India had sent its 200 member contingent of finest athletes to represent the country at the Commonwealth Games 2018, Gold Coast City. P V Sindhu, Olympic silver medalist led the county in the Parade Of Nations event during the opening ceremony.
India finished 5th at the Common Wealth Games 2014 with a total gold medal count of 15 and is expected to perform better at this Games. Controversies also ensued these expectations.
A few days back, syringes were found outside the Indian boxers’ apartments at the Commonwealth village and it was speculated that they might be barred from participating through the Indian officials denied the usage of the syringe by Indian athletes to boost their performance. The Indian boxers were cleared of doping charges by the administration of Commonwealth Federation.
Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal accused Indian Olympic Association on Twitter for not including her father’s name in the official list to gain access to Commonwealth village.
India opened its first medal account on April 5, 2018. Indian weightlifter P Gururaja won the silver medal at the men’s 56 kg weightlifting event after lifting a total of 249 kg (111 kg snatch, 138 kg clean and jerk). This was his first-time participation in Commonwealth games and had earlier won gold in Commonwealth championship 2016.
India’s first gold medal in CWG 2018 was won by Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu after lifting total of 196 kg(110 kg clean and jerk, 110 snatches) in women’s 48 kg weightlifting category on April 5, 2018.
As for now, India has won 3 gold medals. The other gold medalists are Sanjita Chanu and Sathish Sivalingam. Sanjitha Chanu won in women’s weightlifting under 53 kg category. Sathish Sivalingam won in men’s weightlifting under 77 kg category. This is second consecutive gold medal win at the CWG for both of them.
India’s youngest weightlifter Deepak won bronze in the men’s 69 kg category.
Saina Nehwal enters Semi-Finals after defeating Pakistan and Indian women’s hockey team defeated Malaysia.
Indian contingent’s Chief-de-Mission Vikram Sisodiya has expressed his happiness over the excellent performance of Indians and is expecting to bag more medals and honour to the nation.
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