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How far are we from the top?

How far are we from the top?
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First Published: Fri, Oct 15 2010. 06 01 PM IST

India put up its best ever show at a Commonwealth Games in the Delhi edition. Here is how the top performances of the country’s athletes match up against those by the best in their respective events.
India best in CWG 2010 India National record (31 Dec 09) International record
Event Athletes Performance Performance Performance
10,000m (Men) Ashwani Kumar 29:49.7 28:02.89 26:17.53
10,000m (Women) Kavita Raut 33:05.3 32:04.41 29:31.78
100m Hurdles (Women) Gayathry Govindaraj 13.95 13.38s (-0.7 mps)* 12.21 (+0.7 m/s)
1,500m (Women) Jhuma Khatun 04:15.0 04:15.4 3:58.28
20km Walk (Men) Harminder Singh 1:23:28 1::23:06 1:17:16
20km Walk (Women) Rani Yadav 1:42:54 1::39:00.6 1:25:41
3,000m Steeplechase (Men) Elam Singh Singh 08:44.4 8:30.88s 7:53.63
3,000m Steeplechase (Women) Sudha Singh 09:57.6 10:03.05 9:07.0
4 x 100m Relay (Men) Md Abdul Najeeb Qureshi,Rahamatulla Molla, Shameer MonNA Seema Manzile,Suresh Sathya 38.89 38.89 37.10
4 x 400m Relay (Men) Bibin Mathew, Kunhu MuhammedPuthanpurakkal, Mortaja Shake,Premanand Jayakumar 03:07.6 3:02.62 2:54.29
4 x 400m Relay (Women) Ashwini Chidananda Akkunji,Chitra Soman, Jauna Murmu,Sini Jose 03:27.8 3:26.89 3:15.17
400m (Women) Mandeep Kaur 52.37 51.05 47.60
5000m (Men) Sunil Kumar 14:19.0 13:29.70s 12:37.35
800m (Women) Tintu Lukka 02:01.3 1:59.17 1:53.28
Decathlon (Men) Bharat Inder Singh 7,225 pts 7502 pts 9026 pts
Discus throw (Men) Vikas Gowda 63.69 m 64.96 m 74.08 m
Discus throw (Women) Krishna Poonia 61.51 m 64.64 m 76.80 m
Hammer throw (Men) Chandrodaya Narayan Singh 64.2 m 70.16 m 86.74 m
Hammer throw (Women) Hardeep Kaur 59.96 m 61.67 m 78.30 m
Heptathlon (Women) Susmita Singha Roy 5,120 pts 6211 pts 7291 pts
High Jump (Men) Hari Sankar Roy, Nikhil Chittarasu 2.15 m 2.25 m 2.45 m
High Jump (Women) Kavya Muthanna Cm Chottekalapanda 1.68 m 1.91 m 2.09 m
Javelin throw (Men) Kashinath Naik 74.29 m 80.72 m 98.48 m **
Javelin throw (Women) Saraswathi Sundaram 51.51 m 58.64 m 72.28 m
Long jump (Men) Ankit Sharma 7.56 m 8.08 m (-0.8 m/s) 8.95 m (+0.3 m/s)
Long jump (Women) Prajusha Maliakkal 6.47 m 6.83 m (+1.2 m/s) 7.52 m (+1.4 m/s)
Pole Vault (Men) Upadhyay Gajanan 4.8 m 5.10 m 6.14 m
Shot Put (Men) Om Prakash Singh Karhana 19.51 m 20.42 m 23.12 m
Shot Put (Women) Patwant Kaur 12.63 m 17.43 m 22.63 m
Triple jump (Men) Renjith Maheswary 17.07 m 17.07 m 18.29 m (+1.3 m/s)
Triple jump (Women) Prajusha Maliakkal 13.72 m 13.72 m (0.0 m/s) 15.50 m (+0.9 m/s)
* Indicating wind speed ** Current design
Source : Indiastat.com
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The clincher
India’s Saina Nehwal won gold in the women’s badminton singles final on Thursday, clinching India the second spot at the Games.
“This was the toughest match of my career. I couldn’t sleep and I had a lot of tension. All Indian players face that here, but for me I only get it in finals.”
Saina Nehwal (India) after winning gold in women’s badminton singles 19-21, 23-21, 21-13
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Rising Wealth
India’s medal haul in Delhi compared with the country’s performance in previous editions (PDF)
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First Published: Fri, Oct 15 2010. 06 01 PM IST