India who had finished second in 2010 Commonwealth Games with an overall tally of 101 medals and 64 medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, managed only 22 medals at 2018 Commonwealth Games—with the medals tally of 11 gold, four silver and seven bronze after another fruitful day which fetched three gold, two silver and a bronze. India kept its third position this time at the Commonwealth Games. The Gold medal winners include Shreyasi Singh, Heena Sidhu, Punam Yadav, Venkat Rahul Ragala, Satish Kumar Sivalingam, Sanjita Chanu and Mirabai Chanu. As the champions head back home, let’s take a look at 11 gold winners who made the country proud.
Punam Yadav: Weightlifter Punam Yadav claimed gold after winning women’s 69kg category in the CWG 2018.
Venkat Rahul Ragala: Weightlifter Venkat Rahul Ragala won the gold medal in the men’s 85kg category against Samoa’s Don Opeloge.
Satish Kumar Sivalingam: Weightlifter Satish Kumar Sivalingam won India’s third gold medal in the men’s 77kg category.
Sanjita Chanu: Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu won the top spot in the women’s 53 kg category against Loa Dika Toua of Papua New Guinea.
Mirabai Chanu: Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won the first gold medal for India on the opening day of CWG 2018. She won the gold in 48kg category after surpassing her own record.
Shreyasi Singh: In the double trap women shooting, India’s Shreyasi Singh won the gold medal.
Heena Sidhu: Shooter Hina Sindhu gave India its 11th gold medal in the games by claiming the first place in 25m pistol event
Jitu Rai: In the 10m men’s air pistol event, Jitu Rai claimed a gold medal. This is his second Commonwealth gold.
Manu Bhaker: Shooter Manu Bhaker won gold in 10m women’s air pistol. This was the sixth gold for India at Gold Coast 2018 CWG.
The Indian mixed team badminton won gold for the first time in the Commonwealth Game’s history.
The Indian team won its first ever Commonwealth gold medal in the women’s table tennis event.