225 Indian athletes to compete in Commonwealth Games 2018

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By SAT Sports Desk

MELBOURNE, 23 February: The Commonwealth Games 2018 (Gold Coast, April 4-15) will see the participation of 225 athletes from India. In the Glasgow CWG in 2014 India had 215 participants.

A report published in the Times of India says the Commonwealth Games Federation has increased the number of quota places for India in boxing and athletics and reduced the quota for gymnastics, shooting and cycling. India will participate in 15 disciplines.

Indian Contingent break-up:

• Aquatics: Men 3, Total: 3. Athletics: Men 23, Women 14 (Total 37)
• Badminton: Men 4, Women 5, Total 9
• Basketball (qualification): Men 12, Women 12, Total 24. Boxing: Men 8, Women 4 (Total 12)
• Cycling: Men 6, Women 3 (Total 9)
• Gymnastics: Men 2, Women 5 (Total 7)
• Hockey (qualification): Men 18, Women 18 (Total 36)
• Lawn Bowls: Men 5, Women 5 (Total 10)
• Shooting: Men 15, Women 12 (Total 27)
• Squash: Men 5, Women 2 (Total 7)
• Table Tennis: Men 5 Women 5 (Total 10)
• Weightlifting (qualification): Men 8, Women 8 (Total 16)
• Wrestling: Men 6, Women 6 (Total 12)
• Para sport: Men 3, Women 3 (Total 6)
• Overall Contingent size: 225

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