The 2018 edition of the Commonwealth Games, which is being held in Australia, has seen some absolutely mind-blowing performances by members of the Indian contingent, and the women in particular are setting the standard even higher with their record-breaking feats.
They seem to be unstoppable with their contributions to India’s medal tally, the total of which is quite likely to rise if the current successes are any indication.
Women’s 10m Air Pistol - Gold
Still only 16 years of age, Manu Bhaker comfortably took home the gold in Women’s 10m Air Pistol and did so while also setting a CWG record. She is one of India’s youngest gold medallists at the Commonwealth Games and is mentored by the reputed Jaspal Rana.
Weightlifting: Women’s 69kg - Gold
Punam Yadav lifted a total of 222kg to win India’s fifth gold medal at the Commonwealth Games being held in Australia. Born in Uttar Pradesh, her career set off when she won a bronze medal at the Asian Junior Championships in 2014 and followed that with another bronze at the Commonwealth Games.
Weightlifting: Women’s 53 kg - Gold
With a CWG record of 84 kg in the ‘snatch’ category, Sanjita Chanu lifted a total of 192 kg, allowing her to win India’s second gold at the Games. The 24-year-old from Manipur beat the defending champion, Loa Dika Toua of Papua New Guinea in order to accomplish this incredible feat.
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Weightlifting: Women’s 48 kg - Gold
Mirabai Chanu won India’s first gold during the Games and while doing so, broke three Games records in both the ‘snatch’ and ‘clean and jerk’ sections, and also the overall Games record by lifting a total of 196 kg.
Women’s Table Tennis Team - Gold
Manika Batra led the Indian women’s table tennis team, which includes Batra, Madhurika Patkar, and Mouma Das, to win its maiden table tennis gold. The feat is a commendable one as they defeated Singapore, the team of which has won the gold medal since the sport was made a part of the CWG.
Women’s 10m Air Pistol - Silver
Heena Sidhu added to India’s medal tally by securing a silver medal in the 10m Air Pistol category during a closely-watched final between her and teammate Manu Bhaker.
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Women’s 10m Air Rifle - Silver
In a gripping shoot-off during the Women’s 10m Air Rifle, Mehuli Ghosh was able to win the silver medal and also set a Commonwealth Games Record.
Women’s 10m Air Rifle - Bronze
Apurvi Chandela won her second medal at the Commonwealth Games by winning the bronze in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle event.