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A Sharath Kamal being greeted by fans upon his arrival. (EPS)

Silver linings playbook: No regrets for not winning Commonwealth Games finals

Successful participants are usually handed a warm reception and it was no different for table tennis star A Sharath Kamal and squash medallists Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa.

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Duke of Wessex, Prince Edward addresses closing ceremony at Carrara Stadium during 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast (File Photo | AP)
Three more Ugandan athletes disappear after 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

The three who disappeared include Regan Ssimbwa, Nasir Bashir and table tennis female player Halima Nambozo.

20 Apr 2018

Neeraj Chopra competes in the men's javelin qualifying at Carrara Stadium during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (File | AP)
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra wants to throw 90m to enhance chances of Olympic medal

The 20-year-old from Haryana, who clinched the gold at 2016 World Junior Championships, produced a season-best of 86.47 metres to claim gold at Gold Coast.

18 Apr 2018

Army Chief Vipin Rawat pose with Army's sportsmen who won medals in the Commonwealth Games 2018 | PTI
Jitu Rai says dropping shooting from 2022 Commonwealth Games will affect young shooters

Asked if he agrees with his parent body NRAI, who asked India to boycott the 2022 Games if shooting is not included as a discipline, Rai gave a defensive answer...

18 Apr 2018

CWG gold medallist Manu Bhaker (File Photo)
I sat on the ground by choice: CWG gold medalist Manu Bhaker dismisses controversy

Reports had emerged that the shooter was subjected to insult when made to sit on the floor once the VVIPs arrived during a felicitation in Charkhi Dadri. 

18 Apr 2018

Commonwealth Games Gold medal-winning javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra (File Photo)
CWG 2018: Neeraj Chopra the star as track and field athletes land back from Gold Coast

The entire athletics team, except for silver medallist discus thrower Seema Punia, landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport late last night to an exuberant reception from fans. 

18 Apr 2018

Indian boxer Satish Kumar Yadav won the silver medal in the men's 91kg boxing event at Gold Coast (File Photo | AFP)
After CWG silver, boxer Satish Kumar Yadav now targets Olympic gold 

Satish lost by a unanimous 0:5 verdict to Frazer Clarke of England after an extremely hard fought final in which both boxers pushed themselves to the limit.

18 Apr 2018

Gold medalist Saina Nehwal, left, and silver medalist PV Sindhu during the Commonwealth Games on April 15, 2018. (AP Photo)
Badminton star PV Sindhu yet to find answer to Saina Nehwal conundrum

It has been a while since PV Sindhu displaced Saina Nehwal as the reigning queen of badminton in India.

18 Apr 2018

(From left) N Sikki Reddy, Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal, Pullela Gopichand, PV Sindhu, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty after their return to Hyderabad on Tuesday. (EPS)
Badminton doubles: Historic Partnership and big service

Satwik and Chirag deservedly attract plenty of admirers after becoming India’s first men’s doubles pair to win a medal in a multi-discipline event in Gold Coast.

18 Apr 2018

A Sharath Kamal being greeted by fans upon his arrival. (EPS)
Silver linings playbook: No regrets for not winning Commonwealth Games finals

Successful participants are usually handed a warm reception and it was no different for table tennis star A Sharath Kamal and squash medallists Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa.

18 Apr 2018

India badminton players hold tricolour as they celebrate India's win in mixed-team badminton event final at Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (PTI)
Badminton team gold in Commonwealth Games was most satisfying: Pullela Gopichand

The buzz was missing. The kind one expects when champions arrive back to their city after a historic outing.

17 Apr 2018

Tejaswini Sawant had shot a Commonwealth Games record in the 50m rifle 3 positions final to clinch gold | AFP
Records, not medals, please coaches, say shooters after Commonwealth Games success

History suggests that the Commonwealth Games have been a rich hunting ground for India men/women with guns.

17 Apr 2018

A statue of 'Borobi', the official mascot of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, on Gold Coast. (File | AFP)
Curtains down: Gold Coast raises farewell toast to Commonwealth Games

The twenty-first edition of one of the oldest multi-discipline Games has left a lasting impression thanks to the way in which it was organised, among other things.

17 Apr 2018

Members of the Jamaican team compete in the men's 4x400m relay at Carrara Stadium during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast | AP
Life after Usain Bolt: New-look Jamaica fail Commonwealth Games test

At their first major competition since Bolt retired, the Jamaican juggernaut caught a flat on the Gold Coast, failing to win a single sprinting gold medal.

16 Apr 2018

The Commonwealth Games flag is carried into Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. (File | AP)
'Embracing everybody' - Commonwealth boss Louise Martin signals Games rebranding

The just-concluded Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia had medal equality between men and women for the first time and a para-competition was integrated into the main programme.

16 Apr 2018

India pipped hosts Australia at the Gold Coast to sit second in the boxing medals table with three golds (File | PTI)
Commonwealth Games 2018: Once on the ropes, Indian boxing comes out swinging

India pipped hosts Australia to sit second in the boxing medals table with three golds - Mary Kom, Vikas Krisha and Gaurav Solanki.

16 Apr 2018

Fireworks light up at Carrara Stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, Sunday, April 15, 2018. | AP
2018 Commonwealth Games organisers apologise for 'shameful' closing ceremony

Commonwealth Games Chairman Peter Beattie acknowledged on Monday that organisers made a mistake featuring athletes in the pre-show instead of the television coverage.

16 Apr 2018

Flagbearer MC Mary Kom leads the Indian contingent during the closing ceremony of Commonwealth Games. (PTI)
Commonwealth Games 2018: India's hopes coast with arrival of new stars

What is heartening is that Indian athletes not only dominated this year's Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast but also bettered their Glasgow effort.

16 Apr 2018

Women's singles badminton gold medalist Saina Nehwal with her father during the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (PTI)
Commonwealth Games 2018: Queen’s baton goes to Saina Nehwal

Dogged by controversy at the start, veteran star ends CWG on golden high by taming Sindhu in see-saw badminton singles final.

16 Apr 2018

Usain Bolt, retired Jamaican sprinter and world record holder in the 100 and 200 meters, performs as a DJ at Carrara Stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. (AP)
Usain Bolt turns DJ as Commonwealth Games 2018 spin to a close

Bolt made a surprise appearance on the decks as the Games closed in a colourful ceremony with references to Aboriginal culture -- although indigenous protests continued outside.

15 Apr 2018

Flagbearer MC Mary Kom leads the Indian contingent during the closing ceremony of Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (PTI)
With third best medal haul for India, young and old shine bright in eventful Commonwealth Games 2018

The redoubtable Saina Nehwal provided the final day golden touch with her women's singles gold, much like the 2010 Games.

15 Apr 2018

Australia's Michael Shelley, right, passes Callum Hawkins of Scotland after he collapsed during the men's marathon at the XXI Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, Sunday, April 15, 2018. | Associated Press
Organisers slam photo-snapping fans after marathon collapse in Commonwealth Games 2018

Officials also defended the medical response after the Scot, who was clearly unsteady and fell over twice, lay unassisted on the ground for some time before help arrived.

15 Apr 2018

Australia's Michael Shelley, right, passes Callum Hawkins of Scotland after he collapsed during the men's marathon at the XXI Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, Sunday, April 15, 2018. | Associated Press
Scotland's Callum Hawkins suffers collapse in Commonwealth Games 2018 marathon

Scottish runner Callum Hawkins dramatically collapsed while closing in on victory in a sweltering Commonwealth Games marathon today.

15 Apr 2018

Saina Nehwal celebrates her victory over her India's Venkata Pusarla in their badminton women's single final match at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on April 15, 2018.  Saeed KHAN / AFP
Will always fight for my dad, says Saina Nehwal after Commonwealth gold win

Saina Nehwal today said she has no regrets about "standing up for her father" in the athletes village accommodation controversy ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

15 Apr 2018

Saina Nehwal celebrates her victory over her India's Venkata Pusarla in their badminton women's single final match at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on April 15, 2018.  Saeed KHAN / AFP
Commonwealth gold is right next to my Olympic bronze: Saina Nehwal

An exhausted mind, a bruised body and an unsavoury controversy -- Saina Nehwal had to contend with quite a bit ahead of and during the Commonwealth Games.

15 Apr 2018

CWG 2018 MEDAL TALLY

Rank Nation Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal 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