Memorable Record-Breaking Moments from the CWG Games 2018Apr 17, 2018
India has had a dream run at the recent Common Wealth Games and bagged a whopping 66 medals, of which 26 were gold medals and many coveted ones at that! This is definitely good news for the Indian sports fraternity and puts the spotlight on further encouraging our incredibly talented players to achieve greater heights and bring more laurels to India.
Amidst all the political, religious and general chaos going on in the country, it is a much-needed relief to see men and women from our country making our flag fly high at the Common Wealth Games in Gold Coast. As we struggle with our identity as a nation on one hand, here are some of the record-breaking wins in our majestic country’s account that our champions bagged with grace, making us feel proud of belonging to India.
This teen prodigy has pocketed an unbelievable win with absolute ease. At just 15, Anish has won the gold medal in the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol event, becoming India’s youngest athlete to win gold at the Common Wealth Games. This young chap from Haryana has lived up to all the hype and delivered a flawless performance.
India’s favourite boxer Mary Kom had a lot riding on her shoulders. The 35-year-old is not new to breaking records. However, a Common Wealth Games medal was one thing that was missing from her enviable list of medals. Well, that is now a thing of the past. Mary Kom won gold at the games and showed the world that she continues to rule the ring and how!
Manika Batra has brought home India's first table tennis gold medal in the female category and has emerged as a star player. She has been rising consistently in her rankings and has now overtaken much higher ranked player to bag the coveted medal. Her sensational style of playing has earned her the title of ‘Golden Girl' in Indian sports.
Another first-time gold medal to India was brought home by Neeraj Chopra in the javelin throw event. Neeraj has been showing consistent promise and was hailed as an elite contender from India. He has done justice to all the expectations on him and has overtaken all competitors with his record-breaking 86.47 metres throw.
Indian men’s boxing contingent has had a dream run at the Common Wealth Games. With 5 Indian boxers entering the finals and putting up great fights, the men who competed in the boxing ring contributed richly to India’s list of Common Wealth Games medals this year. The crowning glory was Gaurav Solanki’s gold medal that sealed the deal and cemented India’s position in boxing.