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CWG 2018 conclusion : India at No. 3

India has showcased a tremendous participation and victory in the XXI Commonwealth Games being held in Gold Coast, Queensland.

The next CWG 2022 are to be held in Birmingham, England from 27th July to 7th August.

Key facts about CWG 2018

  • Venue = Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
  • Edition = 21st
  • Motto = share the dream
  • Mascot = Blue koala BOROBI
  • Nations participating = 71

List of top 10 countries

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze 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

India’s performance in CWG 2018

  • With 26 gold medals, the 2018 Commonwealth Games has become India’s third most successful of all time.
  • India's best remains 101 in New Delhi (2010), followed by 69 in Manchester (2002).
  • With 200 athletics, India performed brilliantly throughout the tournament.
  • India finished third on the medal tally with the most number of Gold medals achieved in Shooting.
  • India performance in different categories-

GAMES GOLD SILVER BRONZE
Athletics 1 1 1
Badminton 2 3 1
Boxing 3 3 3
Para Powerlifting - - 1
Shooting 7 4 5
Squash - 2 -
Table Tennis 3 2 3
Weightlifting 5 2 2
Wrestling 5 3 4
TOTAL 26 20 20
  • The flag bearer for India in the inaugural ceremony was P V Sindhu whereas in the closing ceremony it was M C Mary Kom.
  • India won 16 medals in shooting (highest).
CWG 2018 conclusion : India at No. 3 CWG 2018 conclusion : India at No. 3 Reviewed by Aman Bhatia on April 16, 2018 Rating: 5

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