By Rohit Ghosh on August 4, 2014
India won a total of 64 medals at this year’s Glasgow Commonwealth Games. While they didn’t reach the 101 mark set by the roster at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, the Indian athletes still put on one of the best performances in history. Here are five of the more memorable gold medal winners at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Apurvi Chandela took home the gold medal as she finished with 206.7 points in the 10m air rifle event. Her victory is a huge source of pride for those in Rajasthan.
Sanjita Khumukcham won India’s first official gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. She lifted 77 Kg in snatch, and 96 Kg in the clean and jerk in the general 48 Kg weightlifting event.
Sukhen Dey may be familiar to some of you. Winning of a silver medal in 2010, Dey got the gold this year in the 56 Kg weightlifting event (109 kg in snatch, 139 kg in clean and jerk).
In his last four appearances at the Commonwealth games, Bindra had one a total of 0 medals. All that changed this year as he won the gold in the 10m air rifle event. This was Bindra’s last CWG.
Rai dominated his competition in the 50m air pistol event, taking home his first ever Commonwealth Games gold medal. He not only set a record in the qualifying round, tallying 562 points, but also had a 7-point margin between him and the second-place finisher (Gurpal Singh).
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