The preparations for the Commonwealth Games 2022 have hit the top gear. For many of the participants, it might be their last chance in the spotlight and they wouldn’t want to leave any stone unturned. The heat is well and truly on.
Participants are going to compete against each other across a total of 20 sports which are further sub-divided into multiple categories.
On August 13, 2019, the CGF stated that women's T20 cricket, beach volleyball, and para table tennis will be included in the Games, while archery and shooting would be removed.
Athletics is one of the major Commonwealth Games sport. It is a core sport and is one of the three sports which have been a part of every edition. Track and field events are further divided into three
Apart from these, there is also a combined multiple event for men (decathlon) and women (heptathlon).
Aquatics is another core sport. It is one of the trio which have featured in every single edition of the Games. Aquatics is further divided into the following categories:
Badminton is another core sport which has been a part of every edition since the 1966 CWG. Men and women play in singles and doubles events. Besides, there is also a mixed team and doubles event.
Basketball is an optional sport which was opted in favour of by the home city. This year the Birmingham CWG 2022 has added Basketball 3x3 and Wheelchair Basketball 3x3 this year.
Boxing is yet another core sport which has featured in every single edition to date. The following are the sub-categories for men:
Cycling is an optional sport which has been in every Games since 1934. It has three disciplines:
Gymnastics is an optional sport which has featured in every edition since 1990. Gymnastics includes two disciplines; artistic and rhythmic.
Hockey is a core event which has been a part of every edition since 1998. It consists of mens’ and women’s division.
Lawn bowls is a core sport which has been in each edition since 1934 with the exception of 1966. A total of six gold medals are on offer across the following categories:
It is a core sport which has featured in every edition since 1998. It is the only female-only sport at the Games. Apart from this, the rhythmic discipline of gymnastics of gymnastics is also female-only.
It is one of the 10 core sports which has been a part of every edition since 1998. It is a men-only event with only one gold medal on offer.
It is a core sport with a total of 5 gold medals on offer. It includes singles (men and women) and doubles (men, women and mixed) events.
Table tennis is an optional sport which has featured in every edition since 2002. categories: men’s and women’s singles, doubles and team events. This year Birmingham 2022 have included para table tennis.
It is an optional sport which was introduced in 1990. It was a part of 2002, 2006 and 2014 editions. Individual Women, Individual Men, Para Individual Women, Para Individual Men, and a 'Mixed Team Relay' event are among the five medal events in the Birmingham 2022 Triathlon competition. Teams of two men and two women compete in the Mixed Team Relay. They alternate, with each participant completing a 300-meter sprint, a 5-kilometer bike, and a 2-kilometer run before tagging their teammate in a relay style.
Weight lifting is a core sport which has been a part of all the Game since 1950. As many as 15 gold medals are on offer across the following men’s and women’s categories:
|55 kg||49 kg|
|61 kg||55 kg|
|67 kg||59 kg|
|73 kg||64 kg|
|81 kg||71 kg|
|96 kg||76 kg|
|109 kg||87 kg|
|109 kg||87 kg|
Wrestling is the last one which will be a part of the events. Wrestling is an optional sport and has been a part of most of the Games since 1930.