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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