Lovlina Borgohain protest to Murali Sreeshankar 'missed' jump: TOP controversies at CWG 2022, in pics

An action-packed Commonwealth Games 2022 came to an end on Monday (August 8) with India winning a total of 61 medals including 22 gold. The CWG 2022 had its share of controversies as well from boxer Lovlina Borgohain protesting on social media to Australian cricketer Tahlia McGrath playing in gold medal match against India in spite of being COVID-19 positive. In these collection of pictures, we take a look at some TOP controversies at CWG 2022. 

Australian cricketer Tahlia McGrath allowed to play after testing COVID-19 positive

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Australian cricketer Tahlia McGrath allowed to play after testing COVID-19 positive

A player allowed to play in a match despite testing positive for Covid-19 has been unheard of in the top echelons of sports since the pandemic started. The Organising Committee of Birmingham 2022, the International Cricket Council (which is actually conducting the tournament as an international federation), and the cricket boards of Australia and India allowed this dangerous situation in Birmingham. Australia all-rounder Tahlia Mcgrath was allowed to play the women's T20 Cricket final against India at the Edgbaston ground on Sunday, despite testing positive for Covid-19, putting in danger the health of Indian and Australian players. (Source: Twitter)

Australia hockey team's re-taken penalty shot

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Australia hockey team's re-taken penalty shot

The Australian women's hockey team was asked to retake a penalty shoot-out in the semifinal against India despite being saved earlier because the officials claimed that the timer was not working. India goalkeeper and skipper Savita was left stunned as the officials informed her that the attempt will be retaken as the timer had not been on when the first shot was taken. The FIH was forced to issue an apology. (Source: Twitter)

Indian cyclist Meenakshi suffered horror crash

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Indian cyclist Meenakshi suffered horror crash

Indian cyclist Meenakshi suffered a crash and was run over by one of her rivals in the women's 10km scratch race at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The horror incident saw Meenakshi fall from her bike before sliding down the banking on the bend. (Source: Twitter)

Lovlina Borgohain's protest on social media

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Lovlina Borgohain's protest on social media

With the limited number of support staff being allowed in the village, Lovlina Borgohain's coach Sandhya Gurung was given a different accreditation and not allowed inside the village. The boxer raised the issue on social media alleging 'mental harassment', eventually, her coach's accreditation was changed after boxing team's chief coach Bhaskar Bhatt agreed to move out of his room. Lovlina failed to win a medal at CWG 2022. (Source: Twitter)

Murali Sreeshankar's foul in long jump final

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Murali Sreeshankar's foul in long jump final

Indian athlete Murali Sreeshankar scripted history after he became India's first male athlete to clinch a medal in the Long Jump event. He registered the best effort of 8.08m in the Men's Long Jump final and clinched the silver medal. He could have clinched gold in his final attempt but that wad controversially called a foul. (Source: Twitter)

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