CWG 2018: India finish with 66 medals

New Delhi: The 21st Commonwealth Games 2018 ends today. India ranks at the third position with 66 medals at the Commonwealth Games 2018 Gold Coast Australia.

India’s shooters, weightlifters, wrestlers, boxers, shuttlers and paddlers stood up when it mattered the most as India ended their CWG 2018 journey in third place behind hosts Australia with 198 medals and England at the second spot holding 136 medals.

The 2018 Games also became India’s third best outing ever in the event’s history. Over the 11-day course, Indian athletes set 11 CWG records cumulatively.

India bettered their tally of medals from 2014 Glasgow Games where they had won a total of 64 medals, including 15 Gold.

Deepak Lather, 18, became the youngest Indian weightlifter to claim a Commonwealth Games medal when he won Bronze in the men’s 69kg category. Mirabai Chanu achieved her personal best and the Games record to registered India’s first Gold in Gold Coast.

The Highlights of the Commonwealth Games 2018:

Sathish Kumar Sivalingam clinches Gold in the men’s 77kg weightlifting.

Manu Bhaker (16), became the youngest Indian athlete to win a gold medal at the Games as she registered a record-breaking 240.9 points in the women’s 10m Air Pistol event.

Manika Batra (22) winning a total of four medals, stayed the most successful individual performer for India as she led Indian table tennis to glory in Australia.

Heena Sidhu broke the Games record in the women’s 25m Pistol event to win Gold.

Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar clinched Gold for India in men’s wrestling 74kg category.

Shooter Anish (15) became India’s youngest-ever medallist in CWG history after clinching the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Gold.

MC Mary Kom won the gold medal in her maiden Commonwealth Games appearance.

Sanjeev Rajput won gold medal in Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions.

Neeraj Chopra struck a gold medal for India with a season-best of 86.47m in Men’s Javelin Throw Final.

Saina Nehwal won her second Commonwealth Games Gold as she beat compatriot PV Sindhu in the women’s singles gold medal match.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lost their men’s doubles gold medal match but became the only men’s doubles pair to grab a medal in CWG.

The Gold Coast Games draw to a close with a glittering Closing Ceremony at the Carrara Stadium today.

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