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The Commonwealth game will begin on 28th July and our Indian team is ready to make the mark this year. India is in 4th position in the overall medals tally with a total of 503 medals. India achieves this glory because of its player’s high performance.
In the history of the Commonwealth, some Indian players are most successful in terms of their performance and no. of medals they have achieved. In the light of this game, we are going to remember the most successful Indian athletes who brought pride and honor to our country.
You’ll be amazed to know that most of the athletes are from shooting but unfortunately, Commonwealth Games Federation decided to removed shooting this year, and shooting, wrestling, and archery will be removed in the upcoming #CWG2026
Take a look at the Most Successful Indian Athletes in Commonwealth Games:
Jaspal Rana- Shooting
This Indian shooter has so many achievements in his name. He won a total of 15 medals in Commonwealth games with 9 golds, 4 silvers, and 2 bronze in 1994,1998,2002 and 2006 CWGs
His biggest achievement was in 2002 Manchester CWGs, winning 4 gold medals in 25m Standard Pistol Shooting.
At the age of 18 received the Arjuna award in 1994 and at 21 Became the Padma Shri awardee.
He earned more than 600 medals in both international and national events making him no.1 among the most successful Indian athletes in Commonwealth Games. Currently, he is training emerging shooters in his academy named Jaspal Rana Institute of Education & Technology, Dehradun.
Samaresh Jung- Shooting
He is an air pistol specialist. He won a total of 14 medals in 2002, 2006, and 2010 editions of the Commonwealth games.
At 2002 CWGs he won 2 gold medals - men’s free pistol pair and 25m standard pistol pairs with Rana.
3 silvers in - Air pistol individual, Free pistol individuals, and free pistol pairs with Rana.
At the 2006 Melbourne CWGs, he won a total of 5 medals, 1 silver, and 1 bronze, this decoration earned him ‘The David Dixon Award’ which is given to the overall Best Athlete of the CWGs.
He is known by the name ‘Gold Fingers of India’.
He trained Indian shooters who were part of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 shooting squad.
Gagan Narang- Shooting
With a total number of 10 medals in the 2006, 2010, and 2014 editions of the Commonwealth games makes him on the list of most successful Indian athletes of the Commonwealth games.
In 2006 CWGs he clinched 4 gold medals.
In 2010 CWGs he earned 4 gold medals, He made a record in Men’s 10m air rifle singles event, with a perfect score of 600.
In the 2012 London Olympic games, he earned a Bronze medal, which made our country proud.
Gagan Narang founded the ‘Guns For Glory’, the Khelo India Accredited Institution.
His trainees from this academy claimed 49 junior international Medals.
Abhinav Bindra- Shooting
Abhinav Bindra was a 10m air rifle shooter. He became popular in India when he won the Gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympic games.
He earned a total of 9 medals in CWGs, including 5 golds.
In the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, he earned a gold medal in the 10m air rifle single event.
After retirement, He establishes ‘Abhinav Bindra Initiatives’ a nonprofit organization, which provides the latest technology in sports and training for free to athletes.
Sharath Kamal Achanta - Table Tennis
He is the only table tennis player who is on the list of most successful Indian athletes in the Commonwealth games.
He won a total of 9 CWGs medals including 4 gold, 2 silvers, and 3 bronze.
He also qualified for this year's #CWG2022 in Birmingham.
He is the recipient of the Arjuna Award and Padma Shri.