Australia will be among 72 nations and territories competing in the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Held in Birmingham, England, this year the Games boasts the largest-ever program with 19 different sporting events held across the 11 days.
Of particular focus this year is an increase to the number of female and para-sports programs. New inclusions such as women’s cricket T20, wheelchair basketball and mixed synchronised diving are all added to the line-up.
With a strong cohort representing Australia in the swimming, our medal hopes are on Ariarne Titmus and Emma McKeon to bring home the gold. Running sensation Peter Bol – who rose to fame during the Tokyo Olympics – is one to watch for the middle-distance athletics.
For those interested in team sports the Diamonds will be competing against strong netball teams from Jamaica, New Zealand and the favourites England. The Australian table tennis squad will play across several different categories with high medal hopes given their spectacular performance in recent years, including Paralympic heroes Lina Lei and Qian Yang who ended Australia’s 40-year gold medal drought in Paralympic table tennis at Tokyo.
The action will continue up until 8th August (9th August AEST), with the final for men’s hockey being the last event for the Games. The diving, badminton, table tennis and squash will all wrap on this day as well before the Closing Ceremony concludes what is set to be a big fortnight for Australia.
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To view the complete Games schedule visit: https://www.birmingham2022.com/results/day-by-day