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Sports in 2018: India set for Olympics with superb Asiad, CWG shows

Dec 31, 2019 10:32 IST
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2018 was a mega year for Indian sports. The two big quadrennial events - Commonwealth and Asian Games took place this year. India recorded their third best performance at the Commonwealth Games with 66 medals. The shooting contingent was the best with 16 medals, while wrestlers clinched 12 medals.

The Indian contingent continued their form in the Asian Games. They recorded their best ever performance with 69 medals. The track and field team delivered the most medals with 7 golds. Shot putter Tejinder Pal Singh Toor won the gold with a record-breaking throw of 20.75 metre and Swapna Barman was the first Indian heptathlete to win a gold at the Games.