CWG 2018 at Gold Coast: 28 Medals won by Indian Women

  02-Jun-2018 03:18:54

CWG 2018

To say that the Indian women did us proud at the commonwealth games would be an understatement. At a time when sections of the society were defending the rape of an 8 year old on the basis of the religion of the girl, the performance of the girls at the games signified a strong slap to the misogynistic attitude that these sections have tried to defend in the name of culture. From a 16 year old girl, who just started shooting a couple of years ago, to an age old veteran mother of 3 who refuses to hang up her boxing gloves, each of the commonwealth medallist has a story to tell. The only thing common in their achievement is the hardwork that they have put to not only excel in their sport but also to fight off the male-dominated society which treats woman as second-class citizens. This article enlists all of the achievements of the woman athletes in the games--achievements that deserve to be etched in our memories for a lifetime.



  • India’s first gold medal of the opening day of the 2018 Common Wealth Games came in stunning fashion from World Champion and CWG Record holder Saikhom Mirabai Chanu, who broke six records in six lifts to finish first in the women’s 48 kg with a combined effort of 196kg to smash her previous career best of 194kg

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  • Weightlifter Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu delivered India its second gold medal of the 2018 Common Wealth Games. She set a new record with a lift of 84kg in snatch and then lifted 108 in clean & jerk.


  • The 22 –year-old Weightlifter Punam Yadav lifted 95, 98 and 100kg in the snatch, and then 118 and 122kg in the clean & jerk.


  • India’s teen Shooting sensation Manu Bhaker grabbed the women’s 10m air pistol gold medal by shattering the games record. The 16 year old Bhaker’s calm demeanour belied her age as she shot a record 240.9 to finish well ahead of her senior Sidhu, who aggregated 234 at the Belmont Shooting Centre.


  • India women’s Table Tennis team scripted history as they clinched their first ever Gold medal at the Common Wealth Games. They registered a 3-1 victory over Singapore in the final to clinch the gold medal.


  • Shooter Heena Sidhu won her second medal of the 2018 Common Wealth Games, taking Gold in the women’s 25m pistol finals at the Belmont Shooting Centre. This won Heena’s first CWG individual gold medal – and second overall, after a team gold in 2010 and second of the Gold Coast Games, after she claimed Silver in the 10m air pistol event.


  • Shreyasi Singh , shotgl her way to career-best Gold in the Women’s Double Trap final. y.


  • India’s medal rush at the 2018 Common Wealth Games has continued with Shooter Tejaswini Sawant winning Gold in the Women’s 50m Rifle. India have matched with 15 gold medals won four years ago at the Glasgow CWG.


  • Indian Boxer MC Marry Kom added yet another chapter to her storied career by winning Gold in women’s 45-48kg category at the ongoing CWG. She beat Northern Ireland’s Kristina O’Hara 5-0 via unanimous decision to claim the yellow medal.


  • Wrestler Vinesh Phogat clinched a Gold medal at Women’s 50kg freestyle by beating Canada’s Jessica Macdonald with a 13-3 score line.


  • A day after she won Silver in the women’s doubles event, top ranked Indian paddler Manika Batra went one up on her performance and clinched a Gold medal in the women’s singles Table Tennis Finals. She played a clinical match to win the contest 4-0 and become the first Indian women to win gold in the women’s singles event at the Common Wealth Games.


  • Saina Nehwal claimed her second Individual Common Wealth Games Gold medal by defeating world no. 3 PV Sindhu in an enthralling women’s Singles final.


  • Teenage Shooter Mehuli Ghosh won Silver in the final of the women’s 10m air rifle evennt.


  • On the first day of wrestling competition, India’s Babita Kumari has claimed Silver in the Women’s 53kg freestyle final. Babita won her third consecutive medal at the CWG.


  • Shooter Anjum Moudgil won Silver in women’s 50m rifle event at Gold Coast, Australia.


  • Wrestler Pooja Danda has won Silver in the Women’s 57kg freestyle.


  • Mouma Das and Manika Batra when they finished Second best to Singapore’s Tainwei Feng and Mengyu yu.


  • The Indian pairing of Dipika Pallikal and Josha Chinappa went down 9-11, 8-11 to Joelle King and Amanda Landers-murphy of New Zealand in the final match of the women’s doubles at the Common Wealth Games achieving a Silver Medal.


  • Shooter Apurvi Chandela Won Bronze medal at women’s 10m air rifle event ending marginally short of gold medallist Martina Lindsay veloso in a tense shoot-off.


  • Kiran Bishnoi, who became the first Indian woman wrestler to win a medal in the freestyle 76kg category at Common Wealth Games.


  • Twenty-three-year-old Navjeet Kaur Dhillion of Amritsar won a Bronze medal in Women’s discus throw event.


  • In the Women’s 68kg freestyle wrestling, Divya Kakran bagged the Bronze medal in one of her easiest bout in the CWG 2018.


  • Wrestler Sakshi Malik took home a bronze medal in the 62kg freestyle event, which also signalled India’s 50th medal of the tournament.


“The 2018 Common Wealth Games has become India’s third most successful CWG of all time”



By: Mayank Badhwar