India at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games

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India at the Commonwealth Youth Games

India
Flag of India

CGA code  IND
National
Federation
Indian Olympic Association
At the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games
in Isle of Man
Competitors 20 (twelve men and eight women) in 4 sports
Officials 11
Medals:
Rank: 9
Gold
4
Silver
4
Bronze
3
Total
11

India competed at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games (officially known as the IV Commonwealth Youth Games) held in the Isle of Man from 7 to 13 September 2011. India has participated in all the editions of the Commonwealth Youth Games. The nation was represented by the Indian Olympic Association, which is responsible for the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth Games in India.

The delegation of India consisted of 20 competitors, participating in four—athletics, badminton, boxing and cycling—out of the seven sports of the programme, and 11 officials. Durgesh Kumar, Navjetdeep Singh and Pusarla Sindhu won gold medals for India in 400 m hurdles, shot put, and women's singles event of badminton, respectively. Badminton player Srikanth Kidambi became the only Indian athlete to win multiple medals, including a silver in mixed doubles (paired with Maneesha Kukkapalli) and a bronze in men's doubles (paired with Hema Thandarang). India devolved from the top position in the previous Games to the ninth position with total of nine medals (equally distributed in all medal categories).

Background[edit]

India is participating in the Commonwealth Games since their second revision in 1934 (the then-British Empire Games), held in London, England. The Indian Olympic Association, the country's National Olympic Committee, is responsible for the Commonwealth and Commonwealth Youth Games in India.[1] The nation has sent its delegation to all the editions of the Commonwealth Youth Games.[2][3] India has hosted the Commonwealth and Commonwealth Youth Games in 2010 and 2008 in New Delhi and Pune, respectively. In the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games, India won the most gold (33), silver (26) and total medals, and finished first in the final medal table standings.[4] In the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games, Indian Olympic Association sent a delegation consisted of twenty athletes (twelve men and eight women) and eleven officials (including coaches and supporting staff).[5][6]

Medalists[edit]

Indian athletes won a total of nine medals at the Games, equally distributed among all categories of medals. India devolved to ninth position in the final medal table standings, behind Malaysia; India was ranked first in the medal table of the previous Commonwealth Youth Games, with total 76 medals.[4][7]

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, supported by the Olympic Gold Quest, won a gold for India in the women's singles event of badminton.[8] The other two gold medals came from Durgesh Kumar and Navjetdeep Singh, who finished on the top of the podium of 400 m hurdles and shot put, respectively. Badminton player Srikanth Kidambi was the only multiple medal winning Indian athlete at the Games, winning a silver in mixed doubles and a bronze in men's doubles. Two pugilists, Rahul Poonia and Surender Singh, won medals in their respective weight categories. Poonia won silver in light flyweight and Singh won bronze in middleweight.

Athletics[edit]

Navjeet Kaur Dhillon was one of seven athletes to participate in the women's discus throw event. With a throw of 45.27 m, Dhillon won a bronze medal.[9] Durgesh Kumar completed his heat of 400 m hurdles with a time of 53.15 and qualified for final. He won a gold in the final after finishing race with a time of 51.76.[10] Another medallist from the Indian side was Navjetdeep Singh, who won a gold medal in shot put event with a throw of 18.81 m.[11]

Women
Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Kumar, DurgeshDurgesh Kumar Athletics Men's 400 m hurdles 11 September
 Gold Sindhu, PusarlaPusarla Sindhu Badminton Women's singles 11 September
 Gold Singh, NavjetdeepNavjetdeep Singh Athletics Men's shot put 11 September
 Silver Verma, SameerSameer Verma Badminton Men's singles 11 September
 Silver Kukkapalli, ManeeshaManeesha Kukkapalli,
Kidambi, SrikanthSrikanth Kidambi
Badminton Mixed doubles 11 September
 Silver Poonia, RahulRahul Poonia Boxing Light flyweight 11 September
 Bronze Dhillon, Navjeet KaurNavjeet Kaur Dhillon Athletics Women's shot put 9 September
 Bronze Singh, SurenderSurender Singh Boxing Middleweight 10 September
 Bronze Kidambi, SrikanthSrikanth Kidambi,
Thandarang, HemaHema Thandarang
Badminton Men's doubles 11 September
 Gold sharma, PrabhatPrabhat sharma Athletics Men's 100 mtr track 09 September
 Silver sharma, PrabhatPrabhat sharma Athletics Men's 800 mtr track 11 September
Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Sunanda Sarkar 100 m sprint 12.41 3 Q 12.10 4 Q 12.32 6[12]
Sunanda Sarkar 200 m sprint 24.97 3 Q 25.20 6 Did not advance[13]
Archana Suseentran 200 m sprint 24.59 1 Q 25.36 3 Did not advance[13]
Priyanka Mondal 400 m Disqualified[14]
Navjeet Kaur Dhillon Discus throw N/A 45.27 m Bronze medal icon.svg
Men
Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Durgesh Kumar 400 m hurdles 53.15 1 Q N/A 51.76 Gold medal icon.svg
Sachin Discus throw N/A 55.43 m 5[15]
Navjetdeep Singh Shot put N/A 18.81 m Gold medal icon.svg

Badminton[edit]

Seven Indian badminton players went to the Games, competing in all five badminton events. Malaysia dominated in the sport, winning all but one of the five gold medals, the only other gold was won by Pusarla Sindhu in women's singles. Sindhu defeated Malaysian Sonia Cheah in the final match by 22–20, 21–8.[16][17] Sameer Verma won silver after losing to Zulfadli Zulkiffli of Malaysia by 16–21, 21–17, 15–21 in the final of men's singles.[18] In men's doubles, the pair Srikanth Kidambi/Hema Thandarang won a bronze after defeating Canadian pair Nathan Choi/Nyl Yakura. Kidambi, pairing with Maneesha Kukkapalli, also won silver in mixed doubles event.

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Pratul Joshi Men's singles Bye Falkland Islands Dominic Jaffray (FLK)
W 21–5, 21–7
 Nyl Yakura (CAN)
W 21–18, 21–15
 Zulfadli Zulkiffli (MAS)
L 13–21, 21–19, 19–21
Did not advance[18]
Sameer Verma Men's singles Bye  Andries Malan (RSA)
W 21–6, 21–9
 Ezra Mulenga (ZAM)
W 21–4, 21–4
 Joo Ven Soong (MAS)
W 21–12, 21–15
England Tom Wolfenden (ENG)
W 21–9, 21–15
 Zulfadli Zulkiffli (MAS)
L 16–21, 21–17, 15–21
Silver medal icon.svg
Pusarla Sindhu Women's singles Bye Isle of Man Dominic Jaffray;(IMN)
W 21–2, 21–3
 Wan-Ting Tsai (CAN)
W 15–21, 21–13, 21–8
 Tara Pilven (AUS)
W 21–5, 21–5
 Li lian Yang (MAS)
W 21–12, 21–10
 Sonia Cheah (MAS)
W 22–20, 21–8
Gold medal icon.svg[19]
Saili Rane Women's singles Bye  Stella Knekna (CYP)
W 21–15, 21–14
 Sonia Cheah (MAS)
L 7–21, 10–21
Did not advance[19]
Srikanth Kidambi,
Hema Thandarang
Men's doubles N/A Australia Matthew Chau,
Eddie Hung (AUS)
W 21–13, 21–13
Canada Andrew Lau,
Clinton Wong (CAN)
W 18–21, 21–16, 21–15
England Ryan McCarthy,
Tom Wolfenden (ENG)
L 21–8, 14–21, 20–22
Bronze final
Canada Nathan Choi,
Nyl Yakura (CAN)
W 21–14, 15–21, 21–12
Bronze medal icon.svg[20]
Maneesha Kukkapalli,
Pusarla Sindhu
Women's doubles N/A Kenya Naylee Nagada,
Ashni Shah (KEN)
W 21–7, 21–6
Malaysia Andrew Lau,
Clinton Wong (MAS)
L 19–21, 19–21
Did not advance[21]
Saili Rane,
Hema Thandarang
Mixed doubles N/A Bye Australia Jacqueline Guan,
Toby Wong (AUS)
W 21–18, 21–10
Malaysia Mei kuan Chow,
Ee yi Teo (MAS)
L 13–21, 15–21
Did not advance[22]
Maneesha Kukkapalli,
Srikanth Kidambi
Mixed doubles N/A Falkland Islands Sofia Arkhipkina,
Jordan Phillips (FLK)
W 21–4, 21–7
England Holly Smith,
Rhys Walker (ENG)
W 21–13, 21–19
Scotland Kirsty Gilmour,
Matthew Carder (SCO)
W 21–10, 21–10
Malaysia Nelson Heg,
Meng yean Lee (MAS)
W 21–18, 21–19
Malaysia Mei kuan Chow,
Ee yi Teo (MAS)
L 21–18, 16–21, 8–21
Silver medal icon.svg[22]

Boxing[edit]

Indian Boxing Federation selected four boxers to represent India in the Games. The boxing delegation was also accompanied by two coaches.[5] Rahul Poonia (light flyweight) and Surender Singh (middle weight) won medals for India. Poonia, winning all his preliminary bouts by large margins, lost to Jack Bateson of England with a point difference of 6–13 in the final bout, and won a silver medal.[23] In Singh's middleweight event, only eight pugilists competed, making first round a quarterfinal match.[24] Singh defeated Nathan Thorley of Wales in his first bout. In the semifinal match, Singh lost to Scottish boxer Grant Quigley, but his semifinal appearance guaranteed him a bronze medal, which he shared with Cody Crowley of Canada.[24]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Rahul Poonia Light Flyweight  Carlos Mandjate (MOZ)
W 21–4
 Israel Kammwamba (MAW)
W (RSCI)
 Nyiko Ndukula (RSA)
W 26–8
England Jack Bateson (ENG)
L 6–13
Silver medal icon.svg
Balakrishna Vankala Flyweight Bye Wales Josh John (WAL)
L 12–14
Did not advance[25]
Surender Singh Middleweight N/A Wales Nathan Thorley (WAL)
W 21–15
Scotland Grant Quigley (SCO)
L 24–15
Did not advance Bronze medal icon.svg
Sumit Sangwan Light heavyweight England Jack Massey (ENG)
L 13–15
Did not advance[26]

Cycling[edit]

Two entrants competed for India in the cycling events: Abhinandan Bhosale and Anjitha Parambil. Bhosale was ranked 37 in his time trial event and drove 11.24.[27] Parambil did not finish her time trial event. She was expected to participate in the road race, but she did not start the event.[28]

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Abhinandan Bhosale Time trial 11.24 37
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
Anjitha Parambil Time trial DNF
Road race DNS

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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