Finally Some Good News As India Wins 66 Medals At Commonwealth Games 2018
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The Commonwealth Games have often be viewed as the warm-up in the run to Olympics and India has often tried putting its firm foot forward in this competition. Having faired poorly in Glasgow Commonwealth games, the Indian contingent has made a remarkable comeback with 66 medals at Gold Coast, Australia.
CWG saw India win 66 medals – 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze. India bettered their medal tally by two from the previous edition, Glasgow 2014, where they had won 64 medals.
India finished third on the medal tally behind behind Australia (198) and England (136) with many sportspersons putting in outstanding and record-breaking performances over the last 11 days.
It all started with Saikhom Mirabai Chanu who broke six records in six lifts to storm her way to gold the women’s 48kg weightlifting event.
Saina Nehwal became the first female Indian shuttler to win two individual badminton gold medals, after defeating World No 3 PV Sindhu 21-18, 23-22 in a riveting women’s singles final.
The Badminton contingent performed really well and ended up with 6 medals.
15-year-old pistol sensation Anish Bhanwala became a star with his riveting performance as he became the youngest Indian gold medalist in the men’s 25pm rapid fire pistol finals.
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