India names 215-athlete contingent for 2022 CWG

July 8, 2022

AthleticsCommonwealth Games


India today announced a 215-athlete contingent across 16 disciplines for the Commonwealth Games (CWG), which begin in Birmingham on July 28.

On the sidelines of the send-off ceremony for the CWG-bound athletes, IOA acting president Anil Khanna called it a ‘gender-neutral contingent’, with 108 men and 107 women being part of the touring party.

The overall contingent count stands at 322, which includes 72 team officials, 26 extra officials, nine contingent staff, including three general managers.

Discipline-wise, the biggest contingents are from hockey and track and field, with 36 entries each.

India will also take part in women’s cricket, which is making its CWG debut.

India has won 28 medals in athletics in the CWG history but World Championships medallist Anju Bobby George is expecting at least seven medals this time. Neeraj Chopra is likely to be India’s flagbearer at the opening ceremony. “We have about 13 athletes who could be in the medals bracket for second and third position but we are expecting seven medals at least across javelin, long jump, triple jump and discus,” former long jump star Anju said.