Kuala Lumpur 1998
Country Malaysia
City Kuala Lumpur
Year 1998
Teams 70
Events 214
Athletes 3,638

About Kuala Lumpur 1998 Commonwealth Games

This was the first time that the Commonwealth Games were hosted in Asia. Cricket and netball made their debut in the Games with other team sports like hockey and rugby 7s. India won 25 medals and finished seventh at the Kuala Lumpur Games with Indian shooters and weightlifters gathering most of the medals. Jaspal Rana, Ashok Pandit, Mansher Singh and Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Roopa Unnikrishnan won 4 gold medals for India in various shooting events. Lifters Dharamraj Wilson, Arumugam K. Pandian and Satheesha Rai won the remaing three gold medals. India won other medals in boxing, badminton, shooting and weightlifting.