India has been a regular participating nation when it comes to Commonwealth Games. Barring the four editions (1930, 1950, 1962 and 1986) India has been part of all the editions. Indian athletes first debuted in 1934 when the games were called the British Empire Games. The Republic of India joined CWG after getting freedom in 1947.
|Title||Indian Olympic Association|
|Address||Indian Olympic Bhawan
B-29, Qutub Institutional Area
New Dehli – 110016
|Phone||+ (91) 11 2685 2481|
|President||Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra|
- 1 How many Medals India has won at Commonwealth Games (1934-2018)
- 2 India at CWG: Medal by Each Sport
How many Medals India has won at Commonwealth Games (1934-2018)
India has managed to win 503 medals which include 181 gold medals, 173 silver and 149 bronze medals. The most successful campaign for Indian athletes was at Commonwealth Games 2010 which were held in New Delhi. India finished 2nd in the medal tally in CWG 2010.
In the last edition of the Commonwealth Games held in Sydney India finished 3rd with 66 medals. The below data has been collected from CWG official site.
|Kuala Lumpur 1998||7||10||8||25||7th|
|New Delhi 2010||38||27||36||101||2nd|
|Gold Coast 2018||26||20||20||66||3rd|
India at CWG: Medal by Each Sport
There is a specific list of sporting events in which each country bets its best bet. India has been most successful in shooting, weightlifting and wrestling. With over 50% of medals won in these three events, India relies hugely on these events.
Has India hosted the Commonwealth Games?
Yes, India has hosted the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune.
Who won the first Gold Medal for India at the Commonwealth Games?
Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh holds the record to win the first gold medal for India at the Commonwealth Games. Milkha Singh grabbed the gold medal when he finished top in the men’s 440-yard event at Cardiff 1958.
Who has the most CWG medals? Who is the most successful Indian athlete at the Commonwealth Games?
Pistol shooter Jaspal Rana holds the record for most CWG medals. Jaspal Rana dominated the shooting events in the 1990s to early 2000s. Jaspal Rana has won 15 medals which include 9 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze medals.
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