New Delhi: The Indian athletes' brilliant performance in the Commonwealth Games created quite a buzz online as well with gold-winning wrestler Sushil Kumar being the most searched on Google. As the curtain went down on the 20th Commonwealth Games, India notched up 64 medals.
Ranking fifth in the tally after England, Australia, Canada and Scotland, the Indian medal tally stood at 15 Gold, 30 Silver and 19 Bronze medals. Sushil remained the most searched athlete as the Indian wrestling squad put forward some spectacular performances scooping 13 medals, including five gold medals.
A search trend study by Google revealed that Sushil, who won the gold medal in the men's 74kg-category, was the most searched along with fellow teenage female grappler Vinesh Phogat, who won the gold medal in the 48kg-category Glasgow.
Badminton remained the most searched sporting discipline as Parupalli Kashyap became the first Indian man to win a badminton gold at the Games in 32 years. It was a historic win as he clinched the gold for India and generated a lot of buzz online.
Boxing and Wrestling stood second and third respectively among the highly searched disciplines during the games. Other Indian athletes, who were widely searched online included Vijender Singh (Boxing), Yogeshwar Dutt (Wrestling), and Vikas Gowda (Athletics) and Parupalli Kashyap (Badminton).
"Fans back home in India continued to bolster their support with increasing interest in these games reflected through online searches on Google. As the curtain went down on the XX Commonwealth Games, India notched up a respectable number of medals.
The search trend also revealed that boxing and wrestling stood second and third, respectively, among the highly searched disciplines during the games.
"In this cricket crazy nation, stellar performances by the Indian squad at the Commonwealth Games helped generate a lot of interest and inclination especially with increasing searches by fans in favour of national sports including wrestling, badminton, weightlifting and shooting," the statement from Google said.
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