Today’s Top Current Affairs: 05 August 2022

India won 20 medals so far in Commonwealth Games 2022

India has so far won eighteen medals in the Commonwealth Games 2022. India has sent a team of 322 members; In many sports the expected medal count is 20.

Main characteristics:

  • In Birmingham 2022, India won 20 medals, including six gold, seven silver and seven bronze medals.

  • Mirabai Chanu won the gold medal in women’s 49kg weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games 2022. In women’s weightlifting, Bindyarani Devi won gold and a silver in 55kg.

  • Men’s weightlifting brought 4 medals for India. Silver by Sanket Sargar in 55kg, gold by Jeremy Lalrinnunga in 67kg, and another gold by Achinta Shuli in 73kg.

  • The Indian women’s cricket team lost the first match with Australia, but the Indian women’s team defeated Pakistan by 8 wickets in the Commonwealth Games 2022.

  • In the Commonwealth Games 2022 medal tally, India is at the seventh position with twenty medals.

Murali Sreeshankar won silver in long jump at Commonwealth Games 2022

Murali Sreeshankar won a silver medal in men’s long jump and gave India its second medal in athletics at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

Main characteristics:

  • Murali Sreeshankar won a silver medal in men’s long jump and gave India its second medal in athletics at the Commonwealth Games 2022.

  • Murali jumped 8.08m in her 5th attempt to finish second to Lakhan Nair of the Bahamas in the men’s long jump final.

  • Nair had a best jump of 8.08m, but his second best of 7.98m was better than Murali’s 7.84m. Jovan van Vuren (8.06m) of South Africa won the bronze medal.

Sudhir got gold medal in men’s heavyweight para powerlifting at Commonwealth Games 2022

In the Commonwealth Games 2022, Sudhir won the gold medal in the men’s heavyweight para powerlifting event.

Main characteristics:

  • In the Commonwealth Games 2022, Sudhir won the gold medal in the men’s heavyweight para powerlifting event.

  • Asian Para Games bronze medalist Sudhir lifted 208kg in his first attempt and increased it to 212kg in his second attempt to score 134.5 points and break the Games record. Ikechuku Kristian Obichuku took the silver with 133.6 points and Mickey Yule won the bronze with 130.9 points.

  • Sudhir has a disability due to the effects of polio and has opened India’s para sports medal account in the ongoing Commonwealth Games.

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