Wrestling and archery did not get a place in CWG 2026, a big setback for India

The list of sports to be held in the Commonwealth Games 2026 to be held in Victoria, Australia has been released, in which wrestling has not been included. This has been announced by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and Commonwealth Games Australia.
According to the information, India is the second most successful wrestling team in the Commonwealth Games. So far, India has got a total of 114 medals in wrestling, out of which 49 are gold, 39 silver and 26 bronze medals. In the recent Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham, India won a total of 12 medals in wrestling, out of which six were gold medals. At the same time, this is the first time after the year 1930 that wrestling will not be made a part of the Commonwealth Games.
shot again
This time shooting has been included in the Commonwealth Games. Shooting has been involved in the Commonwealth Games since 1966. But shooting was not included in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Significantly, India is also the second most successful country in shooting. A total of 135 medals have come in India’s bag in shooting. This includes 63 gold, 44 silver, 28 bronze medals. The top spot in shooting is Australia with 171 medals.
Archery and Judo also out of the event
Sports like archery and judo will also not be included in the 2026 Commonwealth Games. Archery has been included in the Commonwealth Games only twice. He was a part of the Games in the years 1982 and 2010.
Indian Olympic Association wrote a letter
This year, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) had written to the CGF in the month of April this year, asking that shooting, wrestling and archery be included in the Games in the year 2026. In the letter, the union had also expressed surprise over the decision not to include these games.
A total of 22 games got place
26 events of 22 sports have been included in the list of Commonwealth Games. There are also nine para sports among them. In the year 2026, sports like golf, BMX racing, coastal rowing are also going to debut in the Commonwealth Games. It is believed that these games can also get a place in the Commonwealth to be held in Los Angeles.
Here is the list of sports included in Commonwealth 2026
Commonwealth Games 2026 Athletics and Para Athletics, Coastal Rowing, Badminton (3X3 & (3X3 Wheelchair), T20 Cricket (Women), Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Diving, Golf, Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls, Gymnastics, Hockey, Cycling (BMS, Mountain Bike, Road, Track and Para), Netball, Para Power Lifting, Rugby Sevens, Shooting and Para Shooting, Squash, Table Tennis and Para Table Tennis, Triathlon and Para Trialathon and Weight Lifting are included. .

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