2022: India’s top-5 sporting moments

Story by  Nakul Shivani | Posted by  Aasha Khosa | Date 29-12-2022
Indian sportspersons who stood out for India in 2022
Indian sportspersons who stood out for India in 2022


Nakul Shivani/ New Delhi

2022 is winding down. As we get ready to welcome 2023, Awazthevoice revisits some of the iconic moments in Indian sports during the year gone by.

Nikhat Zareen becomes world boxing champion

Nikhat Zareen etched her name in the annals of Indian boxing history by winning the world championship in the 52 kg weight category. She defeated Thailand’s Jutamas Jitpong to become only the fifth Indian women boxer to win a world title in Istanbul in May. Infact in 2022, Nikhat apart from winning the gold at the world championship, won gold at the National championship, the CWG and the Stranjde Memorial championship.

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Neeraj Chopra wins Diamond League

The poster-boy of Indian sports, Neeraj Chopra set a new standard for himself and Indian athletics in 2022. He followed his gold medal winning feat in the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 by winning a silver at the world championship and a gold at the prestigious year-ending Diamond League at Zurich. Neeraj became only the second Indian after Anju Bobby George to win a medal at the world championship.

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Thomas Cup triumph in Badminton

The Indian badminton men’s team wrote a new chapter in the history of Indian sports by winning the Thomas Cup team championship for the first time ever. The Indian team consisting Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy and the doubles pair of Satwikreddy and Chirag Shetty defeated powerhouses like Malaysia, Denmark and Thailand on way to scripting history.

The Indian men's Badminton team after winning the Thomas Cup

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Indian women’s Hockey team wins Nations Cup

The Indian women’s hockey team won the inaugural Nations Cup and ensured a place in the FIH Pro League event. During the course of the tournament, they won all their matches including over stronger opponents like Ireland and Spain. 

61 Medals at the Commonwealth Games

Indian athletes kept aside the disappointment of shooting not being part of the games by winning 61 medals at the quadrilateral event. While the boxers, wrestlers and table tennis players lived up to their top billing, there were some surprises too. In Triple jump India won two medals and in Lawn Bowling four hitherto unknown ladies made the country fall in love with the sport.

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