2018 Commonwealth Games
The 2018 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XXI Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Gold Coast 2018, was held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, between 4 and 15 April 2018.
The 2022 Commonwealth Games is scheduled to be held in Birmingham, England. This is due to be the third time England has hosted the Games.
Highlights of Gold Coast 2018
- It was the fifth time Australia had hosted the Commonwealth Games
- The games featured 19 Commonwealth sports with 275 sets of medals
- There were 71 nations competing at 2018 Commonwealth Games.
- Motto -The official motto for the 2018 Commonwealth Games was “Share the Dream”.
- Emblem – The emblem of the 2018 Commonwealth Games was a silhouette of the skyline and landscape of Gold Coast, the host city of the games.
- Mascot – Borobi was named as the mascot of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Borobi is a blue koala, with indigenous markings on its body.
- Medals – The host nation Australia topped the medal table for the fourth time in the past five Commonwealth Games, winning the most golds (80) and most medals overall (198). England and India finished second and third respectively
|5||New Zealand (NZL)||15||16||15||46|
|6||South Africa (RSA)||13||11||13||37|
|Total (43 CGAs)||275||276||289||840|
|Medals by sport|
- With 26 Gold medals and a total of 66 medals, India finished 3rd for the tournament – their best position since 2010 Commonwealth Games.
- Shooting was the event where India won their maximum number of medals – 16 in total and seven of them gold.
- In the women’s table tennis event, the Indian team won its first ever Commonwealth Gold.
- In table tennis, it was a memorable Games for Manika Batra as she picked up medals in all events she competed in — Singles Gold, Women’s Doubles Gold, Women’s Team Gold and rounding off the Games with Mixed Doubles Bronze.
- Batra made history by becoming the first Indian woman to win an individual table tennis Gold at the Games.
- Teenager Deepak Lather from Haryana became the youngest Indian weightlifter to claim a Commonwealth Games medal, clinching a Bronze in the men’s 69kg category.
- Indian shooter Anish Bhanwala, aged 15, created history by becoming the country’s youngest ever Gold medal winner in the Commonwealth Games, in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol.
- Neeraj Chopra from Haryana became the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a Gold medal at the Games.
- The Gold medal won by India’s mixed badminton team is the country’s first in that category at the Games.
- Saina Nehwal became the first Indian to win two singles Golds at the Games after defeating PV Sindhu.
- The Indian badminton contingent’s total of seven medals (2 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze) turned out to be the best performance by any Indian badminton team at the Games.
- Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, who claimed India’s first Gold, in the Women’s 48 kg, broke three Games records in the ‘snatch’ section, the ‘clean and jerk’ and the overall Games record.
- PV Sindhu was India’s flag-bearer at the opening ceremony while Mary Kom carried India’s flag at closing ceremony in Gold Coast.
|1||Manu Bhaker||Women’s 10 metre air pistol|
|2||Jitu Rai||Men’s 10 metre air pistol|
|3||Heena Sidhu||Women’s 25 metre pistol|
|4||Shreyasi Singh||Women’s double trap|
|5||Tejaswini Sawant||Women’s 50m rifle 3 positions|
|6||Anish Bhanwala||Men’s 25 metre rapid fire pistol|
|7||Sanjeev Rajput||Men’s 50m rifle 3 positions|
|1||Rahul Aware||Men’s freestyle 57 kg|
|2||Sushil Kumar||Men’s freestyle 74 kg|
|3||Bajrang Punia||Men’s freestyle 65 kg|
|4||Sumit Malik||Men’s freestyle 125 kg|
|5||Vinesh Phogat||Women’s freestyle 50 kg|
|1||Saikhom Mirabai Chanu||Women’s 48 kg|
|2||Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu||Women’s 53 kg|
|3||Sathish Sivalingam||Men’s 77 kg|
|4||Ragala Venkat Rahul||Men’s 85 kg|
|5||Punam Yadav||Women’s 69 kg|
|1||Mary Kom||Women’s light flyweight 48 kg|
|2||Gaurav Solanki||Men’s flyweight 52 kg|
|3||Vikas Krishan Yadav||Men’s middleweight 75 kg|
|3||Manika Batra||Women’s Single|
Gadde Ruthvika Shivani
P V Sindhu
|2||Saina Nehwal||Women’s singles|
|1||Neeraj Chopra||Men’s javelin throw|
|1||Heena Sidhu||Women’s 10 metre air pistol|
|2||Mehuli Ghosh||Women’s 10 metre air rifle|
|3||Tejaswini Sawant||Women’s 50 metre rifle prone|
|4||Anjum Moudgil||Women’s 50m rifle 3 positions|
|1||Babita Kumari||Women’s freestyle 53 kg|
|2||Pooja Dhanda||Women’s freestyle 57 kg|
|3||Mausam Khatri||Men’s freestyle 97 kg|
|1||Gururaja Poojary||Men’s 56 kg.|
|2||Pardeep Singh||Men’s 105 kg|
|1||Amit Panghal||Men’s light flyweight 49 kg|
|2||Manish Kaushik||Men’s lightweight 60 kg|
|3||Satish Kumar||Men’s super heavyweight (+91 kg)|
|1||P. V. Sindhu||Women’s singles|
|2||Kidambi Srikanth||Men’s singles|
|1||Seema Antil||Women’s discus throw|
|1||Ravi Kumar||Men’s 10 metre air rifle|
|2||Om Prakash Mitharwal||Men’s 10 metre air pistol|
|3||Apurvi Chandela||Women’s 10 metre air rifle|
|4||Om Prakash Mitharwal||Men’s 50 metre pistol|
|5||Ankur Mittal||Men’s double trap|
|1||Kiran Bishnoi||Women’s freestyle 76 kg|
|2||Divya Kakran||Women’s freestyle 68 kg|
|3||Sakshi Malik||Women’s freestyle 62 kg|
|4||Somveer Kadian||Men’s freestyle 86 kg|
|1||Deepak Lather||Men’s 69 kg|
|2||Vikas Thakur||Men’s 94 kg|
|1||Naman Tanwar||Men’s heavyweight 91 kg|
|2||Hussamuddin Mohammed||Men’s bantamweight 56 kg|
|3||Manoj Kumar||Men’s welterweight 69 kg|
|3||Sharath Achanta||Men’s singles|
|1||Navjeet Dhillon||Women’s discus throw|
|1||Sachin Chaudhary||Men’s heavyweight|