Indian contingent for Burmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 sent off

IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta announced that the CWG gold medalist would be awarded Rs 20 lakh, the silver medalist would receive Rs 10 lakh, and the bronze medalist would receive Rs 7.5 lakh.

Indian contingent for Burmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 sent off
Members of the Indian squad for Burmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games seen with Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Singh Thakur, Acting President, IOA,Anil Khanna and others during send off ceremony organised by Indian Olympic Association in New Delhi on July 07, 2022. Photograph: Rajeev Bhatt

On June 7, India announced a 215-member athlete contingent across 16 disciplines for the Commonwealth Games (CWG) beginning on July 28 in Birmingham.

Lovlina Borgohain scripted history by clinching the bronze medal in the women's (69kg) category at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, showing victory sign during send off ceremony in New Delhi on July 07, 2022. Photograph: Rajeev Bhatt

On the sidelines of the send-off ceremony for the CWG-bound athletes, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) acting president Anil Khanna referred to it as a 'gender-neutral contingent' with 108 men and 107 women being part of the touring party.

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