Commonwealth Games 2018 UPDATES: Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu sets CWG record in 48 kg category as India wins first gold  

More than 6000 athletes from 71 nations and territories will be contesting in 18 sports- 10 core sports and eight optional sports. 

Published: 05th April 2018 08:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th April 2018 04:26 PM   |  A+A-

Indian weightlifter Chanu Saikhom competes in the final round for women's 48kg weightlifting event during the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast on Thursday. (PTI)

By Online Desk

The Commonwealth Games 2018 has begun with a glittering opening ceremony at the Carrara stadium in Gold Coast, Australia.  

The games will be held from April 4 to April 15 with a majority of the events taking place on the Gold Coast. More than 6000 athletes from 71 nations and territories will be contesting in 18 sports- 10 core sports and eight optional sports. 

India has sent a 220-strong  contingent for the 21st edition of the Commonwealth games with high medal prospects in Badminton, weightlifting.


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  • Indian cyclists finish seventh in the men's Team Sprint qualifying and last in the women's Team Sprint qualifying. (Read)

  • VIEW GALLERY: Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu clinches India’s first gold at Commonwealth Games 2018

    Indian women's cycling team finish fifth  in 4,000 metre Team Pursuit event, fail to qualify
  • FIRST GOLD: Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu wins gold in women's 48 kg category. (Read)

  • Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu sets Commonwealth Games record in women's 48 kg category by lifting 86 kg in snatch.

  • Indian men's Table Tennis team thrash Trinidad and Tobago 3-0. (Read)

  • Harinderpal Sandhu and Vikram Malhotra notch up comfortable wins in the squash men's singles round-of-64 matches. (Read)

  • Indian swimmer Virdhawal Khade advances to the semi-finals in the mens 50 metre butterfly event 

  • Shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal in full form as India outclass Sri Lanka 5-0 in the Mixed Team A Badminton event. (Read)

  • India's first medal: Weightlifter Gururaja bags India's first medal in the 2018 Commonwealth games in the 56 kg category. Gururaja has  a best attempt of 111 kg in the snatch and 138 kg in the clean and jerk for a total of 249 kg.  (Read here)

  • VIEW GALLERY: Weightlifter Gururaja bags India's first medal in 2018 Commonwealth games

    Weightlifter Gururaja (L) poses with other medal winners.
    (Photo: Twitter)
  • India suffers loss 2-3 to Wales on the first day of the women's hockey competition. This is the first time India has lost to Wales in a major tournament.(Read)

  • India defeats Sri Lanka 3-0 in their first match in the women's table tennis competition. 

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