LET THE GAMES BEGIN!
April 5th, 2018
The Commonwealth Games 2018 is set to take place in the Gold Coast city of Queensland, Australia. For this 21st edition of the games, India has sent a contingent of 200 plus athletes, with Rio Olympics Silver medal winner, P V Sindhu as the flag bearer.
It was a proud moment for Sindhu as she held the national flag while leading the contingent during the march of nations in the Opening Ceremony.
On the first day of the CWG, several medal contenders will compete on the big stage. The World Cup finalist gymnast Rakesh Patra will compete in Individual All Around event on Thursday, while cyclist Deborah Herold will also participate in a couple of team events. World weightlifting championship Gold-medal winning athlete Mirabai Chanu will also compete in Women’s 48 kg event on the first day of the Commonwealth Games 2018. India women’s hockey team will also put their abilities to test against Wales on April 5.
The Indian contingent consists of 221 athletes, 58 coaches, 17 doctors and physiotherapists, 7 managers and 22 other officials.
The Prime Minster gave his best wishes to the Indian contingent via his tweet.