Glasgow, Scotland is in the new for the 2014 Commonwealth Games are being held there from 23 July to 3 August 2014. It is touted to be the largest multi-sport event that was ever held in Scotland. As many as 4,950 athletes from 71 different nations and territories are competing against each other in more than 18 different sports. With today being the 10th day since the tournament has started following the medals tally which shows the top 5 teams. England is currently leading the table with Australia behind by just 16 medals. We have one more day to go and anything can happen which can turn the current situations. We will have to wait until the final matches that are scheduled tomorrow before making any predictions.
After a long span of 28 years looks like England are on way to top the Commonwealth Games medal table defeating Australia’s initial domination in the table. At the end of the day yesterday England had eight more gold’s and 16 more medals than their nearest rivals, who had been in front following a series of impressive performances in swimming and cycling. England is expected to secure a number of medals in the boxing finals with fighters including Nicola Adams already who are already guaranteed a silver medal. Falling in the same line the squash draws to a denouement. On the other hand Lizzie Armitstead won a medal in cycling road race and Tom Daley made his second appearance of the Game in the diving. A few more medals and England is sure to make history by lifting the 2014 cup.
Though the Australia team chief, Steve Moneghetti, said he medals were not the only important thing in Glasgow they will need to secure quite a few if they want to defeat England. Australia was initially able to knock England off the top of the medal table on Sunday the velocity in recent days has drastically slowed down. Cycling, swimming and shooting proved to be their best games where most of medals were acquired. All the hopes of Australia’s women team to overcome England in the hockey final and other Australians on winning gold have been dogged due to the controversies. They have defiantly come a long way after their malaise from London 2012 when they are able to win mere 35 medals and were 10th in the medal table. They demonstrated quite a few impressive displays the last nine days and have all the chances to find a place in the top of the medal table.
India has entered the Common Wealth Games arena with a strong 215 member team which is its second largest and is competing in 14 sporting categories out of the 17. India is not contending only in three disciplines netball, rugby sevens and triathlon. Currently India is in the 5th position and it should be able to retain its position and even go one number up with the pace with which we are winning the medals. While Vikas Gowda gave India its first athletics gold of the 20th Commonwealth Games, Indian hero Vijender Singh and Olympic and World Championship bronze-medalist along with five Indian boxers, including two women, have advanced to the semi finals thereby assuring themselves of medals at the 20th Commonwealth Games. Female discus thrower Seema Punia also bagged a silver for India. Other athletes competing in other categories have also won various medals and many are on the verge of making India proud.
With one more day of events and teams closely competing with each other to outdo each other we expect the best team to win and make their country proud. Whether a player wins a medal or not representing the country at a level like Commonwealth Games they have already made their respective countries proud and we salute to all the heroes for the hard work and dedication they are putting in to win the medals.