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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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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

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

Vikas Krishan has entered the finals in the 75 kg category at the Commonwealth Games. (PTI)
Commonwealth Games 2018: Vikas getting used to pros and cons of an icon’s life

However clichéd it might sound, gold is not enough for Vikas Krishan. Despite winning the yellow metal beating Dieudonne Wilfried Seyi Ntsengue of Cameroon in the 75kg men’s boxing final.

15 Apr 2018

Neeraj Chopra competes in the men's javelin qualifying at Carrara Stadium during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. | AP
Commonwealth Games 2018: Neeraj Chopra turns India's Javelin spearhead 

With first senior gold, Neeraj becomes fourth Indian individual in history to reach top of podium in Commonwealth Games athletics. 

15 Apr 2018

India's Vikas Krishan, right, in action during a boxing match. (File | AP)
Commonwealth Games: Boxer Vikas Krishan clinches India's 25th gold medal

Boxer Vikas Krishan clinched gold medal in the men's 75kg category at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Saturday.

14 Apr 2018

Neeraj Chopra | PTI
Neeraj Chopra becomes first Indian to win gold in javelin throw at CWG

The 20-year-old junior world champion had made the final after achieving the qualifying mark in his very first throw yesterday.

14 Apr 2018

Saina Nehwal  (File | AP)
CWG: Saina Nehwal sets date with PV Sindhu in women's badminton singles final

Both Sindhu and Saina kept their unbeaten run alive and their victories over lower-ranked opponents went on expected lines.

14 Apr 2018

Saina Nehwal  (Photo | PTI)
Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth enter badminton finals at Commonwealth Games

Saina Nehwal will play either compatriot P V Sindhu or defending champion Michelle Li of Canada in the finals.

14 Apr 2018

Boxer Gaurav Solanki | PTI
Boxer Gaurav Solanki wins Commonwealth Games title

Solanki won a tough, fast paced, tactical battle by a split 4:1 verdict against the impressive Brendan Irvine of Northern Ireland in the final.

14 Apr 2018

Shooter Sanjeev Rajput | AP
Commonwealth Games 2018: Sanjeev Rajput claims gold in 50m rifle 3 positions

Sanjeev Rajput won the gold medal in the men's 50m rifle 3 positions event with a games record at the 21st Commonwealth Games.

14 Apr 2018

Commonwealth games medals (Twitter Photo: @GC2018)
Commonwealth Games 2018: Wrestler Sumit Malik wins gold in men's freestyle 125 kg

Sumit defeated Cameroon's Claude Kouamen Mbianga, Korey Jarvis of Canada and Tayab Raza of Pakistan in the Nordic (round robin) system to emerge champion.

14 Apr 2018

Indian boxer MC Mary Kom | AP
Boxer MC Mary Kom wins first Commonwealth Games gold 

The legend of Mary Kom grew larger as she added the Commonwealth Games gold to her packed medal cabinet, thrashing Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara in the final.

14 Apr 2018

15-year-old Indian shooter Anish Bhanwala. | PTI
Commonwealth Games 2018: Rapid fire child’s play for schoolboy Anish Bhanwala

AS Anish Bhanwala walks around the Games Village, he resembles a student on a study trip. The baby fat is still visible, his smile is boyish and he likes chocolates.

14 Apr 2018

India's Sushil Kumar wrestles with South African wrestler Johannes Botha in the men's freestyle 74kg wrestling final bout at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast on Thursday. | PTI
Commonwealth Games 2018: Bold is gold for Sushil Kumar

Veteran Sushil says he’s always motivated because medals matter more than where they come from.

13 Apr 2018

Seema Punia and Navjeet Kaur Dhillon won Silver and Bronze respectively in the Commowealth Games. (Twitter Photo)
Despite medals in pocket, discus girls rue lack of support

AT the 2006 Commonwealth Games, Seema Antil (Punia now) threw better than Australia’s Dani Stevens. She won silver and threw two metres more than Dani. Twelve years later at the

13 Apr 2018

Ankur Mittal won a bronze in the men's double trap event of the 21st Commonwealth Games. (AP)
Commonwealth Games: Ankur Mittal bags bronze as shooters continue good run

Mittal finished third on the podium after scoring 53 in the finals at the Belmont Shooting Centre.

11 Apr 2018

Shreyasi Singh of India reacts after winning the gold medal during the women's Double Trap final at the Belmont Shooting Centre. (AP)
Commonwealth Games: Shooter Shreyasi Singh claims gold in women's double trap to swell India's medals tally

Shreyasi shot 96 in the finals and beat Australia's Emma Cox 2 shots to 1 in the shoot-off at Belmont Shooting Centre.

11 Apr 2018

Om Mitharwal (Twitter | Rajyavardhan Rathore)
Commonwealth Games: Shooter Om Mitharwal takes bronze in men's 50m Pistol

Daniel Repacholi of Australia took the gold with a new CWG record of 227.2, while Shakil Ahmed of Bangladesh took silver with 220.5.

11 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