New Delhi: India wrapped up their 2018 Commonwealth Games campaign in Australia’s Gold Coast at the third spot with an overall tally with 26 Gold, 20 Silver and 20 Bronze medals.
This was India’s third-best show after the Delhi games in 2010 and Manchester games in 2002.
The 66 medals is two medals more than Glasgow 2014. In Delhi Commonwealth Games 2010, India scripted history by winning 101 medals.
Indian shooters raked in the most number of medals (16), followed by the wrestlers (12), the boxers and weightlifters (nine each).
Let’s look at the Indian medallists and how much each sport contributed to India’s medals tally:
1) Neeraj Chopra – Men’s Javelin Throw
20-year-old Haryana native Neeraj Chopra bagged India’s first athletics gold medal in Men’s Javelin Throw. Chopra threw a season best distance of 86.47 m in the final.
2) Saina Nehwal – Badminton (Women’s Singles)
On last day of CWG 2018 Games, it was probably the event to watch out for. India’s star shuttlers were vying for the gold medal. Eventually, Saina Nehwal won gold in women’s singles in badminton.
3) Mary Kom – Boxing (48 kg)
India’s legendary boxer Mary Kom won gold in women’s 45-48kg boxing category by thrashing Northern Ireland’s Kristina O’Hara in the final.
4) Vikas Krishan – Boxing (75 kg)
Boxer Vikas Krishan defeated Dieudonne Wilfried Seyi Ntsengue of Cameroon in the 75kg category final at the 21st CWG. He won by a 5:0 unanimous verdict.
5) Gaurav Solanki – Boxing (52 kg)
Following Mary Kom’s footsteps, Gaurav Solanki won the gold medal in men’s 53kg category. Solanki dominated most of the battle against Northern Ireland’s Brendan Irvine and won by a split 4:1 verdict.
6) Anish Bhanwala – Men’s 25m rapid fire pistol
Anish Bhanwala became India’s youngest CWG gold medalist by winning 25 m rapid fire pistol. He shot a Games record score of 30 to claim top prize in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event.
7) Manu Bhaker – Women’s 10m air pistol
India’s teen shooting sensation Manu Bhaker grabbed the women’s 10m air pistol gold medal by shattering the games record while Heena Sidhu staged a stirring comeback to bag silver at the 21st Commonwealth Games.
8) Shreyasi Singh – Women’s double trap
Shreyasi Singh held her nerve and produced some excellent shooting to win the women’s double trap gold medal in the CWG 2018.
9) Jitu Rai – Men’s 10m air pistol
The Indian shooter Jitu Rai made the country proud by winning gold in Men’s 10m air pistol event.
10) Sanjeev Rajput – Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions
Sanjeev Rajput won India’s seventh gold medal in shooting on Saturday, finishing first in the final of men’s 50m rifle 3 positions event.
11) Tejaswini Sawant – Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions
Tejaswini shot a CWG record 457.9 in the event’s finals, thus adding another gold medal for India. This was the seventh CWG medal for Tejaswini, following two golds in 2006, a pair of silvers and a bronze in 2010.
12) Heena Sidhu – Women’s 25m pistol
Heena Sidhu, who is also a qualified dentist, today won India’s third gold medal in shooting at the 21st Commonwealth Games. This was Sidhu’s second medal at the ongoing Games after having claimed a silver in the 10m air pistol event
13) Manika Batra – Table Tennis
Manika Batra scripted history by winning first ever women’s singles table tennis gold for India at the Commonwealth Games, blanking Yu Mengyu of Singapore 4-0 in the final.
14) Mirabai Chanu – Weightlifting (48 kg)
Star weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won the first gold for India in weightlifting with a power-packed performance in women’s 48 kilogram category in Gold Coast.
15) Sanjita Chanu – Weightlifting (53 kg)
Sanjita Chanu Khumukcham, the 24-year-old weightlifter from Manipur, became the second Indian gold medallist after winning the women’s 53 kg final.
16) Satish Kumar Sivalingam – Weightlifting (77 kg)
Sathish Kumar Sivalingam won the third gold medal for India in weightlifting as he lifted 317 kg in total, 144 kg in Snatch and 173 kg in Clean-and-Jerk in Men’s 77 kg weightlifting.
17) Venkat Ragul Ragala – Weightlifting (85 kg)
The 21-year-old Venkat Ragul Ragala, who won another gold for India, lifted a total of 338kg (151kg+187kg) to finish on top.
18) Punam Yadav – Weightlifting (69 kg)
Punam Yadav, hailing from Varanasi, won the gold for India in the 69 kg category by lifting 100 kg in the snatch and 122 kg in clean and jerk.
19) Sushil Kumar – Wrestling (74 kg)
Sushil Kumar became the first Indian wrestler to win three Golds at the Commonwealth Games after defeating South Africa’s Johannes Botha in the 74 kg final. Sushil is also the only Indian to win two medals at the Olympics.
20) Vinesh Phogat – Wrestling (50 kg)
Vinesh Phogat won gold in the women’s 50 kilogram wrestling competition. She defeated Miesinnei Genesis of Nigeria, Rupinder Kaur of Australia and Canada’s Jessica MacDonald.
21) Rahul Aware – Wrestling (47 kg)
Rahul Aware grabbed the gold medal for India in Men’s 57 kg Freestyle category. The 26-year old athlete defeated Canada’s Steven Takahashi 15-7.
22) Bajrang Punia – Wrestling (65 kg)
Dominant Bajrang Punia overpowered his opponents with remarkable ease to claim gold medal in the men’s freestyle 65 kg event . Punia defeated New Zealand’s Brahm Richards, Nigeria’s Amas Daniel, and Canada’s Vincent De Marinis en route the final.
23) Sumit Malik – Wrestling (125 kg)
Wrestler Sumit Malik won the gold medal after his opponent, Nigeria’s Sinivie Boltic, was ruled out of the final due to an injury. Earlier, Sumit defeated Pakistan’s Tayab Raza 10-4 in a dramatic bout.
24) Mixed Event – Badminton
The rampaging Indian mixed badminton team claimed its maiden gold medal at Commonwealth Games, thrashing three-time defending champions Malaysia ny 3-1 in the final.
25) Men’s Table Tennis
A day after women’s Table Tennis Team clinched gold, the men’s Table Tennis team crushed Nigeria by 3-0.
26) Women’s Table Tennis
Indian women’s table tennis team scripted history by clinching the first ever gold medal at the Commonwealth Games with a 3-1 victory over Singapore in the final. The doubles pair of Mouma Das and Madhurika Patkar romped home with a victory.