Important Points to Know about 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games

     Points to Know about 2015 Commonwealth Youth Game
    Important Points to Know about 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games:
    Important points that we have to know about 2015 Commonwealth Youth Game was given here, which will be more helpful for the candidates those who are preparing for the upcoming exams.

    2015 COMMONWEALTH YOUTH GAMES

    1). The 2015 Commonwealth Games was the5thedition of Commonwealth Youth Games which started in2000

    2). Venue –Apia, capital of Samoa

    3). Opening ceremony –5th September 2015

    4). Closing ceremony –11th September 2015

    5). Number of nations participated –63

    6).This 2015 programme featured the following9 sports
    ·        Aquatics
    ·        Archery
    ·        Athletics
    ·        Boxing
    ·        Lawn bowls
    ·        Rugby sevens
    ·        Squash
    ·        Tennis
    ·        Weightlifting

    7).Thetop 5 nations which featured in the finalmedal table of the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games are as follows
    ·        Australia –62 medals
    ·        South Africa
    ·        England
    ·        Malaysia
    ·        India

    8).India had won a total of19 medals out of which9 weregold medal,4 silver medalsand6 bronze medals

    9).Indiansportsmen or women who won medals in various categories are as follows
    ·        Weightlifting
    a.   62kg category –Deepak Lather – gold medal
    b.   5kg category –Jamjang Deru – gold medal
    ·        Archery
    a.   Recurve Bow Women individual event –Prachy Singh – gold medal
    b.   Recurve Bow Men individual event –Nishant Kumawat – silver medal
    c.   Team mixed –Prachy Singh(India)&Thomas Pantelides(Cyprus) – gold medal
    ·        Athletics
    a.   Javelin throw –Mohd Hadish – gold medal
    b.   Women 400m race –Jisna Mathew – silver medal
    c.   Men 300m race –Chandan Bauri – bronze medal
    d.   Women 800m race –Abitha Mary Manuel – bronze medal
    e.   Shot put (Women) –Anamika Das – bronze medal
    f.     High jump (Men) –Tejaswin Shankar – gold medal
    ·        Boxing
    a.   49kg – Leichombam Bhimchand Singh – bronze medal
    b.   52kg –Gaurav Solanki – silver medal
    c.   64kg –Prayag Chauhan – bronze medal
    ·        Squash
    a.   Men singles –Velavan Senthilkumar – bronze medal
    b.   Mixed doubles –Velavan Senthil Kumarand Harshit Jawanda – silver medal
    ·        Tennis
    a.   Singles women –Dhruthi Tatachar Venugopal –gold medal
    b.   Singles men –Sasikumar Mukund – gold medal
    c.   Mixed doubles –Sasikumar MukundandDhruthi Tatachar Venugopal – gold medal
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