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Meet India's 10 Gold Medal Winners of commonwealth games 2014

The recently concluded 2014 Commonwealth Games (CWG) at Glasgow saw India make its strong position on the top five after England, Australia, Canada and Scotland. An amazing Indian team of 216 members bagged 15 gold, 30 silver and 19 bronze medals, making India proud with total of 64 medals in the bag. Let us have a look at some of the proud winners of the gold medal in the CWG.

Parupalli Kashyap(Badminton)

Parupalli Kashyap brought the curtains down on India's campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games to a thunderous applause,

winning a historic gold in the men's singles badminton. He became the first Indian male shuttler in 32 years to win the gold medal in Commonwealth Games. The ace shuttler from Hyderabad was very elated. “In this kind of big game to win gold is a big deal for me. It's like a dream. I have dreamt of this since I was a child,” said Kashyap to PTI after clinching gold with a 21-14, 11-21, 21-19 win over Derek Wong of Singapore in the finals of men's singles.

Joshana Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal (Squash)

The two ladies gave India its first gold medal in squash in the Commonwealth Games.

Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal combined brilliantly to clinch gold in the women’s doubles final after the pair outplayed Jenny Duncalf and Laura Massaro of England in Glasgow. The Chennai girls trained by their International coaches made India proud.

Babita Kumari (Wrestling)

Babita Kumari beat Canada’s Brittanee Laverdure in the wrestling finals and won the gold medal in the women’s 55kg freestyle category. Babita put on a stunning show with a score of 9-2 against her opponent. She was dominating for most part and the last 15 seconds Brittanne managed to come back, till then, the game already was in favor of Babita. The 24-year-old had bagged the silver in the 2010 Commonwealth Games earlier. Babita Kumari hails from a sporting family and her sister Geeta Kumari is the gold medalist in the last edition of Commonwealth Games.

Yogeshwar Dutt (Wrestling)

Starting his wrestling career at an early of eight, Yogeshwar Dutt, the Olympics bronze medalist did India proud again in the men’s 65kg freestyle wrestling in Commonwealth Games 2014.

He beat Canada's Jevon Balfour 10-0 in the men's 65kg freestyle finals. Inspired by Balraj Pehlwan of his native village and trained under the guidance of coach Ramphal, Yogeshwar has achieved excellence in wrestling. He was conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2012.

Vikas Gowda (Discuss throw)

Discus thrower Vikas Shive Gowda won India’s first gold medal in athletics during the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Hampden Park Stadium. The 31-year-old converted the silver he had won four years ago in New Delhi into the yellow metal with a best throw of 63.64 meters.

Sushil Kumar (Wrestling)

Sushil won the gold medal against Qamar Abbas of Pakistan. The two-time Olympic medalist put up a sparkling show as he steered himself towards the win in the wrestling arena. He won his all four bouts quite comfortably with a score of 8-0 in his 75kg freestyle category. “This medal means a lot to me. It is my second gold in 74kg and first in a major international event. I had worked hard for it and now I am happy that I have got it. It has boosted my confidence a lot since 74kg is new for me. This medal will stand in good stead as I prepare for the Rio Games,” Sushil told IANS.

Amit Kumar (Wrestling)

Amit Kumar defeated Ebikweminomo Welson of Nigeria to win the gold in the men's 57 kg freestyle wrestling competition. Amit won the bout 3-1 on classification points.

He started wrestling in second grade at the age of seven. One fine day, despite him being in the second grade, he easily defeated a seventh grade student in a wrestling match during lunch break. His teacher appreciated him and his family encouraged him to pursue his talent, and so he was admitted in the akhara of Hansrajji. Later, wrestling coach and former Asian and Commonwealth Games medalist Satpal Singh took him in his Delhi's wrestling training centre at Chhatrasal stadium, Model Town.

Vinesh Phogat (wrestling)

The young and vibrant Vinesh Phogat claimed gold in women’s freestyle 48kg wrestling competition in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games. She won over Gngland’s Yana Rattigan with scores of 11-8. She is the third of the famous sisters, Geeta and Babita, who were once criticized for taking up a male-dominated sport.

Jitu Rai (Pistol Shooting)

Jitu Rai won gold with a superb finishing score– 194.1, which is also a CWG record.

He was ranked World No.1 in men’s air pistol in the latest list released by the International Shooting Federation. The 27 year old army man is the seventh Indian shooter to achieve this feat and India is proud of him.

Satish Kumar Sivalingam (Weightlifting)

He fulfilled his parents dream to see him win a gold medal in a multi-sporting event— Commonwealth Games at Glasgow. The 22 year old Satish won a gold medal in 2013 Commonwealth Championships as well and in CWG 14’ he lifted a total of 328kg (149+ 179) to become the clear winner. He is a Southern Railway employee and his father serving in the army. "My father initiated me to weightlifting and I started at a village gym when I was just 15 years old. For the last four years I have been training, first at home and then at NIS Patiala at the national camp with the single-minded determination to win gold in CWG.”

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