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  • Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 Closes: India Finishes 5th

    Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 Closes: India Finishes 5th

    Twentieth version of Commonwealth Games 2014 ended yesterday at Glasgow. The closing ceremony was performed by the renown Pop star Kylie Minogue. Commonwealth Games 2014 is the biggest sporting extravaganza Scotland has ever hosted.

    British Prime Minister David Cameron, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex and vice patron of Commonwealth Games Federation, declared the Glasgow 2014 closed as a representative of the head of the Commonwealth to mark the end of the event. Colourful fireworks on a cloudy night skyline signalled the end of the 11-day competition among 4,929 athletes from 71 countries and territories of the erstwhile British Empire.

    Superb performance by the team India as India finishes 5th place in the tournament. India has won 15 gold, 30 silver and 19 bronze medals.

    England triumphed in the Commonwealth Games medals table for the first time in 28 years on Sunday, but there were final day consolations for former top dog Australia with wins in men`s hockey and netball.

    Here are the Gold medalist for India:

    K Sanjita Chanu: Women's weightlifting 48 kg category

    Babita Kumari: Women's wrestling, 55 kg freestyle

    Sukhen Dey: Men's weightlifting 56 kg category

    Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa: Women's squash

    Parupalli Kashyap: Men's Badminton

    Yogeshwar Dutt: Men's wrestling, 65 kg freestyle

    Gowda: Men's discus throw

    Sushil Kumar: Men's wrestling, 75kg

    Amit Kumar: Men's wrestling, 57kg

    Vinesh Phogat: Women's wrestling, 48kg

    Jitu Rai: Men's shooting, 50 m Pistol

    Satish Sivalingam: Men's weightlifting, 77 kg

    Apurvi Chandela: Women's shooting, 10 m Air Rifle

    Here is the Final Medal Tally.

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