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India ranks 5th in commonwealth Youth Games 2015 at Samoa

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The 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games was the 5th Commonwealth Youth Games which started in 2000. They were held in Apia, the capital of Samoa. Up to 1000 young Commonwealth athletes aged 14-18 participated from 63 nations and territories and competed for 107 Gold Medals in 9 sports from 5th Sept – 11th Sept, 2015.

Sports Events

Archery                   Rugby 7’5
Athletics                 Squash
Boxing (Men)          Tennis
Lawn bowls            Weightlifting

Competition Venues

Apia Park Sports Complex
Faleata Sports Complex

  • India ended at the fifth spot in the overall tally with 19 medals.


Final Medal Tally

RankingCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal Medals
2South Africa1371535


Indian Winners List

Prachi Singh (women)ArcheryGold
Prachi Singh – Pantelides Thomas (Mixed)ArcheryGold
Sasi Kumar Mukund (Men single’s)TennisGold
Dhruthi Tatachar Venugopal (Women single’s)TennisGold
Sasi kumar Mukund – Dhruthi Tatachar (Mixed)TennisGold
Deepak LatherWeightliftingGold
Jamjang DeruWeightliftingGold
Tejaswin Shankar (High Jump-Men)AthleticsGold
Mohd Hadeesh (Javelin Throw-Men)AthleticsGold
Gourav SolankiBoxing (52 Kg)Silver
Nishant Kumawat (Boys Recurve Individual)ArcherySilver
Jisna Mathew (400m)AthleticsSilver
Velavan Senthil Kumar – Harshit Jawanda (Mixed)SquashSilver
Bhimchand Singh LeichombamBoxing (49 Kg – Men )Bronze
Prayag ChauhanBoxing (64 Kg – Men)Bronze
Anamika Das (Shot-put Women)AthleticsBronze
Velavan Senthil kumar (Singles – Men)SquashBronze
Chandan Bauri (400m – Men)AthleticsBronze
Abitha Mary Manuel (800m – Women)AthleticsBronze


The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held at Gold Coast City, Queensland in Australia from 4-15 April 2018. This will be the 5th time that Australia has hosted the Games.

  • Keys

–        Samoa capital – Apia
–        Samoa currency – Samoan Tala
–        Samoa PM – Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi
–        Samoa President – Malietoa Tanumafili II Tufuga Efi