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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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Shooter Shreyasi Singh | AP
Commonwealth Games: Shooter Shreyasi Singh finishes fifth in women's Trap

Indian shooter Shreyasi Singh finished fifth in the women's Trap event at the 21st Commonwealth Games.

13 Apr 2018

Shuttler Saina Nehwal | AP
Commonwealth Games: Shuttler Saina Nehwal ​​sails into women's singles semis

Saina Nehwal thrashed Canada's Rachel Honderich to cruise through to the women's singles semi-finals.

13 Apr 2018

Indian paddler Manika Batra | AP
Commonwealth Games: Manika Batra-Mouma Das reach table tennis women's doubles final

Indian paddlers Manika Batra and Mouma Das stormed into the final of the women's doubles competition at the 21st Commonwealth Games.

13 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: Neeraj Chopra enters men's javelin final

Indian athletes Neeraj Chopra, Vipin Kashana and Jinson Johnson entered the finals of their respective events at the 21st Commonwealth Games.

13 Apr 2018

Indian badminton star Ashwini Ponnappa | AP
Commonwealth Games: Ashwini Ponnappa-Sikki Reddy reach badminton women's doubles semis

Ashwini Ponnappa and Sikki Reddy entered the semi-finals of badminton women's doubles at the 21st Commonwealth Games.

13 Apr 2018

Indian wrestlers Bajrang Punia (File | PTI)
Wrestlers Bajrang Punia, Mausam Khatri in Commonwealth Games finals

Bajrang Punia and Mausam Khatri entered the finals of their respective freestyle categories at the 21st Commonwealth Games.

13 Apr 2018

Indian badminton star Satwik Rankireddy | AP
Commonwealth Games: Satwik Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty reach badminton men's doubles semis

Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty stormed into the badminton men's doubles semi-finals with win over Peng Soon Chan and Soon Huat Goh.

13 Apr 2018

Indian squash star Dipika Pallikal | EPS
Commonwealth Games: Dipika Pallikal-Joshna Chinappa reach squash women's doubles semis

India's Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa entered the semi-finals of women's doubles squash competitions.

13 Apr 2018

Winner Tejaswini Sawant (R) and Anjum Moudgil, silver, pose with their national flag during the women's 50m Rifle 3P final during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. | AP
Shooter Tejaswini Sawant wins Commonwealth Games gold, Anjum Moudgil takes silver

Indian shooters Tejaswini Sawant and Anjum Moudgil have won gold and silver respectively in the Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions.

13 Apr 2018

Commonwealth games medals (Twitter Photo: @GC2018)
Commonwealth Games: 15-year-old shooter Anish Bhanwala wins gold, sets new CWG record

Indian shooter Anish Bhanwala fired a new meet record to win gold in Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol competition.

13 Apr 2018

Indian shooter Shreyasi Singh (File | PTI)
Commonwealth Games: Shooter Shreyasi Singh enters women's trap final

Double trap gold medallist Shreyasi Singh qualified for the final of women's trap shooting at the Commonwealth Games.

13 Apr 2018

Badminton men's singles World Number One Kidambi Srikanth | AP
Commonwealth Games: Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth storms into singles semis with win over Zin Rei Ryan

World No.1 Kidambi Srikanth stormed into the badminton men's singles semi-finals of the 21st Commonwealth Games.

13 Apr 2018

Boxer Amit Panghal (File | PTI)
Boxers Amit Panghal, Gaurav Solanki, Manish Kaushik enter Commonwealth Games finals

Indian boxers Amit Panghal, Gaurav Solanki and Manish Kaushik entered the finals of their respective categories.

13 Apr 2018

Ace Indian paddler Achanta Sharath Kamal (File | AP)
CWG: Sharath Kamal in TT men's singles semis; Harmeet Desai ousted

India's Achanta Sharath Kamal stormed into the semi-finals of men's singles table tennis competition at the Commonwealth Games.

13 Apr 2018

Irfan KT (Image Courtesy
Commonwealth Games: KT Irfan, Rakesh Babu sent home for breach of No Needle Policy, India to appeal CGF decision

The Commonwealth Games Federation have suspended the accreditations of both Rakesh and Irfan and they have also been removed from the Games Village.

13 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

Gold medalist India's Rahul Aware during the medal ceremony of men's freestyle 57kg wrestling final at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast on Thursday. | PTI
Commonwealth Games 2018: Outsider Rahul Aware beats odds & inner demons

As adrenaline flowed and made the pain bearable, Rahul went about his job with renewed vigour against Canada’s Steven Takahashi in the 57kg final.

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

Sprint legend Usain Bolt (R) watches finals events with Australian actor Chris Hemsworth at Carrara Stadium | AP
Faltering Jamaicans give Usain ​Bolt the Commonwealth blues

As Bolt looked on from the VIP seats in his new ambassadorial role, double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson failed even to medal, adding to Jamaica's troubles on the Gold Coast.

13 Apr 2018

India's Rahul Aware wrestles with Canada's Steven Takahashi in the men's freestyle 57kg wrestling final match | PTI
Medals galore as wrestlers join the party for India at Commonwealth Games 2018

Sushil Kumar pulled off an effortless performance for gold, a tad irritated Seema Punia opened India's track-and-field account with a silver.

12 Apr 2018

Indian wrestler Rahul Aware | PTI
Rahul Aware: Golden boy brings joy for Maharashtra's drought-prone Beed

From seeing his father work hard to make both ends meet to winning the first wrestling gold for his country, the 26-year-old has grappled many adversities to reach here.

12 Apr 2018

Manika Batra (File | AP)
Commonwealth Games 2018: Paddler Manika Batra in women's singles semis

World No. 58 Manika ousted lower-ranked Yihan Zhou of Singapore 4-1 (11-5,11-6,11-2,6-11,11-9) with ease in the quarter-final.

12 Apr 2018

PTI file image of Indian women hockey team
Commonwealth games: Indian women hockey team lose to Australia in semifinals

Indian women failed to capitalise on two goal-scoring chances in the dying minutes of the match to suffer a 0-1 defeat.

12 Apr 2018

Babita Kumari in action at the Commonwealth Games. | PTI
Commonwealth games: Mahavir Phogat doesn't get ticket, misses daughter Babita's silver medal win 

The legendary coach, whose life story has achieved cult status owing to the success of 'Dangal', was here to watch defending gold-medallist Babita compete in the 53kg category.

12 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