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DNMUM412258 | 4/17/2018 | Author : Viren Rasquinha | WC :1440

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Expert View | While there were vast improvements and exceptional performances in this CWG, it’s imperative we keep bigger picture in sight -- Olympic medals
Gold Coast 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games

For me, there were several good things to come out of this Commonwealth Games (CWG) for India.
First, of course, is the vastly improved performance from the 2014 Glasgow Games, in terms of gold medals and overall number of medals. It’s a massive improvement, especially when it comes to gold medals.
The second aspect is that we shouldn’t just see the number of medals, but more importantly analyse the quality of performances. There were many top-class performances by Indians in the CWG.
Take, for example, Neeraj Chopra. His throw would’ve fetched him a bronze at 2016 Rio Olympics. Mirabai Chanu’s lift would’ve fetched her a silver at Rio. Manu Bhaker shot a world-class score, and would’ve been in the finals of the last thre
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