The Commonwealth Games 2022 concluded on 8th August 2022, witnessing the participation in 280 sporting events of over 6,500 athletes from 72 nations! India finished its medal tally with 22 gold, 16 silver, and 23 bronze medals with a total count of 61 medals ranking 4th in the country standings, only behind Australia (178 medals), England (176 medals), and Canada (92 medals). Indian athletes received medals in almost every event from wrestling, badminton, and cricket to hockey, triple jump, boxing, and many more.
As we all are aware of the reach of LPU students to the international levels, from the Olympics to World Championships to other sports championships, it is now the time of another LPU student to win a medal at the CWG 2022. Jaismine Lamboria, a student of LPU, won Bronze medal in women’s boxing 60 kg light-weight category giving us another reason to be extremely proud of.
Twenty-year-old Jasmine became the 30th medallist of India after losing to Gemma Paige, an England boxer with a split decision of 3-2 against her favour. Though she put up a strong fight till the end, Jaismine’s opponent Gemma managed to topple her and win the semi-finals to qualify for the finals. She was also the first pugilist to confirm a medal on day 7 of the Birmingham CWG 2022. She defeated Troy Garton of New Zealand in the quarter-finals by a 4-1 split decision.
During her childhood, Jaismine was inspired by Mary Kom, the infamous Indian boxer, and Vijendra Singh, a boxer too. Her family had a boxing history, which motivated her to take up boxing as her sport amidst the amount of hustle and bustle boxing created around her. Her uncle Parwinder has participated in the Commonwealth Games 2006 and trained her for taking part in the CWG 2022 after winning against Parween Hooda.
Today, each one of us along with her parents and family is proud of this young girl and wish her to do the best in her life ahead!