The greatest athletes from the Nations member OF Commonwealth participate in this competition. Essentially, it’s a miniature Olympics. It is very similar to that of the Pan American Games, the Asian Games, or the Mediterranean Games, but with more impact.
The sports in which they compete are the same, although here some classics of the participating nations are added, such as cricket, polo or squash. Another characteristic that differentiates them is the separation of the nations from Great Britain when it comes to competing.
British Commonwealth Games was their name from 1966 to 1974; from 1978, they were simply known as the Commonwealth Games.
The Friendly Games
The Asian, Pan American, African, and Winter Olympic Games were all based on geographical or climatic considerations, whereas the Commonwealth Games were founded on history. Being the only game with a single language is one of the distinctive features of the Common wealth Games‘. The Commonwealth Games have long been regarded as the “Friendly Games” since all competitors and officials may communicate with one another in English.
The Commonwealth Games have been staged in many of the major Commonwealth nations since Hamilton, Canada, served as the first host city. Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, served as the first Asian city to hold the games in 1998. The 2010 Games took place in Delhi and were staged in Asia once more. Birmingham, United Kingdom, will host the upcoming Commonwealth Games in 2022.
The first Games
In 1930, Hamilton, Ontario, hosted the first Commonwealth Games, which were first called the British Empire Games. The event’s organizer was “Bobby” Robinson, a significant figure in Canadian athletics at the time. There were 400 competitors from 11 nations competing in the first Games.
Strong teams were dispatched to Canada as a result of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland’s support for the idea. Additionally, teams arrived from South Africa, Bermuda, British Guiana, Australia, New Zealand, and Newfoundland. Track and field athletics, swimming, rowing, boxing, and wrestling, as well as lawn bowls, were all events at this gathering. Even though there were no points awarded, it was appropriate that Great Britain held the top spot.
India’s gain in Commonwealth Games 2022 at a glance
As Day 11 of the Commonwealth Games, 2022 draws to a close, India’s total medal tally currently stands at 57. At the Commonwealth Games, shuttler Lakshya Sen triumphed in the men’s singles competition of badminton, taking home the gold medal. On the final and last day of the Commonwealth Games, which took place on Monday in Birmingham, India, shuttler PV Sindhu won the gold medal in the women’s singles competition of badminton. There was a gold rush in Birmingham for India the day before yesterday. India collected 56 medals overall on the final day of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, including 20 gold, 15 silver, and 22 bronze.
At the Commonwealth Games on August 7, the Indian women’s cricket team won the women’s Twenty20 competition and the silver medal. They couldn’t handle the pressure of competing on such a large stage, and they lost to Australia by nine runs in the match for the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
In the 48kg–50kg (Light Flyweight) boxing final at the Commonwealth Games 2022, Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen took home the gold medal. The tournament took place on Sunday in Birmingham. India had a gold rush. In her maiden outing at the CWG, Nikhat, who has been winning since the Nationals last year, proved her prowess versus Carly Mc Naul of Northern Ireland by punching her way to a resounding 5-0 victory. This victory was Nikhat’s first.
At the Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium, Annu Rani competed in the women’s javelin throw event and earned the bronze medal. The tournament was part of the athletics program. Before Rani, in the men’s javelin throw competition in 2010, Kashinath Naik earned a bronze medal, while Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra had won a gold medal.
The daughter of a worker in the Haryana Vidhan Sabha, Nitu Ghanghas, won India’s first gold in boxing at the Commonwealth Games in 2022. She is originally from the “little Cuba” boxing in India, Bhiwani. Nitu said, “My parents have been my motivation, and my gold medal is for them.” This statement was made after Nitu was awarded the gold medal. MC Mary Kom was victorious in the same competition at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, taking home the much-coveted gold medal.