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In Pictures: India At The Commonwealth Games 2018

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India had a successful run at the Commonwealth Games this year held in Australia’s Gold Coast this year, bagging 66 medals, with 26 gold and 20 silver and bronze each. This was the country’s third best performance in terms of the medals tally, after the 2010 and 2002 games where India won 101 and 69 medals, respectively.

Shooting: 16 Medals

  • Golds: 7
  • Silver: 4
  • Bronze: 5

Indian shooters won the maximum number of medals in the sport. Fifteen-year-old Anish Bhanwala become the country's youngest-ever gold medalist at the CWG.

Ace shooter Jitu Rai, Manu Bhaker, Heena Sidhu, Om Mithraval, among others won a medal each.

Sergei Evglevski of Australia, Anish Bhanwala of India, and Sam Gown of England at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 CWG in Brisbane, Australia. (Source: PTI)

Badminton: 6 Medals

  • Gold: 2
  • Silver: 3
  • Bronze: 1

Saina Nehwal stole the win in the mixed team final against three-time defending champion Malaysia, bagging her first-ever mixed team gold at the CWG.

Women’s singles gold medalist Saina Nehwal and silver medalist PV Sindhu at the Commonwealth Games 2018. (Source: PTI)

PV Sindhu picked up a silver medal in the women’s singles, and the newly-crowned World No.1 Kidambi Srikanth settled for the second spot.

PV Sindhu returns a shot to her compatriot Saina Nehwal during women’s singles badminton gold medal match at the CWG 2018. (Source: PTI)
Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei and India’s Srikanth Kidambi exchange greetings after their men’s singles badminton gold medal match. (Source: PTI)

Boxing: 9 Medals

  • Gold: 3
  • Silver: 3
  • Bronze: 3

Led by MC Mary Kom, India’s boxing contingent finished with the country’s highest-ever medal haul in the sport, picking a total of nine medals.

Gold medalist MC Mary Kom poses for photographs during the medal ceremony of the womens Light Fly (45-48 kg) boxing event. (Source: PTI)
MC Mary Kom wrestles with Northern Ireland’s Kristina O Hara during the boxing womens Light Fly (45-48 kg) finals at the Commonwealth Games 2018. (Source: PTI)
Gaurav Solanki declared winner against Northern Ireland’s Brendan Irvine in the Men’s Fly 52kg boxing finals. (Source: PTI)

Weightlifting: 9 Medals

  • Golds: 5
  • Silvers: 2
  • Bronze: 2

India’s first medal at this year’s games as well as the first gold medal, both came from weightlifting. World champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu went on a record-smashing spree, claiming three of them, while 25-year-old P Gururaja made his CWG debut, finishing second in the men's 56 kg category.

Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu. (Source: PTI)
Indian Weightlifter Punam Yadav competes in women’s 69kg Weightlifting category during the Commonwealth Games 2018. (Source: PTI)
Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu during the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Source: PTI)

Athletics: 3 Medals

  • Gold: 1
  • Silver: 1
  • Bronze: 1

Indian athletes secured three medals in athletics with one bronze, one silver and one gold each, with Neeraj Chopra becoming the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a gold medal at the CWG.

Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra with silver medalist Australia’s Hamish Peacock and bronze medalist Grenada’s Anderson Peters. (Source: PTI)

Table Tennis: 8 Medals

  • Gold: 3
  • Silver: 2
  • Bronze: 3

Twenty two-year old Manika Batra was the big reveal of these Commonwealth Games, finishing on the podium in each of the events she entered.

Manika Batra serves at the 2018 CWG. (Source: PTI)

Wrestling:12 Medals

  • Golds: 5
  • Silver: 3
  • Bronze: 4
India’s Sushil Kumar wrestles with Pakistan’s Muhammad Asad Butt in the men’s freestyle 74kg wrestling quarterfinal bout. (Source: PTI)

(With inputs from PTI)

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