The Commonwealth Games is not a measure
Medal rain is rarely heard about Indian sports in international tournaments. However, this is the achievement that the second most populous country in the world achieved at the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Carrara, Australia last April.
With 66 medals won, including 26 gold medals, 20 silver medals and 20 bronze medals, India ranked third after Australia (198 medals) and England (136 medals). This achievement has made the media attention, as well as make fans happy and shows the significance of Jawaharlal Nehru’s decision to join the Prosperity in 1949. If not, India may not be a city. Prosecutors and beyond will never attend CWG.
In 1949, Nehru said that becoming a member of the Prosperity brought many benefits that India could not ignore. Yet, no matter what the benefits, Nehru may not have seen the CWG, originally called Empire Games, which is helping to promote Indian sports. It should be added that thanks to Nehru’s interest in sports, the first Asian Games was held in Delhi in 1951.
However, while India has made great efforts at ASIAD over the years, the sport has slipped out of the top 5 countries to win many medals and fell to sixth place, after China and Japan, Korea, Iran and even Kazakhstan.
Therefore, the fact that India is constantly in the top 5 of CWG seems not to be a measure of the success of the sport in this country, especially when in the history of Olympic, Indian athletes only won 28 chapter, including 9 gold medals, 7 silver medals and 12 bronze medals.
It should be added that at CWG in 2018, 66 medals were not the best in India because in 2002 they won 69 medals and in Delhi in 2010, they won 101 medals. Therefore, although very optimistic, not many people believe that Indian sports will do the same thing in ASIAD Indonesia and beyond the Olympic 2020.