BIRMINGHAM 2022

Commonwealth games is a quadrennial international multisport event which started in 1930 in which athletes from the Commonwealth nations take part in every 4 years.

The 22nd Commonwealth Games were most recently held in Birmingham from 28th July to 8th August 2022. The Commonwealth Games 2022 opening ceremonies took place at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, intending to showcase Birmingham's "vivid and energetic confidence," according to CWG Director Iqbal Khan. The 5054 athletes from 72 Commonwealth nations that competed in the largest-ever Commonwealth Games in 2022. 5054 athletes from 72 Commonwealth Nations competed in 280 events across 20 sports at the Commonwealth Games this year.

With one silver medal and three bronze medals at the competition's conclusion, Sri Lanka placed 31st overall in the medal standings. Australia won the most medals with a total of 178, including 67 Gold medals  followed by England and Canada in second and third places respectively. India took fourth place, with 61 total medals, including 22 gold medals.

காமன்வெல்த் விளையாட்டு என்பது காமன்வெல்த் நாடுகளைச் சேர்ந்த விளையாட்டு வீரர்கள் பங்கேற்கும் 1930 ஆம் ஆண்டு தொடங்கப்பட்ட நான்கு ஆண்டுகளுக்கு ஒருமுறை நடைபெறும் சர்வதேச பல்விளையாட்டு நிகழ்வாகும்.

22வது காமன்வெல்த் விளையாட்டுப் போட்டிகள் மிக சமீபத்தில் பர்மிங்காமில் ஜூலை 28 முதல் ஆகஸ்ட் 8, 2022 வரை நடைபெற்றன. காமன்வெல்த் விளையாட்டுப் போட்டிகள் 2022 தொடக்க விழாக்கள் பர்மிங்காமில் உள்ள அலெக்சாண்டர் மைதானத்தில் ஜூலை 28, 2022 அன்று CWG இயக்குனர் இக்பால் கானின் பர்மிங்காமின் "தெளிவான மற்றும் ஆற்றல்மிக்க நம்பிக்கையை" வெளிப்படுத்தும் நோக்கத்துடன் நடந்தது . 72 காமன்வெல்த் நாடுகளைச் சேர்ந்த 5054 விளையாட்டு வீரர்கள் 2022 ஆம் ஆண்டு நடைபெற்ற மிகப் பெரிய காமன்வெல்த் விளையாட்டுப் போட்டியில் கலந்து கொண்டனர். இந்த ஆண்டு காமன்வெல்த் விளையாட்டுப் போட்டிகளில் 72 காமன்வெல்த் நாடுகளைச் சேர்ந்த 5054 விளையாட்டு வீரர்கள் 20 விளையாட்டுகளில் 280 போட்டிகளில் போட்டியிட்டனர்.

போட்டியின் முடிவில் ஒரு வெள்ளி மற்றும் மூன்று வெண்கலப் பதக்கங்களுடன், இலங்கை பதக்கப் பட்டியலில் ஒட்டுமொத்தமாக 31வது இடத்தைப் பிடித்தது. ஆஸ்திரேலியா 67 தங்கம் உட்பட மொத்தம் 178 பதக்கங்களை வென்றது, இங்கிலாந்து மற்றும் கனடா முறையே இரண்டாவது மற்றும் மூன்றாவது இடங்களில் உள்ளன. இந்தியா 22 தங்கப் பதக்கங்கள் உட்பட மொத்தம் 61 பதக்கங்களுடன் நான்காவது இடத்தைப் பிடித்தது.

පොදු රාජ්‍ය මණ්ඩලීය රටවල ක්‍රීඩක ක්‍රීඩිකාවන් 1930 පටන් සිව් වාර්ෂික ජාත්‍යන්තර බහු ක්‍රීඩා පොදු රාජ්‍ය මණ්ඩලීය ක්‍රීඩා උළෙල පවත්වති. වඩාත් මෑත කාලීනව, විසිදෙවැනි පොදු රාජ්‍ය මණ්ඩලීය ක්‍රීඩා උළෙල 2022 ජූලි මස විසි අට වන දින සිට අගෝස්තු මස අට වන දින දක්වා බර්මින්හැම්හි පැවැත්වින. CWG අධ්‍යක්ෂ ඉක්භාල් ඛාන් පවසන පරිදි  බර්මින්හැම්හි ඇලෙක්සැන්ඩර් ක්‍රීඩාංගණයේදී එම උළෙල  පැවැත්වුණේ, "විචිත්‍රවත් හා බලසම්පන්න විශ්වාසය" ප්‍රදර්ශනය කිරීමේ අරමුණ පෙරදැරිවය.2022 වසරේ පැවති විශාලතම පොදු රාජ්‍ය මණ්ඩලීය ක්‍රීඩා උළලේ තරග කරුවන් 5054ක්, පොදු රාජ්‍ය මණ්ඩලීය රටවල් 72ක් නියෝජනය කරමින්, ක්‍රීඩා 20ක් පුරා ඉසව් 280ක තරග කළහ.ශ්‍රී ලංකාව රිදී පදක්කමක් සහ ලෝකඩ පදක්කම් 3ක් සමග තරගය නිමා කළේ සමස්ත පදක්කම් සටහනේ 31ක් වැනි ස්ථානයට පත් වෙමිනි.ඔස්ට්‍රේලියාව රන් පදක්කම් 67ක් ඇතුලුව මුලු පදක්කම් 178ක් සමගින් වැඩිම පදක්කම් ලාභියා වූ අතර දෙවන සහ තෙවන ස්ථාන පිළිවෙලින් එංගලන්තය සහ කැනඩාව හිමි කරගත්හ.රන් පදක්කම් 22ක් ඇතුලුව පදක්කම් 61ක් සමග ඉන්දියාව සිව් වැනි ස්‍ථානයට පත් විය.

Dilanka Isuru Kumara first shined for Sri Lanka in weightlifting winning a Bronze Medal.

Dilanka Kumara is the person who won the first medal for Sri Lanka at the commonwealth games competing in the men's 55kg weight category. He was keen to secure the bronze medal in weightlifting where he lifted away 105kgs in the snatch category and 120kgs in the clean and jerk category. In total 225kgs were lifted by him to finish the event in third place.

He was delighted with his excellent performance and making Sri Lanka proud. His feelings about his achievement were brought into words where he thanked all the people who have helped him in his journey so far. As Sri Lankans, we all are very proud of him and his distinctive performance and we all thank him for vesting great dignity for Sri Lanka.

Abeykoon Won the Bronze medal in 100 meters event

The men's 100 meters event was held on the 3rd of August on the new athletics track at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. Yupun Abeykoon competed successfully and shined for Sri Lanka winning a bronze medal in the men's 100 meters event after clocking a time of 10.14 seconds at the commonwealth games 2022 making all the Sri Lankans proud. The gold medal had been won by Ferdinand Omanyala from Kenya and Akani Simbine from South Africa secured the Silver medal.

Yupun was able to keep a record as the first Sri Lankan who won a major athletic medal after 24 years proving Sri Lankan still has the power, strength and talent to compete with any country all over the world.

Palitha Bandara won the silver medal in Discuss Throw

Palitha Bandara who is a 30-year-old army corporal of the Sri Lanka National Guard performed in the men’s discuss throw deputing Sri Lanka at the commonwealth games in 2022. Palitha secured the silver medal in the Men's F42-44/61-64 discuss throw, where he threw for a distance of 44.20 meters. Aled Davis won the gold medal and Harrison Walsh won the bronze medal at the same event respectively. He is the only person who has won the silver medal at the commonwealth games held in Birmingham this year. We are much delighted and thankful for his achievement in brightening the country in front of the world.

Nethmi Ahinsa shines for Sri Lanka in wrestling.

Nethmi Ahinsa is the youngest Sri Lankan medalist at the commonwealth games in 2022. Nethmi earned a bronze medal in the women's 57kg freestyle wrestling competition in Birmingham. She was eliminated by India's Anshu Malik in the semi-final round, however, she defeated Australia's Irene Symeonidis in the bronze medal match by her technical superiority and successfully secured her victory becoming the first wrestler from Sri Lanka to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games.

After returning to the country she spoke out to the media about her victory, where she said that despite the country's current predicament, she is thrilled, that she was able to secure a medal and bring glory to Sri Lanka. Furthermore, she told that while training to qualify for the Olympics she hopes to make up for all the shortcomings that prevented her from winning the gold medal.  

Finally, the commonwealth games concluded with a glorious closing ceremony at Alexandar stadium handing over the hosting to Australia for the next commonwealth games which is scheduled to be held in March 2026.

Written By:-
Rtr. Krishna Hemachandra
(General Member – 2022-23)

Edited By:-
Rtr. Indoopa Samarasinghe
(Blog Team Member 2022-23)

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