The day one at the Commonwealth Games 2022 was a pleasant one at Birmingham with medals won in Triathlon, Cycling, Artistic Gymnastics and Swimming.
World champions Australia beat India by three wickets after a tough first ever Women’s T20 Cricket match at the Commonwealth Games.
India set a target of 155 that was achieved by Australia with six balls to spare. Ashleigh Gardner scored 52 not out from just 35 balls to see her side to their victory after Australia slipped to 49 for five.
In the second match, Barbados claimed a 15-run victory over Pakistan as Kycia Knight and captain Hayley Matthews hit half-centuries.
The Men’s Australian Rugby team won against Jamaica 62-0. Samu Kerevi scored a hat-trick of tries.
New Zealand began their defence of title with a win against Sri Lanka. England, suffered a shock opening 34-0 defeat to Samoa before beating Sri Lanka 47-19.
England’s Women’s team won their first match against Sri Lanka 57-0 but lost 26-19 to Canada in their second match. In the women’s section, defending champions New Zealand started with a 45-7 win over Canada.
Defending champion England won their first match in style by a 74-22 win over Trinidad and Tobago. Eleanor Cardwell and Joanne Harten netted 30 goals each.
Australia won their first match with a resounding 95-18 win over Barbados.
The Men’s team of Canada claimed a 15-12 victory over Kenya in the opening match. Scotland defeated Sri Lanka and then Canada. Australia overcame Kenya 21-15, later on Kenya beat Sri Lanka 21-18. Australia’s men’s team defeated Canada 13-11, while their women’s side beat Scotland 12-5.
England Men’s won against South Africa 17-2 in Wheelchair Basketball Group A opener. Their women’s team had a walkover win over Kenya.
England completed a 5-0 win over Barbados in the mixed team event. They also defeated Mauritius 5-0. Malaysia, and Singapore also began with 5-0 wins.
In Women’s Hockey, New Zealand won 16-0 against Kenya. Scotland beat South Africa 4-2, while India beat Ghana 5-0 and Canada beat Wales 4-0 in Pool A matches.
The Men’s team of England eased past Ghana 6-0 while New Zealand and Scotland finished with a 5-5 draw.
India beat South Africa 3-0 in their Birmingham 2022 Group 2 opener, While Singapore beat England 3-0 in Group 1.
Nigeria and Singapore also had 3-0 win.
Scotland claimed bragging rights with a 23-12 win in their Para Men’s Pairs opener against England.
Scotland, in the Men’s Triples, won over Malta and India, while Australia won over Niue and the Cook Islands.
Australia’s Billy Polkinghorn entered the the light welterweight round-of-16 with a knockout victory over Fabio Taryll Liam Roselie of the Seychelles.
Wales’ Taylor Bevan also won by knockout against New Zealand’s Onyx Lye in his light heavyweight bout.
Leungo Katse of Botswana beat Zulema Chisenga of Zambia 3-0.
In the men’s competition, Niall Engerer defeated compatriot Kijan Sultana.
Medallists on Day 1
The first gold medal of Birmingham 2022 went to England’s Alex Yee in Men’s Triathlon. Reigning Olympic champion Flora Duffy retained her Triathlon title in Birmingham. With Duffy’s victory Bermuda has won consecutive gold medals in Commonwealth Games.
In Cycling Australia won Women’s 4000m Pursuit and New Zealand won Men’s 4000m Pursuit. New Zealand won Women’s Team Sprint while Australia won the Men’s event.
The Australian reigning world champion, Elijah Winnington, took the gold in Swimming 400m Freestyle. Canada’s 15-year-old Summer McIntosh smashed the Commonwealth Games record in the Women’s 400m Individual Medley. Ariarne Titmus of Australia won thrilling Women’s 200m Freestyle gold. Australia’s Stubblety-Cook won in Men’s 200m Breaststroke.