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India finishes the Commonwealth Youth Games with two medals

Utkarsh Classes 08-08-2023
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The 24 member Indian contingent finished the 7th edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games at the 12th place with two medals. Shoan Ganguly won silver medal in Men's 400m individual medley swimming event. Anupriya Valliyot Sasi won a bronze medal in shot put.

The 7th Commonwealth youth games was held at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago from 5-11 August 2023.

Over 1,000 athletes from 71 Commonwealth nations and territories participated in the 7th Commonwealth youth games. Athletes under 18 years of age participate in the games.

The first  Commonwealth youth games was held in 2000 in Edinburgh,Scotland .

Pune, Maharashtra hosted the third edition of the Commonwealth youth games in 2008.

The 6th Commonwealth youth games was held in  Nassau, Bahamas in 2017.

India’s performance at the Commonwealth Youth Games 

India has won a total of 127 medals- 51 gold, 38 silver and 36 bronze  in the Commonwealth Youth games . India are the fourth most successful team in the Commonwealth Youth games after Australia, England and South Africa.

Commonwealth Youth Games 2023 medals tally

Rank

Country

Gold 

Silver

Bronze

Total

1.

Australia

8

7

9

24

2

England

6

8

2

16

3.

Scotland

4

4

1

9

12.

India

0

1

1

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commonwealth  

  • It is a voluntary association of 56 Independent countries that were once ruled by Britain. However it also includes countries like Rwanda, Mozambique, Gabon and Togo who were never ruled by Britain. 

  • The British Monarch is the head of the Commonwealth and at present it is headed by King Charles of Britain.

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