XtraTime Web Desk: India’s journey in the 21st Commonwealth Games comes to an end on a high note as it was the nation’s second-best finish in terms of the position of the points table. India has finished on third position at the table with 66 medals. Back in 2010, India finished in second as the host nation with 101 medals in New Delhi. In this outing India has won 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze and ended their campaign just behind Australia and India.
Earlier today, India’s star shuttler Saina Nehwal’s aggressive play in the final against her compatriot PV Sindhu helped her to win a Gold medal in Commonwealth Games 2018 at Gold Coast today. It is her second singles gold medal in CWG after 8 long years in women’s singles category. She own her first gold in India during the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Weightlifter P Gururaja opened India’s medal account on the first competition day of the 21st Commonwealth Games, claiming a silver in the men’s 56kg category. And the coveted event ended with a silver with men’s doubles duo of Rankireddy Satwik, Chirag Shetty losing in India’s final match at Gold Coast.
On the other hand in men’s singles section, Newly-crowned World No.1 India’s Kidambi Srikanth let slip the early advantage to settle for a silver medal in the 21st Commonwealth Games, going down to Malaysian legend Lee Chong Wei today.
Srikanth had beaten Lee in the mixed team championships final earlier in the Games but the former world number one rallied for a 19-21 21-14 21-14 triumph today for his third individual CWG gold.