CWG 2018 Complete Highlights

CWG 2018 Complete Highlights

CWG 2018


The 2018 Commonwealth Games (officially known as the XXI Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Gold Coast 2018) has been kicked off recently in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. It is the fifth time Australia has hosted the Commonwealth Games. The Motto of CWG 2018 is Share the Dream”. ‘Borobi’ was named as the mascot of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in 2016. Borobi is a blue koala, with indigenous markings on its body.

Flag Bearers:
1. PV Sindhu was the flag bearer for the inauguration ceremony.
2. MC Mary Kom was the flag bearer for the concluding ceremony.

India finished third in the medals tally at the Commonwealth Games 2018, courtesy 66 medals including 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze medals. Australia with 198 medals topped the chart and England with 136 stood second.

Here is the complete list of Medals won by top 10 countries in the tournament-

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India’s combined 66 medals is its third-best showing in the history of the Games. India’s best remains 101 in New Delhi (2010), followed by 69 in Manchester (2002). India bettered its showing in Glasgow 2014, where we finished fifth overall, by just two medals. In Glasgow, India claimed 15 Gold, 30 Silver and 19 Bronze.

In table tennis, Manika Batra picked up medals in all events she competed in- Singles Gold, Women’s Doubles Gold, Women’s Team Gold and rounding off the Games with Mixed Doubles Bronze. Batra made history by becoming the first Indian woman to win an individual table tennis Gold at the Games.

India’s maximum medals came from shooting (16), followed by wrestling (12) and weightlifting (9).

Teenager Deepak Lather from Haryana became the youngest (18 Years) Indian weightlifter to claim a Commonwealth Games medal, clinching a Bronze in the men’s 69kg category. Indian shooter Anish Bhanwala, aged 15, created history by becoming the country’s youngest ever Gold medal winner in the Commonwealth Games, in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol.

Neeraj Chopra from Haryana became the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a Gold medal at the Games. His medal is only the fifth track-and-field Gold for India at the Commonwealth Games — the other four being Milkha Singh (1958), discus thrower Krishna Poonia (2010), the women’s 4x400m relay quartet of Manjeet Kaur, Sini Jose, Ashwini Akkunji and Mandeep Kaur (2010) and shot-putter Vikas Gowda (2014).

The Gold medal won by India’s mixed badminton team is the country’s first in that category at the Games. Saina Nehwal became the first Indian to win two singles Golds at the Games after defeating PV Sindhu. Saina had also won the title in 2010 in New Delhi. The Indian badminton contingent’s total of seven medals (2 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze) turned out to be the best performance by any Indian badminton team at the Games.

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, who claimed India’s first Gold, in the Women’s 48 kg, broke three Games records in the ‘snatch’ section, the ‘clean and jerk’ and the overall Games record.



Below is the list of all 66 medals that Indian athletes clinched at Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast:

Players Event Medal
Neeraj Chopra Men’s Javelin Throw GOLD
Seema Punia Women’s Discus Throw SILVER
Navjeet Dhillon Women’s Discus Throw BRONZE
Players Event Medal
Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth, Prannoy, Ruthvika, Ashwini, Sikki, Satwik, Pranaav, Chirag Mixed Team GOLD
Saina Nehwal Women’s Singles GOLD
PV Sindhu Women’s Singles SILVER
Kidambi Srikanth Men’s singles SILVER
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy / Chirag Shetty Men’s doubles SILVER
Ashwini Ponnappa / Sikki Reddy Women’s doubles BRONZE
Players Event Medal
Mary Kom Women’s 46-48 kg GOLD
Vikas Krishan Men’s 75 kg GOLD
Gaurav Solanki Men’s 52 kg GOLD
Satish Kumar Men’s 91 kg SILVER
Amit Phangal Men’s 46-49 kg SILVER
Manish Kaushik Men’s 60 kg SILVER
Naman Tanwar Men’s 81 kg BRONZE
Manoj Kumar Men’s 69 kg BRONZE
Hussamuddin Muhammad Men’s 91 kg BRONZE
Para Powerlifting
Players Event Medal
Sachin Chaudhary Men’s Heavyweight BRONZE
Players Event Medal
Anish Bhanwala Men’s 25m rapid fire pistol GOLD
Manu Bhaker Women’s 10m air pistol GOLD
Shreyasi Singh Women’s double trap GOLD
Jitu Rai Men’s 10m air pistol GOLD
Sanjeev Rajput Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions GOLD
Tejaswini Sawant Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions GOLD
Heena Sidhu Women’s 25m pistol GOLD
Mehuli Ghosh Women’s 10m air rifle SILVER
Heena Sidhu Women’s 10m air pistol SILVER
Anjum Moudgil Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions SILVER
Tejaswini Sawant Women’s 50m Rifle prone SILVER
Om Mitharval Men’s 10m air pistol/Men’s 50m air pistol BRONZE/ BRONZE
Ravi Kumar Men’s 50m pistol BRONZE
Ankur Mittal Men’s trap shooting BRONZE
Apurvi Chandela Women’s 10m air rifle BRONZE
Players Event Medal
Dipika Pallikal / Saurav Ghosal Mixed doubles SILVER
Dipika Pallikal / Joshna Chinappa Women’s doubles SILVER
Table Tennis
Players Event Medal
Manika, Mouma, Madhurika, Pooja, Sutirta Women’s team GOLD
Sathiyan, Sharath, Harmeet, Sanil, Amalraj Men’s team GOLD
Manika Batra Women’s singles GOLD
Achanta Sharath Kamal /
Sathiyan G
Men’s doubles SILVER
Manika Batra / Mouma Das Women’s doubles SILVER
Harmeet Desai / Sanil Shetty Men’s doubles BRONZE
Achanta Sharath Kamal Men’s singles BRONZE
Manika Batra / Sathiyan G Mixed doubles BRONZE
Players Event Medal
Mirabai Chanu Women’s 48 kg GOLD
Sanjita Chanu Women’s 53 kg GOLD
Satish Kumar Sivalingam Men’s 77 kg GOLD
Venkat Ragul Ragala Men’s 85 kg GOLD
Punam Yadav Women’s 69 kg GOLD
Pardeep Singh Men’s 105 kg SILVER
Gururaja P Men’s 56 kg SILVER
Deepak Lather Men’s 69 kg BRONZE
Vikas Thakur Men’s 94 kg BRONZE
Players Event Medal
Sushil Kumar Men’s 74 kg GOLD
Rahul Aware Men’s 57 kg GOLD
Bajrang Punia Men’s 65 kg GOLD
Sumit Men’s 125 kg GOLD
Vinesh Phogat Women’s 50 kg GOLD
Mausam Khatri Men’s 97 kg SILVER
Babita Phogat Women’s 53 kg SILVER
Pooja Dhanda Women’s 57 kg SILVER
Somveer Men’s 86 kg BRONZE
Sakshi Malik Women’s 62 kg BRONZE
Divya Kakran Women’s 68 kg BRONZE
Kiran Women’s 76 kg BRONZE

CWG 2018 Complete Highlights