Commonwealth Games 2022: Rashid Anwar gave India the first medal in the Commonwealth Games in wrestling. He won this medal in the 1934 London Commonwealth Games.
Commonwealth Games 2022: The 22nd Commonwealth Games are starting in Birmingham from 28 July. India’s 215 players will participate in 16 sports. China and Japan do not participate in the Commonwealth Games, that is why Indian players have always performed very well in the Commonwealth Games. Today we are going to tell you about the player who got India the first medal in the Commonwealth Games.
- This player gave India the first medal
The Commonwealth Games are held once in every four years. India made its debut in the year 1934 at the London Commonwealth Games. Only 6 athletes from India participated in this Commonwealth Games. India won just one medal in its first Commonwealth Games and the medal was won by wrestler Rashid Anwar in the wrestling event. Rashid Anwar raised India’s pride by winning the bronze medal. After this, India could not win any medal in the Commonwealth Games for the next 24 years. In 1958, Milkha Singh, popularly known as Flying Sikh, won the first gold medal for the country.
- used to work in railway
Rashid Anwar was born in Lucknow in 1910. After this Rashid Anwar did a job in the Railways, but he continued to participate in sports as well. After this, Anwar’s game gradually became so much better that his discussions started happening in England as well. He was considered the best wrestler of his time.
- India got better in the last five commonwealths
India has so far won a total of 503 medals in the Commonwealth Games. Out of these, he won 350 medals in the last 5 Commonwealth Games. In the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games, India won 101 medals and finished second with 39 gold, 26 silver and 36 bronze medals. It remains India’s most successful Commonwealth Games so far.