Everything About Commonwealth Games and India in Commonwealth Games

Important Facts About Commonwealth Games

  • The Commonwealth Games was started in 1930 at Hamilton, Canada.
  • India participated for the first time in London (England) games in 1934.
  • India participated for the first time after Independence in fifth commonwealth games in 1954 at Vancouver, Canada.
  • India hosted the 19th edition of commonwealth Games in 2010 at New Delhi and got second position in medal list with 38 gold, 27 silver and 36 bronze.
  • The 20th edition of commonwealth games was held at Glasgow, UK in 2014. In this India got 64 medals.
  • The 21th edition of games was held at Gold Coast, Australia in 2018.
  • The 22th edition of games will to be held at Birmingham, England in 2022.

Important Facts About Commonwealth Games 2018

  • Motto: Share the Dream
  • Nations participating: 71
  • Main venue: Carrara Stadium
  • Officially opened by: Charles, Prince of Wales
  • Officially closed by: Edward, Earl of Wessex
  • The first time a major multi-sport event achieved gender equality by having an equal number of events for male and female athletes.
  • Australia topped the medal table. England and India got second and third position respectively.

India in Commonwealth Games 2018

  • Competitors: 216 in 15 sports
  • Flag bearer in Opening Ceremony: P. V. Sindhu
  • Flag bearer in Closing Ceremony: Mary Kom
  • Position in Medal Table: 3rd
  • Medals: 26 Gold, 20 Silver and 20 Bronze (Total = 66)

Athletics (Totle=3; 1 Gold + 1 Silver + 1 Bronze)

Players Event Medal
Neeraj ChopraMen’s Javelin ThrowGold
Seema PuniaWomen’s Discus Throw Silver
Navjeet DhillonWomen’s Discus Throw Bronze

Badminton (Totle=6; 2 Gold + 3 Silver + 1 Bronze)

PlayersEventMedal
Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth, Prannoy, Ruthvika, Ashwini, Sikki, Satwik, Pranaav, ChiragMixed Team Gold
Saina NehwalWomen’s Singles Gold
P V Sindhu Women’s Singles Silver
K SrikanthMen’s singles Silver
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy / Chirag ShettyMen’s doubles Silver
Ashwini Ponnappa / Sikki ReddyWomen’s doubles Bronze

Boxing (Totle=9; 3 Gold + 3 Silver + 3 Bronze)

PlayersEventMedal
Mary Kom Women’s 46-48 kg Gold
Vikas KrishanMen’s 75 kg Gold
Gaurav Solanki Men’s 52 kg Gold
Satish Kumar Men’s 91 kg Silver
Amit Phangal Men’s 46-49 kg Silver
Manish Kaushik Men’s 60 kg Silver
Naman Tanwar Men’s 81 kg Bronze
Manoj Kumar Men’s 69 kg Bronze
Hussamuddin MuhammadMen’s 91 kg Bronze

Para Powerlifting (1 Bronze)

PlayersEventMedal
Sachin Chaudhary Men’s Heavyweight Bronze

Shooting (Totle=16; 7 Gold + 4 Silver + 5 Bronze)

PlayersEventMedal
Anish Bhanwala Men’s 25m rapid fire pistol Gold
Manu Bhaker Women’s 10m air pistol Gold
Shreyasi SinghWomen’s double trap Gold
Jitu Rai Men’s 10m air pistol Gold
Sanjeev Rajput Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Gold
Tejaswini SawantWomen’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Gold
Heena Sidhu Women’s 25m pistol Gold
Mehuli Ghosh Women’s 10m air rifle Silver
Heena Sidhu Women’s 10m air pistol Silver
Anjum Moudgil Women’s 50m Rifle  Silver
Tejaswini Sawant Women’s 50m Rifle prone Silver
Om Prakash Mitharwal Men’s 10m air pistol Bronze
Om Prakash Mitharwal Men’s 50m pistol Bronze
Ravi Kumar Men’s 50m pistol Bronze
Ankur Mittal Men’s trap shooting Bronze
Apurvi Chandela Women’s 10m air rifle Bronze

Squash (2 Silver)

PlayersEventMedal
Dipika Pallikal / Saurav GhosalMixed doubles Silver
Dipika Pallikal / Joshna ChinappaWomen’s doubles Silver

Table Tennis (Totle=8; 3 Gold + 2 Silver + 3 Bronze)

PlayersEventMedal
Manika, Mouma, Madhurika, Pooja, Sutirta Women’s team Gold
Sathiyan, Sharath, Harmeet, Sanil, Amalraj Men’s team Gold
Manika Batra Women’s singles Gold
Achanta Sharath Kamal / Sathiyan G Men’s doubles Silver
Manika Batra / Mouma Das Women’s doubles Silver
Harmeet Desai / Sanil Shetty Men’s doubles Bronze
Achanta Sharath Kamal Men’s singles Bronze
Manika Batra / Sathiyan G Mixed doubles Bronze

Weightlifting (Totle=9; 5 Gold + 2 Silver + 2 Bronze)

PlayersEventMedal
Mirabai ChanuWomen’s 48 kg Gold
Sanjita ChanuWomen’s 53 kg Gold
Satish Kumar SivalingamMen’s 77 kg Gold
Venkat Ragul Ragala Men’s 85 kg Gold
Punam YadavWomen’s 69 kg Gold
Pardeep SinghMen’s 105 kg Silver
Gururaja P Men’s 56 kg Silver
Deepak Lather Men’s 69 kg Bronze
Vikas Thakur Men’s 94 kg Bronze

Wrestling (Totle=12; 5 Gold + 3 Silver + 4 Bronze)

PlayersCategory (All Freestyle)Medal
Sushil Kumar Men’s 74 kg Gold
Rahul AwareMen’s 57 kg Gold
Bajrang Punia Men’s 65 kg Gold
Sumit Men’s 125 kg Gold
Vinesh Phogat Women’s 50 kg Gold
Mausam Khatri Men’s 97 kg Silver
Babita Phogat Women’s 53 kg Silver
Pooja Dhanda Women’s 57 kg Silver
Somveer Men’s 86 kg Bronze
Sakshi MalikWomen’s 62 kg Bronze
Divya KakranWomen’s 68 kg Bronze
Kiran Women’s 76 kg Bronze

Records in Gold Coast Games 2018

  • Gururaja P who won Silver event became the 1st medal winner at the CWG 2018 for India.
  • In the Mixed Team event in Badminton, Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, H.S Prannoy, Ruthvika, Ashwini, SIkki Reddy,SAtwik, Pranav,Chirag won the 1st ever Gold for India in Badminton event.
  • Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Chirag Shetty won the 1st CWG Silver medal in Men’s Doubles Badminton.
  • Mary Kom won her 1st ever CWG Gold medal in the Women’s 46-48 Kg Category.
  • Sachin Chaudhary became the only Para Athelete to win a medal (won Bronze) in the Men’s Heavyweight Powerlifting event.
  • Anish Bhanwala who won Gold became the Youngest Indian to win a CWG medal.
  • Manu Bhaker who won Gold became the 2nd Youngest Indian to win CWG medal.
  • Tejaswini Sawant who won Silver became the Oldest medal winner for India.
  • Omprakash Mitharval who won Bronze became the 1st Double Medallist at the CWG 2018.
  • Dipika Pallika & Saurav Ghosal won Silver in the Mixed Doubles event in Squash and they achieved First Mixed Doubles medal in Squash at CWG for India.
  • Babita Phogat won her 3rd CWG medal (Hattrick) and in this CWG she won Women’s 53Kg Silver medal. (Silver in 2010 + Gold in 2014 + Silver in 2018)
  • Manika Batra won 4 medals in the Table Tennis in Women’s Team event , Women’s Singles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles. She won a Medal in all the event she participated.
  • Manika Batra & Mouma Das became the 1st Women’s Doubles Table Tennis Indian pair to enter a Women’s Doubles Final, they won Silver medal in the Women’s Doubles event.
  • Manika Batra became the 1st Indian Woman to win a Singles Medal in the Table Tennis Event and that too a Gold Medal in the Table Tennis Women’s Singles @ CWG 2018.
  • Sushil Kumar won the Men’s 74Kg Gold medal in the Wrestling category and this is Sushil Kumar’s Hattrick Gold medal in the consecutive CWG events. (Gold in 2010, 2014 and 2018)
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