Current Affairs on Commonwealth games Day 1

Sports section has become a burning topic for recruitment boards to frame questions. So, here we will try to update all the current affairs on commonwealth games day 1 to the last day. Hence this will help in summarizing all the data at one place.

Current Affairs on Commonwealth games Day 1-

Day one brought a breeze of happiness among the Indians. Two weightlifters secured medals for the country.

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  1. S. Mirabai Chanu- GOLD MEDAL  In 48 kg women’s catagory, Chanu registered 86 kg in the snatch and 110 kg in clean and jerk for a total of 196 kg. She was way above the other competitors. Thus secured first GOLD medal in this ongoing commonwealth games.
  2. Gururaja- Silver Medal  Gururaja competed in 56 Kg men’s catagory. He registered 111 kg in the snatch and 138 kg in the clean and jerk for a total of 249 kg.

Overall Updates-

  • England lead the medal tally by winning 6 Golds.
  1. Max Whitlock- Gymnastics
  2. Sophie Thornhill – blind and visually impaired sprint
  3. Aimee Wilmot, James Wilby, Eleanor Robinson and Thomas Hamer- Swimming
  • Australia too had a great day. They earned 4 Golds.
  • Malaysia was third on the first day in medal ranking. They won 2 golds.
  • Canada, New Zealand and India are ranked respectively 4th, 5th and 6th with one gold medal named in each basket.

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Fact sheet-

Commonwealth games are played between the commonwealth nations. There are total 53 countries as it’s member. In 2018, Australia is hosting the commonwealth games. Thus, this is the 5th venue in Australia to host Commonwealth Games.

Schedule- The Commonwealth games are scheduled from 4th of April to 15th  April 2018 at Gold Coast city , Australia.

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