As the Commonwealth Games (CWG) being held in Gold Coast, Australia draws to a close, India have so far garnered 59 medals, including 25 gold. This puts them in third spot on the medals table behind Australia and England. The past week also had its fair share of controversy with race walker KT Irfan and triple-jumper V Rakesh Babu getting suspended due to a violation of the Commonwealth Games Federation’s (CGF) ‘No Needle Policy’ and being sent home on Friday.
During the course of the week, the penultimate day of the Games turned out to be the most successful one for India, with 17 medals being pocketed.
Here is a break-up of the medals tally for the week:
Monday (Day 5) - Jitu Rai claimed gold in the 10m air pistol event giving India its first gold in the men’s events. Rai shot 235.1 to finish first. In the same event, Om Prakash Mitharval scored 214.3 to win the bronze.
Pradeep Singh won silver in the men’s 105 weight category in weightlifting. He lifted a total of 352kg.
Mehuli Ghosh and Apurvi Chandela won silver and bronze respectively in the women’s 10m air rifle event.
The Indian badminton team beat Malaysia 3-1 in the final to win gold and break a 12-year drought in team events at the CWG.
Total tally: 6 medals, including 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze.
Tuesday (Day 6) - Ace shooter Heena Sidhu won gold in the women’s 25m pistol event after beating Australia’s Elena Galiabovitch.
Sachin Choudhary won bronze in the heavyweight category of the power lifting event in para-sports.
Total tally: 2 medals, including 1 Gold, 1 Bronze.
Wednesday (Day 7) - Shreyasi Singh won gold in the women’s double trap event. She shot 96 in the finals to beat Australia’s Emma Cox.
Ankur Mittal won bronze in the men’s double trap event.
Om Prakash Mitharwal won a bronze in the men’s 50m pistol event. He finished with a total of 200.1.
Total tally: 3 medals, including 1 Gold, 2 Bronze.
Thursday (Day 8) - Rahul Aware won gold in the men’s 57kg freestyle wrestling event by beating Canada’s Steven Takahashi.
Sushil Kumar won gold in the men’s 74kg freestyle wrestling. He defeated Johannes Botha of South Africa in just 80 seconds.
Defending champion Babita Kumari had to settle for silver in the women’s 53kg freestyle wresting after being beaten by Canada’s Diana Weicker.
Tejaswini Savant won silver in the women’s 50m rifle prone.
Kiran finished third in the women’s 76kg freestyle wrestling.
Total tally: 5 medals, including 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze.
Friday (Day 9) - Tejaswini Savant won gold in the women’s 50m rifle event while compatriot Anjum Moudgil came second.
15-year-old Anish Bhanwala became the youngest Indian to win a medal at the CWG after bagging gold in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol.
Bajrang Punia won gold in the men’s 65kg freestyle wrestling event.
Pooja Danda settled for silver in women’s 57kg freestyle wrestling.
Muasam Khatri who was heavily favoured to win his event, finished with silver in the men’s 97kg freestyle wrestling event.
Divya Kakran finished with bronze in women’s 68kg freestyle wrestling.
Manoj Kumar bagged bronze in the men’s 69kg boxing event while Naman Tanway won bronze in the 91kg boxing event.
Husammuddin Mohammed also won bronze in boxing, in the 56kg category.
The women’s table tennis doubles team comprising Manila Batra and Mouma Das won silver after losing to Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu of Singapore in the gold medal clash.
Total tally: 11 medals, including 3 Gold, 4 Silver, 4 Bronze.
Saturday (Day10) - Mary Kom won gold in the women’s 45-48kg boxing event.
Gaurav Solanki won gold in men’s 52kg boxing while Vikas Krishnan won gold in men’s 75kg boxing.
Sanjeev Rajput won gold in men’s 50m Rifle 3 positions event.
Vinesh Phogat won gold in women’s 50kg freestyle wrestling.
Sumit Malik won gold in men’s 125kg freestyle wrestling.
Manika Batra won gold in table tennis women’s singles.
Neeraj Chopra won gold in men’s Javelin Throw.
Deepika Pallikal & Saurav Ghosal won silver in squash mixed doubles.
Sharath Kamal & G Sathiyan won silver in table tennis doubles for men.
Amit Panghal won silver in men’s 49 kg boxing, Manish Kaushik silver in men’s 60 kg boxing, while Satish Kumar got silver in men’s 91+ kg boxing.
Sakshi Malik won bronze in women’s 62 kg Nordic wrestling.
Somveer won bronze in men’s 86 kg freestyle wrestling.
Ashwini Ponnappa & N Sikki Reddy won bronze in badminton women's doubles.
Harmeet Desai and Sanil Shetty won bronze in table tennis men's doubles.
Total tally: 17 medals, including 8 Gold, 5 Silver, 4 Bronze.
India is assured of at least one more gold medal on the final day of the competition with PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal squaring off in the badminton singles final, while another two are up for grabs in badminton men's doubles and squash women's doubles.