Top 5 sports in which India performed well during Commonwealth Games 2018
The Indian contingent produced their 3rd best show in Commonwealth games 2018 held at Gold Coast, Australia winning a total 66 medals including 26 Gold medals, 20 Silver, and 20 Bronze medals. Apart from few disappointments, the Indian athletes performed brilliantly, making the country proud with their efforts.
Behind Australia and England, India showed improvement from 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games where they finished 5th in the standings. A total of 115 Men and 103 women took part in the prestigious games. India's best performance came in the 2010 edition of Commonwealth Games 2010 where they had a total of 101 medals.
Shooting performed brilliantly during the Commonwealth Games 2018. It was a sport in which India was expected to win medals, which they did. In this tournament, 27 shooters took part in different disciplines. India won 7 Gold medals, 4 Silver, and 5 Bronze medals.
Heena Sidhu won two gold medals in Women’s 25 air meter pistol event and women’s 10-meter air pistol event. The 16-year-old Manu Bhaker playing her first CWG Games came first in the women’s 10-meter air pistol event.
Jitu Rai won the gold medal in Men’s 10-meter air pistol event. Shreyasi Singh, Anish Bhanwala, Tejaswini Sawant won gold medals in their respective events.
Tejaswini Sawant, Heena Sidhu, Mehuli Ghosh and Anjum Modugil won the silver medals.
While Apurvi Chandela, Ankur Mittal, Om Prakash Mitharwal won two bronze medals in his event, Ravi Kumar won a bronze medal for India in his respective event.