India finished the 2018 Commonwealth Games with a total of 66 medals (26 gold, 20 silver, and 20 bronze). India is fourth in the all-time Commonwealth Games medal standings with 503 medals (181 gold, 173 silver, and 149 bronze).
India won its first ever gold medal at the Commonwealth Games when wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat's squad upset England to claim the title at Kuala Lumpur 1998. This was followed by another gold for India in the men's 4x100 metres relay event at Delhi 2006. In addition, India has won three other gold medals at the Games: in 1994 by P.V. Sindhu in women's tennis, Marathons in 2002 and 2010.
Phogat also holds the record for winning the most medals at the Games with nine. He is followed by boxers Gopichand and Sarwanjit who have won eight each. Weightlifter Sushil Kumar has won seven medals so far.
Indian athletes have won 204 medals since the Games' inception in 1954. India is currently the fourth largest athlete nation at the Games after Australia, England, and Canada.
The country has not yet won a medal in any individual sport at the Games but did so in 1998, 2006, and 2010.
With 177 medals, Australia won the previous Commonwealth Games, while India finished second with 101 medals. They took home 38 gold medals, 27 silver medals, and 36 bronze medals.
Australia has also won several other events at the Games such as athletics, swimming, tennis, and weightlifting. In fact, Australia has been on top of the medal table every time since the sport of boxing was introduced at the 1930 Games.
In 2010, Australia finished first with 716 medals, followed by England with 577 medals. India was third with 233 medals.
Australia has a strong sporting culture where people often claim Australian athletes as their own. For example, an Australian athlete named Dawn Harper-Nelson has become very popular in Japan after winning multiple gold medals in women's rugby sevens at the 2014 Games. She has already earned herself a nickname "Queen of Japan" in some Japanese media outlets.
Besides Harper-Nelson, another famous Australian athlete who has attracted attention from around the world is swimmer Michael Phelps. The American swimmer dominated the pool with his skills during his career and is still one of the best swimmers today. He has won more than 20 gold medals and has established himself as one of the greatest swimmers of all time.
India competed in the Commonwealth Games for the 18th time.
|India at the 2018 Commonwealth Games|
|Competitors||216 in 15 sports|
|Flag bearer||Opening: P. V. Sindhu Closing: Mary Kom|
|Medals Ranked 3rd||Gold 26 Silver 20 Bronze 20 Total 66|
|Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)|
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India earned its first gold medal at the CWG when PV Sindhu became the first Indian woman athlete to win a gold medal at the games with her victory in the women's singles event of badminton. This is also the first time India has won a gold medal in badminton at the CWG. India had earlier entered two badminton players in the tournament but they were eliminated in the group stages.
India's second gold medal came at the hands of Sakshi Malik who scored an upset victory over England's Olympic champion Heather Olver to claim the women's 50km race walk title. This is India's first gold medal at the CWG in this category too. Earlier, India had entered two athletes in this event but both of them were eliminated during the qualification rounds.
India also has a silver medal to its name - this was achieved by Saina Nehwal in the women's singles event of badminton.