CWG 2018: Highlights

CWG 2018: Highlights

  • India has showcased a tremendous participation in the XXI Commonwealth Games, held in Gold Coast, Queensland.
  • The next CWG, “CWG 2022” are to be held in Birmingham, England from 27th July to 7th August.
  • India has now an overall of 504 medals in CWG (with 181 Gold).

Key facts about CWG 2018

  • Venue = Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia 
  • Edition = 21st 
  • Motto = share the dream 
  • Mascot = Blue koala BOROBI 
  • Nations participating = 71 

List of top 10 countries

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1. Australia 80 59 59 198
2. England 45 45 46 136
3. India 26 20 20 66
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

India’s performance in CWG 2018

  • With 26 gold medals, the 2018 Commonwealth Games has become India’s third most successful of all time. 
  • India's best remains 101 in New Delhi (2010), followed by 69 in Manchester (2002). 
  • With 200 athletics, India performed brilliantly throughout the tournament. 
  • India finished third on the medal tally with the most number of Gold medals achieved in Shooting. 

India performance in different categories-

GAMES GOLD SILVER BRONZE
Athletics 1 1 1
Badminton 2 3 1
Boxing 3 3 3
Para Powerlifting - - 1
Shooting 7 4 5
Squash - 2 -
Table Tennis 3 2 3
Weightlifting 5 2 2
Wrestling 5 3 4
TOTAL
26 20 20
  • The flag bearer for India in the inaugural ceremony was P V Sindhu whereas in the closing ceremony it was M C Mary Kom. 
  • India won 16 medals in shooting (highest). 
  • Males total medals = 35 
  • Females total medals = 28 
  • Mixed =

Shooting - Gold medal winners

  • Manu Bhaker 
  • Jitu Rai 
  • Heena Sidhu 
  • Shreyasi Singh 
  • Tejaswini Sawant 
  • Anish Bhanwala 
  • Sanjeev Rajput 

Wrestling - Gold medal winners

  • Sushil Kumar 
  • Rahul Aware 
  • Bajrang Punia 
  • Sumit Malik 
  • Vinesh Phogat 

Boxing - Gold medal winners

  • MC Mary Kom (1st Indian woman boxer to win CWG medal) 
  • Gaurav Solanki 
  • Vikas Krishan Yadav 

Weightlifting - Gold medal winners

  • Mirabai Chanu 
  • Sanjjita Chanu 
  • Sathish Sivalingam 
  • RV Rahul 
  • Punam Yadav 

Table Tennis - Gold medal winners

  • Women’s team - Manika Batra, Mouma Das, Sutirtha Mukherjee, Madhurika Patkar, Pooja Sahasrabudhe 
  • Men’s team – Sharath Achanta, Anthony amalraj, Harmeet Desai, Sanil Shetty, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran 
  • Women’s singles - Manika Batra (1st Indian woman to do so) 

Badminton - Gold medal winners

  • Mixed Team- Pranav Chopra, Prannoy Kumar, Saina Nehwal, Ashwini Ponappa, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Sikki Reddy, Chirag Shetty, G R Shivani, PV Sindhu, K Srikanth 
  • Women’s singles- Saina Nehwal (defeated PV Sindhu) 

Javelin Throw - Gold medal winners

  • Neeraj Chopra (1st Indian to do so) 


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