5 of the greatest achievements by Indians at the Commonwealth Games

Nellie Chapman
April 16, 2018

Wrestler Muhammad Inam, who on Saturday became the only Pakistani athlete to bag a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2018, has revealed how he hatched a spontaneous psychological plan to tame Indian rival Somveer in the quarter-finals before going all the way. However, having them come in to the stadium in the pre show meant the TV audience were not able to see the athletes enter the stadium, alongside flag bearers. I'm OK. We have great team spirit and the guys have been very supportive and I wanted to do my best for them. "The pool is deep".

"We have witnessed high performance sports at its best on the Gold Coast".

The veteran, who brought the curtain down on his career with a marathon gold on Sunday, was hopeful that the raised profile of the Para-athletes could also open a broader discussion about disability in Australian society. That mark had stood for 52 years, since fellow swimmer Elaine Tanner won seven in 1966. She was given the honour after winning her first Commonwealth Games gold medal in the 45-48 kg category.

That was cyclist Katie Archibald's reaction when she claimed individual pursuit gold in what would prove to be Scotland's most successful away Commonwealth Games.

LePage, 22, won silver in the decathlon, while defending champion and Canadian teammate Damian Warner faltered.

One who had claimed a silver medal in the Commonwealth Youth Games, Solanki never let his hard work go waste.

"Vikas has been a performer in big stages. It's something you'll always remember". "I thought it was 50-50 bout", Amit said after his loss.

80 athletes represented Sri Lanka at this years Commonwealth Games.

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Commonwealth Games chairman Peter Beattie admitted in the aftermath of the event, which saw most of the athletes leave before the ceremony had finished, that it was a "stuff up" and organisers "got it wrong".

"I tend to think the Commonwealth Games are, sadly, undervalued and chronically underfunded considering their important role in athlete preparation for the Olympic Games", she says.

The Indian contingent, with 66 medals in all, turned in its finest performance ever at the CWG games standing third in the medals tally.

"We understand many people have been disappointed by tonight's closing ceremony and to be perfectly honest Jo, so have we been", Zempilas said.

In the women's doubles action, Ashwini and Sikki bagged the bronze medal, beating Australians Setyana Mapasa and Gronya Somerville 21-19, 21-19.

There were five medals in the shooting, while Gareth Evans won gold in the men's -69kg weightlifting and teenage gymnast Latalia Bevan was a surprise silver medallist on the floor.

And as Wiebe, Masse, Ruck, LePage, and the rest of their Team Canada teammates illustrated, it seems like mission accomplished.

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