Commonwealth Games 2018: List of Indians who broke records
A total of 11 records were smashed in the duration of the 2018 Commonwealth Games by Indian sportspersons.
As the 2018 Commonwealth Games comes to a close, India will be celebrating the outstanding performance of the whole contingent, which managed to bring back a total of 66 medals including 26 gold medals across various events. The contingent, comprising of an exciting lot of teenagers and experienced campaigners, finished the competition in third place, behind Australia and England.
In the process of bagging the top honours, some of the athletes also broke the previous Commonwealth Games record in their respective categories, etching their names in the record books with some spectacular efforts.
Here are nine such athletes, whose record-breaking attempts did not go unnoticed.
#9 Jitu Rai - Men's 10m Air Pistol Shooting
Jitu Rai, one of India's biggest hopes coming into the competition did not disappoint in the qualifiers with a score of 570 in the qualifiers that placed him 4th on the table with compatriot Om Mitharval finishing on top with a score of 584.
In the finals, Rai looked a class apart as he blazed through the various rounds in the finals to comfortable finish with a score of 235.1 and continued his purple patch in shooting events from the past year, where he won four gold medals and one bronze medal at the ISSF events.