India at the 2002 Commonwealth Games

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India at the
2002 Commonwealth Games
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CGF code IND
CGA Indian Olympic Association
Website olympic.ind.in
in Manchester, England
Flag bearer Opening:
Closing:
Medals
Ranked 4th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
30 22 17 69
Commonwealth Games appearances (overview)
British Empire Games
British Empire and Commonwealth Games
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India participated in the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. Notable among the players was the Indian women's hockey team. The team entered the finals after defeating the Australian women's national field hockey team.[1] They went on to receive the Gold after winning the final game against the English women's hockey team.[2][3][4] This win also marked a comeback for Mir Ranjan Negi who coached the team. Negi's involvement and the Gold inspired the successful 2007 Shahrukh Khan film about women's field hockey, Chak De India. [5][6]

Medals[edit]

India came fourth overall in the medals table, behind Australia, England and Canada, repeating the feat at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. India was also the host nation for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, which was held at Delhi, India's Capital.

Gold Silver Bronze Total
Flag of India.svg India 30 22 17 69

Gold[edit]

Boxing

  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Mohamed Ali Qamar (Light Flyweight 48 kg)

Field Hockey

Shooting

  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Sameer Ambedkar & Abhinav Bindra (Air Rifle Pairs)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Jaspal Rana (Men's 25 m Center-Fire Pistol Individual)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Jaspal Rana & Mahaveer Singh (Men's 25 m Center-Fire Pistol Pairs)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Samaresh Jung & Vivek Singh (Men's Free Pistol Pairs)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (Men's Double Trap Individual)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Ali Khan Moraad & Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (Men's Double Trap Pairs)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Bhanwar Lal Dhaka & Mukesh Kumar (Men's 25 m Rapid Fire Pistol Pairs)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Charan Singh (Men's Free Rifle Three positions Individual)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Anjali Bhagwat (10m Air Rifle - Women)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) 10m Air Rifle Pairs - Women

Weightlifting

  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Kunjarani Devi Nameirakpam (3 total)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Sanamachu Chanu (2 total)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Pratima Kumari (2 total)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) Sailaja Pujari (3 total)

Wrestling

Silver[edit]

Athletics

Boxing

  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) Som Bahadur Pun (Featherweight 57 kg)

Judo

  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) Akram Shah (Men's 60 kg)

Shooting

  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) Samaresh Jung (Air Pistol Individual)
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) Samaresh Jung & Jaspal Rana, India (Air Pistol Team)
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) Abhinav Bindra (Air Rifle, Individual)
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) Samaresh Jung (Free Pistol)
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) Shweta Chaudhary & Sheila Kanungo (Women's Air Pistol Pairs)

Weightlifting

  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) Thandava Muthu (2 total)
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) Vickey Batta

Bronze[edit]

Athletics

Badminton

  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Aparna Popat (women's singles)

Boxing

  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jitender Kumar (Middleweight 75 kg)

Judo

  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bhupinder Singh (Men's 66 kg)

Shooting

  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jaspal Rana (Air Pistol Individual)
  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Subbaiah Airira Pemmaiah & Charan Singh (Men's Free Rifle Three positions Pairs)

Weightlifting

  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Thandava Muthu
  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Vickey Batta

India's Teams at the 2002 Commonwealth Games[edit]

India women's national field hockey team[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian women stun Kiwis". BBC. August 1, 2002. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  2. ^ "India deny England gold". BBC. August 3, 2002. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  3. ^ Kamesh, Srinivasan (August 5, 2002). "Indian girls peak at the right time". The Hindu. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  4. ^ "Indian eves win Commonwealth hockey gold". rediff.com. August 3, 2002. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  5. ^ Zanane, Anant; Das, Suprita (March 13, 2008). "Women's hockey hopes to deliver". Sports. NDTV.com. Retrieved 2008-04-07. 
  6. ^ "Bollywood scores with women's hockey". CNN. August 16, 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  7. ^ "2002 Commonwealth Games Results: Medals (India), Women's Hockey". thecgf.com. Retrieved 2008-04-14. 
  8. ^ "2002 Commonwealth Games player profiles". bharatiyahockey.org. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 

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