With 66 medals, India’s third most successful Games

NEW DELHI: The 2018 Commonwealth Games has develop into India’s 3rd most a hit CWG of all time, with a 200-plus contingent turning in 66 medals to outdo the 64 from Glasgow 4 years in the past and finish behind the 101 from Delhi in 2010 and 69 from the 2002 Melbourne Games.

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India finished with 26 golds, 20 silvers and 20 bronze medals at Gold Coast, thus settling at 3rd place with a total of 66 medals on the table behind Australia (198) and England (136).

The first medal of the Games got here from weightlifter P Gururaja, who won silver in the men’s 56kg tournament on day one, whilst the general medal got here on Sunday as the boys’s doubles badminton pair of Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty misplaced to England’s Marcus Ellis and Chris Landridge in the gold medal match to claim silver.

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India’s shooters have been the most a hit, with a mixed 16 medals (seven gold, 4 silver and five bronze) adopted by means of the wrestlers who delivered 12 medals (five gold, three silver, 4 bronze) and weightlifters and boxers with nine. Five gold medals, two silver and two bronze got here from weightlifting and 3 every got here from boxing.

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Also dominating have been India’s table tennis and badminton avid gamers. In all, India won 8 medals in TT which is the best for any CWG: three golds got here from Manika Batra (the first Indian woman to win an individual gold) and the ladies’s and men’s teams, Manika and Mouma Das won silver in the ladies’s doubles and 3 bronze medals have been claimed by means of Achantha Sharath Kamal won bronze in the men’s singles, Manika and Sharath in the blended doubles and Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shetty in the men’s doubles.

In badminton, India’s shuttlers introduced home six medals at Gold Coast, surpassing the 4 from Delhi 2010 — gold in the staff tournament, gold for Saina Nehwal, silver for Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu, bronze to Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy in the ladies’s doubles and lately’s silver in the men’s doubles.

With 66 medals, India’s third most successful Games With 66 medals, India’s third most successful Games Reviewed by kailash soni on April 15, 2018 Rating: 5
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