Special 26! Meet India's gold medal winners at CWG 2018

Apr 17, 2018, 18:00 IST
  • Special 26! Meet India's gold medal winners at CWG 2018

    Kumar Sushil
    (Men's freestyle 74 kg)
    Sushil made it a hat-trick of gold medals at the CWG — the first Indian wrestler to achieve the feat. Sushil 34, beat South Africa's Johannes Botha in the 74 kg final. Interestingly, Sushil did not lose a single point in this edition of the CWG.

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  • Special 26! Meet India's gold medal winners at CWG 2018

    Bajrang Punia
    (Men's freestyle 65 kg)
    Punia was so dominant en route to his gold medal in the 65 kg freestyle category that he made the final against Kane Charig of Wales seem like a cakewalk. The 24-year-old took a 10-0 lead against his Welsh opponent to win the final by technical superiority.

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  • Special 26! Meet India's gold medal winners at CWG 2018

    Vinesh Phogat
    (Women's freestyle 50 kg)
    Phogat won gold in the women’s freestyle 50 kg after beating Canada's Jessica MacDonald 13-3. The joy would've helped overcome the pain she endured when a knee injury saw her exit the Rio Games in the quarters.

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  • Special 26! Meet India's gold medal winners at CWG 2018

    Anish Bhanwala
    (Men's 25m rapid fire pistol)
    Teen pistol sensation Bhanwala, 15, created history by becoming the youngest Indian to win gold at the CWG. Better still, Anish achieved the feat on debut.

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  • Special 26! Meet India's gold medal winners at CWG 2018

    Neeraj Chopra
    (Men's javelin throw)
    Neeraj, 20, with a best throw of 86.47m, created history by becoming the first Indian athlete to claim gold in the men's javelin event at the CWG. It was a fine comeback by Chopra, who failed to make the final of the World C'ships last August.

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  • Special 26! Meet India's gold medal winners at CWG 2018

    Manika batra
    (Women's singles)
    Glamour girl from the Indian table tennis scene, Manika Batra, 22, won a first ever women's singles table tennis gold for the country blanking four-time defending champion Yu Mengyu of Singapore 11-7, 11-6, 11-2, 11-7 in the final. Batra, who was in sublime form right through the tournament, has continued to showcase her abilities to outclass higher-ranked opponents at will.

    women's team
    The Indian women's table tennis team created history to out-muscle three-time champions Singapore 3-1 for a memorable gold. After defeating England 3-0 in the semis, the Indians had got to their best ever performance, reaching the final for the first time since New Delhi 2010. The eves owe a lot to Manika Batra, who defeated World No.4 Tianwei Feng before beating World No.23 Yu Mengyu en route their top podium finish.

    men's team
    The Indian men's table tennis team were in red hot form. They were able to knock defending champions Singapore 3-2 in the semi-finals mainly due to Sharath Kamal, who superbly put it past Shao Feng Ethan Poh and Xu Jie Pang in the singles. The final against Nigeria was one-sided as the Indians cruised to a 3-0 win.

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  • Special 26! Meet India's gold medal winners at CWG 2018

    Heena Sidhu
    (Women's 25m pistol)
    Former World No. 1 Sidhu clinched gold in the women's 25m pistol event with a total score of 38 and registered a new Games record en route. Sidhu, 28, had earlier bagged silver in the 10m air pistol event.

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  • Special 26! Meet India's gold medal winners at CWG 2018

    Gaurav Solanki
    (Men's 52 kg)
    Making his debut at CWG, Solanki, 21, beat Northern Ireland's Brendan Irvine 4-1 in the men's 52kg final to clinch gold. Solanki attacked Irvine from the start and the result emphasised his fine performance.

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  • Special 26! Meet India's gold medal winners at CWG 2018

    Saina Nehwal
    (Women's singles)
    Nehwal became the first Indian to win two gold medals in the women's singles at the Commonwealth Games after defeating compatriot PV Sindhu 21-18, 23-21 in a hard-fought final. Despite being troubled by injury, Nehwal, 28, who also has the London Olympics bronze under her belt, showed no signs of fatigue during the epic final.

    mixed team event
    Nehwal also helped India's mixed team claim its maiden CWG gold medal thrashing three-time defending champions Malaysia in the final. Satwik Rankireddy-Ashwini Ponnappa won the mixed doubles match against Peng Soon Chan and Liu Yong. Kidambi Srikanth stunned three-time Olympic silver medallist Lee Chong Wei in the men's singles. Nehwal beat Soniia Cheah in the women's singles.

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  • Special 26! Meet India's gold medal winners at CWG 2018

    MC Mary Kom
    (Women's 45-48 kg)
    Five-time world champ MC Mary Kom announced her return to the international stage with her first CWG gold medal. The Manipuri, 35, packed a punch as she beat Northern Ireland's Kristina O’Hara 5-0 in the 48 kg final.

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  • Special 26! Meet India's gold medal winners at CWG 2018

    Mirabai Chanu
    (Women's 48 kg)
    Mirabai, 23, won gold with a power-packed performance. The Manipuri powerhouse set Games records in the snatch, clean and jerk as well as the total. She registered 86 kg in the snatch and 110 kg in clean and jerk for a massive total of 196 kg.

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  • Special 26! Meet India's gold medal winners at CWG 2018

    Punam Yadav
    (Women's 69kg)
    Punam won gold with a total lift of 222 kg (100 kg in snatch, 122 kg in clean and jerk) in the women's 69 kg event. The 2014 CWG bronze medal-winning weightlifter faced stiff competition from England's Sarah Davies, who was just a few kilos behind her with a total of 217 kg.

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  • Special 26! Meet India's gold medal winners at CWG 2018

    Manu Bhaker
    (Women's 10m air pistol)
    Haryana girl Bhaker, 16, continued her impressive form at Gold Coast. The wily teenager bagged gold in her maiden Games appearance with a total of 240.9 in the women's 10m air pistol event and registered a new Games record as well.

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  • Special 26! Meet India's gold medal winners at CWG 2018

    Rahul Aware
    (Men's freestyle 57 kg)
    Aware won gold after overpowering Canada's Steven Takahashi 15-7 in a gripping final bout. Maharashtra lad Aware, 26, missed the Rio Olympics after the Wrestling Federation of India penalised him for pulling out of a training camp alleging favouritism.

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  • Special 26! Meet India's gold medal winners at CWG 2018

    Jitu Rai
    (Men's 10m air pistol)
    Ace marksman Rai broke the Games record to claim gold in men's 10m air pistol. Rai, a CWG gold medallist in the 50m air pistol event four years ago in Glasgow, shot 235.1 to comfortably finish on top of the podium Down Under.

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  • Special 26! Meet India's gold medal winners at CWG 2018

    Sanjeev Rajput
    (Men's 50m rifle 3 position)
    Rajput bagged a gold medal in the 50m rifle 3 position to end India's shooting campaign on a high, with 16 medals. In the process, the Arjuna awardee, 37, who shot a total of 454.5, created a Games record after registering a record 1180 in the in the qualifying round.

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  • Special 26! Meet India's gold medal winners at CWG 2018

    Sanjita chanu
    (Women's 53 kg)
    Sanjita claimed her second successive CWG gold medal and smashed a Games record in the process. The diminutive Manipuri lifted a total of 192kg to claim gold, ahead of Paupa New Guinea's Loa Dika Toua, who finished 10 kgs behind, at 182kg for silver.

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  • Special 26! Meet India's gold medal winners at CWG 2018

    Sathish Kumar Sivalingam
    (Men's 77 kg)
    Defending champ Sivalingam, 25, won gold lifting a total of 317kg. Sivalingam was so good on the day, that he actually forfeited his final clean and jerk lift.

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  • Special 26! Meet India's gold medal winners at CWG 2018

    Shreyasi Singh
    (Women's double trap)
    Shreyasi earned gold with a total score of 96 in the final of the women's double trap event following her disappointing fifth-place finish in the women's trap final. She had won silver in the women's double trap at the 2014 Glasgow CWG.

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  • Special 26! Meet India's gold medal winners at CWG 2018

    Sumit Malik
    (Men's freestyle 125 kg)
    Malik claimed the gold medal in the men's freestyle 125 kg after his Nigerian opponent Sinivie Boltic was ruled out of the final due to injury. However, Malik, 25, was made to sweat in his previous bout, against Pakistan's Tayab Raza, before prevailing 10-4.

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  • Special 26! Meet India's gold medal winners at CWG 2018

    Tejaswini Sawant
    (Women's 50m rifle 3 position)
    Sawant, won gold and created a Games record with a score of 457.9 in the final of the women's 50m rifle 3 position. Sawant, 37, also bagged silver in the women's 50m rifle prone event.

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  • Special 26! Meet India's gold medal winners at CWG 2018

    Venkat Rahul Ragala
    (Men's 85kg)
    Ragala claimed gold lifting a total of 338 kg. Ragala, 21, was locked in a close battle with Samoa's Don Opeloge, who ended with a total of 331 kg. Interestingly, at the Commonwealth Championships last year, Rahul had lifted a massive 351 kg.

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  • Special 26! Meet India's gold medal winners at CWG 2018

    Vikas Krishan
    (Men's 75 kg)
    Asian Games gold medallist, Vikas Krishan, 26, was in top form at Gold Coast. The star pugilist dominated his way to the gold medal in the men's 75kg event after beating Dieudonne Ntsengue of Cameroon 5-0.

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