Pop star Kylie Minogue was the star performer in a glittering closing ceremony as curtains came down on the 20th Commonwealth Games where India finished a creditable fifth with 64 medals even as a couple of officials embarrassed the contingent by their antics.
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 here today, as the country earned a fifth-place finish with 64 medals, including 15 yellow metals.
Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa created history by winning the first-ever gold medal in squash while pugilists Sarita Devi and Devendro Singh had to be content with silver as India added four more medals to their kitty on the tenth day of competitions in the 20th Games here on Saturday.
Crestfallen after suffering a heartbreaking semifinal loss, there was consolation for P V Sindhu as she won a bronze medal in the women`s singles event of badminton competition in the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Saturday.
Led by Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh, Indian pugilists stole the limelight on the ninth day of the competitions with four of them assuring silver medals for India while paddlers Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj bagged a silver in the men`s doubles event of the 20th Commonwealth Games here.
Led by Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh, Indian pugilists stole the limelight on the ninth day of the competitions with four of them storming into the finals of their respective weight categories in the boxing event of the 20th Commonwealth Games here Saturday.
Laishram Devendro Singh played true to his aggressive self as he outclassed Ashley Williams of Wales in a thrilling contest to book a place in the final of the men`s lightfly weight (46-49kg) category at the 20th Commonwealth Games here Saturday.
Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar spearheaded a sparkling show as Indian grapplers dominated the wrestling arena with three gold medals after the shooters ended their campaign on a rousing note with five more podium finishes on sixth day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday.
Indian shooters continued to dominate the Barry Buddon Centre with the unassuming Sanjeev Rajput and Harpreet Singh clinching a silver medal each but there was heartbreak for Olympic silver winner Vijay Kumar in the 20th Commonwealth Games here today.
Having suffered a 2-4 defeat at the hands of world champions Australia here today, Indian hockey team`s chief coach Terry Walsh said his wards will go for a victory in their next encounter against South Africa to keep their hopes alive in the 20th Commonwealth Games.
`Pistol King` Jitu Rai kept his reputation intact by clinching the gold medal before Gagan Narang and Gurpal Singh claimed a silver each to continue the shooters` heroics while young Vikas Thakur overcame pain to bag silver in weightlifting on the fifth day of competitions in the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Monday.
Apurvi Chandela and Rahi Sanorbat clinched a gold medal each in shooting as India continued its good show at the 20th Commonwealth Games, winning seven medals in all on the third day of the competition, here on Saturday.