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England topped the Medal Tally at 2014 Commonwealth Games

Aug 4, 2014 16:59 IST

England on the concluding day 3 August 2014 topped the medal table at 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. It won a total of 174 medals comprising of 58 Gold, 59 Silver and 57 Bronze medals. While, Australia was ranked second with total 137 medals and Canada ranked third with 82 medals.

The first Gold medal on the concluding day went to England cyclist Lizzie Armistead in the road race. The country ended the day with Gold medal in badminton won by Chris Adcock and Gabrielle Adcock.

England had also won the first Gold medal of the 2014 CWG on the opening day 24 July 2014. The first medal of the Games was won by Jodie Stimpson of England in women's triathlon.

This has been the most successful Commonwealth games for England since 1986 in Edinburg, the last time when the games were staged in Scotland.

About England’s Performance at Commonwealth Games

  • England witnessed its best performance in terms of percentage of medals won in 1930, the first Commonwealth Games when it was known as British Empire Games. England won 36 percent of 59 medals shared among 11 nations in the games.
  • In 2002, England got second place in Commonwealth Games held in Manchester, winning 165 medals in total.
  • For the first time in 28 years, England ended up topping the medal table in 2014 Commonwealth games.

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