This time something new will happen in the Commonwealth Games. This will be the first time in the Commonwealth Games that started in Birmingham where women will get more gold medals than men. This will be the first time in such a multi-sport event that women will get a chance to win more gold medals than men. This time in the 11-day Commonwealth Games, women will get 136 gold medals while men will get 134 gold medals. A total of 10 gold medals will be at stake in the mixed events.
This time the attraction of Commonwealth Games will also be women's cricket, which has been included in these games for the first time. World champion Australia is being considered as a strong contender for the gold medal in cricket. India is also among the contenders. The Indian team was the runner-up in the last T20 World Cup. Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur said, "This tournament is very important for us. We will hit the ground aiming for a medal. We have grown up watching these games and this time we also got a chance to be a part of this big competition.
When the Commonwealth Games were last held in Gold Coast, Australia in 2018, India had won a total of 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze medals. Due to this impressive performance, India finished third in the medal tally after Australia and England.
Sindhu, a former world champion in badminton, also led the country in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. She had earlier won silver and bronze medals at the Gold Coast and Glasgow Games. This time too, gold is being expected from her in the women's singles at the Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham.