birmingham [UK]August 9 (ANI): The 2022 Commonwealth Games came to a close on Monday with a stunning Closing Ceremony at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.
The Commonwealth Games Flag was presented to the Governor of Victoria. The state of Victoria, Australia will be the next host of the Commonwealth Games in 2026.
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The flag handover ceremony signified the official transfer of the Commonwealth Games from Birmingham to Victoria, which will be the first multi-city Commonwealth Games in Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo and Gippsland.
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex has declared the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games over.
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Birmingham 2022 was the biggest Commonwealth Games ever – with more sporting events than ever before. More than 5,000 athletes competed over the past 11 days.
Gold medalist table tennis player Achanta Sharath Kamal and boxer Nikhat Zareen led the Indian contingent in the Closing Ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.
India finished 4th in the medal tally with 22 gold, 15 silver and 23 bronze medals and with a total of 61 medals.
2022 CWG gold medalist PV Sindhu and captain of the men’s hockey team Manpreet Singh were the flag bearers for India at the opening ceremony.
India had a successful campaign at Birmingham 2022, winning 61 medals (22 gold, 16 silver and 23 bronze). Wrestling topped the medal table with 12 medals including six gold medals while weightlifting accounted for 10 medals.
The men’s hockey team won silver, which was the last 2022 Commonwealth Games medal for India in this edition.
Australia lead the standings with 178 medals (67 gold, 57 silver, 54 bronze), while hosts England finished the campaign in second place with 175 medals (56 gold, 65 silver, 53 bronze).
From July 28 to August 8, nearly 200 Indian athletes competed for medals in 16 different sports at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. (ANI)
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