- Feb 23, 2024
- Jul 23, 2023
Shooting which has been a sport in which India have thrived in the Commonwealth Games is said to make a comeback in the Commonwealth Games which will be held in 2026 in Victoria in Australia. The sport was not played in the 2022 edition of the Commonwealth Games which was held in Birmingham.
However, wrestling and archery continue to be let out from the list of sports announced by the Commonwealth Games Federation on Wednesday. When it comes to India, the country has won a total of 135 medals, including 63 Gold medals in Shooting which is the highest number of medals clinched by Indian athletes in a sport. Whereas in Wrestling, the Indians have won a total of 114 medals including 49 Golds.
The new sports which will make their maiden appearance at the games will be Golf, BMX and coastal rowing in the 2026 edition. Coastal rowing, which is pushing to be included in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, involves boats competing in open water. “Commonwealth Games Australia is delighted with the inclusion of the new sports and disciplines for Victoria 2026 to take the Games into an exciting new era,” Commonwealth Games Australia President Ben Houston said in a statement.
“Victoria 2026 is also proposing to add in Para-sport disciplines in golf, coastal rowing and the road (cycling) race and will work with the Commonwealth Games Federation and relevant international sporting federations to determine if this is possible,” the statement added. When it comes to BMX and Cycling it will be held in the rural centre of Shepparton which will also include the men’s and women’s time trials for the road race.
Athletics and Para-Athletics; Badminton; Basketball (3×3 and 3×3 Wheelchair); Boxing; Beach Volleyball; Coastal Rowing; T20 Cricket (Women’s only); Cycling (BMX, Mountain Bike, Road, Track and Para-Track); Diving; Golf; Gymnastics; Hockey; Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls; Netball; Para-Powerlifting; Rugby Sevens; Shooting and Para-shooting; Squash; Table Tennis and Para-Table Tennis; Triathlon and Para-Triathlon; Weightlifting.