Flagbearer MC Mary Kom leads the Indian contingent during the closing ceremony of Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast, Australia. (Photographer: Manvender Vashist/PTI)

In Pictures: India At The Commonwealth Games 2018

India had a successful run at the Commonwealth Games this year held in Australia’s Gold Coast, bagging 66 medals, with 26 gold and 20 silver and bronze each. This was the country’s third best performance, after the 2010 and 2002 games where India won 101 and 69 medals, respectively.

Shooting: 16 Medals

  • Golds: 7
  • Silver: 4
  • Bronze: 5

Indian shooters won the maximum number of medals in the sport. Fifteen-year-old Anish Bhanwala became the country's youngest-ever gold medalist at the CWG.

Ace shooter Jitu Rai, Manu Bhaker, Heena Sidhu, Om Mithraval, among others won a medal each.

Sergei Evglevski of Australia,  Anish Bhanwala of India, and Sam Gown of England at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 CWG in Brisbane, Australia. (Source: PTI)
Sergei Evglevski of Australia, Anish Bhanwala of India, and Sam Gown of England at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 CWG in Brisbane, Australia. (Source: PTI)

Badminton: 6 Medals

  • Gold: 2
  • Silver: 3
  • Bronze: 1

Saina Nehwal capped off a win for the Indian badminton team in the mixed team final against three-time defending champion Malaysia.

Women’s singles gold medalist Saina Nehwal and silver medalist PV Sindhu  at the Commonwealth Games 2018. (Source: PTI)
Women’s singles gold medalist Saina Nehwal and silver medalist PV Sindhu at the Commonwealth Games 2018. (Source: PTI)

Nehwal also picked up a gold in the women’s singles final that was an all-India affair. She defeated PV Sindhu who got a silver medal. The newly-crowned male World No.1 Kidambi Srikanth had to settle for a silver too.

PV Sindhu returns a shot to her compatriot Saina Nehwal during women’s singles badminton gold medal match at the CWG 2018. (Source: PTI)
PV Sindhu returns a shot to her compatriot Saina Nehwal during women’s singles badminton gold medal match at the CWG 2018. (Source: PTI)
Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei and India’s Srikanth Kidambi exchange greetings after their men’s singles badminton gold medal match. (Source: PTI)
Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei and India’s Srikanth Kidambi exchange greetings after their men’s singles badminton gold medal match. (Source: PTI)

Boxing: 9 Medals

  • Gold: 3
  • Silver: 3
  • Bronze: 3

Led by MC Mary Kom, India’s boxing contingent finished with the country’s highest-ever medal haul in the sport at CWG, picking nine medals.

 Gold medalist MC Mary Kom poses for photographs during the medal ceremony of the womens Light Fly (45-48 kg) boxing event. (Source: PTI)
Gold medalist MC Mary Kom poses for photographs during the medal ceremony of the womens Light Fly (45-48 kg) boxing event. (Source: PTI)
MC Mary Kom wrestles with Northern Ireland’s Kristina O Hara during the boxing womens Light Fly (45-48 kg) finals at the Commonwealth Games 2018. (Source: PTI)
MC Mary Kom wrestles with Northern Ireland’s Kristina O Hara during the boxing womens Light Fly (45-48 kg) finals at the Commonwealth Games 2018. (Source: PTI)
Gaurav Solanki declared winner against Northern Ireland’s Brendan Irvine in the Men’s Fly 52kg boxing finals. (Source: PTI)
Gaurav Solanki declared winner against Northern Ireland’s Brendan Irvine in the Men’s Fly 52kg boxing finals. (Source: PTI)

Weightlifting: 9 Medals

  • Golds: 5
  • Silvers: 2
  • Bronze: 2

World champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu went on a record-smashing spree, claiming three golds. The 25-year-old P Gururaja, who was making his first CWG appearance, finished with a silver in the men's 56 kg category.

Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu. (Source: PTI)
Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu. (Source: PTI)
Indian Weightlifter Punam Yadav competes in women’s 69kg Weightlifting category during the Commonwealth Games 2018. (Source: PTI)
Indian Weightlifter Punam Yadav competes in women’s 69kg Weightlifting category during the Commonwealth Games 2018. (Source: PTI)
Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu during the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Source: PTI)
Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu during the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Source: PTI)

Athletics: 3 Medals

  • Gold: 1
  • Silver: 1
  • Bronze: 1

Indian athletes secured three medals in athletics with one bronze, one silver and one gold each. Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a gold medal at CWG.

Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra with silver medalist Australia’s Hamish Peacock and bronze medalist Grenada’s Anderson Peters. (Source: PTI)
Gold medalist Neeraj Chopra with silver medalist Australia’s Hamish Peacock and bronze medalist Grenada’s Anderson Peters. (Source: PTI)

Table Tennis: 8 Medals

  • Gold: 3
  • Silver: 2
  • Bronze: 3

Twenty two-year old Manika Batra finished on the podium of each of the table tennis events she competed in.

 Manika Batra serves at the 2018 CWG. (Source: PTI)
Manika Batra serves at the 2018 CWG. (Source: PTI)

Wrestling:12 Medals

  • Golds: 5
  • Silver: 3
  • Bronze: 4
India’s Sushil Kumar wrestles with Pakistan’s Muhammad Asad Butt in the men’s freestyle 74kg wrestling quarterfinal bout. (Source: PTI)
India’s Sushil Kumar wrestles with Pakistan’s Muhammad Asad Butt in the men’s freestyle 74kg wrestling quarterfinal bout. (Source: PTI)

(With inputs from PTI)

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