One of the most successful Commonwealth Games in history of Indian sports just concluded in Gold Coast Australia. Overall India won 66 medals, among which 26 were Gold medals. So, in case if you missed the names and events the athletes won gold at CWG 2018 here’s a special report.
CWG 2018 – A GOLDEN event for Indian athletes
Hopes of 1.3 billion people were pinned on the contingent of 222 athletes who represented India at the XXI Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018. With expectations high from the Indian contingent, the delivery by the athletes was at par.
In total, India bagged 66 medals out of which 26 were gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. This allowed India to finish at the third spot in the medals table, which is their second best outing at a Commonwealth Games. In terms of gold medal count, this is India’s third-best performance ever. 38 gold medals are maximum India has achieved at Commonwealth Games which happened in 2010 Delhi CWG followed by 30 yellow metals which India had won in 2002 Manchester CWG and is followed by Gold Coast with the count of 26.
In the 21st edition of CWG, India bagged 16 medals from the shooting contingent maximum from a sports segment. Seven gold, four silver and five bronze came from the shooting range. The second best performance in this edition came from wrestling where it bagged 12 medals, which includes five gold, three silver and four bronze medals.
Here’s a comprehensive list of all the Indian Athletes who rose to the top of the podium at CWG 2018:
- Saikhom Mirabai Chanu – Weightlifting (Women’s 48 kg)
- Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu – Weightlifting (Women’s 53 kg)
- Sathish Sivalingam – Weightlifting (Men’s 77 kg)
- Ragala Venkat Rahul – Weightlifting (Men’s 85 kg)
- Punam Yadav – Weightlifting (Women’s 69 kg)
- Manu Bhaker – Shooting (Women’s 10-metre air pistol)
- Manika Batra, Mouma Das, Sutirtha Mukherjee, Madhurika Patkar, Pooja Sahasrabudhe – Table tennis (Women’s team)
- Jitu Rai – Shooting (Men’s 10-metre air pistol)
- Sharath Achanta, Anthony Amalraj, Harmeet Desai, Sanil Shetty, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran – Table tennis (Men’s team)
- Pranav Chopra, Prannoy Kumar, Saina Nehwal, Ashwini Ponnappa, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Sikki Reddy, Chirag Shetty, Gadde Ruthvika Shivani, P V Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth – Badminton (Mixed team)
- Heena Sidhu – Shooting (Women’s 25-metre pistol)
- Shreyasi Singh – Shooting (Women’s double trap)
- Rahul Aware – Wrestling (Men’s freestyle 57 kg)
- Sushil Kumar – Wrestling (Men’s freestyle 74 kg)
- Tejaswini Sawant – Shooting (Women’s 50m rifle 3 positions)
- Anish Bhanwala – Shooting (Men’s 25-metre rapid fire pistol)
- Bajrang Punia – Wrestling (Men’s freestyle 65 kg)
- Mary Kom – Boxing (Women’s light flyweight 48 kg)
- Sanjeev Rajput – Shooting (Men’s 50m rifle 3 positions)
- Gaurav Solanki – Boxing (Men’s flyweight 52 kg)
- Neeraj Chopra – Athletics (Men’s javelin throw)
- Sumit Malik – Wrestling (Men’s freestyle 125 kg)
- Vinesh Phogat – Wrestling (Women’s freestyle 50 kg)
- Manika Batra – Table tennis (Women’s singles)
- Vikas Krishan Yadav – Boxing (Men’s middleweight 75 kg)
- Saina Nehwal – Badminton (Women’s singles)