CommonWealth Gold Coast 2018 – Winner And Highlight Of India Performances

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CommonWealth 2018 Game Held in Gold Coast Queensland.  With 26 golds, 20 silvers and 20 bronze medals, the Indian contingent on April 15, 2018 recorded its third best ever medal haul at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. With 66 medals, India finished third behind leaders Australia (198) and second-placed England (136), surpassing their own tally 64 medals at the Glasgow Games in 2014. The shooting was the event where India won their maximum numbers of medals-16 in total and seven of them gold.

Commonwealth Games has become India’s third most successful CWG of all time, with a 200-plus contingent delivering 66 medals to outdo the 64 from Glasgow four years ago and finish behind the 101 from Delhi in 2010 and 69 from the 2002 Melbourne Games. Earlier, India had won 69 medals at the Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002.

India’s winning streak began from the day one when weightlifter P. Gururaja won the silver medal in the men’s 56kg event and it continued till the last day with men’s doubles badminton pair of Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty winning the silver medal.

India’s shooters were the most successful, with a combined 16 medals (seven gold, four silver, and five bronze) followed by the wrestlers who delivered 12 medals (five gold, three silver, four bronze) and weightlifters and boxers with nine. Five gold medals, two silver, and two bronze came from weightlifting and three each came from boxing.
Also dominating were India’s table tennis and badminton players. In all, India won eight medals in TT which is the best for any CWG: three golds came from Manika Batra (the first Indian woman to win an individual gold) and the women’s and men’s teams, Manika and Mouma Das won silver in the women’s doubles and three bronze medals were claimed by Achantha Sharath Kamal won bronze in the men’s singles, Manika and Sharath in the mixed doubles and Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shetty in the men’s doubles.

In badminton, India’s shuttlers brought home six medals at Gold Coast, surpassing the four from Delhi 2010- gold in the team event, gold for Saina Nehwal, silver for Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu, bronze to Ashwini th Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy in the women’s doubles and N today’s silver in the men’s doubles.

Highlights Of India Performances In CWG 2018

Below Some List Which Is Record Done by Indian are the following:

1) World champion and CWG record holder Saikhom Mirabai Chanu breaking six records in six lifts to storm her way to gold the women’s 48kg weightlifting event.

2) Manika Batra clinching gold in the women’s singles table tennis final become the first Indian woman to do so. Overall, Batra won four medals at the CWG.

3) The country’s first women’s table tennis team gold, secured when Batra led them to an unprecedented victory over four-time CWG gold medalists Singapore.

4) Saina Nehwal becoming the first female Indian shuttler to win two individual badminton gold medals, after defeating World No 3 PV Sindhu 21-18, 23-22 in a riveting women’s singles final.

5) 15-year-old pistol sensation Anish Bhanwala becoming the youngest Indian gold medalist at the CWG with a Games record score of 30 in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol finals.

5) Five-time world champion and Olympic bronze medalist MC Mary Kom, at the age of 35, winning her first CWG medal by claiming gold in the women’s 45-48kg boxing event.
6) Teenage shooting prodigy Manu Bhaker winning gold in the women’s 10m air pistol event after she shot a qualifying CWG record score of 388/400 in her first appearance at the Games.

7) Neeraj Chopra marking his CWG debut with a season bestsellers throw of 86.47 to win a javelin gold.

8) Shooters Tejaswini Sawant and Heena Sidhu taking two medals. Sawant won gold in the women’s 50m rifle 3 prone and silver in the 50m rifle prone, and Sidhu gold in the women’s 25m pistol (with CWG record 38) and silver in the 10m air pistol.

9) Wrestler Bajrang Punia winning gold in the men’s freestyle 64kg finals with a two-minute win over Kane Charig of Wales.

10) Sushil Kumar winning his third consecutive CWG gold.Sushil won his freestyle 74kg final to make it three in a row after 66kg gold in 2010 and 74kg gold in Glasgow.

11) The most successful medal haul from badminton at any CWG India’s shuttlers brought home six medals at Gold Coast surpassing the four from Delhi 2010. – The most successful medal haul in table tennis at any CWG -eight medals.

CommonWealth 2018 Medal Table

Here We List Top 10 Country In Medal Table. Check Below table. All Sources Obtained From Official Website/News.

Country Gold  Silver Bronze Total
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
All Data designed according to no. of gold medal winner. You Can Also Check Other Current Affairs 2018

India’s Top Stars In Each Discipline For Exams.

1) ATHLETICS

Neeraj Chopra (gold, men’s javelin throw)

The former World U-20 champion won his first medal and clearly looks good for more in future. Sharpening his skills under the watchful eyes of German Uwe Hohn, Chopra showed supreme confidence in his debut Games to pip the field by a distance.

Other key performers: Seema Punia (silver, women’s discus), Navjeet Dhillon (bronze, women’s discus).

2) BADMINTON

Saina Nehwal (gold, women’s singles) How can sania lose to a young sindhu? She asked the questions and found the answers. The new looks leaner, is tough to beat at net, and is fitter, thanks to her new physio Christopher.

Other key performers: Srikanth Kidambi (silver, men’s singles).

3)BOXING

Vikas Krishan (gold, men’s 75kg)
Battling back after a brief bout of illness, the southpaw went from strength to strength and mostly won unanimous verdicts. However, the pressure of winning a bout in just three rounds is getting to Vikas and he is now thinking of going pro.
Other key performers: MC Mary Kom (gold, women’s 45-48kg)

4)Shooting

Tejaswini Sawant (gold, women’s 50m rifle prone)

It has been a long time since former world champion Tejaswini Sawant grabbed headlines. She may be competing with rivals 17 years younger, but now she wants to keep going till the Tokyo Olympics.

Other key performers: Heena Sidhu (gold, women’s 25m pistol), Manu Bhaker (gold, women’s 10m air pistol), Anish (gold, me’set 25m rapid fire pistol)

5)TABLE TENNIS

Manika Batra (gold, women’s singles)

Manika Batra loves to face challenges. In the women’s singles her first challenge came from the World No. 4 and she swatted that aside with ease. She was up against another Singaporean in the final, who ran up a big lead in the first game. Again Maníka turned on the after-burners and soon the gold medal was on her neck.

Other key performers: Achanta Sharath Kamal (bronze, men’s singles).

6) WEIGHTLIFTING

Mirabai Chanu
It was Mirabai who triggered India’s gold rush at the games. Chanu set the first Games record in Gold Coast and got a special award from the official timekeepers- a sparkling new watch. From there on it was mostly good times for the Indian lifters at the Carrara Sports Arena.

7) WRESTLING

Sushil Kumar (gold, men’s freestyle 74kg)

There was controversy during the last Nationals when Sushil Kumar’s rivals gave him walkovers. The CWG rivals should have also considered the same as Sushil walloped one after the another in no time. The final was the best. lasted all of 80 seconds.

Other key performers: Vinesh Phogat (gold, women’s freestyle 50kg)

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