Parupalli Kashyap created history as he clinched Gold in the men’s singles badminton at 20th Commonwealth Games being held in Glasgow, Scotland. With his gold medal, the country earned a fifth-spot finish with 64 medals, including 15 gold. He created history by becoming the first Indian male shuttler in 32 years to win a gold in the Commonwealth Games. Kashyap put up brilliant show to register triumph over Derek Wong of Singapore in the final showdown. The shuttler from Hyderabad thus joined badminton legend Prakash Padukone and the late Syed Modi, who had won the title in the past. While Padukone had won the men’s singles gold medal at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Canada, Modi bagged it four years later. Commonwealth Toppers:
The XXI Commonwealth Games will be held in Gold Coast City, Queensland, Australia between 4 to 15 April 2018. The Gold Coast’s creative concept in the Ceremony brought to life the three brand pillars of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games – ‘The Place’, ‘The Event’ and ‘The Sport’.