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These Athletes Made India Proud at Commonwealth Games 2018

India | Associated Press | April 16, 2018, 8:32 am
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 Women's singles gold medalist Saina Nehwal and silver medalist PV Sindhu pose for photographs during the medal ceremony at the Commonwealth Games 2018, in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: PTI)

Women's singles gold medalist Saina Nehwal and silver medalist PV Sindhu pose for photographs during the medal ceremony at the Commonwealth Games 2018, in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: PTI)

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 Gold medalists Saina Nehwal of India during the medal ceremony for women's singles badminton during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: PTI)

Gold medalists Saina Nehwal of India during the medal ceremony for women's singles badminton during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: PTI)

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 Silver medalists Pusarla Venkata Sindhu of India during the medal ceremony for women's singles badminton at the Commonwealth Games 2018, in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: PTI)

Silver medalists Pusarla Venkata Sindhu of India during the medal ceremony for women's singles badminton at the Commonwealth Games 2018, in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: PTI)

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 India's silver medalists Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Chandrasekhar Shetty during the medal ceremony for men's doubles badminton at the Commonwealth Games 2018, in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: PTI)

India's silver medalists Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Chandrasekhar Shetty during the medal ceremony for men's doubles badminton at the Commonwealth Games 2018, in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: PTI)

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 India's Mary Kom poses with her gold medal after beating Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara in their women's 45-48kg final boxing match during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Oxenford Studios venue on the Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

India's Mary Kom poses with her gold medal after beating Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara in their women's 45-48kg final boxing match during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Oxenford Studios venue on the Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

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 Silver medalist Srikanth Kidambi of India waves at supporters during the medal ceremony for men's singles badminton at Carrara Sports Hall during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Silver medalist Srikanth Kidambi of India waves at supporters during the medal ceremony for men's singles badminton at Carrara Sports Hall during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 India's Neeraj Chopra shows his gold medal at the medal ceremony of men's javelin throw event during the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: PTI)

India's Neeraj Chopra shows his gold medal at the medal ceremony of men's javelin throw event during the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: PTI)

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 Gold medalist Vikas Krishan of India stands on the podium during the medal ceremony for men's 75 kg boxing at the Oxenford Studios during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: PTI)

Gold medalist Vikas Krishan of India stands on the podium during the medal ceremony for men's 75 kg boxing at the Oxenford Studios during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: PTI)

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 India's Vinesh Phogat, poses with the country's flag soon after winning in women's FS 50kg wrestling finals, defeating Canada's Jessica Macdonald at the Commonwealth Games on Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

India's Vinesh Phogat, poses with the country's flag soon after winning in women's FS 50kg wrestling finals, defeating Canada's Jessica Macdonald at the Commonwealth Games on Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 India's Manish Kaushik poses with his silver medal during the awards ceremony of the Men's Light 60kg boxing event at Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: PTI)

India's Manish Kaushik poses with his silver medal during the awards ceremony of the Men's Light 60kg boxing event at Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: PTI)

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 India's Satish Kumar shows his silver medal during the medal ceremony for the men's +91 kg boxing at the Oxenford Studios during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: PTI)

India's Satish Kumar shows his silver medal during the medal ceremony for the men's +91 kg boxing at the Oxenford Studios during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: PTI)

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 Bronze medalists N. Sikky Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa of India celebrate during the medal ceremony for women's doubles badminton at the Commonwealth Games 2018, in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: PTI)

Bronze medalists N. Sikky Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa of India celebrate during the medal ceremony for women's doubles badminton at the Commonwealth Games 2018, in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: PTI)

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 Sanjeev Rajput of India celebrates winning the gold medal at the men's 50m Rifle 3P final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: PTI)

Sanjeev Rajput of India celebrates winning the gold medal at the men's 50m Rifle 3P final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: PTI)

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 Gold medalists Saina Nehwal and silver medalist Venkata Pusarla, both of India, pose for photographers during the medal ceremony for women's singles badminton at Carrara Sports Hall during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Gold medalists Saina Nehwal and silver medalist Venkata Pusarla, both of India, pose for photographers during the medal ceremony for women's singles badminton at Carrara Sports Hall during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 India's Vinesh Phogat shows her gold medal during the medal ceremony of WFS50kg wrestling Nordic at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

India's Vinesh Phogat shows her gold medal during the medal ceremony of WFS50kg wrestling Nordic at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

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 Gold medalist India's Sumit during the medal ceremony of MFS 125kg wrestling Nordic at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: PTI)

Gold medalist India's Sumit during the medal ceremony of MFS 125kg wrestling Nordic at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: PTI)

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 Gold Medalist India's Gaurav Solanki during the medal ceremony of men's boxing Fly 52kg division at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: PTI)

Gold Medalist India's Gaurav Solanki during the medal ceremony of men's boxing Fly 52kg division at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: PTI)

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 Bronze medalist India's wrestler Sakshi Malik in tears during the WFS62kg wrestling Nordic event at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

Bronze medalist India's wrestler Sakshi Malik in tears during the WFS62kg wrestling Nordic event at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

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 Bronze medalist India's Somveer during the medal ceremony of men's FS 86kg wrestling event at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: PTI)

Bronze medalist India's Somveer during the medal ceremony of men's FS 86kg wrestling event at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: PTI)

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 Silver medalists India's Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal Karthik pose for pictures at the medal ceremony of the squash mixed doubles event at Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

Silver medalists India's Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal Karthik pose for pictures at the medal ceremony of the squash mixed doubles event at Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

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 Gold medalist India's Bajrang poses for photographs at the medal ceremony of the men's freestyle 65 kg wrestling event at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

Gold medalist India's Bajrang poses for photographs at the medal ceremony of the men's freestyle 65 kg wrestling event at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

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 Silver medalist India's Pooja Dhanda poses for photographs at the medal ceremony of the women's freestyle 57 kg wrestling event at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

Silver medalist India's Pooja Dhanda poses for photographs at the medal ceremony of the women's freestyle 57 kg wrestling event at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

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 India's Divya Kakran poses for photographs with her bronze medal at the medal ceremony of the women's freestyle 68 kg wrestling event at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

India's Divya Kakran poses for photographs with her bronze medal at the medal ceremony of the women's freestyle 68 kg wrestling event at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

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 Silver medal winner India's Mausam Khatri at the medal ceremony of the men's freestyle 97 kg wrestling event at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

Silver medal winner India's Mausam Khatri at the medal ceremony of the men's freestyle 97 kg wrestling event at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

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 Anish of India celebrates with his gold medal at the men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

Anish of India celebrates with his gold medal at the men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Anish of India celebrates with his gold medal at the men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

Anish of India celebrates with his gold medal at the men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Winner Tejaswini Sawant of India and fellow countrywoman Anjum Moudgil, silver, pose with their national flag during the women's 50m Rifle 3P final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: PTI)

Winner Tejaswini Sawant of India and fellow countrywoman Anjum Moudgil, silver, pose with their national flag during the women's 50m Rifle 3P final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: PTI)

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 Tejaswini Sawant of India poses with the gold medal she won in the women's 50m Rifle 3P final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: PTI)

Tejaswini Sawant of India poses with the gold medal she won in the women's 50m Rifle 3P final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: PTI)

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 Anjum Moudgil of India poses with her silver medal during the women's 50m Rifle 3P final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: PTI)

Anjum Moudgil of India poses with her silver medal during the women's 50m Rifle 3P final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: PTI)

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 India's Sushil Kumar celebrates after winning a gold medal in the men's freestyle 74kg wrestling final bout against South Africans' Johannes Botha at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

India's Sushil Kumar celebrates after winning a gold medal in the men's freestyle 74kg wrestling final bout against South Africans' Johannes Botha at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

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 India's Sushil Kumar poses with the national flag after wining in men's FS 74Kg wrestling against South Africa's Johannes Botha at the Commonwealth Games on Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

India's Sushil Kumar poses with the national flag after wining in men's FS 74Kg wrestling against South Africa's Johannes Botha at the Commonwealth Games on Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 India's Babita Kumari wins silver medal in the Women’s Freestyle 53 kg Nordic final match played against Canada's Diana Weicker at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

India's Babita Kumari wins silver medal in the Women’s Freestyle 53 kg Nordic final match played against Canada's Diana Weicker at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

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 Silver medalist for the women's discus throw India's Seema Punia and bronze medalist and compatriot Navjeet Dhillon celebrate with their national flag at Carrara Stadium during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Silver medalist for the women's discus throw India's Seema Punia and bronze medalist and compatriot Navjeet Dhillon celebrate with their national flag at Carrara Stadium during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Gold medalist India's Rahul Aware during the medal ceremony of men's freestyle 57kg wrestling final at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

Gold medalist India's Rahul Aware during the medal ceremony of men's freestyle 57kg wrestling final at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

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 Rahul Aware holds tricolour after winning the match against Canada's Steven Takahashi in the men's freestyle 57kg wrestling final at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

Rahul Aware holds tricolour after winning the match against Canada's Steven Takahashi in the men's freestyle 57kg wrestling final at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

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 Rahul Aware holds tricolour after winning the match against Canada's Steven Takahashi in the men's freestyle 57kg wrestling final at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

Rahul Aware holds tricolour after winning the match against Canada's Steven Takahashi in the men's freestyle 57kg wrestling final at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

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 Shreyasi Singh of India celebrates winning the gold medal women's Double Trap final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

Shreyasi Singh of India celebrates winning the gold medal women's Double Trap final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Ankur Mittal of India wins the bronze medal during the men's Double Trap final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

Ankur Mittal of India wins the bronze medal during the men's Double Trap final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Shreyasi Singh of India reacts after winning the gold medal during the women's Double Trap final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

Shreyasi Singh of India reacts after winning the gold medal during the women's Double Trap final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Shreyasi Singh of India reacts after winning the gold medal during the women's Double Trap final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

Shreyasi Singh of India reacts after winning the gold medal during the women's Double Trap final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Om Mitharval of India wins the bronze medal during the men's 50m Pistol final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

Om Mitharval of India wins the bronze medal during the men's 50m Pistol final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Heena Sidhu of India celebrates after winning the gold medal during the women's 25m Pistol final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

Heena Sidhu of India celebrates after winning the gold medal during the women's 25m Pistol final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 India's Heena Sidhu celebrates after winning the gold medal during the women's 25m Pistol final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

India's Heena Sidhu celebrates after winning the gold medal during the women's 25m Pistol final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Indian Badminton team members who won the Gold medal in mixed team event pose with the country's national flag after a medal presentation ceremony at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. India defeated Malaysia in the final. (Image: AP)

Indian Badminton team members who won the Gold medal in mixed team event pose with the country's national flag after a medal presentation ceremony at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. India defeated Malaysia in the final. (Image: AP)

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 Indian Badminton team members who won the Gold medal in mixed team event pose with the country's national flag after a medal presentation ceremony at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

Indian Badminton team members who won the Gold medal in mixed team event pose with the country's national flag after a medal presentation ceremony at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Indian Badminton team members who won the Gold medal in mixed team event hold hands during a medal presentation ceremony at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

Indian Badminton team members who won the Gold medal in mixed team event hold hands during a medal presentation ceremony at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Jitu Rai of India poses with his gold medal in the men's 10m Air Pistol final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

Jitu Rai of India poses with his gold medal in the men's 10m Air Pistol final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Mehuli Gosh of India wins the silver medal in the women's 10m Air Rifle at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

Mehuli Gosh of India wins the silver medal in the women's 10m Air Rifle at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Om Mitharval of India wins bronze in the men's 10m Air Pistol final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

Om Mitharval of India wins bronze in the men's 10m Air Pistol final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Chandela Apurvi of India wins the bronze medal in the women's 10m Air Rifle at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

Chandela Apurvi of India wins the bronze medal in the women's 10m Air Rifle at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 India's Silver medalist Pradeep Singh in Men's 105Kg Weightlifting stands during a medal ceremony at the Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

India's Silver medalist Pradeep Singh in Men's 105Kg Weightlifting stands during a medal ceremony at the Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 India's Vikas Thakur celebrates after a successful lift in Men's 94Kg Weightlifting final during the Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast, Australia. Thakur won Bronze medal in his category. (Image: AP)

India's Vikas Thakur celebrates after a successful lift in Men's 94Kg Weightlifting final during the Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast, Australia. Thakur won Bronze medal in his category. (Image: AP)

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 Ravi Kumar of India poses with his bronze medal on the podium after the men's 10m Air Rifle finals at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

Ravi Kumar of India poses with his bronze medal on the podium after the men's 10m Air Rifle finals at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 Manu Bhaker of India reacts after winning the gold medal during the women's 10m Air Pistol final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

Manu Bhaker of India reacts after winning the gold medal during the women's 10m Air Pistol final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 India's Sidhu Heena poses with the silver medal during the women's 10m Air Pistol final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

India's Sidhu Heena poses with the silver medal during the women's 10m Air Pistol final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 India's Women's 69Kg Weightlifting Gold medalist Punam Yadav poses for the photographer during medal ceremony at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

India's Women's 69Kg Weightlifting Gold medalist Punam Yadav poses for the photographer during medal ceremony at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 India's Men's 77kg Weightlifting Gold medalist Satish Kumar Sivalingam waves during medal ceremony at Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

India's Men's 77kg Weightlifting Gold medalist Satish Kumar Sivalingam waves during medal ceremony at Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 India's women's 53Kg Weightlifting Gold medalist Sanjita Chanu waves during the medal ceremony at the Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

India's women's 53Kg Weightlifting Gold medalist Sanjita Chanu waves during the medal ceremony at the Commonwealth Games, in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 India's Bronze medalist Deepak Lather poses for a photograph during the medal ceremony of men's 69kg weightlifting category at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

India's Bronze medalist Deepak Lather poses for a photograph during the medal ceremony of men's 69kg weightlifting category at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. (Image: PTI)

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 India's Saikhom Mirabai Chanu shows her gold medal at the women's 48kg Weightlifting final during the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

India's Saikhom Mirabai Chanu shows her gold medal at the women's 48kg Weightlifting final during the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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 India's Gururaja shows his Silver medal and mascot Borbi after wining in the Men's 56kg Weightlifting final during Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

India's Gururaja shows his Silver medal and mascot Borbi after wining in the Men's 56kg Weightlifting final during Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. (Image: AP)

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