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Commonwealth Games 2010

The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi – sport event which has been held quadriennially ( except 1942 and 1946 during the outbreak of World War II ) and features competitions involving thousands of elite athletes from members of the Commonwealth of Nations.

The 2010 Commonwealth Games is the 19th Commonwealth Games. The Games were held in Delhi, India, from 3rd october to 14th October, 2010. the largest multi – sport event    conducted to date in India, which hosted the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982. The opening ceremony took place on 3rd October. at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi. This marks the first time the Commonwealth Games have been held in India and the second time the event has been held in Asia ( after the 1998 Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ).

The event was first held in 1930 under the title of the British Empire Games in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The event was renamed as the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1954, the British Commonwealth Games in 1970, and gained its current title in 1978. Only six teams have attended every Commonwealth Game : Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales. Australia has been the highest achieving team for ten games, England for seven and Canada for one. There are currently 54 members of the Commonwealth of Nations. There are 71 nations participating at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Humanity, Equality and Destiny are the three principles of the Commonwealth Games. This event is also called ‘Friendly Games’. As Fiji is suspended from the Commonwealth, it has been banned from participating in the Games. Rwanda is fielding a team for the games for the first time after becoming a Commonwealth member in 2009.

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Commonwealth Games Bidding

With the motto of “New Frontiers and Friendships” India won the bid with the.margin of 46 votes to 22 beating Canada in November 2003, which attempted to hold the Games for the fifth time.

Commonwealth Green Games

Logo for the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games recognised as the first ever Green Commonwealth Games”. The Official Mascot for the 2010 Commonwealth Games is Shera, an anthropomorphised tiger. The name comes from “Sher”, a hindi word meaning tiger. The logo and the look for the games were designed by Idiom design and Consulting.

The Official Song of the 2010 Commonwealth Games Jiyo Utho Bado Jeeto was composed and performed by the Indian Oscar award winner A.R. Rahman. The song’s title was based on the slogan of the games, “Come out and play”.
 
Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay

Design : Michael Foley

Technological features in Baton:

• The ability to capture images and sound.
• Global positioning system ( GPS ) technology so the baton’s location can be tracked.
• Embedded light emitting diodes ( LEDs ) which will change into the: colours of a country’s flag whilst in that country.
• A text messaging capability so that people can send messages of congratulations and encouragement to the baton bearers throughout the relay.

Commonwealth Games the Relay :

The Queen’s Baton Relay began from Buckingham Palace on 29th October , 2009. The baton arrived at the 2010 Games opening ceremony on 3rd October, after visiting the other 53 nations of the Commonwealth and travelled throughout India, reaching millions of people to join in the celebrations for the Games. The baton arrived in India on 25th June, 2010. through the Wagah Border crossing from Pakistan.

Commonwealth Games Sports

There are 17 sports planned for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. The organisers have also removed Basketball, but included Archery, Tennis and Wrestling. Cricket, although in strong demand, did not make a come – back as the Board of Control for Cricket in India were not keen on a Twenty20 tournament, and the organisers did not want a one day tournament. Kabaddi is a demonstration sport at the Games. Triathlon was excluded from the games as there was no suitable location for the swimming stage. Wrestling, made a return to the Commonwealth Games after eight years.

Important Personalities of Commonwealth Games 2010

• Suresh Kalmadi – Indian Olympic Association president head of committee.
• Raja Randhir Singh – Indian Olympic Association vice – chairman.
• Jarnail Singh – Chief Executive Officer.
• Mike Fennell – Commonwealth Games Federation president.
• Michael Hooper – CEO of the Commonwealth Games Federation.
• Jacques Rogge – International Olympic Committee president.

Brand Ambassadors for the Games :

Olympic and World 10m air rifle champion Abhinav Bindra world no. 2 Badminton player Saina Nehwal, the Athlete of the 2006 Commonwealth Games Samaresh Jung, Olympic bronze medalist Boxer Vijender Kumar, Olympic bronze medalist Wrestler Sushil Kumar and five – time World Boxing Champion MC Mary Kom were the Brand Ambassadors for Delhi 2010.

Commonwealth Games Medal Tally

Countries Gold Silver Bronze Total
Australia 74 55 48 177
India 38 27 36 101
England 37 59 46 142
Canada 26’1 17 32 75
South Africa 12 11 10 33
Kenya 12 11 9 32
Malaysia 12 10 13 35
Singapore 11 11 9 31

India won 101 medals in total, including 38 Gold medals, which was enough to finish Games at second position behind Australia and just ahead of England. For the first time in history of Games India won over 100 medals in total. After 52 years India won Gold in Athletics, Krishna Poonia won Gold in Women’s discus.throw. For the first time in history of Games, India won a medal in Gymnastics, where Ashish Kumar won Silver and Bronze.

Commonwealth Games the Achievement By Categories:

Commonwealth Games Athlete

Gold – 2, Silver – 3, Bronze – 7

Krishna Poonia

Fifty two years after the great Milkha Singh gave – the country its first triumph in Cardiff, Krishna Poonia brought its second gold, in the women’s discus. With Harwant Kaur and Seema Antil taking the silver and bronze, India celebrated its first sweep of all the medals in Commonwealth Games history.

A.C. Ashwini, Manjeet Kaur, Mandeep Kaur and Sini Jose

The Indian women’s relay team of ( from left ) A.C. Ashwini, Manjeet Kaur, Mandeep Kaur and Sini Jose put up a splendid show to finish ahead of Nigeria and England and won Gold for the first time in the history.

Harminder Singh

Harminder Singh won the 20 – km race walk bronze in the Commonwealth Games. It was India‘s first – ever medal in the walks in Commonwealth Games history and its second athletics medal in Delhi.
At the Asian Championship in Japan in March 2010, the walker from AOC Secunderabad finished fifth. His 1:23.28s was a personal best, though he missed out on teammate Babu Bhai Poncha’s National record of 1:23.06s.

Kavitha Kaur

Kavita Raut from an adivasi village called Harsul in Nashik District fetched India‘s first ever individual female track medal at the CWG, taking the 10,000m bronze with a timing of 33:05.28s.

M.A. Prajusha

M.A. Prajusha brought silver for the country in women’s long jump in CWG. She holds the current Indian National record for triple jump with a mark of 13.72 m. She broke the record held by Mayookha Johny by four centimeter.

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Commonwealth Games Archery

Gold -3 , Silver – 1, Bronze – 4

Coach : Limba Ram

Rahul Banerjee

His first international appearance was in Youth World Championship in 2004. He won several gold medals at the World Cup archery in 2008 and 2009. In the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, he won gold medal in Men’s individual recurve event.

Deepika Kumari

She won gold medal in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in the women’s individual recurve event She also won gold medal in the same competition in the women’s team recurve event along with Dola Banerjee and Bombayala Devi. Deepika became the second Indian to win the title, after ffelton Hansda who won the World champion at Merida ( Mexico ) in 2006 by winning the junior compound individual gold medal.

Dola BanerjeeDeepika Kumari; L Bombayala Devi

Indian women’s archery team Deepika Kumari, Laishram Bombayala Devi and Dola Banerjee won gold in the recurve competition at the Commonwealth Games after defeating England.

Commonwealth Games Badminton

Gold – 2, Silver – l, Bronze – l

National Coach :
Gopi Chand ( Singles ), Hadi Idris ( Doubles )

Past record ( Medals )

Kingston ( Jamaica ) 1966 : Dinesh Khanna ( bronze, men’s singles ); Edmonton ( Canada ) 1978 : Prakash Padukone ( gold, men’s singles ), Ami Ghia & Kanwal Thakur Singh ( bronze, women’s doubles ); Brisbane ( Australia ) 1982 : Syed Modi ( gold, men’s singles ); Auckland (New Zealand) 1990 : Deepti Thanekar ( bronze, women’s singles ); Kuala Lumpur ( Malaysia ) 1998 : Aparna Popat ( silver, women’s singles ), Gopi Chand ( bronze, men’s singles ), silver, men’s team & bronze, women’s team; Manchester ( England ) 2002 : Aparna Popat ( bronze, women’s singles ); Melbourne ( Australia ) 2006 : Chetan Anapd ( bronze, men’s singles ), India also won bronze in the team event in the combined format.

Commonwealth Games Badminton ( 2010 )

Saina Nehwal, an Khel Ratna winning badminton player currently ranked number 3 in the world by Badminton World Federation won, 38th gold for India by beating Malaysia’s Mew Choo Wong in the women’s singles final at the Commonwealth Games. With this gold, India grabbed the second spot in the medals tally.

Ashwini Ponnappa and Jwala Gutta

Jwala Gutta and Ashwini fonnappa battled past Singaporean duo of Sari Shanti Mulia and Yao Lei in straight – games to become India’s first women’s doubles pair to win a gold medal in the badminton event of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.
Ashwini Ponnappa in 2006 won gold medal at the South Asian Games. In Commonwealth Games 2010 in New Delhi, she won Gold medal in Women’s double badminton with Jwala Gutta.

Jwala Gutta is a left – handed Indian badminton player of mixed Chinese and Indian descent has won the National Badminton Doubles Championship seven times.

Commonwealth Games Boxing

Gold-3, Bronze – 3

The Indian boxing federation has created a core group of 44 boxers who are undergoing training at the national boxing camp at Patiala.
Coach : GS Sandhu.

Recent Record

2006 Melbourne :1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze. 2002. Manchester : lgold, 1 silver, 1 bronze. 1998 Kuala Lumpur :1 silver.
Amandeep Singh ( 49kg ), Jai Bhagwan ( 60kg ), Dilbag Singh ( 69kg ) and Vijender Singh ( 75kg ) had already won bronze medals by entering the semifinals in their respective weights.

Commonwealth Games Boxing ( 2010 )

Suranjoy Mayengbam Singh, boxer from Manipur, affectionately called as the Little Tyson won Gold Medal at the Commonwealth Boxing Championships held in New Delhi in March 2010. He won the flyweight gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi on 13th October 2010. In the fined of the event, he won by a walkover after his opponent, Benson Njangiru of Kenya failed.

Manoj Kumar Kaltagediya from Rajound village, in Haryana Won 11 – 2 against Bradley Saunders of England in the final to secure a gold medel in Light Welterweight 64 kg.

Paramjit Samota

Indian boxer Raramjeet Samota defeated Trinidad and Tobago’s Taricf Abdul Haqq 5 – 1 in the final of the super heavy weight category ( +91kg ) to win the country’s third gold from the boxing ring at the Commonwealth Games. The 22 – year – old Commonwealth Championship gold medallist thus became the first Indian boxer to clinch a Commonwealth Games gold in the super heavyweight division.

Commonwealth Games Gymnastics

Silver – 1, Bronze – 1

Ashish Kumar from Allahabad won two medals for India in the gymnastics at the 2010 Commonwealth Games to become the most successful Indian gymnast in Commonwealth Games history. Ashish Kumar clinched the silver bronze medal in the men’s floor exercise to earn India its first Commonwealth gymnastics medal. It is the country’s first medal in gymnastics since the beginning of the Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games Shooting

Golds – 14; Silver – 5; Bronze – 2

Gagan Narang stayed on course for a record gold haul in the Commonwealth Games, as he defended his 50 m rifle 3 – position individual title by renewing two of his own records. It was the fourth gold for Narang in the current edition. Gagan Narang won Men’s 10m Air Rifle Shooting, Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions Shooting.

Abhinav Bindra

Bindra and Narang won the gold in 10m Air Rifle pair event on. the second day of Commonwealth Games 2010. The pair of Gagan Narang and Abhinav Bindra scored 1193 out of 1200 at the Kami Singh shooting range in New Delhi. Narang shot 598 out of 600 while Bindra shot 5951 Bindra scored 595 and Narang scored 498.

Omkar Singh

He won three gold medals and a silver medal in shooting events at the 2010 Commonwealth Games held in Delhi. He hails from Anuppur district of Madhya Pradesh and is curently serving Indian Navy.Omkar Singh and Deepak Sharma won a silver medal in the Men’s 50 metre pistol pairs at the Commonwealth games. Omkar Singh won his first gold medal in the Men’s 50 metre pistol singles on 6th October 2010. He paired up with Gurpreet Singh to win the gold medal in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol ( Pairs ).He won a gold medal in the Men’s 10m Air Pistol ( Single ).

Vijay Kumar

Vijay Kumar won 2 gold medals in the 2010 Commonwealth Games. He won an individual gold medal in Men’s 25m rapid fire pistol ( Singles ) and a team gold medal in Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol ( Pairs ) with Gurupreet Singh.

Gagan Narang and Imran Hasan Khan

Ace shooters Gagan Narang and Imran Hasan Khan won gold in the Men’s 50 metres rifle – 3 positioning pairs creating a new games record. Gagan Narang bagged four golds in the 2010 games.

Rahi Sarnobat and Anisa Sayyed

Indian shooting pair Rahi Sarnobat and Anisa Sayyed won the gold medals in the women’s pairs 25m pistol event. Rahi Sarnobot from Maharashtra won the first gold in 25m pistol event in pair with Anisa Sayyed.

Anisa Sayyed from Pune won two gold medals in 2010 Commonwealth Games. She won the first gold in 25m pistol event in pair with Rahi Sarnobat. She won individual gold with a score of 776.5. Anisa has also won the gold medal in SAF games in 2006.

 Harpreet Singh – Men’s 25m Centrefire Pistol ( Singles ) Shooting

Ace shooters Harpreet Singh and Vijay Kumar bagged the 21st gold medal for India on the .sixth day of the XlXth Commonwealth Games in 25m Centre fire Pistol Pairs. The Indian duo scored 1162 points to set a new Commonwealth Games record .

Commonwealth Games Wrestling

Gold – 10, Silver – 5, Bronze – 4

Coaches
Men’s freestyle : Jagminder, Men’s Greco – Roman : Har Govind, Women : PR Sondhi.

Past Record

India had a rich haul at the 2002 Manchester Games, winning three gold and three silver. Wrestling didn’t feature in the 2006 Melbourne Games.

Sushil Kumar

World Champion Sushil Kumar won the gold medal in the 66 kg freestyle competition at the Commonwealth Games 2010 and a bronze medal in the Men’s 66kg Freestyle. Sushil Kumar was the final baton bearer in the Queen’s Baton Relay for the 2010 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.

Rajender Kumar

Rajender overpowered Pakistan’s Azhar Hussain by 11 – 0 in final (on 6th October, 2010.) of the 55kg category Greco – Roman to fetch a gold medal for India.

Yogeshwar Dutt

Yogeshwar overcame a career – threatening knee injury to win gold medal in 60kg title in 2010 Commonwealth Games. Yogeshwar, who, performed creditably in the Beijing Olympics and had secured the fifth place in the 2006 World Championship.
Narsingh Pancham Yadav

Narsingh Pancham Yadav won gold medal in the Men’s freestyle 74 kg wrestling at the CWG 2010.

Geeta

India’s Geeta won the gold in the 55kg freestyle category in the newly introduced women’s wrestling discipline in the Commonwealth Games. She became the first – ever Indian woman to win a gold medal in wrestling in the Games history. She hails from Bhiwani in Haryana.

Ravinder Singh

Ravinder Singh gave India its first wrestling gold, humbling Terence Bosson of England 9 – 0 in the 60 kg Greco – Roman category final at the Commonwealth Games.

Sanjay Kumar

Sanjay won a Gold medal in the 74 kg event of Greco Roman Wrestling. The wrestler Sanjay defeated South Africa’s Richard Brian Addinall in 74 kg Greco Roman event.

Anil Kumar

Anil Kumar won Gold medal in the 96 kg event of the wrestling in Greco Roman style. Anil Kumar defated Hassene Fkiri of Australia scoring 6 – 0 in the 96 kg Greco Roman event.

Alka Tomar

Wrestler Alka Tomar won gold in the 59kg freestyle event for women at the Commonwealth Games after defeating Canadian wrestler Tonya Verbeek 3 – 2. She became “the first woman wrestler from India ” to win a medal in Senior World Wrestling Championships at Guangzhou in China in 2006.

Commonwealth Games Weight Lifting

Gold – 2, Silver – 2, Bronze – 4

National coach
Hamaam Singh

Past record

India has so far won 93 medals in Commonwealth Games so far ( 33 gold, 39 silver, 21 bronze ).

Katulu Ravi Kumar

India’s K Ravi Kumar created a new Commonwealth Games record with a total lift of 321kgs as he grabbed gold in the 69 – kg category in the weight lifting competition. Ravi also lowered the Commonwealth Championship snatch record with his effort.The previous record of 145 stood in the name of Vencelas Tientchen Dabaya of Cameroon. Ravi Kumar Katulu won with a record total of 321kg after having set new marks of 146kg in the snatch and 175kg in the clean and jerk.

Yumnam Renu Bala Chanu won the gold medal in the Women’s 58 kg category at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. She defended her gold medal again at the 2010 Commonwealth Games at Delhi. The 24 – year -o ld Guwahati – based Northeast Frontier Railway employee set a new Games snatch record with a lift of 90 kg in her final attempt. Renu added 107 kg to her snatch record to total 197 to win the gold medal for the second successive time.

Commonwealth Games Table Tennis

Gold – 1, Silver – 1, Bronze – 3

Subhaj it Saha & Achanta Sharatfi Karnal

Olympian Achanta Sharath Kamal and former National Champion Subhajit Saha ensured that table tennis contributes gold to India’s medal haul in the Commonwealth Games by overcoming Singapore’s Gao Ning and Yang Zi 3-2 in the men’s doubles final. It was India’s 33rd gold at CWG 2010.

Commonwealth Games Tennis

Coaches
Jaideep Mukherjea, Nandan Bal, Enrico Piperno, Arun Kumar Singh and Nitin Kirtane; Foreign consultant : Doug McCurdy.

Dewarman

Somdev Dewarman became India’s first tennis gold medallist at the Commonwealth Games with a 6 – 4, 6 – 2 win over Australia’s Greg Jones at the RK. Khanna Tennis Stadium after India had faced relatively disappointing results from stars such as Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza.

Commonwealth Games Swimming

The 2010 Games have opened up a window of opportunities for Indian swimmers
Coach : Pradeep Kumar, Nihar Ameen.

Past record

Four swimmers – Rehan Poncha, Arjun Muralidharan, Puneet Raria and Shikha Tandon – participated in the Melbourne Games and returned without any medals. No medals in the previous editions too.

Prasanta Karmakar

Prasanta Karmakar created history by becoming the first Indian para – swimmer to win a medal when he claimed bronze in the 50m freestyle. Khade clocked 24.61 to finish seventh.

Commonwealth Special Awards

Commonwealth Games Davad Dixon Award

Triple Jumper from Jamaica Trccia – Kaye Smith was conferred with th prestigious David Dixon award. Bestowed to the best athlete of the Gam and named after the former honorary secretary of the Commonwealth Games Federation, the award was introduced in the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games. Trecia – Kaye Smith is the third winner of the award which in earlier additions went to Natalie Du Toit ( RSA ) in 2002 and Samresh Jung ( IND ) in 2006.The Jamaican athlete is 15 – time Ail – American, a 14 – time Big East Conference champion, and a 15 – time Eastern Colleg Athletic Conference champion.

Commonwealth Games Peace and Sports Awards 2010

The Indo – Pak Express comprising Aisam – ul – Haq Qureshi and Rohan Bopanna has bagged another prestigious award for their peace mission.The duo, who reached the US Open doubles fined last month, were picked as winners of the Peace and Sport Image of the Year award during the 21st Georges Bertellotti Golden Podium Awards Monaco 2010.Rohan ( Hindu ) and Aisam ( Muslim ) have played in a doubles team for three years and are building their careers together, in spite of historical hostilities that divide India and Pakistan. Motivated by their friendship, they decided to actively campaign for peace between their two nations. During several events on the ATP World Tour 2010, they wore warn up gear displaying the slogan “Stop War, Start Tennis”, thus affirming their belief that friendship between India and Pakistan is possible.

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Commonwealth Games Medal Winners List

Commonwealth Games Gold Medalists

Name Sport Event
Abhinav Bindra & Gagan Narang Shooting Men’s 10m Air Rifle ( Pairs )
Anisa Sayyed & Rahi Sarnobat Shooting Women’s 25m Pistol ( Mrs )
Ravinder Singh Wrestling Men’s Greco Roman 60 kg
Anil Kumar Wrestling Men’s Greco Roman 96 kg
Name Sport Event
Sanjay Kumar Wrestling Men’s Greco Roman 74 kg
Yumnam Renubala Chanu Weightlifting Women’s 58kg
Katulu Ravi Kumar Weightlifting Men’s 69kg
Anisa Sayyed Shooting Women’s 25m Pistol ( Single )
Omkar Singh Shooting Men’s 50m Pistol Individual
Rajender Kumar Wrestling Men’s Greco Roman 55 kg
Gagan Narang Shooting Men’s 10m Air Rifle Indl.
Vijay Kumar & Gurpreet Singh Shooting Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol ( Pairs )
Omkar Singh & Gurpreet Singh Shooting Men’s 10m Air Pistol ( Pairs )
Geeta Singh Phogat Wrestling Women’s freestyle 55 kg
Alka Tomar Wrestling Women’s freestyle 59 kg
Anita Tomar Wrestling Women’s freestyle 67 kg
Deepika Kumari, Dola Banerjee & Bombayala Devi Laishram Archery Women’s recurve team
Omkar Singh Shooting Men’s 10m Air Pistol ( Sing )
Gagan Narang & Imran Hassan Khan Shooting Men’s 50m Air Rifle 3 Position ( Pairs )
Vijay Kumar mm Shooting Men’s 25m Rapid fire pistol Individual
Vijay Kumar & Harpreet Singh Shooting Men’s 25m centre fire pistol ( Pairs )
Gagan Narang Shooting Men’s 50m Rifle
3 Pos Individual
Narsingh Pancham Yadav Wrestling Men’s freestyle 74 kg
Yogeshwar Dutt Wrestling Men’s freestyle 60 kg
Deepika Kumari Archery Women’s recurve individual
Harpreet Singh Shooting Men’s 25m centre fire pistol Individual
Rahul Banerjee Archery Men’s – recurve individual
Sushil Kumar Wrestling Men’s freestyle 66 kg
Somdev Dewarman Tennis Men’s Singles
Krishna Fbonia Athletics Women’s Discus Throw
Heena Sidhu & Annu Raj Singh Shooting Women’s 10m Air Pistol ( Pairs )
Manjeet Kaur, Sini Jose, Ashwini Akkunji & Mandeep Kaur Athletics Women’s 4 ´ 400m ( Relay )
Subhajit Saha & Achanta Sharath Kamal Table Tennis Men’s doubles
Suranjoy Singh Boxing Men’s Flyweight 52 Kg
Manoj Kumar Boxing Men’s Light Welterweight 64 Kg
Paramjeet Samota Boxing Men’s Light Super heavy weight +91 Kg
Ashwini Ponnappa & Jwala Gutta Badminton Women’s Doubles
Saina Nehwal Badminton Women’s Singles

Commonwealth Games Silver Medalists

Name Sport Event
Ngangbam Soniya Chanu Weightlifting Women’s 48kg
Sukhen Dey Weightlifting Men’s 56kg
Omkar Singh & Deepak Sharma Shooting Men’s 50m Pistol ( Pairs )
Tejaswini Sawant & Lajjakumari Gauswami Shooting Women’s 50m
Rifle 3 Positions ( Pairs )
Rahi Sarnobat Shooting Women’s 25m Pistol ( Sing )
Abhinav Bindra Shooting Men’s 10m Air Rifle ( Sing )
Asher Noria & Ronjan Sodhi Shooting Men’s Double trap ( Pairs )
Manoj Kumar Wrestling Men’s Greco – Roman 84 kg
Ritul Chatterjee, Jignas Chittibomma & Chinna Raju Srither Archery Men’s compound team
Ronjan Sodhi Shooting Men’s Double trap Individual
Nirmala Devi Wrestling Women’s freestyle 48 kg
Ashish Kumar Gymnastics Men’s Vault
Mahavjit Singh Sandhu & Mansher Singh Shooting Men’s Trap ( Pairs )
Babita Kumari Wrestling Women’s freestyle 51 kg
Mouma Das, Fbulomi Ghatak & Shamini Kumaresan Table Tennis Women’s team
Badminton Mixed Team Badminton Mixed team
Sania Mirza Tennis Women’s singles
Vijay Kumar Shooting Men’s 25m centre fire pistol Individual
Anuj Kumar Wrestling Men’s freestyle 84 kg
Joginder Kumar Wrestling Men’s freestyle 120 kg
Vikas Shive Gowda Athletics Men’s Discuss Throw
Prajusha Maliakkal Athletics Women’s Long Jump
Harwant Kaur Athletics Women’s Discus Throw
Tejaswini Sawant Shooting Women’s 50m Rifle Prone ( Singles )
Samresh Jung & Chandrasekhar Chaudhary Shooting Men’s 25m Standard Pistol (Pairs)
Heena Sidhu Shooting Women’s 10m Air Pistol ( Singles )
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Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalists

Name Sport Event
Sandhya Rani Devi Weightlifting Women’s 48kg
VSRao Weightlifting Men’s 56kg
Sunil Kumar Wrestling Men’s Greco – Roman 66 kg
Dharmender Dalai Wrestling Men’s Greco – Roman 120 kg
Prasanta Karmakar Swimming Mens 50 m freestyle Para
Bheigyabati Chanu, Jhano Hansdah & Gagandeep Kaur Archery Women’s compound team
Ashish Kumar Gymnastics Men’s Floor
Sudhir Kumar Weightlifting Men’s 77kg
Suman Kundu Wrestling Women’s freestyle 63kg
Rahul Banerjee, Tarundeep Rai & Jayanta Talukdar Archery Men’s recurve team
Gurpreet Singh Shooting Men’s 25m rapid fire pistol Individual
Kavita Raut Athletics Women’s 10,000m
Harminder Singh Athletics Men’s 20 kilometres walk
Suma Shirur & Kavita Yadav Shooting Women’s 10 m Air Rifle ( Rains )
Sharath Kamal Achanta, Arputharaj Anthony & Abhishek Ravichandran Table Tennis Men’s team
Laishram Monika Devi Weightlifting Women’s 75kg
Leander Paes & Mahesh Bhupati Tennis Tennis Men’s Double
Dola Banerjee Archery Women’s recurve individual
Jayanta Talukdar Archery Men’s recurvqcindividual
Mahavjit Singh Sandhu Shooting Men’s Trap Individual
Anil Kumar Wrestling Men’s freestyle55 kg
Sania Mirza & Rushmi Chakravaithi Tennis Tennis Women’s Doubles
Tejaswini Sawant & Mecna Kumari Shooting Women’s 50 metre rifle prone pairs
Seema Antil Athletics Women’s Discus Throw
Amandeep Singh Boxing Men’s Light Flyweight 49 kg
Jai Bhagwan Boxing Men’s Lightweight 60 kg
Oilbagh Singh Boxing Men’s Welterweight 69 Kg
Vijender Singh Boxing Men’s Welterweight 75 Kg
Sathi Geetha, Srabani Nanda, Priya PK & Jyothi Manjunath Athletics Women’s 4´100m ( Relay )
RahamafuIIa Molla, Suresh Sathya, Shameer Manzile & Mohd. Abdul Najeeb Qureshi Athletics Men’s 4´100m ( Relay )
Renjith Maheswary Athletics Men’s Triple Jump
Kashinath Naik Athletics Glen’s Javelin Throw
Samresh Jung Singles Shooting Men’s 25m
Standard Pistol
Parupaili Kashyap Badminton Men’s Singles
Mouma Das and
Poulomi Ghatak
Table Tennis Women’s Doubles
Sharath Kamal Achanta Table Tennis Men’s Singles

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Tennis Champions

Wimbledon – the Championships

Singles Roll of Honour

Year Men’s Champion Women’s Champion
1970 J.D. Newcombe ( AUS ) Mrs B.M. Court ( AUS )
1971 J.D. Newcombe ( AUS ) Miss E.E Goolagong ( AUS )
1972 S.R. Smith ( USA ) Mrs L.W. King ( USA )
1973 J. Kodes ( TCH ) Mrs L.W. King ( USA )
1974 J.S. Connors ( USA ) Miss CM. Evert ( USA )
1975 A.R. Ashe ( USA ) Mrs L.W. King ( USA )

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1976 B. Borg ( SWE ) Miss CM. Evert ( USA )
1977 B. Borg ( SWE ) Miss S.V. Wade ( GBR )
1978 B. Borg ( SWE ) Miss M. Navratilova ( USA )
1979 B. Borg ( SWE ) Miss M. Navratilova ( USA )
1980 B. Borg ( SWE ) Mrs R.A. Cawiey ( AUS )
1981 J.P. McEnroe ( USA ) Mrs J.M. Lloyd ( USA )
1982 J.S. Connors ( USA ) Miss M. Navratilova ( USA )
1983 J.P McEnroe ( USA ) Miss M. Navratilova ( USA )
1984 J.P McEnroe ( USA ) Miss M. Navratilova ( USA )
1985 B. Becker ( GER ) Miss M. Navratilova ( USA )
1986 B. Becker ( GER ) Miss M. Navratilova ( USA )
1987 R Cash (AUS) Miss M. Navratilova ( USA )
1988 S. Edberg ( SWE ) Miss S. Graf ( GER )
1989 B. Becker ( GER ) Miss S. Graf ( GEB )
1990 S. Edberg ( SWE ) Miss M. Navratilova
1991 M. Stich ( GER ) Miss S. Graf ( GER )
1992 A.K. Agassi ( USA ) Miss S. Graf ( GER )
1993 R Sampras ( USA ) Miss S. Graf ( GER )
1994 R Sampras ( USA ) Miss C. Martinez ( ESP )
1995 R Sampras ( USA ) Miss S. Graf ( GER )
1996 R. Krajicek ( NED ) Miss S. Graf ( GER )
1997 R Sampras ( USA ) Miss M. Hingis ( SUI )
1998 R Sampras ( USA ) Miss J. Novotna ( TCH )
1999 P Sampras ( USA ) Miss L. Davenport ( USA )
2000 R Sampras (USA) Miss V Williams (USA)
2001 G. Ivanisevic ( CRO ) Miss V Williams ( USA )
2002 Lleyton ‘Hewitt ( AUS ) Miss Serena Williams ( USA )
2003 Roger Feder ( SWIZ ) Miss Serena Williams ( USA )
2004 Roger Feder ( SWIZ ) Maria Sharapova ( RUS )
2005 Roger Feder ( SWIZ ) Venus Williams ( USA )
2006 Roger Feder ( SWIZ ) Amelie Mauresmo ( France )
2007 Roger Feder ( SWIZ ) Venus Williams ( USA )
2008 Rafael Nadal ( Spain ) Venus Williams ( USA )
2009 Roger Feder ( SWIZ ) Miss Serena Williams ( USA )
2010 Rafael Nadal ( Spain ) Miss Serena Williams ( USA )

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French Open

Year Men’s Champion Women’s Champion
1925 Rene Lacoste Suzanne Lenglen
1926 Henri Cochet Suzanne Lenglen
1927 Kea Bouman Rene Lacoste
1928 Helen Wills Henri Cochet
1929 Helen Wills Rene Lacoste
1930 Helen Wills Moody Henri Cochet
1931 Cilly Aussem Jean Borotra
1932 Helen Wills Moody Henri Cochet
1933 Jack Crawford Margaret Scriven
1934 Gottfried von Cramm Margaret Scriven
1935 Fred Perry Hilda Krahwinkel Sperling
1936 Gottfried von Cramm Hilda Krahwinkel Sperling
1937 Henner Henkel Hilda Krahwinkel Sperling
1938 Don Budge Simone Passemard Mathieu
1939 Don McNeill Simone Passemard Mathieu
1940 – 45 No tournament, World
War II
1946 Marcel Bernard Margaret Osborne
1947 Joszef Asboth Pat Canning Todd
1948 Frank Parker Nelly Adamson Landry
1949 Frank Parker Margaret Osborne duPont
1950 Budge Patty Doris Hart
1951 Jaroslav Drobny Shirley Fry
1952 Doris Hart Jaroslav Drobny
1953 Ken Rosewall Maureen Connolly
1954 Tony Trabert Maureen Connolly
1955 Tony Trabert Angela Mortimer
1956 Lew Hoad Althea Gibson
1957 Sven Davidson Shirley Bloomer
1958 Mervyn Rose Suzi Kormoczi
1959 Christine Truman Nicola Pietrangeli
1960 Darlene Hard Nicola Pietrangeli
1961 Manuel Santana Ann Haydon
1962 Rod Laver Margaret Smith
1963 Roy Emerson Lesley Turner
1964 Manuel Santana Margaret Smith
1965 Fred Stolle Lesley Turner
1966 Tony Roche Ann Haydon Jones
1967 Roy Emerson Francoise Durr
1968 Ken Rosewall Nancy Richey
1969 Rod Laver Margaret Smith Court
1970 Jan Kodes Margaret Smith Court
1971 Jan Kodes Evonne Goolagong
1972 Andres Gimeno Billie Jean King
1973 Nastase Margaret Smith Court
1974 Bjom Borg Chris Evert
1975 Bjom Borg Chris Evert
1976 Adriano Panatta Sue Barker
1977 Guillermo Vilas Mima Jausovec
1978 Bjorn Borg Virginia Ruzici
1979 Bjorn Borg Chris Evert Lloyd
1980 Bjorn Borg Chris Evert Lloyd
1981 Bjorn Borg Hana Mandlikova
1982 Mats Wilander Martina Navratilova
1983 Yannick Noah Chris Evert Lloyd
1984 Ivan Lendl Martina Navratilova
1985 Mats Wilander Chris Evert Lloyd
1986 Ivan Lendl Chris Evert Lloyd
1987 Ivan Lendl Steffi Graf
1988 Mats Wilander Steffi Graf
1989 Michael Chang Arantxa Sanchez Vicario
1990 Andres Gomez Monica Seles
1991 Jim Courier Monica Seles
1992 Jim Courier Monica Seles
1993 Sergi Bruguera Steffi Graf
1994 Sergi Bruguera Arantxa Sanchez Vicario
1995 Thomas Muster Steffi Graf
1996 Yevgeny Kafelnikov Steffi Graf
1997 Gustavo Kuerten Iva Majoli
1998 Carlos Moya Arantxa Sanchez Vicario
1999 Andre Agassi Steffi Graf
2000 Gustavo Kuerten Mary Pierce
2001 Gustavo Kuerten Jennifer Capriati
2002 Albert Costa Serena Williams
2003 Juan Carlos Ferrero Justine Henine – Hardenne
2004 Gaston Gaudio Anastasia Myskina
2005 Rafael Nadal Justine Henin – Harenne
2006 Rafael Nadal ( Spain ) Justine Henin – Harenne( Bel )
2007 Rafael Nadal ( Spain ) Justine Henin – Herenne ( Bel )
2008 Rafael Nadal ( Spain ) Ana – Ivanovic ( Serbia )
2009 Roger Ferderer ( Swiz ) Svetlana Kuznetsova ( Russia )
2010 Rafael Nadal ( Spain ) Prencesia Schivone ( Italy )

Australian Open for Men

Year Men’s Champion Runner
1993 Jim Courier ( USA ) Stefan Edberg ( Sweden )
1994 Pete Sampras ( USA ) Todd Martin ( USA )
1995 Andre Agassi ( USA ) Pete Sampras ( USA )
1996 Boris Becker ( Germany ) Michael Chang ( USA )
1997 Pete Sampras ( USA ) Carlos Moya ( Spain )
1998 Petr Korda ( Czech Rep. ) Marcelo Rios ( Chile )
1999 Yevgeny Kafelnikov ( Russia ) Thomas Enqvist ( Sweden )
2000 Andre Agassi ( USA ) Yevgeny Kafelnikov ( Russia )
2001 Andre Agassi ( USA ) Arnaud Clement ( France )
2002 Thomas Johansson ( Sweden ) Marat Safin ( Russia )
2003 Andre Agassi ( USA ) Rainer Schuettler ( Germany )
2004 Roger Federer ( Swiz ) Marat Safin ( Russia )
2005 Marat Safin ( Russia ) Lleyton Hewitt ( Australia )
2006 Roger Federer ( Swiz ) Marcos Baghdatis ( Cyprus )
2007 Roger Federer ( Swiz ) Fernando Gonzalez ( Chile )
2008 Novak Djokovic ( Serbia ) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga ( France )
2009 Rafael Nadal ( Spain ) Roger Murray ( UK )
2010 Roger Federer ( Swiz ) Svetlana Kuznetsova ( Russia )

Us Open for Men

Year Winner Runner
1991 Stefan Edberg ( Sweden ) Jim Courier( USA )
1992 Stefan Edberg ( Sweden ) Pete Sampras ( USA )
1993 Pete Sampras ( USA ) Cederic Pioline ( France )
1994 Andre Agassi ( USA ) Michael Stich ( Germany )
1995 Pete Sampras ( USA ) Andre Agassi ( USA )
1996 Pete Sampras ( USA ) Michael Chang ( USA )
1997 Patric Rasfler ( Australia ) Greg Rusdeski ( Britain )
1998 Patric Rafler ( Australia ) Mark Philippoussis ( Australia )
1999 Andre Agassi ( USA ) Todd Martin ( USA )
2000 Marat Safin ( Russia ) Pete Sampras ( USA )
2001 Llyeton Hewitt ( Australia ) Pete Sampras ( USA )
2002 Pete Sampras ( USA ) Andre Agassi ( USA )
2003 Andy Roddick ( USA ) Juan Caro Ferrero ( Spain )
2004 Roger Federer ( Swiz ) Lleyton Hewitt ( Australia )
2005 Roger Federer ( Swiz ) Andre Agassi ( USA )
2006 Roger Federer ( Swiz ) Andy Roddic ( USA )
2007 Roger Federer ( Swiz ) Novok Djokovic ( Serbia )
2008 Roger Federer ( Swiz ) Andy Murray ( England )
2009 Juan Martin Del Porro (Arg) Roger Federer ( Swis )
2010 Rafael Nadal ( Spain ) Novok Djokovic ( Serbia )

Us Open for Women

Year Winner Runner
1991 Monica Seles ( Yugoslavia ) Martina Navratilova ( USA )
1992 Monica Seles ( Yugoslavia ) Arantxa Sanchez – Vicario ( Spain )
1993 Steffi Graf ( Germany ) Manuela Maleeva-Fragnieve ( Bul )
1994 Arantxa Sanchez – Vicario ( Spain ) Steffi Graf ( Germany )
1995 Steffi Graf ( Germany ) Monica Seles ( USA )
1996 Steffi Graf ( Germany ) Monica Seles ( USA )
1997 Martina Hingis ( Switzerland ) Venus Williams ( USA )
1998 Lindsay Davenport ( USA ) Martina Hingis ( Switzerland )
1999 Serena Williams ( USA ) Martina Hingis ( Switzerland )
2000 Venus Williams ( USA ) Lindsay Davenport ( USA )
2001 Venus Williams ( USA ) Serna Williams ( USA )
2002 Serena Williams ( USA ) Venus Williams ( USA )
2003 Justin Henin – Hardenne ( Belgium ) Kim Clijsters ( Belgium )
2004 Svetlana Kuznetsova ( Russia ) Elena Dementieva ( Russia )
2005 Kim Clisjsters ( Belgium ) Mary Pierce ( France )
2006 Maria Sharapova ( Russia ) Justine Henin – Hardenne ( Bel )
2007 Justine Henin – Hardenne ( Bel ) Svetlana Kuznetsova ( Russia )
2008 Serena Williams ( USA ) Jelena Jankovic ( Serbia )
2009 Kim Clijsters ( Belgium ) Caroline Wozniacki ( Denmark )
2010 Kim Clijsters ( Belgium ) Vera Zuonareva ( Russia )

Davis Cup

Year Winner Year Winner Year Winner
1990 USA 1991 France 1992 USA
1993 Germany 1994 Sweden 1995 USA
1996 France 1997 Sweden 1998 Sweden
1999 Australia 2000 Spain 2001 France
2002 Russia 2003 Australia 2004 Spain
2005 Crotia 2006 Russia 2007 USA
2008 Spain 2009 Spain 2010 Serbia

India Stands : Runner up in 1966, 1974, 1987

World Cup Cricket History

Year Venue Winner / Runner
1975 England West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs
1979 England West Indies beat England by 92 runs
1983 England India beat West Indies by 43 runs
1987 India Pakistan Australia beat England by 7 runs
1992 Australia Pakistan beat England by 22 runs
1996 India, Pakistan Sri Lanka Sri Lanka beat Australia by 7 wickets
1999 England Australia beat Pakistan by 8 wickets
2003 South Africa Australia beat India by 125 runs
2007 West Indies Australia beat Sri Lanka by 64 runs
2011 India, Sri Lanka Bangladesh India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets
2015 Australia New Zealand ( Scheduled )

Fifa World Cup – Football

Year Winner Runner Goal Venue
1930 Uruguay Argentina 4 : 2 Montevideo ( Uruguay )
1934 Italy Czechoslovakia 2 : 1 Rome ( Italy )
1938 Italy Hungary 4 : 2 Paris ( France )
1950 Uruguay Brazil 2 : 1 Sao Paulo ( Brazil )
1954 Germany FR Hungary 3 : 2 Bern ( Switzerland )
1958 Brazil Sweden 5 : 2 Stockholm ( Sweden )
1962 Brazil Czechoslovakia 3 : 1 Santiago ( Chile )
1966 England Germany FR 4 : 2 London ( England )
1970 Brazil Italy 4 : 1 Mexico City ( Mexico )
1974 Germany FR Poland 2 : 1 Munich ( Germany )
1978 Argentina Netherlands 3 : 1 Buenos Aires ( Argentina )
1982 Italy Germany FR 3 : 1 Madrid ( Spain )
1986 Argentina Germany FR 3 : 2 Mexico City ( Mexico )
1990 Germany FR Argentina 1 : 0 Rome ( Italy )
1994 Brazil Italy 3 : 2 Los Angeles ( USA )
1998 France Brazil 3 : 0 Paris St. Denis ( France )
2002 Brazil Germany 2 : 0 Yokhama ( Japan )
2006 Italy France 5 : 3 Berlin ( Germany )
2010 Spain Netherlands 1 : 0 Johannesburg ( South Africa )

The FIFA World Cup 2014 will be held in Brazil.

World Cup – Hockey

Year Winner Runner Venue
1971 Pakistan Spain Barcelona ( Spain )
1973 Netherlands India Amsterdam ( Holland )
1975 India Pakistan Kuala Lumpur ( Malaysia )
1978 Pakistan Netherlands Buenos Aires ( Argentina )
1982 Pakistan W. Germany Mumbai ( India )
1986 Australia England London ( England )
1990 Netherlands Pakistan Lahore ( Pakistan )
1994 Pakistan Netherlands Sydney ( Australia )
1998 Netherlands Spain Utrecht ( Netherlands )
2002 Germany Australia Kuala Lumpur ( Malaysia )
2006 Germany Australia Monchengladback ( Germany )
2010 Australia Germany New Delhi ( India )
2014 Hegue Netherland Scheduled

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