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Haryana wins maximum no. of medals in 2014 CWG Glasgow for India
India finished the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow with an impressive haul of 64 medals, which saw athletes from Haryana bringing utmost pride as they won a total of 15 medals. Punjab was not far behind with 9 medals in the competition, followed by Maharashtra with seven medals.

However, it was surprising to note that major Indian states such as Karnataka, Delhi, Gujarat, West Bengal, which is said to boast of the best infrastructure finished with only 4, 3, 1 and 1 medals respectively. Had athletes from such premier Indian states brought glory, India could have finished much higher in the standings tally. 

It is in events such as shooting, wrestling, weightlifting, where India showed their class winning a number of medals. Out of the 15 gold medals in Glasgow, India won 5 gold medals from Wrestling, 4 from Shooting and 3 in Weightlifting and one each from sports such as badminton, squash and athletics.

Here is a break up of the number of medals, (state wise,) which India won in the 2014 CWG, Glasgow.




Haryana  4 10 1 15
Punjab 0 5 4 9
 1 3* 3 7
Manipur 1 3 1 5
Tamil Nadu 2 2 1 5
Uttar Pradesh    1 1 3 5
Karnataka 1 2* 1 4
Delhi 1 1 1 3
 1 0 1 2
West Bengal  1 0 0 1
Uttarakhand 1 0 0 1
Rajasthan 1 0 0 1
Andhra Pradesh 0 1 0 1
Assam 0 1 0 1
Odisha 0 1 0 1
Gujarat 0 0 1 1
Tripura 0 0 1 1
Telangana 0 0 1 1

*Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa won silver in the Women's doubles badminton. They belong to two different states, hence, their respective states have been given a medal each by the author for simpler calculations.

While, Tamil Nadu athletes - Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj won silver medal in the Men's doubles table tennis, so the state has been awarded a single medal only (in the above list). The same can be said for Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa, who are also from Tamil Nadu, who won gold in women doubles squash. 

In the above tally, Hockey has been excluded, where India won a silver medal as it is a team game, which includes a number of players representing a number of states.

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