Commonwealth Games 2018 – GC2018

Commonwealth Games 2018 – GC2018

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We are now reading about the Commonwealth Games 2018 (XXI Commonwealth Games). This year the game is also known as Gold Coast 2018. Commonwealth Games is an international multi-sport event for members of the Commonwealth that is currently being held in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, between 4 and 15 April 2018.

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What is Commonwealth?

The Commonwealth of Nations (formerly the British Commonwealth), also known as simply the Commonwealth, is an intergovernmental organization of 53 member states that are mostly former territories of the British Empire. The Commonwealth operates by intergovernmental consensus of the member states, organized through the Commonwealth Secretariat and non-governmental organizations, organized through the Commonwealth Foundation.

Members of the commonwealth. Photo courtesy: Wikipedia

Key Information on Commonwealth Games 2018:

Host City, Country Gold Coast, Australia
Total Participating Nations 71
Total number of Events 275 in 19 sports
Total Medals Winner Australia (198)
Total Medals by Indians 66 (Gold-26, Silver-20, Bronze-20)
Dates 04/04/2018 to 15/04/2018
Athlete’s Oath Karen Murphy
Motto Share the Dream
Emblem A silhouette of the skyline and landscape of Gold Coast
Mascot Borobi

Past and Future Commonwealth Games:

Year Serial Hosting Country Motto Mascot
2022 XXII Birmingham, England Heart of the UK, Soul of the Commonwealth Not announced
2014 XX Glasgow, Scotland People, Place, Passion Clyde
2010 XIX Delhi, India Come out and play Shera
2006 XVIII Melbourne, Australia United by the moment Karak

Top 10 Nations in Commonwealth Games 2018:

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
01 Australia 80 59 59 198
02 England 45 45 46 136
03 India 26 20 20 66
04 Canada 15 40 27 82
05 New Zeland 15 16 15 46
06 South Africa 13 11 13 37
07 Wales 10 12 14 36
08 Scotland 09 13 22 44
09 Nigeria 09 09 06 24
10 Cyprus 08 01 05 14

Event-wise Medals & World Ranking of India:

Event/Sport Rank Gold Silver Bronze Total
All Sports 03 26 20 20 66
Athletics 14 01 01 01 03
Badminton 01 02 03 01 06
Boxing 02 03 03 03 09
Para Powerlifting 04 00 00 01 01
Shooting 01 07 04 05 16
Squash 04 00 02 00 02
Table Tenis 01 03 02 03 08
Weightlifting 01 05 02 02 09
Wrestling 01 05 03 04 12

Medal Standings of India (Commonwealth Games 2018):

Name Discipline Event
Neeraj CHOPRA Athletics Men’s Javelin Throw
Saina NEHWAL Badminton Women’s Singles
Team India Badminton Mixed Team Event
Gaurav SOLANKI Boxing Men’s 52kg
Vikas KRISHAN Boxing Men’s 75kg
MC Mery KOM Boxing Women’s 45-48kg
Jitu RAI Shooting Men’s 10m Air Pistol
ANISH Shooting Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
Sanjeev RAJPUT Shooting Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions
Manu BHAKER Shooting Women’s 10m Air Pistol
Heena SIDHU Shooting Women’s 25m Pistol
Tejaswini SAWANT Shooting Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions
Shreyasi SINGH Shooting Women’s Double Trap
Team India Table Tenis Men’s Team
Team India Table Tenis Women’s Team
Manika BATRA Table Tenis Women’s Singles
Sathish Kumar SIVALINGAM Weightlifting Men’s 77kg
Venkat Rahul RAGALA Weightlifting Men’s 85kg
Chanu Saikhom MIRABAI Weightlifting Women’s 48kg
Sanjita Chanu KHUMUKCHAM Weightlifting Women’s 53kg
Punam YADAV Weightlifting Women’s 69kg
SUMIT Wrestling Men’s Freestyle 125 kg
Rahul AWARE Wrestling Men’s Freestyle 57 kg
BAJRANG Wrestling Men’s Freestyle 65 kg
Kumar SUSHIL Wrestling Men’s Freestyle 74 kg
Vinesh VINESH Wrestling Women’s Freestyle 50 kg
Seema PUNIA Athletics Women’s Discus Throw
RANKIREDDY Satwik/ SHETTY Chirag Chandrashekhar Badminton Men’s Doubles
Srikanth KIDAMBI Badminton Men’s Singles
Venkata PUSARLA (PV Sindhu) Badminton Women’s Singles
Satish KUMAR Boxing Men’s +91kg
AMIT Boxing Men’s 46-49kg
Manish KAUSHIK Boxing Men’s 60kg
Heena SIDHU Shooting Women’s 10m Air Pistol
Mehuli GHOSH Shooting Women’s 10m Air Rifle
Anjum MOUDGIL Shooting Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions
Tejaswini SAWANT Shooting Shooting – Women’s 50m Rifle Prone
CHINAPPA Joshna / PALLIKAL KARTHIK Dipika Squash Women’s Doubles
PALLIKAL KARTHIK Dipika / GHOSAL Saurav Squash Mixed Doubles
ACHANTA Sharath / GNANASEKARAN Sathiyan Table Tenis Men’s Doubles
Manika BATRA / Mouma DAS Table Tenis Women’s Doubles
Pardeep SINGH Weightlifting Men’s 105kg
GURURAJA Weightlifting Men’s 56kg
Mausam KHATRI Wrestling Men’s Freestyle 97 kg
Babita KUMARI Wrestling Women’s Freestyle 53 kg
Pooja DHANDA Wrestling Women’s Freestyle 57 kg
Navjeet DHILLON Athletics Women’s Discus Throw
REDDY N. Sikki / Ashwini PONNAPPA  Athletics Women’s Doubles
Hussamuddin MOHAMMED Athletics Men’s 56kg
Manoj KUMAR Boxing Men’s 69kg
Naman TANWAR Boxing Men’s 91kg
Sachin CHAUDHARY Para Powerlifting Men’s Heavyweight
Om MITHARVAL Shooting Men’s 10m Air Pistol
Ravi KUMAR Shooting Men’s 10m Air Rifle
Om MITHARVAL Shooting Men’s 50m Pistol
Ankur MITTAL Shooting Men’s Double Trap
Apurvi CHANDELA Shooting Women’s 10m Air Rifle
DESAI Harmeet / SHETTY Sanil Shankar Table Tenis Men’s Doubles
Sharath ACHANTA Table Tenis Men’s Singles
GNANASEKARAN Sathiyan / Manika BATRA Table Tenis Mixed Doubles
Deepak LATHER Weightlifting Men’s 69kg
Vikas THAKUR Weightlifting Men’s 94kg
SOMVEER Wrestling Men’s Freestyle 86 kg
Sakshi MALIK Wrestling Women’s Freestyle 68 kg
Divya KAKRAN Wrestling Name
KIRAN Wrestling Women’s Freestyle 76 kg

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