CWG 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.

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Commonwealth Games 2018 (Twitter | Gold Coast 2018)
Commonwealth Games 2018: Gaurav Solanki, Manish ​Kaushik in boxing quarters

Gaurav Solanki and Manish Kaushik advanced to the quarterfinals, continuing Indian boxers' fine preliminary run at the Commonwealth Games.

09 Apr 2018

Bengal shooter Mehuli Ghosh. (Photo | Facebook)
Shooter Mehuli Ghosh bags silver, Apurvi Chandela gets bronze at Commonwealth Games 

Indian shooters Mehuli Ghosh and Apurvi Chandela bagged silver and bronze respectively in the women's 10m Air Rifle event at the 21st Commonwealth Games.

09 Apr 2018

Manu Bhaker was in a league of her own as she shattered two records en route to adding the Commonwealth Games gold medal to the glowing list of achievements in her relatively nascent career, while compatriot Heena Sidhu bagged silver in the 10m air pistol event. (Photo | PTI)
Commonwealth Games2018: Shooters bag gold, bronze for India 

Indian shooters continued to bring glory to the country as Jitu Rai and Om Prakash Mitharwal won gold and bronze medals respectively.

09 Apr 2018

Tejaswin Shankar enters high jump final at Commonwealth Games

National record holder Tejaswin Shankar today advanced to the finals of the Commonwealth Games high jump competition after finishing ninth in the qualifying round.

09 Apr 2018

Virdhawal Khade
Swimmers Virdhawal Khade, Srihari Nataraj crash out at Commonwealth Games

Indian swimmers Virdhawal Khade and Srihari Nataraj crashed out of their respective events at the 21st Commonwealth Games.

09 Apr 2018

Indian men's table tennis team stuns Singapore, enters Commonwealth Games final

The Indian men's table tennis team today upstaged defending champions Singapore to enter the finals of the 21st Commonwealth Games.

09 Apr 2018

Jitu Rai (Photo | ANI Twitter)
Ace shooter Jitu Rai's medal takes India's gold count to 8 in Commonwealth Games 

Star shooter Jitu Rai bagged the first gold in shooting for India at the 21st Commonwealth Games with a masterful performance in the men's 10m Air Pistol event.

09 Apr 2018

Commonwealth Games 2018: Weightlifter Pardeep Singh claims silver 

Singh lifted a total of 352kg to claim the second spot after an exciting showdown with Mao.

09 Apr 2018

Jamaica's Yohan Blake, centre, runs in his men's 100m semifinal at the Carrara Stadium during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, Sunday, April 8, 2018. | AP
Usain Bolt-inspired Yohan Blake puts one hand on Commonwealth title

Despite world athletics chief Sebastian Coe slamming the "obsession" with Bolt, Blake said he was inspired by the now-retired Jamaican showman as he qualified fastest for the 100 metres final.

09 Apr 2018

Heena Sidhu hugs Manu Bhaker after the 10m air pistol competition | AP
I don't set targets, I just work on technique: Manu Bhaker

The Haryana-girl, who is making waves in Indian shooting, broke the Games record (240.9) at the Belmont Shooting Centre today.

09 Apr 2018

Indian shooters Manu Bhaker and Heena Sidhu at the medal podium | PTI
Shooter Manu Bhaker nonchalant even after bagging gold in maiden Commonwealth debut

Teenage prodigy ac­es field to claim g­o­ld but coach Rana says Manu must keep her feet on ground to sustain good run.

09 Apr 2018

Fireworks explode at Carrara Stadium for the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo | AP)
Village tales: Missing keys, betting bans and swanky quarters

Not just good food round the clock and preparation, life at the shelter for CWG athletes is also about following protocols and dos and don’ts.

09 Apr 2018

Saina Nehwal, Punam Yadav, Manu Bhaker and Manika Batra lead India's Sunday charge at Gold Coast. (Photos | PTI, AP)
Women provide triple delight: Punam, Manu and Manika lead India's golden charge at Commonwealth Games 2018

From the shooting ranges in Brisbane to the weightlifting arena at Gold Coast, it was all about women for India today.

08 Apr 2018

Indian men's hockey team at Gold Coast  (File | PTI)
Commonwealth Games 2018: India scrape past Wales 4-3 in an unimpressive show in men's hockey

Unlike the drawn game against Pakistan, the Indian defence held their nerves during the final minute to log home full points.

08 Apr 2018

Manika Batra inspired India to a historic gold medal with her stunning singles victories | AP
Manika Batra leads India to historic women's table tennis gold at Commonwealth Games 2018

It was the mother of all upsets as Singapore has never lost in the Commonwealth Games since the sport was inducted in the program way back in 2002.

08 Apr 2018

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Commonwealth Games 2018: India crash out of women's basketball 

The Indians never looked like they were in contention as the New Zealand team outscored them in every department of the game.

08 Apr 2018

Indian cyclist Aleena Reji competes during women's Keirin first round repechage qualifiers | AP
Commonwealth Games 2018: Cyclists Aleena Reji, Deborah Herold exit Keirin repechage qualifiers

Aleena finished fourth in repechage Heat 1, after consuming 0.732 seconds more than England's Lauren Bate, who topped the heat and qualified for the second round.

08 Apr 2018

Jamica's Yohan Blake (L) with Usain Bolt (File | AP)
Usain Bolt to be in stands for Yohan ​Blake in Commonwealth Games 2018 100m final tomorrow 

The second fastest man on the planet will have the fastest one cheering for him tomorrow at Gold Coast.

08 Apr 2018

Heena Sidhu hugs Manu Bhaker after the 10m air pistol competition | AP
Commonwealth Games 2018: Huge margin of win makes young Manu Bhaker pleased

The seasoned Heena Sidhu staged a remarkable comeback to bag silver at the Belmont Shooting Centre.

08 Apr 2018

India's Mouma Das in action at Commonwealth Games 2018 | AP
Commonwealth Games 2018: Medal assured as India's women table tennis team enters final

It is the second time the women's team had made a CWG final, having made its maiden appearance in the 2010 edition in Delhi.

08 Apr 2018

India's bronze medal winner Vikas Thakur during medal ceremony of the men's 94kg Weightlifting category | PTI
Commonwealth Games 2018: Vikas Thakur adds bronze to India's weightlifting haul 

For Vikas, the medal was a climbdown from the 2014 edition where he had claimed a silver with a lesser lift of 333kg.

08 Apr 2018

India's Saina Nehwal returns a shot to Singapore's Jia Min Yeo during the women's singles of Badminton Mixed Team semifinals match | PTI
Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth star as India enter badminton mixed team finals at Commonwealth Games 2018

It was sweet revenge for India, who had lost 2-3 to Singapore in the bronze medal playoff at the 2014 Glasgow CWG.

08 Apr 2018

Indian Weightlifter Venkat Rahul Ragala.| Image Courtesy: @Xpress_Sports
India comes first for Rahul Ragala family

Ragala Venkat Rahul clinched gold at the  Commonwealth Games, becoming the fourth Indian weightlifter to do so.

08 Apr 2018

Indian gymnast Pranati Nayak competes at Gold Coast | AP
Commonwealth Games 2018: Gymnast Pranati Nayak disappoints in women's vault

Indian gymnast Pranati Nayak finished a disappointing last in the women's vault final at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Sunday.

08 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