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Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2018

India ended their Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2018 with a total haul of 66 medals ( 26 gold, 20 silver, and 20 bronze). The Games that began with a silver for P Gururaja and gold for Mirabai Chanu on the first day ended with a gold for Saina Nehwal and silver for Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty in badminton on last day. This was India’s second most successful Games overseas, behind only Manchester, 2002. 

The Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2018 is an international sporting event involving members of the commonwealth nations. This multi-sport event takes place every four years starting from 1930 and latest 2018 was held in Gold Coast, Australia. Australia with 198 medals (80 Gold, 59 Silver and 59 Bronze) topped the chart and England with 136 Medals (45 Gold, 45 Silver and 46 Bronze) stood second.

POS COUNTRY TOTAL
1 Australia 80 59 59 198
2 England 45 45 46 136
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’s medal winners at CWG 2018

India’s medal winners- full list
Winner Sports Event Medal
 
India Badminton Mixed Team Gold
Saina Nehwal Badminton Women’s singles Gold
Jitu Rai Shooting Men’s 10m Air Pistol Gold
Manu Bhaker Shooting Women’s 10m Air Pistol Gold
Heena Sidhu Shooting Women’s 25m Pistol Gold
Shreyasi Singh Shooting Women’s Double Trap Gold
Anish Shooting Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Gold
Tejaswini Sawant Shooting Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Gold
Sanjeev Rajput Shooting Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Position Gold
India Table Tennis Men’s Team Gold
India Table Tennis Women’s Team Gold
Manika Batra Table Tennis Women’s singles Gold
Sathish Sivalingam Weightlifting Men’s 77kg Gold
RV Rahul Weightlifting Men’s 85kg Gold
Mirabai Chanu Weightlifting Women’s 48kg Gold
Sanjita Chanu Weightlifting Women’s 53kg Gold
Punam Yadav Weightlifting Women’s 69kg Gold
Rahul Aware Wrestling Men’s Freestyle 57kg Gold
Bajrang Wrestling Men’s Freestyle 65kg Gold
Sushil Kumar Wrestling Men’s Freestyle 74kg Gold
Sumit Malik Wrestling Men’s 125 kg freestyle Gold
Vinesh Phogat Wrestling Women’s 50 kg freestyle Gold
Mary Kom Boxing Women’s 45-48kg Gold
Gaurav Solanki Boxing Men’s 52kg Gold
Vikas Krishan Boxing Men’s 75kg Gold
Neeraj Chopra Athletics Javelin Throw Gold
 
PV Sindhu Badminton Women’s Singles Silver
K Srikanth Badminton Men’s singles Silver
Satwik Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty Badminton Men’s Doubles Silver
Joshna Chinappa/Dipika Pallikal Squash Women’s Doubles Silver
Anjum Moudgil Shooting Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Silver
Heena Sidhu Shooting Women’s 10m Air Pistol Silver
Mehuli Ghosh Shooting Women’s 10m Air Rifle Silver
Tejaswini Sawant Shooting Women’s 50m Rifle Prone Silver
Pardeep Singh Weightlifting Men’s 105kg Silver
P Gururaja Weightlifting Men’s 56kg Silver
Seema Punia Athletics Women’s Discus Throw Silver
Manika Batra/Mouma Das Table Tennis Women’s doubles Silver
Sharath Kamal/G Sathiyan Table Tennis Men’s doubles Silver
Mausam Khatri Wrestling Men’s Freestyle 97kg Silver
Babita Kumari Wrestling Women’s Freestyle 53kg Silver
Pooja Dhanda Wrestling Women’s Freestyle 57kg Silver
Amit Panghal Boxing Men’s 49 kg category Silver
Manish Kaushik Boxing Men’s 60 kg category Silver
Satish Kumar Boxing Men’s 91+ kg category Silver
Dipika Pallikal & Saurav Ghosal Squash Mixed Doubles Silver
 
Ashwini Ponnappa/N Sikki Reddy Badminton Women’s Doubles Bronze
Om Mitharval Shooting Men’s 10m Air Pistol Bronze
Om Mitharval Shooting Men’s 50m Pistol Bronze
Ankur Mittal Shooting Men’s Double Trap Bronze
Ravi Kumar Shooting Men’s 10m Air Rifle Bronze
Apurvi Chandela Shooting Women’s 10m Air Rifle Bronze
Harmeet Desai/Sanil Shetty Table Tennis Men’s doubles Bronze
A Sharath Kamal Table Tennis Men’s Singles Bronze
Manika Batra/G Sathiyan Table Tennis Mixed Doubles Bronze
Deepak Lather Weightlifting Men’s 69kg Bronze
Vikas Thakur Weightlifting Men’s 94kg Bronze
Sachin Chaudhary Para Powerlifting Men’s Heavyweight Bronze
Navjeet Dhillon Athletics Women’s Discus Throw Bronze
Hussamuddin Mohammed Boxing Men’s 56kg Bronze
Manoj Kumar Boxing Men’s 69kg Bronze
Naman Tanwar Boxing Men’s 91kg Bronze
Divya Kakran Wrestling Women’s Freestyle 68kg Bronze
Kiran Wrestling Women’s Freestyle 76kg Bronze
Sakshi Malik Wrestling Women”s 62 kg Nordic Bronze
Somveer Wrestling Men’s 86 kg freestyle Bronze

India 2018 Commonwealth Games medal Winners

Venues of Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games Year Host Country
Commonwealth Games XIX 2010 Delhi, India
Commonwealth Games XX 2014 Glasgow, Scotland
Commonwealth Games XXI 2018 Gold Coast, Australia
Commonwealth Games XXII 2022 Birmingham, England

Commonwealth Games 2018 – Important Highlights

  • Robert Pitcairn became the oldest athlete to debut at Gold Coast games 2018.
  • Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian to win gold in Javelin Throw in Commonwealth Games.
  • Saina Nehwal became the first Indian shuttler to have won two singles gold medals in badminton in Commonwealth Games.
  • Shooter Anish Bhanwala (15-years) became India’s youngest gold medallist at the Commonwealth Games.
  • The 2018 Commonwealth Games is the 21st edition of the multi-sport event Commonwealth Games.
  • It is the first major multi-sport event which achieved GENDER EQUALITY by having an equal number of events for males and females.

Commonwealth Games 2018

  • Venue: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
  • Period: 4th April 2018 to 15th April 2018
  • Main Venue: Carrara Stadium
  • Motto: Share The Dream
  • EMBLEM: Silhouette of the Skyline and landscape of Gold Coast
  • MASCOT: Borobi
  • Number of Nations Participated: 71
  • Number of Sports: 19
  • Number of Events: 275
  • Opening Ceremony: Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast, Australia (Indian Flag Bearer- PV Sindhu)
  • Closing Ceremony : Indian Flag Bearer- Mary Com
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