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2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games
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City

Delhi, India

Venue

Indira Gandhi Arena

Team Gold Medalist

Australia

All-Around Gold Medalist

Lauren Mitchell (AUS)

Vault Gold Medalist

Imogen Cairns (ENG)

Uneven Bars Gold Medalist

Lauren Mitchell (AUS)

Balance Beam Gold Medalist

Lauren Mitchell (AUS)

Floor Exercise Gold Medalist

Imogen Cairns (ENG)

Preceded by

2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games

Succeeded by

2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games

The 2010 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XIX Commonwealth Games, were held in Delhi, India, from 3 to 14 October 2010. A total of 6,081 athletes from 71 Commonwealth nations and dependencies competed in 21 sports and 272 events, making it the largest Commonwealth Games to date. It was also the largest international multi-sport event to be staged in Delhi and India, eclipsing the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982. The opening and closing ceremonies were held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the main stadium of the event. It was the first time that the Commonwealth Games were held in India and the second time it was held in Asia after Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1998. The official mascot of the Games was Shera and the official song of the Games, "Jiyo Utho Bado Jeeto", was composed by celebrated Indian musician A.R. Rahman.

Preparation for the Games received widespread international media attention, with criticism being levelled against the organisers for the slow pace of work, as well as issues related to security and hygiene. However, all member nations of the Commonwealth of Nations participated in the event, except Fiji, which is suspended from the Commonwealth, and Tokelau, which didn't send a team, in spite of threats of boycotts and athlete withdrawals. The internationally acclaimed opening ceremony improved the image of the Games, and dispelled negative notions surrounding them, with many observers remarking that they began on an apprehensive note, but were an exceptional experience with a largely positive ending. The President of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, said that India had made a good foundation for a future Olympics bid, which was reiterated by the Australian Ministry of Sports. Commonwealth games Federation chief Mike Fennell stated that "Delhi delivered a fantastic Games". Some observers accused sections of the media of bias, unfair expectations, and negative reporting.

Format of Competition

The format was similar to that of the Olympics. No compulsory routines were performed. Instead, all participating gymnasts, including those who were not part of a team, participated in a qualification round. The results of this competition determined which teams and individuals participated in the remaining competitions, which included:

  • The team competition, in which the six highest scoring teams from qualifications competed. Each team of six gymnasts could have up to five gymnasts perform on each apparatus, and only the four highest scores counted toward the team total.
  • The all-around competition, in which the twenty-four highest scoring individuals in the all-around competed. Each country was limited to three gymnasts in the all-around final.
  • The event finals, in which the eight highest scoring individuals on each apparatus competed. Each country was limited to two gymnasts in each apparatus final.

Results

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Team Flag of Australia Australia

Emily Little
Ashleigh Brennan
Georgia Bonora
Lauren Mitchell
Georgia Wheeler

Flag of England England

Charlotte Lindsley
Laura Edwards
Jocelyn Hunt
Imogen Cairns
Becky Wing

Flag of Canada Canada

Gabby May
Cynthia Lemieux-Guillemette
Kristin Klarenbach
Emma Willis
Catherine Dion

All-Around Flag of Australia Lauren Mitchell
Australia (AUS)
Flag of Australia Emily Little
Australia (AUS)
Flag of Australia Georgia Bonora
Australia (AUS)
Vault Flag of England Imogen Cairns
England (ENG)
Flag of South Africa Jennifer Mbali Khwela
South Africa (RSA)
Flag of Canada Gabby May
Canada (CAN)
Uneven Bars Flag of Australia Lauren Mitchell
Australia (AUS)
Flag of Australia Georgia Bonora
Australia (AUS)
Flag of Canada Cynthia Lemieux-Guillemette
Canada (CAN)
Balance Beam Flag of Australia Lauren Mitchell
Australia (AUS)
Flag of Singapore Lim Heem Wei
Singapore (SIN)
Flag of Canada Cynthia Lemieux-Guillemette
Canada (CAN)
Floor Exercise Flag of England Imogen Cairns
England (ENG)
Flag of Australia Lauren Mitchell
Australia (AUS)
Flag of Australia Ashleigh Brennan
Australia (AUS)

Medal Count

Rank Country Gold-medal Silver-medal Bronze-medal Total
1 Flag of Australia Australia 4 3 2 9
2 Flag of Canada Canada 0 0 4 4
3 Flag of England England 2 1 0 3
4 Flag of South Africa South Africa 0 1 0 1
5 Flag of Singapore Singapore 0 1 0 1

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