopra said, “Hello everyone. Our Commonwealth Games have started quite well and our national anthem has also been played. I hope we will hear the national anthem.” on several occasions (during the Games).”
He also added: “Whoever has a match left, I would like to wish them all the best. Give 100% and give your heart. I would like to encourage everyone to support our athletes regardless of their performances and results.” Neeraj concluded his remarks by once again urging all the athletes to give their 100%, stating that the whole of India is behind them. As for Neeraj Chopra, he is ruled out of the 2022 Commonwealth Games due to an injury sustained in the recently concluded World Athletics Championships.
India’s performance at CWG 2022
The Indian contingent has already won five medals, including two gold, at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games. Sanket Sargar opened India’s medal tally at CWG 2022 by winning silver in the 55kg weightlifting category. Soon after, Gururaja Poojary won bronze in the 61kg weightlifting category, while Bindyarani Devi won silver in the 55kg weightlifting category.
As for the gold, Mirabai Chanu registered a new Commonwealth Games record to finish on top of the podium in the 49kg weightlifting category. Her gold was followed by a monumental performance from 19-year-old Jeremy Lalrinnung, who finished atop the men’s 67kg weightlifting category with a new Commonwealth Games record. Currently, all five of India’s medals are in weightlifting.
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