Commonwealth Games Update – Indian Finishes 3rd in Gold Coast 2018

Commonwealth Games Update

Commonwealth Games Update – India finishes 3rd in Commonwealth Games 2018 being conducted in Gold Coast. 

Commonwealth Games Update 2018

Indian Athletes grabbed an impressive 26 Golds in the CWG 2018 finishing 3rd in the Table. The 2018 Commonwealth Games, which is officially known as the XXI Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Gold Coast 2018 has been started and today is the first day of the same. This year, it is being conducted in the Gold Coast, a city in the Australian State of Queensland. The interesting thing for the CWG 2018 is this is the fifth time Australia has hosted the Commonwealth Games.

CWG this year has begun with a lot of excitement for Indian Sportspersons. Previously Cricket was the only game that India won in. However, with a lot of encouragement from the sports ministry has led to these sports being promoted in the CWG. There is a lot of effort put in by the Sportspersons with their lifelong dedication to the sports that they have been practicing.

Final Medal Tally at Commonwealth Games 2018 (Gold coast 2018)

3 India 26 20 20 66
1 Australia 80 59 59 198
2 England 45 45 46 136
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

Medal Tally of India in CWG 2018:

Medal Tally Gold Silver Bronze Total
India 16 8 10 34

Commonwealth Games 9th Day Update

Anish Bhanwala

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Indian shooter Anish Bhanwala has created history by becoming the country’s youngest ever gold medal winner in the Commonwealth Games with an age of just 15. Anish clinched that gold for India in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event at the Belmont Shooting Centre. This little yet talented boy from Haryana boosted up India’s medal count in CWG with a score of 30 including four series of 5 each. Despite being the youngest in the field, Anish showcased a tremendous talent and managed to grab a Gold for the country.

Tejaswini Sawant

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Coming to the women’s achievement, shooter Tejaswini Sawant achieved the feat of getting Gold in women’s 50m Rifle 3 positions at 21st Commonwealth Games. She registered a new game record of 457.9 points to be crowned with the title. Seonaid McIntosh of Scotland took bronze with 444.6

Anjum Moudgil

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Anjum Moudgil also raised the Indian medals’ tally by clinching a silver medal in the Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions at the 21st Commonwealth Games. The 24-year girl carried her great performance to the final where she shot 455.7, holding the second position with scores of 151.9 in kneeling and 157.1 in prone and thus grabbing a silver medal for India.

Bajrang Punia

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Finally, Bajrang Punia bags a Gold in the 65 Kg Category and adds one more Gold in India’s medals tally.

  • Bajrang defeated Vincent De Marinis of Canada in the semi-finals.
  • In the quarter-finals, Bajrang showed the talent of outclassing Amas Daniel of Nigeria, building up a 10-0 lead early in the second round. The domination continued in the semi-finals Bajrang pulled off a series of two-point moves to take an 8-0 lead in the first round.
  • Another takedown just after the break earned Bajrang the win and a place in the final.

Commonwealth Games 7th Day Update

What could more delightful than watching our Country getting medals every day! Yes, the 7th day also started with clinching a Gold Medal by Shreyasi. Ankur Mittal and Om Prakash settled for bronze. The legendary Mary Kom Mary Kom beat Sri Lanka’s Anusha Dilrukshi 5-0 to enter the women’s 46-48kg Final.

  • Shreyasi defeated Australia’s Emma Cox in a shoot off in women’s double trap, while Ankur Mittal settled for bronze in the men’s event.

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  • Om Prakash won bronze in men’s 50m Pistol event final while defending champion Jitu Rai finished a disappointing 8th. Meanwhile, Mary Kom beat Sri Lanka’s Anusha Dilrukshi 5-0 to enter the women’s 46-48kg Final.
  • Ankur Mittal (53 points) settles for the third position in the Men’s Double Trap event. Mohd Ashab (43 points) finished fourth.

With Ankur’s Medal, India’s Medals count currently have reached 12 gold, 4 silver, 7 bronze.

Commonwealth Games Update – 6th day

  • On the 6th day of Commonwealth Games, Heena Sidhu (shooting) and Sachin Chaudhary (Para Powerlifting) remained in the limelight.
  • Heena Sidhu finished with Games Record score of 38 to win GOLD in the 25m Pistol event

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  • Earlier, the same day, India beat Malaysia 2-1 in a Pool B match of men’s hockey and confirmed their entry into the semi-finals with two wins from three matches.
  • Gagan Narang and Chain Singh failed to finish among medals after qualifying for the finals of men’s 50m Rifle Prone Position event.
  • Later in the day, Para Powerlifter Sachin Chaudhary won bronze in the men’s heavyweight category.
  • India’s medals count stood at 11 Gold, 4 Silver, and 6 Bronze at the completion of the Commonwealth sixth day.

Commonwealth Games Update – 5th day

High jumper Tejaswin Shankar cleared the height of 2.21m in his second attempt to reach the final qualification mark of 2.27m. Jitu Rai won gold and Om won a bronze in the men’s 10m Air Pistol final. The shooter, Mehuli Ghosh, aged 17, took silver in the women’s 10m air rifle event. Apurvi Chandela won a Bronze in women’s Air Rifle shooting. Pardeep Singh won a silver in men’s 105kg weightlifting. India’s medal tally in CWG 2018 currently stands at 15 with 7 Gold Medals. India’s medal tally in CWG 2018 currently stands at 17 with 8 Gold Medals, 4 silver medals, and 5 bronze medals.

Jitu Rai
Jitu Rai
Mehuli Ghosh
Mehuli Ghosh

Commonwealth Games Update – 4th Day
Indian Weightlifters continue to win Gold medals for India. Punam Yadav won gold in women’s 69 kg weightlifting event. She won bronze at the 2014 Glasgow edition in the combined lift of 222 kg (100kg +122 kg)

In the Air Pistols Final event, Manu Bhaker won gold and took India’s medal tally to six. Heena Sidhu claimed silver. Heena Sidhu bounced back after her elimination in the second round. Deepak Kumar and Ravi Kumar qualified in the men’s 10m Air Rifle by securing the top two positions. Deepak set a record by shooting 627.2 while Ravi Kumar secured a place in the finals by scoring 626.8.

Manu Bhaker gold Medalist
Manu Bhaker, gold Medalist for air rifle shooting

Commonwealth Games Update – 3rd Day

Venkat Rahul Ragala – Earning the 4th Gold Medal For India

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Venkat Rahul Ragala wins gold in men’s 85kg category. This is India’s fourth gold medal at the Games. The macho man lifted a total of 338 Kgs (151+187) Kgs in the Men’s 85 kg and clinching the 4th Gold Medal for India.

Sathish Sivalingam

Even on the third day of the Commonwealth Games, weightlifters continue to make India proud. Sathish Sivalingam wins India’s 3rd gold. Sathish Kumar Sivalingam won yet another Gold medal in the Men’s 77kg Final at Commonwealth Games 2018 on Saturday. This is India’s third gold medal. India’s medal count tallies at 5 medals with 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze. Sathish had won Gold at the 2014 Commonwealth games held in Glasgow.  Sathish Sivalingam hails from Vellore in Tamilnadu.

Sathish Sivalingam

Commonwealth Games Update – 2nd Day

Sanjita Chanu – The Gold Bearer

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The second day of Commonwealth Games 2018 again started with a bang as Sanjita Chanu got captured all the attention with the gold medal in women’s 53 Kg category. This is indeed again a glorious day for all the Indians with two consecutive gold medals.

Deepak Lather – Men’s Weightlifting 69kg

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Despite his age of just 18 years, this young Indian boy managed to clinche a bronze for his country in 69 kg category. He came up with a bronze medal in senior’s men section, with a total weight of 295 Kg (138 Kg+157 Kg).

Commonwealth Games Update – 1st Day

The first day of Commonwealth has started with a sparkling news for all the Indians as Mirabai Chanu on Thursday grabbed the first gold for India as she went on to surpass her own personal record. The Manipuri weightlifter lifted 86 kg in Snatch, overtaking her own personal best of 85 kg in the Category and then surpassed her 109 kg clean and jerk record to lift 110kg in the category. Her total lift of 196 kg has got India’s first gold on the first day of the Commonwealth Games 2018 in the women’s 48 kg weightlifting category. It came hours after Gururaja won the silver in the 56 kg weight category. With this glorious achievement, she also has created a new Commonwealth Games record in the process.

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Commonwealth Games Update – Overall Coverage for the First Day

India opened collecting its medal in the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday, the first day of Commonwealth Games as Gururaja Poojary won silver in the 56 kg category weightlifting. Apart from this, India not only blanked Sri Lanka 5-0 in the mixed team event in badminton but also beat the Sri Lankan team 3-0 in Table Tennis women’s event. It is also appreciable for the India women’s team to try their best, but they lost their opening match to Wales.

Center of Attraction – Mirabai Chanu

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World champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will be in the limelight for her high medal-winning chances. Competing in the 48kg category, Chanu, the extraordinary Manipuri weightlifter, who claimed a silver at the 2014 CWG, is being considered a sure shot medal prospect for India as her personal best of 194kg stands over 10kg more than her nearest rival in the competition. Chanu had become the second Indian weightlifter after Karnam Malleswari to emerge as a world champion in November 2017 when she created a new world record of 194kg – 85kg snatch and 109kg clean-and-jerk to lift gold at the World Weightlifting Championships in Anaheim, USA.


Gururaja – The Man with Silver Medal

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  • Gururaja also leveraged India’s standard at Commonwealth 2018 by claiming silver in the Men’s 56kg weightlifting event.
  • One he was done with lifting his best weight of 111kg in the snatch, the 28-year-old again added 138kg in his third attempt in the clean and jerk

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