One of the most successful multi sport tournament for India just concluded in Gold Coast, Australia. Indian Oil Athletes who are a part of one of India’s largest state owned company supports many upcoming Indian athletes. These sportsman who are supported by the company made India proud by winning medals at various events at the Commonwealth Games 2018.
Indian Oil Athletes raking up medals at CWG 2018
State-owned oil marketing behemoth Indian Oil’s sports champions delivered a record performance by winning 11 medals, among which, four were Gold, four Silver and three Bronze medals.
- The company’s table tennis star Manika Batra with two gold medals, a silver and a bronze for a total of four medals was the star of the Indian contingent at CWG 2018.
- Achanta Sharath Kamal with a gold, a silver and a bronze had a tally of three medals, and he was at the forefront of India’s magnificent showing at the Games.
- Not far behind was shuttler and world no 1 Kidambi Srikanth who bagged gold and a silver and N. Sikki Reddy who claimed gold and a bronze.
- Teeanger Mehuli Ghosh, who is the PSU’s player scholarship, missed the gold by a whisker and had to settle for silver in the women’s 10 metres Air Rifle event.
The best performance, according to an official release by Indian Oil, was by the table tennis and badminton players. Sharath and Manika spearheaded the TT challenge in the team championships as India claimed its maiden men’s and women’s team gold medals.
Subsequently, the 22-year-old Manika created history by becoming the first Indian woman paddler to win a Singles gold medal at the CWG.
Indian Oil had its representation in hockey (India finished fourth) too in the form of Kothajit Singh and Gurinder Singh, both defenders while in athletics, Indian Oil’s scholarship player, Amoj Jacob qualified for the final round in the 4×400 metres relay.
Indian Oil Chairman Sanjiv Singh congratulated the players for their performances.
“Our sportspersons have undoubtedly shown commendable determination, grit and ambition for achievement, and this was instrumental in their success,” he said.
“I am confident that in the future, too, our sportspersons will continue to strive hard and prove their merit so as to keep our national flag flying high in the international arena.”
From all of the Indian sports fans let’s hope these Indian oil athletes make India proud once again at the Asian Games 2018.