CWG 2018 Concluded: India Ended Up at Third Place With its Second Best Record

CWG 2018 Concluded: India Ended Up at Third Place With its Second Best Record

Commonwealth Games 2018 concluded yesterday on 15 April 2018. India stood third on the medal table after Australia and England. India claimed 26 Gold, 20 Silver and 20 Bronze medal in the event and marked its second-best performance. Earlier, India had finished second at the medal table in 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, with a total of 101 medals. 38 Gold medals were bagged that year, followed by 30 in 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games and now 26 in Gold Coast.

On the final day of Commonwealth Games 2018, Kidambi Srikanth settled for a silver medal and India closed its Medal Tally with 66 medals. Earlier on the Day, Pusarla Venkata Sindhu lost to Saina Nehwal in Women Badminton Final and both claimed a Silver and a Gold medal respectively. 16 medals have been bagged from shooting category including 7 Gold, 4 Silver and 5 Bronze. On the first day of the competition, weightlifter P Gururaja opened India's medal account with a silver in men's 56kg category. 

Earlier, the 21st Commonwealth Games 2018 began on 04 April 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. The Indian contingent, consisting of over 200 athletes, was led by Rio Olympic Silver medalist flag-bearer PV Sindhu. More than 4,500 athletes from 71 nations and territories performed for 275 gold medals. Blue Koala Borobi was the official mascot of the Commonwealth Games 2018. 

Have a look at the Medals Table of 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Australia 80 59 59 198
England  45 45 46 136
India 26 20 20 66
Canada 15 40 27 82
New Zealand 15 16 15 46
South Africa 13 11 13 37
Wales 10 12 14 36
Scotland 9 13 22 44
Nigeria 9 9 6 24
Cyprus 8 1 5 14


26 Indian Sportsperson Bagged Gold in the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Champion Sport / Category
Saina Nehwal Badminton - Women's Singles
Vikas Krishan Boxing - 75kg 
Manika Batra Table Tennis - Women's Singles
Vinesh Phogat Wrestling - Women's 50kg
Neeraj Chopra Javelin Throw
Gaurav Solanki Boxing - 52kg
Sumit Malik Men's Freestyle Wrestling - 125kg
Sanjeev Rajput 50m Rifle 3 Position Shooting 
M.C. Mary Kom Boxing - 45-48kg
Bajrang Punia Men's Freestyle Wrestling - 65kg
Tejaswini Sawant 50m Rifle Position Event
Anish Bhanwala Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
Sushil Kumar Men's Freestyle Wrestling - 74kg
Heena Sidhu Shooting - 25m Women's Air Pistol Event
Jitu Rai Shooting - 10m Men's Air Pistol Event
Rahul Aware Men's Freestyle Wrestling - 57kg
Shreyashi Singh Shooting - Women's Double Trap Event
Manu Bhaker Shooting - 10 m Women's Air Pistol
Punam Yadav Weightlifting - Women's 69kg
Venkat Rahul Ragala Weightlifting - Men's 85kg
Satish Kumar Sivalingam Weightlifting - Men's 77kg
Sanjita Chanu Weightlifting - Women's 53kg
Mirabai Chanu Weightlifting - Women's 48kg
India Badminton - Mixed Team
India Table Tennis - Men's Team
India Table Tennis - Women's Team

The next Commonwealth Games will be hosted in Birmingham, England.

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