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Athletes compete in the 3000m steeplechase event - PTI
Statistics of the Games

Delhi 2010 changed the record books and gave stat gurus lots to work for. Presenting the statistics of the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi:

Australian Coutts and Indian Narang ‘Queen and King of the Games

• With five Gold medals in Swimming, Alicia Coutts (AUS) was the most successful athlete at the Games
• Gagan Narang (IND) was the most successful male athlete. He won four Gold medals in Shooting.

Australians Jones and Seebohm equal all-time medal records

• Leisel Marie Jones (AUS) became the third person to win 10 Gold medals in the Commonwealth Games history, tying the all-time record of Susie O’Neill (AUS) and Ian Thorpe (AUS)
• Emily Jane Seebohm (AUS) equalled the record of winning eight medals in total in one Games. Swimmers Ralph Hutton (AUS) in 1966 and Susie O’Neill (AUS) in 1998 were the only other athletes to achieve this feat

Australia was the most successful Commonwealth Games Association(CGA) in Delhi

• Australia was the most successful CGA at Delhi 2010. It won 74 Gold, 55 Silver and 48 Bronze medals. It was the 12th time they led the medal table
• Australia has been the most successful CGA in every Games since 1990
• England was the third-best CGA at this Games, behind India. Only once before, at the Victoria 1994 Games, have two CGAs performed better than England

Host nation India performs better than ever

• India won more Gold medals than it had won before in one Games. It took 38 Gold medals, its previous record was 30 in 2002
• With its 101 medals in total, India finished runner-up in the medal tally and became the fourth CGA to reach the century mark in one Games
• Every host nation of the Commonwealth Games has beaten its previous record number of medals, and India has joined that list in 2010

Four CGAs win their first Commonwealth Games Gold medals

• Natasha Mayers (SVG) clinched the first Gold for St. Vincent and the Grenadines, in the Women’s 100m in Athletics, on 7 October 
• Amantle Montsho (BOT) won Botswana’s first Gold in the Women’s 400m in Athletics on 8 October
• Faavae Faauliuli (SAM) collected Samoa’s first Gold medal in Commonwealth Games history, in the Men’s 94kg Weightlifting on 9 October. One day later, two other Samoans won Gold in this sport
• On 11 October, Cydonie Camile Mothersill (CAY) won the first Gold medal for Cayman Islands, when she ran to victory in the Women’s 200m event in Athletics

Australia reaches medal milestones in Delhi

• On 8 October, Kasey Brown (AUS) clinched Australia’s 2000th medal in all Commonwealth Games. She took the Bronze medal for Australia in the Women’s Singles in Squash
• The Women’s Hockey team won Australia’s 800th Gold medal in Commonwealth Games history on 13 October

Australia’s Croak wins Gold in two different sports at the Commonwealth Games

• Alexandra Croak (AUS) became the first athlete to win Gold in two different sports at the Games, considering Cycling Road and Cycling Track as the same sport
• Croak won a Gold medal in Diving in Delhi 2010, and had previously won gold in Artistic Gymnastics in Manchester 2002

More podium sweeps than ever in Athletics

• In six Athletics events, one CGA swept the podium, more medal sweeps than ever at the Commonwealth Games in this sport
• Kenya clinched the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in four events: the Women’s and Men’s 3000m Steeplechase, the Men’s 800m and the Women’s 5000m
• England swept the podium in the Men’s 110m Hurdles and India won all medals in the Women’s Discus Throw

Winning streaks in Rugby Sevens, Men’s Hockey and Synchronised Swimming extended

• New Zealand won the Rugby Sevens Gold in Delhi, as it had also done in the three previous Rugby Sevens tournaments at the Commonwealth Games. New Zealand has never lost a match in Rugby Sevens in Games history
• Australia won the title in Men’s Hockey, having won Gold in the event at all three previous Games in which it was held
• Canada kept its 100 per cent record in Synchronised Swimming alive. It has won all 14 events since the sport was included in the Games in 1986

 

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