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                                 jaspal-ranaShooting made its first appearance in the Commonwealth Games at Kingston, Jamaica in 1966. The sport was not found favour from the organisers in the next Games at Edinburgh but it did return in Christchurch in 1974. Since then the sport is a permanent fixture of the Commonwealth Games.

                                   India sent her shooters to the Commonwealth Games for the first time in Edmonton, Canada in 1978. First Shooting medal for India came in 1982 Brisbane CG and first gold medal in 1990 Auckland CG. Here under is the Indian medal record in the Commonwealth Games –

India’s Performance Summary

Year Venue Gold Silver Bronze Total
1978 Edmonton
1982 Brisbane 1 1 2
1986 Edinburgh
1990 Auckland 1 1 3 5
1994 Victoria 3 2 2 7
1998 Kuala Lumpur 4 2 1 7
2002 Manchester 14 7 3 24
2006 Melbourne 16 7 4 27
2010 New Delhi 14 11 5 30
2014 Glasgow 4 9 4 17
Total 56 40 23 119

Salient Features

  • Ashok Pandit won first gold medal for the country in the CG – Center Fire Pistol at Auckland in 1990.ashok-pandit
  • Ashok Pandit also has the distinction of winning gold medals in three successive Commonwealth Games – Auckland 1990 (1 gold), Victoria 1994 ( gold) and Kuala Lumpur 1998 (gold).
  • Anjali Bhagwat and Jaspal Rana clinched four gold medals each at Manchester in 2002. They were the first Indians to accomplish this feat in any multi-sports extravaganza.
  • Pistol shooter Samresh Jung bettered above record by winning five golds at Melbourne in 2006.

Most golds in a single CG

5 by Samresh Jung Melbourne 2006
4 by Anjali Bhagwat Manchester 2002
4 by Jaspal Rana Manchester 2002
4 by Gagan Narang Melbourne 2006
4 by Gagan Narang New Delhi 2010

Most medals in a single CG

7 (5g,1s, 1b) by Samresh Jung Melbourne 2006
6 (4g, 1s, 1b) by Jaspal Rana Manchester 2002

Most golds in CG

9 by Jaspal Rana 1994-2006
8 by Gagan Narang 2006-2014
7 by Samresh Jung 2002-2006

Most medals in CG

15 (9g, 4s, 2b) by Jaspal Rana 1994-2006
14 (7g, 5s, 2b) by Samresh Jung 2002-2010

 

… by Animesh Khare

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