India reaches milestone of 500 Commonwealth Games medals

The historic 500th medal was the silver gained by Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal in the women’s doubles in squash.

Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal (left) won silver in the women’s doubles category. It turned out to be India’s 500th medal in the Commonwealth Games.   -  Getty Images

India added another feather in its cap at the end of a fruitful campaign here by clinching its 500th medal in the Commonwealth Games.

Across 16 editions of the Commonwealth Games, India had a tally of 436 medals* (156 golds, 153 silvers and 127 bronze medals) before these Games. India’s outstanding success helped it go past the 66 needed to reach 500.

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The historic 500th medal was the silver gained by Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal in the women’s doubles in squash.

Rashid Anwar was the first medal winner at the Games, winning the bronze in the men’s 74kg wrestling in London, 1934.

At the end of this tourney, India’s overall tally is 502 (182 golds, 173 silvers and 147 bronze medals).

*Source - Commonwealth Games Federation