Advertisment

India at Commonwealth Games since 1934 | How many medals India have won in the CWG?

India at Commonwealth Games has won 503 medals in total since its debut. Let's look back a little and take a tour of the CWG medals of India.

author-image
Payal Debnath
New Update

India has participated in every Commonwealth Games since 1934 except for four editions (1930, 1950, 1962, and 1986). When India debuted, the tournament was called the British Empire Games, back in 1934. India at Commonwealth Games has won 503 medals in total since its debut.

In London 1934 Commonwealth Games, six athletes competed from India in 10 track and field events and one wrestling event. Rashid Anwar, the Indian wrestler who competed in the men's 74kg freestyle wrestling event, brought the first medal for India. Since their debut, India have achieved 503 medals which include 181 gold, 173 silver, and 149 bronze. Let's look back a little and take a tour of the medals which is won by India at Commonwealth Games since 1934.

Also read: Top 5 Indians with most medals in Commonwealth Games

India at Commonwealth Games since 1934| Rashid Anwar is the first Indian CWG medalist | Sportz Point

Rashid Anwar is the first Indian CWG medalist. Image- The Bridge

India at Commonwealth Games since 1934

Edition Gold Silver Bronze Total medals Position
London 1934 0 0 1 1 12th
Sydney 1938 0 0 0 0 -
Vancouver 1954 0 0 0 0 -
Cardiff 1958 2 1 0 3 8th
Kingston 1966 3 4 3 10 6th
Edinburgh 1970 5 3 4 12 6th
Christchurch 1974 4 8 3 15 6th
Edmonton 1978 5 4 6 15 6th
Brisbane 1982 5 8 3 16 6th
Auckland 1990 13 8 11 32 5th
Victoria 1994 6 11 7 24 6th
Kuala Lumpur 1998 7 10 8 25 7th
Manchester 2002 30 22 17 69 4th
Melbourne 2006 22 17 11 50 4th
New Delhi 2010 38 27 36 101 2nd
Glasgow 2014 15 30 19 64 5th
Gold Coast 2018 26 20 20 66 3rd
TOTAL 181 173 149 503 -

Before its independence, India participated in athletics but medals were few and far between until things took a turn for the better in 1958. In the 1958 CWG, India bagged 3 medals - 2 gold and 1 silver. Since then, India did not have to look back ever. Milkha Singh, the legendary sprinter brought the first gold for India at the 1958 Commonwealth Games after clinching the top spot in the men's 440-yard event. Heavyweight wrestler, Lila Ram also won gold in the men's 100kg freestyle category in the same year.

Milkha singh brought India's first Commonwealth gold | Sportz Point

Milkha Singh brought India's first Commonwealth gold. Image- Scroll.in

Not only that, the Cardiff 1958 was a historic year because, in that edition, Indian women participated for the first time. Track and field athletes Stephanie D'Souza and Elizabeth Devenport became the first Indian women to compete at the Commonwealth Games.

Also read: Commonwealth Games 2022: Full schedule and fixture of Women's Cricket matches

The 2010 Commonwealth Games remains India's most successful Commonwealth Games until now. In this edition, they bagged 101 medals in total- 39 gold medals, 26 silvers and 36 bronze and finish second on the medals leaderboard.

2010 is the most successful CWG for India | Sportz Point

2010 is the most successful CWG for India. Image- FirstSportz

Since the 2000s, India have consistently finished among the top five countries in the medals table. Indian athletes are improving themselves day by day and they are all set to keep the purple patch going at Birmingham 2022. Indians are ready to give their best in the 2022 edition which will start on July 28.

Milkha Singh Commonwealth Games 2022 Commonwealth Games