India has been doing well in the Sports for last few years at International level. Who can forget the wonderful memories of Commonweath Games held in India. Now is the time to see the rocking performances of our athletes in the Commomwealth Games 2018 in Australia.
This time the Commonweath Games are being held at Gold Coast , Australia from 4 April to 15 April. There was a tough competition between Hambantota (Sri Lanka ) and Gold Coast City( Australia ) but the Gold Coast City won by getting 43 votes compared to 27 for Hambantota.
There was a grand Opening Ceremony held at Carrara Stadium, officially opened by Charles, Prince of Whales. There are around 71 nations participating in 275 events. P.V. Sindhu was the flag bearer for India in the opening ceremony.
Performance of India in CWG 2018
Since we have entered in the last phase of the events , let’s see India’s performance so far: India has won total 29 medals which include 14 Gold, 6 Silver and 9 bronze medal till date. The maximum medals are won in Shooting i.e. 12 followed by Weightlifting with 9 medals.
The performance of women needs an appreciation as they have won 7 gold medals with the total of 13 out of 29 medals.Men have done well by getting 15 medals .
Few of the names to be mentioned here are Sushil Kumar in Men’s Freestyle 74 kg wrestling and Rahul Aware in 57kg . In Shooting , Shreyasi Singh , Heena Sidhu , Jitu rani,Poonam Yadav are few to mention here.
As hockey is our national game , we must look forward to get some medals. Women’s hockey team has played well but lost the chance to win bronze medal. Men’s hockey team has entered in the Semifinals. They have to face New Zealand in Semi finals.
Let’s pray for them to come out as a winner.
Comparison between 2010 and 2018 Commonwealth games
It is difficult to compare the performance in both the Commonwealth games because the confidence goes to the next level when the host is your country. The crowd around you is so motivating , hence you get bound to show your best. You put all your efforts to bring laurels to your country.
It was the first time in the history of Commonwealth Games India won 38 golds and more than 101 medals in 2010. It is not difficult to achieve the same rather more than that but we have to think how we take this Games.
Why not this time ?
Unfortunately, in India sports have never been given due importance . We want our kids to become doctors , engineers but not sports person. The life of a sportsmanis considered very hard and full of struggles.
People like you and me have to encourage our children to play games whole heartedly. Government has to play a major role in this . Many names which are shinning today at this event will be lost in the coming years. Few lucky ones will survive for few months and then, they will become the history.
Role of media can also not be denied as they can run all the non sense news throughout the day as a Breaking news while the positive news are ignored as they can’t increase their TRP.
There is time to think above all these things and take a strong move towards building a nation which is much more capable of doing this.
Give some recognition to all those who are winning medals for the country so that feel proud to share their story with coming generation. We are a country which has talent in every nook and corner hidden under the layers of soil.
Gear up to remove those layers of soil to bring that talent to the world.
Jai Hind , Jai Bharat
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