India finished at the 4th position in the medal tally in the 2022 Commonwealth Games by winning 22 Gold medals (61 medals in total – 16 Silver & 23 Bronze medals). This is one of the best performances of India in the commonwealth games. In this historic performance, 12 LPU students and alumni won medals for India.
LPU’s wrestler- student Bajrang Punia has won Gold; 8 of its students have together grabbed Silver medal through their collective participation in the Indian men’s hockey team; and, two of its women boxer & wrestler- Jasmine Lamboria and Pooja Gehlot, respectively, have bagged bronze medals individually. In addition, its rhythmic gymnast Bavleen presented an exuberant performance to gather winsome applause.
Thus, in India’s whopping 61 medal tally LPU students have contributed one gold medal, one silver medal and two bronze medals.LPU students forming a big part of the Indian hockey team are of different professional programmes.
Five of them, Captain Manpreet Singh, Vice-Captain Harmanpreet Singh, Shamsher Singh, Mandeep Singh and Varun Kumar are pursuing MBA programmes at LPU.
Hardik Singh is following MA; whereas, Jugraj Singh and Gurjant Singh are in BA programmes. All of them played well to their skills & strength and exhibited the best of hockey on the world stage. Worth mentioning that India’s hockey team also won a bronze medal in the Olympics last year.
MA Public Administration student Bajrang Punia also won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Jasmine Lamboria is a BPEd student and Pooja Gehlot is pursuing the M.P Ed programme at LPU. Promising Bavleen is a BA student.
Congratulating the winning students and their mentors at the sports department of the university, Chancellor Dr Ashok Kumar Mittal wants all of them and others like them to keep on scaling the winning ladders.
Dr Mittal also shared that LPU also has a special scholarship scheme, mentorship and due honour for the eminent sports persons of the country. Many LPU students are now Olympians, International and national sports persons of top ranks including ace Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, wrestler Bajrang Punia, Hockey Captain Manpreet Singh and many more.