NEW DELHI: It all started with a sole bronze in 1934 in the second edition of the Commonwealth Games and now India has finally breached the 100-mark in the medals tally of the event in the latest edition to occupy the second position in the overall standings.
India had finished fourth in the medal tables of the last two editions and this is the country's best performance ever in the event.
It has not been an easy path and India has reached this milestone by a slow and steady rise over the years.
The country grabbed 10 medals in 1966, 16 in 1982, 25 in 1998 and 49 in the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
India have participated in 14 of the 18 editions, the first time being in London, 1934 when it was known as the British Empire Games.
Rashid Anwar helped India open its account when the welterweight wrestler won a bronze medal in the second edition in 1934 where the country took part as a British Colony.