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India at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games

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This was the 5th time India participated in Commonwealth Games. Probably the Best Commonwealth Games for India so far, in terms of Medals won. India participated in most sports this time, involving, Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Weightlifting and Wrestling.

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Athletics

India won silver in Men's Hammer Throw, where Praveen Kumar throws Hammer at a distance of 60.13m.

Badminton

Dinesh Khanna won first medal in Badminton for India in Commonwealth Games. He won Bronze medal. Gold and Silver was won by Malaysian players.

Weightlifting

India won Silver in Weightlifting too. In Men's 60 kg Combined, Mohon L. Ghosh won silver. Arun K. Das, placed himself 5th in same event.

Wrestling

The Medal hunt in Wrestling continues for India in this games too. India won all three Gold medals this year in Wrestling only, with additional 2 Silver and 1 Bronze medals.

References

India at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games Wikipedia


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