The Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 is all set to commence on July 28. With India’s best-ever performance at the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics which happened last year, hopes are high for a spirited Indian performance at the Commonwealth Games. Not only will the Indian squad of over 200 plus athletes look to win medals when they compete in their respective disciplines in the United Kingdom but this will also be viewed as a preparation for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Before things get underway and the sporting fever takes over India, here in this article, we look at India’s top 10 medal contenders at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022. As India is celebrating its 75th year of Independence, here is wishing for the country’s best performance at the quadrennial event and hoping for many opportunities to see the Indian tricolour being raised the highest.
1. Amit Panghal (boxing, men’s 51 kg)
When it comes to the flyweight division, boxer Amit Panghal is regarded as one of the best in the world. With form and reputation both on his side, the 26-year-old will be looking to clinch nothing but the gold in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. He had already won the silver medal in the last edition of the Games and headed into the Tokyo Olympics as the World’s Number 1. While he could clinch a medal then, this could be his chance to aid India bag a gold.