Indian athletes make us all proud at Gold Coast !

What a brilliant performance by the Indian athletes at the Commonwealth Games 2018!

India goes back having won a whopping 26 gold medals, 20 silver and twenty Bronze.

Medal Tally secured a proud third place for India as it scored medals after medals ending on a high in the last three days as it collected ten more golds and many more Silver and Bronze medals. Players hugged each other at every win even the coaches, smiles all around and the crowds cheering.

Every wrestler in the Indian contingent returned with a medal from Gold Coast. On Saturday,  Vinesh  Phogat  picked up her second successive gold at a  CWG  event. Other wrestlers who claimed medals on Friday were  Sumit(Gold),  Somveer(bronze) and  Sakshi  Malik  (Bronze),

The impressive run of the boxers continued on day 10 as Mary  Kom  and  Gaurav  Solanki  won gold in their  CWG  debut. While  Vikas  Krishan  too added on to the gold rush of boxers,  Manish  Kaushik  and  Satish  Kumar won silvers.

Sanjeev  Rajput won a gold in the men’s rifle 3 positions.

The Indian paddlers made history as  Manika  Batra  became the first Indian woman  shuttler  to win a medal in the  CWG  2018 when she won gold in the women’s singles. Men’s doubles pair Harmeet  Desai  and  Sanil  Shetty  won bronze while  Sharath  Kamal  and  Sathiyan  Gnanasekaran  won silver.

The Indian  shuttlers  had a mixed outing as the doubles pairings were tested to their limits after multiple matches in various categories. While  Saina  Nehwal  and PV  Sindhu  set up a mouth-watering singles clash in the gold medal match, HS  Prannoy  lost out to Lee Chong Wei in the semi-final and missed out of making an all Indians men’s singles final.  Kidambi  Srikanth  beat England’s  Rajeev  Ouseph  for a place in the final.  Ashwini  Ponnappa  and  Sikki  Reddy won a bronze medal in the women’s doubles

Defending women’s doubles champions in squash,  Dipika  Pallikal  and  Joshna  Chinappa  entered the finals of the event and  Dipika  also won a silver in the mixed doubles final alongside  Saurav  Ghosal.

Indian athletes have made all of us down under proud as one taxi driver in Queensland plying passengers to Commonwealth Games said that he could now boast and hold his head high when anyone asks about India.

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