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:

Neeraj ChopraMen’s Javelin ThrowGOLD
Seema PuniaWomen’s Discus ThrowSILVER
Navjeet DhillonWomen’s Discus ThrowBRONZE
Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth, Prannoy, Ruthvika, Ashwini, Sikki, Satwik, Pranaav, ChiragMixed TeamGOLD
Saina NehwalWomen’s SinglesGOLD
PV SindhuWomen’s SinglesSILVER
Kidambi SrikanthMen’s singlesSILVER
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy / Chirag ShettyMen’s doublesSILVER
Ashwini Ponnappa / Sikki ReddyWomen’s doublesBRONZE
Mary KomWomen’s 46-48 kgGOLD
Vikas KrishanMen’s 75 kgGOLD
Gaurav SolankiMen’s 52 kgGOLD
Satish KumarMen’s 91 kgSILVER
Amit PhangalMen’s 46-49 kgSILVER
Manish KaushikMen’s 60 kgSILVER
Naman TanwarMen’s 81 kgBRONZE
Manoj KumarMen’s 69 kgBRONZE
Hussamuddin MuhammadMen’s 91 kgBRONZE
Para Powerlifting
Sachin ChaudharyMen’s HeavyweightBRONZE
Anish BhanwalaMen’s 25m rapid fire pistolGOLD
Manu BhakerWomen’s 10m air pistolGOLD
Shreyasi SinghWomen’s double trapGOLD
Jitu RaiMen’s 10m air pistolGOLD
Sanjeev RajputMen’s 50m Rifle 3 PositionsGOLD
Tejaswini SawantWomen’s 50m Rifle 3 PositionsGOLD
Heena SidhuWomen’s 25m pistolGOLD
Mehuli GhoshWomen’s 10m air rifleSILVER
Heena SidhuWomen’s 10m air pistolSILVER
Anjum MoudgilWomen’s 50m Rifle 3 PositionsSILVER
Tejaswini SawantWomen’s 50m Rifle proneSILVER
Om MitharvalMen’s 10m air pistol/Men’s 50m air pistolBRONZE/ BRONZE
Ravi KumarMen’s 50m pistolBRONZE
Ankur MittalMen’s trap shootingBRONZE
Apurvi ChandelaWomen’s 10m air rifleBRONZE
Dipika Pallikal / Saurav GhosalMixed doublesSILVER
Dipika Pallikal / Joshna ChinappaWomen’s doublesSILVER
Table Tennis
Manika, Mouma, Madhurika, Pooja, SutirtaWomen’s teamGOLD
Sathiyan, Sharath, Harmeet, Sanil, AmalrajMen’s teamGOLD
Manika BatraWomen’s singlesGOLD
Achanta Sharath Kamal /
Sathiyan G
Men’s doublesSILVER
Manika Batra / Mouma DasWomen’s doublesSILVER
Harmeet Desai / Sanil ShettyMen’s doublesBRONZE
Achanta Sharath KamalMen’s singlesBRONZE
Manika Batra / Sathiyan GMixed doublesBRONZE
Mirabai ChanuWomen’s 48 kgGOLD
Sanjita ChanuWomen’s 53 kgGOLD
Satish Kumar SivalingamMen’s 77 kgGOLD
Venkat Ragul RagalaMen’s 85 kgGOLD
Punam YadavWomen’s 69 kgGOLD
Pardeep SinghMen’s 105 kgSILVER
Gururaja PMen’s 56 kgSILVER
Deepak LatherMen’s 69 kgBRONZE
Vikas ThakurMen’s 94 kgBRONZE
Sushil KumarMen’s 74 kgGOLD
Rahul AwareMen’s 57 kgGOLD
Bajrang PuniaMen’s 65 kgGOLD
SumitMen’s 125 kgGOLD
Vinesh PhogatWomen’s 50 kgGOLD
Mausam KhatriMen’s 97 kgSILVER
Babita PhogatWomen’s 53 kgSILVER
Pooja DhandaWomen’s 57 kgSILVER
SomveerMen’s 86 kgBRONZE
Sakshi MalikWomen’s 62 kgBRONZE
Divya KakranWomen’s 68 kgBRONZE
KiranWomen’s 76 kgBRONZE

CWG 2018 Complete Highlights