India’s track and field performance at the Commonwealth Games
When Neeraj Chopra won the javelin gold at the Commonwealth Games held at Gold Coast in Australia , it was only the fourth individual gold won by an indian athlete in the history of the commonwealth games.
This again highlights the fact that indians do not rank well in track and field athletics worldwide. Many of the commonwealth countries like England, Australia, Jamaica have world record holders in the various track and field events, so Indian athletes usually cannot compete with these top ranked athletes and win the gold medal.
In other sports like shooting, weight lifting, table tennis, Chinese are the world champions, and since China does not participate in the commonwealth games, Indian athletes usually win the gold medals