Commonwealth Games 2018: Practice Questions
CWG Quiz 2018: The section covers quizzes on Commonwealth Games 2018, which concluded recently at Gold Coast, Australia. India amassed a total of 66 medals including 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze at the Games. Overall, India was placed third behind Australia and England, which have 198 and 136 medals respectively.
1. Which Indian shooter won the gold in the women’s 25m pistol event?
a) Heena Sidhu
b) Manu Bhaker
c) Mehuli Ghosh
d) Apurvi Chandela
2. Who became the only second Indian after legendary Milkha Singh to qualify for 400m finals in CWG 2018?
a) Om Prakash Mitharval
b) Amit Phangal
c) Vikas Krishan
d) Mohammad Anas
3. Which Indian shooter won the gold medal in the women’s double trap event?
a) Shreyasi Singh
b) Heena Sidhu
c) Apurvi Chandela
d) Mehuli Ghosh
4. Who won the Gold medal in 10m men's air pistol at Commonwealth Games 2018?
a) Jitu Rai
b) Kerry Bell
c) Om Prakash Mitharval
d) Manu Bhaker
5. Who won the Gold medal in 10m women’s air pistol at Commonwealth Games 2018?
a) Heena Sidhu
b) Manu Bhaker
c) Punam Yadav
d) Mirabai Chanu
6. Indian weightlifter Punam Yadav has won gold in which women’s weightlifting category at CWG 2018?
7. The Indian women’s table tennis team defeated which nation to bag the gold medal at Commonwealth Games 2018?
8. Which Indian Para athlete became the first one to clinch a Paralympic medal for India in CWG 2018?
a) Ankur Mittal
b) Gaurav Solanki
c) Sachin Chaudhary
d) Naman Tanwar
9. Which Indian wrestler won gold in the 74kg men’s freestyle wrestling event at CWG 2018?
a) Pawan Kumar
b) Rahul Aware
d) Sushil Kumar
10. Who became the youngest Indian to win a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games?
a) Manu Bhaker
b) Anish Bhanwala
c) Shreyasi Singh
d) Bajrang Punia
11. Which team event was dominated by India in both men’s and women’s category?
a) Table Tennis
12. Which Indian wrestler won the gold medal in the men’s 85kg category?
a) Venkat Rahul Ragala
b) Sathish Sivalingam
c) P Gururaja
d) Pardeep Singh
13. Which Indian wrestler won gold in the men’s freestyle 65 kg category?
a) Bajrang Punia
b) Sushil Kumar
c) Pawan Kumar
d) Mausam Khatri
14. Who became the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a gold medal at CWG 2018?
a) Navjeet Dhillon
b) Neeraj Chopra
c) Seema Punia
d) Gaurav Solanki
15. Who the gold medal in Table Tennis women’s singles?
a) Mouma Das
b) Tejaswini Sawant
c) Manika Batra
d) Ashwini Ponnappa
16. India has won how many gold medals at the Commonwealth Games 2018?
17. India finished at which position at CWG 2018?
Answers with Explanation
1. (a) Heena Sidhu
Indian ace shooter Heena Sidhu clinched the gold medal in the women's 25m pistol event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Australia on April 10, 2018. Sidhu created a new CWG record of 38 points to bag the gold, while her opponent Elena Galiabovitch of Australia scored 35 to take silver and Malaysia's Alia Sazana Azahari got bronze with 26.
2. (d) Mohammad Anas
In a surprising high for India, Indian sprinter Mohammad Anas qualified for the finals of men’s 400m event. However, he narrowly missed the bronze by finishing fourth. It was the first time that an Indian was competing in the 400m final at the Commonwealth Games since the legendary Milkha Singh in 1958.
3. (a) Shreyasi Singh
Indian shooter Shreyasi Singh on April 11, 2018 beat Australia's Emma Cox to clinch the gold medal in the women's double trap event at Commonwealth Games. Shreyasi shot 96 and was tied with Cox in the final round and claimed the top spot by beating the Australian in a shoot-off. The Indian shooter had won silver in Glasgow in 2014.
4. (a) Jitu Rai
India’s ace shooter Jitu Rai won gold in the men's 10m air pistol event after shooting 235.1 points in the final on April 9 at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. This is Rai’s first Commonwealth gold in the 10m air pistol event and second overall.
5. (b) Manu Bhaker
India’s teen shooter Manu Bhaker grabbed the gold medal in the women’s 10m air pistol gold medal by shattering the games record at the 21st Commonwealth Games on April 8, 2018. This was Bhaker’s maiden Commonwealth Games outing.
6. (c) 69kg
Punam Yadav on April 8, 2018 won India's fifth gold medal in the women's 69kg weightlifting event. Punam lifted a total of 222kg to beat England's Sarah Davies, her closest competitor, to take her second medal at the Commonwealth Games. She had won bronze at the 2014 Glasgow Games.
7. (d) Singapore
The Indian women's table tennis team created history on April 8, 2018 by clinching their first-ever gold medal at the Commonwealth Games with a 3-1 victory over Singapore in the final. This was the second time the women's team reached the Commonwealth final, having made its maiden appearance in the 2010 edition in Delhi.
8. (c) Sachin Chaudhary
India on April 10, 2018 clinched its first Paralympic medal with Para powerlifter Sachin Chaudhary bagging bronze in the heavyweight category. Chaudhary lifted a total of 181 kg to finish behind Nigeria’s Abdulazeez Ibrahim (191.9kg) and Malaysia’s Yee Khie Jong (188.7). The athlete managed the feat without much training and a proper coach.
9. (d) Sushil Kumar
Indian wrestling legend Sushil Kumar, who won the Commonwealth Championships, last December, displayed his top form as he took on South Africa’s Botha Johannes in the men's freestyle 74 kg finals. The two-time Olympic medalist finished off the match in just little over a minute to bag the gold medal.
10. (b) Anish Bhanwala
The 15-year-old Indian shooter, Anish Bhanwala, has created history by becoming the country’s youngest ever gold medal winner in the Commonwealth Games. Bhanwala shot down the CWG record in the 25m Rapid Fire final with a score of 30 points including four series of 5 each.
11. (a) Table Tennis
India swept the table tennis team events of the Commonwealth Games as the men matched the women to claim a memorable gold with an emphatic 3-0 win over Nigeria in the final on April, 9, 2018. It is the first time since the sport’s induction into the Commonwealth Games’ program that India has topped both categories.
12. (a) Venkat Rahul Ragala
Venkat Rahul Ragala claimed the gold medal in the Men's 85kg weightlifting event on April 7, 2018. The 21-year-old Rahul, lifted a total of 338kg (151kg+187kg) to finish on top. The Indian was locked in a close battle with Samoa’s Don Opeloge, who ended with a total of 331kg (151kg+180kg).
13. (a) Bajrang Punia
Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has won gold in the men's freestyle 65 kg category. Punia with his technical superiority took only around two minutes to overpower Kane Charig of Wales to take the top spot.
14. (b) Neeraj Chopra
Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian javelin thrower to claim a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, pulling off a season's best effort of 86.47m in the final in Gold Coast. Neeraj was the favourite for gold after his 85.94m throw during the Federation Cup National Championships last month and he achieved India's first gold in athletics in this edition of the Games.
15. (c) Manika Batra
In table tennis, India's Manika Batra beat Mengyu Yu of Singapore 11-7, 11-6, 11-2, 11-7 in the women’s singles final, to add another gold to India’s medal tally. She along with Mouma Das also won the silver in the women’s doubles final.
16. a) 26
The 21st Commonwealth Games concluded on April 15, 2018 at Gold Coast, Australia. Boxer Mary Kom was the flag bearer for the Indian delegation at the closing ceremony. India with a final haul of 66 medals including 26 Gold, 20 Silver and 20 Bronze finished at the third place.
17. (b) Third
The 21st Commonwealth Games concluded on April 15, 2018 at Gold Coast, Australia. India with a final haul of 66 medals including 26 Gold, 20 Silver and 20 Bronze finished at the third place. Australia stood first with 198 medals including 80 Gold, 59 Silver and 59 Bronze followed by England with 136 medals including 45 Gold, 45 Silver and 46 Bronze.