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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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India's Harmeet Desai hits a return against Nigeria's Quadri Aruna during their men's singles quarter-final table tennis match during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. (Photo: AFP)
Commonwealth Games: Harmeet Desai - Sanil Shankar Shetty bag bronze in men's double Table Tennis

India's Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shankar Shetty bagged bronze in the men's doubles Table Tennis competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Saturday.

14 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

Indian badminton star Ashwini Ponnappa | AP
Commonwealth Games: Ashwini Ponnappa - N.Sikki Reddy bag bronze in badminton women's doubles

Ashwini Ponnappa and N.Sikki Reddy bagged the bronze medal in badminton women's doubles beating Australians Setyana Mapasa and Gronya Somerville at the 21st Commonwealth Games.

14 Apr 2018

Irfan KT (Image Courtesy
India hasn't appealed yet, says Commonwealth Games Federation on needle controversy

The Commonwealth Games Federation today said India has till now not appealed against the sending back of its two athletes from the ongoing Games here for violating the 'No Needle Policy'.

14 Apr 2018

Indian squash star Dipika Pallikal | EPS
Commonwealth Games: Saurav Ghosal-Dipika Pallikal settle for silver in mixed doubles squash

Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal settled for the silver medal in the mixed doubles squash event of the Commonwealth Games here today, becoming the first Indian pair to achieve the feat.

14 Apr 2018

Table Tennis - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Women's Singles Medal Ceremony - Oxenford Studios - Gold Coast, Australia - April 14, 2018 - Silver medalist Mengyu Yu of Singapore, gold medalist Manika Batra of India and bronze medalist Tianwei Feng of Singapore pose with medals. (Photo: Reuters)
Commonwealth Games 2018: Manika Batra stuns World No.4 again to win historic singles gold in Table Tennis

Indian paddler Manika Batra clinched a gold medal in the women's singles category at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Saturday.

14 Apr 2018

(L-R) Silver medallist Northern Ireland's Michaela Walsh, gold medallist Australia's Skye Nicolson and bronze medallists Canada's Sabrina Aubin-Boucher and New Zealand's Alexis Pritchard pose during the medal ceremony for the women's 57kg boxing event during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Oxenford Studios venue on the Gold Coast on April 14, 2018.  (Photo: AFP)
Fairytale gold for Australian boxer Skye Nicolson with tragic family history

Australian boxer Skye Nicolson won a fairytale gold medal on Saturday as one of the faces of the Commonwealth Games triumphed in memory of the late brother she never met.

14 Apr 2018

amaica’s Everton Clarke, Oshane Bailey, Warren Weir, Yohan Blake pose with their flag after the athletics men's 4x100m relay final during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast on April 14, 2018.  (Photo: AFP)
Commonwealth Games 2018: Jamaica sprinters fail to fire as England rule Gold Coast relays

Yohan Blake had to settle for a second bronze and Elaine Thompson a single silver as Jamaica's vaunted sprinters failed to fire in the relays on the final day of athletics at the Commonwealth Games.

14 Apr 2018

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat.(File | AFP)
Vinesh Phogat, Sumit Malik claim gold; Sakshi Malik settles for bronze on last day of Commonwealth Games wrestling

India signed off their wrestling campaign at the Games with five gold, three silver and four bronze medals.

14 Apr 2018

Indian boxer MC Mary Kom | AP
Legendary boxer Mary Kom credits obsessive training for fit body at 35

The 35-year-old mother-of-three, who has five world titles and an Olympic bronze medal, is seen as a sporting icon not just in India but also in other countries.

14 Apr 2018

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat.(File | AFP)
Wrestler Vinesh Phogat ​wins CWG gold

India's Vinesh Phogat won gold in the women's 50-kilogram wrestling competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games.

14 Apr 2018

Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa (Photo | AFP)
CWG 2018: Dipika Pallikal, Joshna Chinappa storms into squash women's doubles final

The Indian duo faced a stiff competition in the opening game with saw the tide tilting either side before Dipika and Joshna edged past in 13 minutes.

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

Amit Panghal |AP
Commonwealth Games: Boxer Amit Panghal finishes second

Panghal finished with the silver medal in the men's light flyweight (49 kilogram) category 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 paddler Manika Batra | AP
Commonwealth Games 2018: Manika storms into table tennis​ women's singles final

Batra came through in a tight encounter to make her way through to the final of women's singles table tennis competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games.

14 Apr 2018

PTI file image of Indian women hockey team
Commonwealth Games 2018: England humiliate India 6-0 to take bronze in women's hockey

India suffered a 0-6 thrashing to England in the play-off for the bronze medal in the women's hockey competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games.

14 Apr 2018

Never back down in face of adversity: CWG bronze medallist Manoj Kumar

Despite being one of India's most consistent performers in the last decade, Manoj has never quite caught the eye of sponsors and he can't understand why.

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

Chirag Shetty (L) and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy (R) of India | AFP
Commonwealth Games 2018: Satwik Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty enter badminton men's doubles finals

Satwik and Chirag outclassed Sri Lanka's Sachin Dias and Buwaneka Goonethilleka to become the first Indian men's doubles pair to enter the finals.

14 Apr 2018


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