Monday, 21 July 2014

Greeting the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 with Cheer

Commonwealth Games evokes much excitement (Pixabay Public Domain Photos)


Top medal aspirants

Commonwealth  Games is here and excitement fills the air. In the medal count there are 12 nations who have secured a total of 100 medals or more. Of these the top three Australia, England and Canada have secured more than 1300 medals each. Other than these top three, three more nations have secured 100 or more gold medals at the Commonwealth Games competitions. They are India, New Zealand and South Africa.

Past Indian positions at the games

India did not figure in the medal tally in 1994 and 1998 editions of the Commonwealth Games. In 2002 and 2006 India finished in the fourth place with 30 and 22 gold medals. In 2010 Commonwealth games held in Delhi, India finished in second position with 38 gold. In all the last six editions of the Commonwealth games, Australia finished in first position. In the last five games they had 40 or more gold medals compared to the second placed team.
It will be interesting to see how India fares given the increase in talent over the
(Pixabay Public Domain Photos)
past couple of years.Vast improvement is present when one trains properly.  Saina Nehwal has “given way” to fresh talent that she feels will win gold medal – let us see whether she is right. The boxers and sharp shooters have a lot to deliver too. Shiv Thapa, Abhinav Bhindra and Mary Kom will be the Indian stars to watch out for. 
 
So, here we go again…another Commonwealth Games rolls out and another tussle begins for medals.