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Commonwealth Games 2018: India finishes third in medal tally

Apr 16, 2018 12:11 IST
Commonwealth Games 2018: India finishes third in medal tally

The 21st Commonwealth Games concluded on April 15, 2018 at Gold Coast, Australia. Legendary boxer Mary Kom was the flagbearer for the Indian delegation at the closing ceremony.

India with a final haul of 66 medals including 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze finished at the third place. Australia stood first with 198 medals including 80 gold, 59 silver and 59 bronze followed by England with 136 medals including 45 gold, 45 silver and 46 bronze.

The final day of the event was action-packed for India, with two of India’s star shuttlers P V Sindhu and Saina Nehal battling it out in the women’s singles final and recently crowned world no.1 Kidambi Srikanth fighting for the top spot in the men’s singles.

While Saina came out strong in the high pressure match, beating Sindhu in straight sets of 21-18, 23-21, Srikanth let slip his strong start to lose three games to Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei.

Overall, Indian won 7 medals on the final day including one gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze.

Key Highlights

Sindhu vs Saina Final: Saina clinches gold, beats Sindhu in straight sets

 Saina beats Sindhu to win gold

India’s lone gold on Day 11 came in the women's badminton singles final, in which India’s star shuttlers P V Sindhu and Saina Nehal were pitted against each other.

Though the high pressure match started on equal footing, Saina's aggression and intensity gave her an edge and she beat Sindhu in two straight games 21-18, 23-21to clinch the gold. Sindhu had to settle for silver.

Saina had earlier claimed the Gold in women’s singles in the 2010 Games that were held in Delhi.

Kidambi Srikanth settles for silver

The recently crowned world no. 1 Kidambi Srikanth let slip his strong lead to lose in three games to Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei in the badminton men’s singles final.

While Chong Wei claimed his third individual gold in Commonwealth Games, Srikanth settled for the silver medal.

In badminton men’s doubles also, Indian pair Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lost to England’s Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge to claim the silver.

Squash: India wins Silver in women’s double

In squash women’s doubles final, the Indian pair of Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Joshna Chinappa lost in straight games 0-2 to Joelle King and Landers-Murphy of New Zealand to settle for the silver.

Joshna and Dipika, had created history four years ago in Glasgow 2014 when they overcame all the odds to beat the top-seeded English pair of Jenny Duncalf and Laura Massaro to win the squash women's doubles gold medal.

Table Tennis: India wins silver in men’s doubles, bronze in singles

The Indian pair of Achanta Sharath and Gnanasekaran Sathiyan lost their men's doubles gold medal match to England's Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford 2-3 on April 14, 2018. They claimed the silver.

In the bronze medal match, India’s Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shankar Shetty outdid Singapore's Pang Yew En Koen and Poh Shao Feng Ethan 3-0 to bag the medal. 

It was an all Indian affair in the mixed doubles bronze medal match, as two Indian mixed doubles pair were pitted against each other. The pair of Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran triumphed by beating Achanta Sharath Kamal and Mouma Das in three games.

In men's singles, Achanta Sharat Kamal defeated Samuel Walker of England for the second bronze.

Sumit Malik, Vinesh Phogat win gold, Sakshi Mallik, Somveer settle for bronze

 Vinesh Phogat wins gold

India ended its CWG campaign in wrestling with two gold, and two bronze medals on April 14, 2018.

While Sumit Malik dominated the men’s 125kg wrestling final, Vinesh Phogat ended at the top of the women’s 50kg Nordic. Vinesh Phogat beat Canada’s Jessica Macdonald 13-3 in her last bout to win the gold in women’s freestyle 50 kg.

Rio Olympic bronze medalist Sakshi Malik went down to Aminat Adeniyi of Nigeria 3-6 to claim the bronze.

Indian wrestler Somveer also bagged bronze in the men's 86kg event by defeating Alexander Moore of Canada 7-3 in the bronze medal play-off.

Boxer Vikas Krishnan wins gold

Indian boxer Vikas Krishan defeated Dieudonne Wilfried Seyi Ntsengue of Cameroon in the 75kg category final at the 21st Commonwealth Games to clinch the gold medal.

Vikas won by a 5:0 unanimous verdict against Ntsengue in a close contest, which saw both the boxers claiming to have won the bout before the referee's verdict. It was Vikas' first medal at the CWG.

Dipika Pallikal, Saurav Ghosal claim silver in Squash finals

India’s Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal settled for silver medal in the mixed doubles squash event, after losing their mixed doubles squash final.

They became the first Indian pair to achieve the feat in Commonwealth Games. The Indians lost 0-2 (8-11 10-11) to home favourites Donna Urquhart and Cameron Pilley in 29 minutes.

Manika Batra wins gold in Table Tennis

In table tennis, India's Manika Batra beat Mengyu Yu of Singapore 11-7, 11-6, 11-2, 11-7 in the women’s singles final, to add another gold to India’s medal tally.

She along with Mouma Das also won the silver in the women’s doubles final.

Neeraj Chopra wins gold in Javelin Throw

 Neeraj Chopra wins Gold in Javelin Throw

Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, pulling off a season's best effort of 86.47m in the final in Gold Coast.

Neeraj was the favourite for gold after his 85.94m throw during the Federation Cup National Championships last month and he achieved India's first gold in athletics in this edition of the Games.

Sanjeev Rajput wins gold

The experienced Indian shooter Sanjeev Rajput added another gold to India’s medal tally by topping the men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions final.

With the win, Rajput bettered his silver-medal finish at the Glasgow Games in 2014. He previously also won a bronze medal at the 2006 CWG edition.

Gaurav Solanki win’s India’s 20 Gold medal, Amit and Manish settle for silver

Indian boxer Gaurav Solanki also grabbed the gold medal in the men's 52kg category. Solanki beat Nothern Ireland’s Brendan Irvine 4-1 to win his first Commonwealth gold.

Amit Panghal, however, had to settle for silver in the final of men's 46-49kg boxing after losing a close contest with England's Galal Yafai. The five judges were split 3:1 in their decision, with one of them ruling it as a tie.

Another medal favourite- India’s Manish Kaushik also lost in the finals of the 60kg category against Australia’s Harry Garside to win the silver. The match was again a close contest with a 3:2 split decision in Garside’s favour. Kaushik’s medal is India's seventh medal in boxing, taking the total tally to 47.

Mary Kom clinches first CWG gold

 Mary Kom wins gold

The five-time world champion defeated Northern Ireland's 21-year old Kristina O'Hara to win the Gold medal in the women's 48kg boxing final.

This is Mary Kom's first Commonwealth Games gold medal.

Naman Tanwar wins bronze, opens India’s boxing medal haul

The 19-year-old Indian boxer Naman Tanwar settled for a bronze medal in the CWG 2018 boxing competition, after he lost to Australia’s Jason Whateley in the men’s 91kg semifinals.

This was Naman's biggest performance since the bronze medal claimed at the youth world championships.

On the other hand, the boxer trio of Amit Panghal, Gaurav Solanki and Manish Kaushik has entered the finals of their respective categories.

Pooja Dhanda claims silver, Divya Kakran bags bronze

In the women's 57 kg wrestling freestyle final, India’s Pooja Dhanda settled for silver after a very close competition with Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye.

Pooja lost 5-7 to defending champion Odunayo Adekuoroye. The Nigerian had won the title at the 2014 CWG in Glasgow as well.

In the women’s 68 freestyle event, wrestler Divya Kakran defeated Sherin Sultana of Bangladesh by fall to take the bronze medal.

 Indian winners at CWG 2018

Bajrang Punia wins gold, Mausam Khatri settles for silver

India’s winning streak was taken forward by the wrestling contingent with Bajrang Punia winning gold in the men's freestyle 65 kg category and Mausam Khatri claiming the silver in men's 97 kg freestyle after being defeated by South Africa's Martin Erasmus in the finals.

Punia with his technical superiority took only around two minutes to overpower Kane Charig of Wales to take the top spot. 

Anish Bhanwala wins gold, creates history

The 15-year-old Indian shooter, Anish Bhanwala, has created history by becoming the country’s youngest ever gold medal winner in the Commonwealth Games.

Bhanwala shot down the CWG record in the 25m Rapid Fire final with a score of 30 points including four series of 5 each.

He finished two points ahead of Australia's Sergei Evglevski who won the silver medal. England’s Sam Gowin, who finished third with 17 points, claimed the bronze.

Tejaswini Sawant clinches gold in 50m Rifle 3 Positions

 Tejaswini Sawant clinches gold in 50m Rifle 3 Positions

In the women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions final, Indian shooters Tejaswini Sawant and Anjum Moudgil came out at the top by winning gold and silver medals respectively.

While Tejaswini registered a new Games record of 457.9 points to clinch the gold, Anjum scored 455.7 to bag the silver and Seonaid McIntosh of Scotland took the bronze with 444.6 points.

Athletes open India’s account in CWG 2018:  Seema Punia wins silver

 Athletes open India’s account in CWG 2018:  Seema Punia wins silver

Indian athletes Seema Punia and Navjeet Dhillon opened India's account in athletics on Day 8 of Commonwealth Games 2018 by winning silver and bronze medals respectively in the women's discus throw final.

While Seema threw 60.41m in her first attempt, which turned out be her best effort out of six attempts, Navjeet saved the best for the last as she registered a throw of 57.43m in her sixth and last attempt.

Australia's Dani Stevens created Games Record with 68.26m throw to clinch the gold medal.

This is Seema's fourth consecutive medal at the Commonwealth Games, as she previously won silver, bronze and silver in 2006, 2010 and 2014 Games respectively.

Sushil Kumar, Rahul Aware win gold medals

 Sushil Kumar, Rahul Aware win gold

Indian wrestling legend Sushil Kumar, who won the Commonwealth Championships last December, displayed his top form as he took on South Africa’s Botha Johannes in the men's freestyle 74 kg finals.

The two-time Olympic medalist finished off the match in just little over a minute to bag the gold medal. This is the wrestler’s third consecutive gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, as he previously won gold in the same category in 2014 and again in 2010 in the 66kg freestyle event. It was India’s 14th gold medal overall at the games.
Prior to this, Rahul Aware clinched the gold in men’s 57kg freestyle wrestling by defeating Canada’s Steven Takahashi 15-7. With the win, Aware became the first Indian wrestler to finish at the top at the 2018 edition of Commonwealth Games.

Babita Kumari settles for silver, Kiran wins bronze

Babita Kumari, who entered the gold medal round of women’s 53kg freestyle wrestling on a high note, had to settle for silver after she lost to Canada’s Diana Weicker.

This is Babita’s third consecutive medal at the Commonwealth Games, as she previously won gold at 2014 Glasgow event and silver in the 2010 edition that took place in New Delhi, India. Her medal, however, opened India’s account in the wrestling competition of the Games.

Another Indian wrestler, Kiran claimed the bronze medal in the 76 kg category with a 10-0 win over Katouskia Pariadhaven of Mauritius.

Tejaswini Sawant wins silver in women's 50m Rifle Prone

Indian shooter Tejaswini Sawant grabbed the silver medal in the women's 50m Rifle Prone final on April 11.

Sawant previously won two gold medals in the 10m air rifle singles and pairs event at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and two silvers in 50m rifle prone singles and 50m rifle 3 positions event and a bronze in 50m rifle prone pairs in the 2010 edition.

She was also the first Indian to clinch gold in the world championships that were held in 2010.

Shreyasi Singh bags gold in double trap final

 Shreyasi Singh bags gold in double trap final

Indian shooter Shreyasi Singh on April 11, 2018 beat Australia's Emma Cox to clinch the gold medal in the women's double trap event at Commonwealth Games.

Shreyasi shot 96 and was tied with Cox in the final round and claimed the top spot by beating the Australian in a shoot-off. The Indian shooter had won silver in Glasgow in 2014.

Om Prakash Mitharval bags bronze in 50m pistol event

In the men’s 50m pistol event, Indian shooter Om Prakash Mitharval had to settle for the bronze medal, as he finished with 201.1 points in the eight-man finals at Belmont Shooting Centre.

While Australia’s Daniel Repacholi bagged the gold in the event with a record 227.2 points, Bangladesh’s Shakil Ahmed won the silver with 220.5 points.

India’s defending champion Jitu Rai, however, missed out on a medal in the event, as he finished at the 8th position.

Indian Boxers in finals

Indian boxing legend Mary Kom has cruised into the finals of the women's 48kg boxing category after winning her semi-final bout against Anusha Dilrukshi Koddithuwakku of Sri Lanka. With this, Kom became the first Indian boxer in Gold Coast to reach the final of her event.

Besides, Indian boxers Amit Phangal, Vikas Krishan, Gaurav Solanki and Naman Tanwar have also assured the nation of a medal by qualifying for the semi-finals of 46-49kg and 91kg categories respectively.

Another Indian female boxer, Sarita Devi, however, lost out to Australia's Anja Stridsman in the women's 60kg quarterfinal and will not win a medal at the Commonwealth Games 2018. She is the first Indian boxer to lose a bout at the Games.

Para Powerlifter Sachin Chaudhary wins bronze

 Para Powerlifter Sachin Chaudhary wins bronze

India on April 10, 2018 clinched its first Paralympic medal with Para powerlifter Sachin Chaudhary bagging bronze in the heavyweight category.

Chaudhary lifted a total of 181 kg to finish behind Nigeria’s Abdulazeez Ibrahim (191.9kg) and Malaysia’s Yee Khie Jong (188.7). The athlete managed the feat without much training and a proper coach.

Heena Sidhu wins gold in 25m pistol event

 Heena Sidhu wins gold medal in 25m pistol event

Indian shooter Heena Sidhu clinched the gold medal in the women's 25m pistol event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Australia on April 10, 2018.

Sidhu created a new CWG record of 38 points to bag the gold, while her opponent Elena Galiabovitch of Australia scored 35 to take silver and Malaysia's Alia Sazana Azahari got bronze with 26.

Though Sidhu was trailing behind the Australian till the fifth series, she did well to close the gap by scoring with all her five shots in the fifth series before another perfect score in the sixth saw her take the joint lead. The Indian took sole lead after the first shot in the seventh series and subsequently increased the gap.

Sidhu is also through to the final of women’s 25m Air Pistol along with another Indian shooter Annu Singh.

Indian sprinter Mohammad Anas qualifies for 400m finals

In another surprising high for India, Indian sprinter Mohammad Anas qualified for the finals of men’s 400m event. However, he narrowly missed the bronze by finishing fourth.

Though the sprinter shattered the national record for the third time, his effort was not enough for a medal, falling short by just 0.2 seconds, finishing behind Isaac Makwala (44.35), Baboloki Thebe (45.09) and Javon Francis (45.11).

It was the first time that an Indian was competing in the 400m final at the Commonwealth Games since the legendary Milkha Singh in 1958.

In the women’s 400m semifinals, the 18-year-old Hima Das qualified for the final with a personal best of 51.53.

India wins first-ever gold in Badminton team event

 India wins first-ever gold in Badminton team event

The Indian mixed badminton contingent claimed its maiden Commonwealth Games gold medal on April 9, 2018, thrashing three-time defending champions Malaysia in the final at Gold Coast, Australia.

While the mixed doubles pair of Satwik Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa gained victory over Malaysia’s Peng Soon Chan and Liu Yong Goh 21-14 15-21 21-15, Kidambi Srikanth stunned three-time Olympic silver medallist Lee 21-17 21-14 in straight games.

In the final round, Saina Nehwal was able to get the better off her Malaysian counterpart Soniia Cheah by 21-11, 19-21, 21-9 in a crucial women's singles match, sealing the first-ever gold for India at a badminton team event in the Commonwealth Games.

Jitu Rai claims Gold in 10m men's air pistol, Mitharval wins bronze

 Jitu Rai claims Gold in 10m men's air pistol, Mitharva wins bronze

India’s ace shooter Jitu Rai won gold in the men's 10m air pistol event after shooting 235.1 points in the final on April 9 at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. This is his second Commonwealth gold.

At the beginning of the first stage of the competition in the final, Rai sat on top of the rankings with 150.1 points. In the final round, Rai faced Australia's Kerry Bell who fumbled, shooting a 9.8 after a 10.2, while Rai who was already leading by a point scored a 10.0 and 9.7 to take the top position.

India’s Om Prakash Mitharval finished with bronze after falling a bit short in the penultimate round.

This is Rai’s first Commonwealth gold in the 10m air pistol event and second overall. He had previously won gold in the 50m air pistol at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. On the other, this was the first-ever Commonwealth Games appearance for the 23- year-old Mitharval.

Indian team sweeps men’s and women's table tennis event

 Indian team wins first-ever gold in women's table tennis event

The Indian women's table tennis team created history on April 8, 2018 by clinching their first-ever gold medal at the Commonwealth Games with a 3-1 victory over Singapore in the final.

The Indian men’s table tennis team matched the women’s team by claiming a memorable gold medal with a 3-0 win over Nigeria in the final on April 9. It is the first time since the sport’s induction into the Commonwealth Games’ program that India has topped both categories.

This was the second time the women's team reached the Commonwealth final, having made its maiden appearance in the 2010 edition in Delhi.

India’s Manika Batra defeated World no. 4 Tianwei Feng by 11-8, 8-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-7 to hand India 1-0 lead in the first round of the final. Though Singapore drew level in the second round, India’s double’s pair ¬-Mouma Das and Madhurika Patkar restored the lead by defeating Yihan Zhou and Mengyu Yu. In her second match of the final, Manika outplayed Yihan Zhou in straight games to clinch the seventh gold for India.

Prior to this final, the Singapore women's team had never lost in the Commonwealth Games since the sport was inducted into the program way back in 2002.

Manu Bhaker claims gold in 10m women’s air pistol, Heena Sidhu wins silver

 Manu Bhaker claims gold in 10m women’s air pistol, Heena Sidhu wins silver

India’s teen shooter Manu Bhaker grabbed the gold medal in the women’s 10m air pistol gold medal by shattering the games record at the 21st Commonwealth Games on April 8, 2018. Senior Indian shooter and former world no. 1, Heena Sidhu bagged silver at the event.

The 16-year-old Bhaker shot a record 240.9 points and finished well ahead of her senior teammate Sidhu, who aggregated 234 points at the Belmont Shooting Centre. Sidhu had won the gold in the event at the Commonwealth shooting championships in Brisbane in 2017.

This was Bhaker’s maiden Commonwealth Games outing. The bronze medal went to Australia’s Elena Galiabovitch who ended with 214.9 points.

Punam wins gold in women's 69kg weightlifting event

Punam Yadav on April 8, 2018 won India's fifth gold medal in the women's 69kg weightlifting event. In the men's 94 kg category, Vikas Thakur won a bronze medal.

Punam lifted a total of 222kg to beat England's Sarah Davies, her closest competitor, to take her second medal at the Commonwealth Games. She won bronze at the 2014 Glasgow Games. Vikas, on the other hand, lifted a combined total of 351 kg to win his second medal after winning silver in Glasgow in the men's 85 kg category.

Yadav, who belongs to a village called Chandmari, on the outskirts of Varanasi, started weightlifting as a way to get out poverty.

 

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Venkat Rahul Ragala wins gold in Men's 85kg

Venkat Rahul Ragala claimed the gold medal in the Men's 85kg weightlifting event on April 7, 2018. The 21-year-old Rahul, lifted a total of 338kg (151kg+187kg) to finish on top.

The Indian was locked in a close battle with Samoa’s Don Opeloge, who ended with a total of 331kg (151kg+180kg). Both the lifters opted for 191kg as their final clean and jerk lift and both of them failed but Rahul clinched the top prize owing to Opeloge’s failed second attempt at a 188kg lift.

Rahul had lifted a total of 351kg (156kg+195kg) in the Commonwealth Championships last year.

Following is the full list of winners:

Athletics

S.no

Player’s Name

Event

Medal

1.

Neeraj Chopra

Men’s Javelin Throw

Gold

2.

Seema Punia

                Women’s Discus Throw

                      Silver

3.

Navjeet Dhillon

                Women’s Discus Throw

                     Bronze

 

Squash

S.no

Player’s Name

Event

Medal

1.

Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal

Mixed Doubles

Silver

2.

Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Joshna Chinappa

Women’s Doubles

Silver


Badminton

S.no

Player’s Name

Event

Medal

1.

India

Mixed Team Event

Gold

2.

Saina Nehwal

Women’s Singles

Gold

3.

Satwik Rankireddy/ Chirag Shetty

Men’s Doubles

Silver

4.

Srikanth Kidambi

Men’s Singles

Silver

5.

PV Sindhu

Women’s Singles

Silver

6.

N Sikki Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa

Women’s Doubles

Bronze

 

Table Tennis

S.no

Player’s Name

Event

Medal

1.

India

Women's Table Tennis

Gold

2.

India

Men’s Table Tennis

Gold

3.

Manika Batra

Women’s Singles

Gold

4.

Manika Batra/ Mouma Das

Women’s Doubles

Silver

5.

Achanta Sharath and Gnanasekaran Sathiyan

Men’s Doubles

Silver

6.

Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shankar Shetty

Men’s Doubles

Bronze

7.

Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran

Mixed Doubles

Bronze

8.

Achanta Sharath

Men’s Singles

Bronze

 

Boxing

S.no

Player’s Name

Event

Medal

1.

Gaurav Solanki

Men’s 52kg

Gold

2.

MC Mary Kom

Women’s 45-48 kg

Gold

3.

Vikas Krishnan

Men’s 75kg

Gold

4.

Amit

Men’s 46-49kg

Silver

5.

Manish Kaushik

Men’s 60kg

Silver

6.

Satish Kumar

Men’s 91kg

Silver

7.

Hussamuddin Mohammad

Men’s 60kg

Bronze

8.

Manoj Kumar

Men’s 69kg

Bronze

9.

Naman Tanwar

Men’s 91 kg

Bronze

 

Para Powerlifting

S.no

Player’s Name

Event

Medal

1.

Sachin Chaudhary

Men’s Heavyweight

Bronze

 

Wrestling

S.no

Player’s Name

Event

Medal

1.

Rahul Aware

Men’s Freestyle 57kg

Gold

2.

Sushil Kumar

Men’s Freestyle 74kg

Gold

3.

Bajrang

Men’s Freestyle 65 kg

Gold

4.

Sumit

Men’s Freestyle 125kg

Gold

5.

Vinesh Phogat

Women’s Freestyle 74kh

Gold

6.

Mausam Khatri

Men’s Freestyle 97kg

Silver

7.

Babita Kumari

Women’s Freestyle 53kg

Silver

8.

Pooja Dhanda

Women’s Freestyle 57kg

Silver

9.

Somveer

Men’s Freestyle 86kg

Bronze

10.

Sakshi Malik

Women’s Freestyle 62kg

Bronze

11.

Divya Kakran

Women’s Freestyle 68kg

Bronze

12.

Kiran

Women’s Freestyle 76kg

Bronze

 

Shooting

S.no

Player’s Name

Event

Medal

1.

Manu Bhaker

Women's 10m Air Pistol

Gold

2.

Jitu Rai

Men's 10m Air Pistol

Gold

3.

Heena Sidhu

Women’s 25m Pistol

Gold

4.

Shreyasi Singh

Women’s Double Trap

Gold

5.

Anish

Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol

Gold

6.

Tejaswini Sawant

Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions

Gold

7.

Sanjeev Rajput

Men’s 25M Rapid Fire Pistol

Gold

8.

Anjum Moudgil

Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions

Silver

9.

Heena Sidhu

Women's 10m Air Pistol

Silver

10.

Mehuli Ghosh

Women’s 10m Air Rifle

Silver

11.

Tejaswini Sawant

Women’s 50m Rifle Prone

Silver

12.

Ravi Kumar

Men's 10m Air Rifle

Bronze

13.

Om Mitharval

Men's 10m Air Pistol

Bronze

14.

Apurvi Chandela

Women’s 10m Air Rifle

Bronze

15.

Om Mitharval

Men’s 50m Pistol

Bronze

16.

Ankur Mittal

Men’s Double Trap

Bronze


Weightlifting

S.no

Player’s Name

Event

Medal

1.

Mirabai Chanu

Women's 48kg

Gold

2.

Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu

Women’s 53 kg

Gold

3.

Sathish Sivalingam

Men’s 77 kg

Gold

4.

Venkat Rahul Ragala

Men's 85kg

Gold

5.

Punam Yadav

Women's 69kg

Gold

6.

P Gururaja

Men's 56kg

Silver

7.

Pardeep Singh

Men's 105kg

Silver

8.

Deepak Lather

Men's 69kg

Bronze

9.

Vikas Thakur

Men's 94kg

Bronze

The recent wins have taken India’s medal tally at the games to 66 medals including 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. Overall, India is placed third behind Australia and England, which have 198 and 136 medals respectively.

Medal Tally

S. no

Nation

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1.

Australia

80

59

59

198

2.

England

40

38

39

136

3.

India

26

20

20

66

4.

Canada

15

40

27

82

5.

New Zealand

15

16

15

46

6.

South Africa

13

11

13

37

7.

Wales

10

12

14

36

8.

Scotland

9

13

22

44

9.

Nigeria

9

9

6

24

10.

Cyprus

8

1

5

14

India at Glasgow 2014

• India had fielded 215 member contingent at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, which was its third largest.

• India’s total medal tally at the games read 64, which included 15 gold medals, 30 silver and 19 bronze medals.

• India witnessed several firsts at the games including its first gold in men’s athletics in 56 years. Vikas Gowda had won the gold in the men’s discus throw final.

• Indian squash doubles pair Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal had also scripted history by winning the first gold for India in Squash at Commonwealth Games.

• In badminton, Parupalli Kashyap won gold in men’s singles, thus becoming the first Indian male shuttler to do so in 32 years.

• Dipa Karmakar also won bronze in Gymnastics – women’s vault, becoming the first female Indian gymnast to score a medal in the sport at an International Level.

• The successful show by India in 2014 was taken forward in 2018, with it being India’s third most successful CWG performance of all times.

• India’s most successful Commonwealth Games was Delhi 2010 when it won 101 medals, followed by Manchester 2002 when it won 69 medals and then Gold Coast 2018 when it won 66 medals including 26 gold medals.

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