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A diverse group of more than 200 athetes from around the country will compete for 12 days across 16 disciplines at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK. From fresh faces to familiar ones, here is the full list of Indian teams and athletes who have booked their spots at the at the quadrennial showpiece.
Commonwealth Games 2022 will be held in Birmingham, England from 28 July to 8 August 2022. This is the third time the multi-sport event will be held in England, and the first time we will see women’s T20 cricket as one of the games. Men’s cricket, however, has participated in the games before.
India has won 503 medals at the Commonwealth Games since making its debut in 1934. Wrestler Rashid Anwar became India’s first Commonwealth medalist in 1934, while the most successful Indian at the event is shooter Jaspal Rana with 15 medals.
India hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2010 in Delhi. The hosts won 38 gold medals, 27 silver medals and 36 bronze medals that year, which remains their most successful CWG campaign to date. The previous edition of the games in 2018 was also a glorious one for India. With 26 gold medals, 20 silver medals and 20 bronze medals, India was only behind Australia and England in the medal tally.
Ahead of the 2022 edition, which will mark India's 18th appearance at the event, let’s check out the entire list of Indian athletes who will fight it out for a medal.
India named a 37-member athletics squad for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games including Neeraj Chopra, Dutee Chand and Hima Das.
Avinash Sable - men's 3000m steeplechase
Nitender Rawat - men's marathon
M Sreeshankar - men's long Jump
Muhammed Anees Yahiya - men's long Jump
Abdulla Aboobacker - men's triple jump
Praveen Chithravel - men's triple jump
Eldhose Paul - men's triple jump
Neeraj Chopra - men's javelin throw
DP Manu - men's javelin throw
Rohit Yadav - men's javelin throw
Sandeep Kumar - men's 10km race walk
Amit Khatri - men's 10km race walk
Amoj Jacob - men's 4x400m relay
Noah Nirmal Tom - men's 4x400m relay
Arokia Rajiv - men's 4x400m relay
Muhammed Ajmal - men's 4x400m relay
Naganathan Pandi - men's 4x400m relay
Rajesh Ramesh - men's 4x400m relay
Dhanalakshmi Sekar - women's 100m and 4x100m relay
Jyothi Yarraji - women's 100m hurdles
Aishwarya B - women's long jump and triple jump
Ancy Sojan - women's long jump
Manpreet Kaur - women's shot put
Navjeet Kaur Dhilllon - women's discus throw
Seema Punia - women's discus throw
Annu Rani - women's javelin throw
Shilpa Rani - women's javelin throw
Manju Bala Singh - women's hammer throw
Sarita Romit Singh - women's hammer throw
Bhawna Jat - women's 10km race walk
Priyanka Goswami - women's 10km race walk
Hima Das - women's 4x100m relay
Dutee Chand - women's 4x100m relay
Srabani Nanda - women's 4x100m relay
MV Jilna - women's 4x100m relay
NS Simi - women's 4x100m relay
PV Sindhu (women's)
Aakarshi Kashyap (women's)
Treesa Jolly (women's)
Gayatri Gopichand (women's)
Ashwini Ponappa (women's)
Lakshya Sen (men's)
Kidambi Srikanth (men's)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (men's)
Chirag Shetty (men's)
B Sumeeth Reddy (men's)
Commonwealth Games medallists Amit Panghal and Mohammad Hussamuddin made the cut for Birmingham 2022 along with five-time Asian medallist Shiva Thapa. The men's boxers were selected following trials conducted in Patiala. The women's trials were held in Delhi. Mary Kom didn't qualify for the Commonwealth Games after she suffered an injury during the trials.
Amit Panghal - men's 51kg
Mohammad Hussamuddin - men's 57kg
Shiva Thapa - men's 63.5kg
Rohit Tokas - men's 67kg
Sumit Kundu - men's 75kg
Ashish Chaudhary - men's 80kg
Sanjeet - men's 92kg
Sagar - men's 92+kg
Nitu - women's 48kg
Nikhat Zareen - women's 50kg
Jaismine - women's 60kg
Lovlina Borgohain - women's 70kg
Birmingham 2022 will see cricket’s second appearance in the CWG programme. The first, at Kuala Lumpur 1998, featured a men’s 50 over tournament but at Birmingham 2022, a women’s T20I format will be played.
The eight-team affair at CWG 2022 will involve hosts England, Australia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Barbados and Sri Lanka. The Indian cricket team is one of the five teams who qualified for the Commonwealth Games 2022 courtesy its ICC WT20I ranking.
Full squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Smriti Mandhana (VC), Shafali Verma, S. Meghana, Taniyaa Sapna Bhatia (Wk), Yastika Bhatia (Wk), Deepti Sharma, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Thakur, Jemimah Rodrigues, Radha Yadav, Harleen Deol, Sneh Rana.
Both the Indian men’s and women’s hockey teams have already made the cut for the Commonwealth Games 2022 based on their FIH rankings. The men’s and women’s hockey competitions will be 10-team affairs.
Indian women had won the CWG hockey gold in 2002 but the men are still in search of their first, with two silver medals (2010 and 2014) being their best finishes to date.
Men’s Hockey Team: PR Sreejesh, Krishan Bahadur Pathak, Varun Kumar, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh (vice-captain), Amit Rohidas, Jugraj Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh, Manpreet Singh (captain), Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Shamsher Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Mandeep Singh, Gurjant Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Abhishek
Women’s Hockey Team: Savita Punia (captain), Rajani Etimarpu, Deep Grace Ekka (vice-captain), Gurjit Kaur, Nikki Pradhan, Udita, Nisha, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Monika, Neha, Jyoti, Navjot Kaur, Salima Tete, Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur, Sharmila Devi, Sangita Kumari
Vijay Kumar Yadav - men’s -60kg
Jasleen Singh Saini - men’s -66kg
Deepak Deswal - men’s -100kg
L Shushila Devi - women’s -48kg
Suchika Tariyal - women’s -57kg
Tulika Maan - women’s +78kg
Saurav Ghosal - men’s singles and mixed doubles
Ramit Tandon - men’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles
Abhay Singh - men’s singles and men's doubles
Joshna Chinappa - women’s singles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles
Sunayna Kuruvilla - women’s singles
Anahat Singh - women’s singles
Dipika Pallikal - women’s doubles and mixed doubles
Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu - men’s doubles
Velavan Senthilkumar - men’s doubles
Sajan Prakash - men's 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly
Srihari Nataraj - men's 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke
Kushagra Rawat - men's 200m, 400m and 1500m freestyle
Advait Page - men's 1500m freestyle
The Indian table tennis team for Birmingham 2022 comprises eight players, four men and four women. Two reserve players - Manush Shah and Swastika Ghosh - will also travel with the team. The team was chosen after a week-long national camp late in May.
Sharath Kamal (men's)
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran (men's)
Sanil Shetty (men's)
Harmeet Desai (men's)
Manika Batra (women's)
Diya Chitale (women's)
Sreeja Akula (women's)
Reeth Rishya (women's)
Sanjana Joshi - women's event
Pragnya Mohan - women's event
To be led by Tokyo Olympics silver medallist and reigning Commonwealth champion Mirabai Chanu, India’s 12-member strong weightlifting contingent for the Commonwealth Games 2022 was one of the first to be finalised.
Jeremy Lalrinnunga, Achinta Sheuli, Ajay Singh and Purnima Pandey secured their spots by winning gold medals in their respective categories at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships 2021 in December while the remaining eight made the cut at the Singapore Weightlifting International 2022.
Mirabai Chanu was expected to compete in the 55kg division at Commonwealth Games 2022 instead of her pet 49kg but had to revert due to late rule changes.
Mirabai Chanu - women’s 49kg
Bindyarani Devi - women’s 55kg
Popy Hazarika - women’s 59kg
Usha Kumara - women’s 87kg
Purnima Pandey - women’s +87kg
Sanket Mahadev - men’s 55kg
Chanambam Rishikanta Singh - men’s 55kg
Jeremy Lalrinnunga - men’s 67kg
Achinta Sheuli - men’s 73kg
Ajay Singh - men’s 81kg
Vikas Thakur - men’s 96kg
Ragala Venkat Rahul - men’s 96kg
The following wrestlers made the Indian team by winning their respective categories at the selection trials.
Pooja Gehlot - women’s 50kg
Vinesh Phogat - women’s 53kg
Anshu Malik - women’s 57kg
Sakshi Malik - women’s 62kg
Divya Kakran - women’s 68kg
Pooja Sihag - women’s 76kg
Ravi Kumar Dahiya - men's 57kg
Bajrang Punia - men's 65kg
Naveen - men's 74kg
Deepak Punia - men's 86kg
Deepak - men's 97kg
Mohit Grewal (125kg)
*The list will be updated as more Indian qualifications are confirmed.