Wednesday, 6 August 2014

India at Glasgow 2014


216-strong team of Indian sportspersons bagged 15 gold, 30 silver & 19 bronze for a total haul of 64 medals to finish fifth overall behind table-toppers England followed by Australia, Canada and hosts Scotland.

India had finished second behind Australia in the 2010 Delhi edition but considering that some disciplines, from which the hosts had won medals, were either dropped or pruned down in Glasgow, it was a great performance by the Indians in the recently concluded Glasgow Games.

As expected, India collected maximum medals from shooting as the marksmen bagged 17 medals including four Golds. The wrestlers though had the maximum gold count (5 gold) with 13 overall medals.

The weightlifters performed above expectations as they bagged 12 medals (3 gold) with India topping the tally in that sport. In judo, India won their biggest haul of four medals  surpassing the two each they had won in both 1990 and 2002.

In hockey, India won their second consecutive silver in the Games after being outclassed by Olympic and world champions Australia 4-0 in the final.

Badminton was another sport which brought the nation laurels with four medals, with one gold bagged by Parupalli Kashyap.

Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa created history by winning India's first ever gold medal in CWG squash.

These Glasgow games sets a perfect platform for India to prove their worth again and may be go a notch above to win more gold medals at Gold Coast 2018 games. We at International Award for Young People India will continue to take initiatives through our Physical Recreation domain, as we have done for so many years to make India a power house in world sports.

Medal data credit: NDTV Sports

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