Commonwealth games 2022 ends as Australia tops the medal table.

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The 2022 commonwealth games held in Birmingham ended on Sunday August 7, 2022. The over 11 days of action saw about 6,500 competitors and officials from 72 nations and territories participating in the 22nd Commonwealth Games. It is the biggest multi-sport event to be held in the UK since the 2012 London Olympics.

Para-sport was fully integrated into the Games. The athletes, in 27 sports and eight Para-sports, competed across 15 venues in and around Birmingham. Venues included the Alexander Stadium, the Arena Birmingham, Coventry Arena and Edgbaston, which hosted women’s T20 cricket.

The Games is held every four years since 1930, with the exception of 1942 and 1946, cancelled because of the second world war. Until 1950 they were known as the British Empire Games. The previous Commonwealth Games in 2018 were held on the Gold Coast in Australia, while the 2026 Games will also be held Down Under, in Melbourne and the surrounding state of Victoria.

Australia top the all-time medals table, followed by England, Canada, India, New Zealand and South Africa.

FULL MEDAL TABLE

Rank     Country                         Gold                 Silver                Bronze              Total

1          Australia                       67                    57                    54                    178

2          England                        57                    66                    53                    176

3          Canada                         26                    32                    34                    92

4          India                             22                    16                    23                    61

5          New Zealand                 20                    12                    17                    49

6          Scotland                       13                    11                    27                    51

7          Nigeria                         12                    9                      14                    35

8          Wales                           8                      6                      14                    28

9          South Africa                  7                      9                      11                    27

10        Malaysia                       7                      8                      8                      23

11        Northern Ireland           7                      7                      4                      18

12        Jamaica                        6                      6                      3                      15

13        Kenya                           6                      5                      10                    21

14        Singapore                     4                      4                      4                      12

15        Trinidad and Tobago     3                      2                      1                      6

16        Uganda                         3                      0                      2                      5

Rank     Country                        Gold                 Silver                Bronze              Total

17        Cyprus                          2                      3                      6                      11

18        Pakistan                       2                      3                      3                      8

19        Samoa                          1                      4                      0                      5

20        Barbados                      1                      1                      1                      3

=          Cameroon                    1                      1                      1                      3

=          Zambia                         1                      1                      1                      3

23        Grenada                       1                      1                      0                      2

=          The Bahamas                1                      1                      0                      2

25        Bermuda                      1                      0                      1                      2

26        British Virgin Islands      1                      0                      0                      1

27        Mauritius                      0                      3                      2                      5

28        Ghana                          0                      2                      3                      5

29        Fiji                                0                      2                      2                      4

30        Mozambique                0                      2                      1                      3

31        Sri Lanka                       0                      1                      3                      4

32        Tanzania                       0                      1                      2                      3

33        Botswana                     0                      1                      1                      2

=          Guernsey                      0                      1                      1                      2

35        Dominica                      0                      1                      0                      1

=          Papua New Guinea        0                      1                      0                      1

=          St Lucia                         0                      1                      0                      1

=          The Gambia                  0                      1                      0                      1

39        Namibia                        0                      0                      4                      4

40        Malta                           0                      0                      1                      1

=          Nauru                           0                      0                      1                      1

=          Niue                             0                      0                      1                      1

=          Vanuatu                       0                      0                      1                      1

By Ferdinand A. Baah