The 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham is set to be the first major multi-sports event, to have more women’s than men’s medal events, after three sports were added to the programme.
Women’s Twenty20 Cricket, Beach Volleyball, and Para-Table Tennis have been confirmed as additional sports.
This means, there are currently 135 women’s medal competitions scheduled, compared to 133 for men.
Meanwhile, as the three additional sports were approved by a majority of the 71 Games Associations, Shooting and Archery have missed out.
India – which boasts a distinguished record in Shooting – has previously said it is considering pulling out of the Games, in protest of the sport’s exclusio