Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Commonwealth Games 2018: India show ends on a high

Commonwealth Games 2018: India show ends on a high

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The curtains were drawn on the 21st commonwealth games at Gold Coast, Australia this evening following a colourful ceremony with legendary Boxer MC Mery Kom leading Indian delegation carrying tricolour.

"I am so glad to have made history again, it is a special feeling to win something that is a milestone medal".

"I knew I had the second fastest man of all time behind me, Yohan Blake, and the 100m Commonwealth champion behind me. It shouldn't be an excuse". Swimmer Adam Peaty was beaten in the 50m breaststroke final and Alastair and Jonny Brownlee finished off the podium in the men's triathlon.

"Jenly has proven that Solomon Islands can compete at the global level and especially at the highest level like the Commonwealth Games", Mr Rara said.

"You have to take note of that". I positioned myself where I could isolate him against a black background with lights behind to make the water drops stand out and then I shot it at a 60th/a sec to make the drops turns into lines of water. "I can't be more honest about it than that", Beattie said in an interview on the Sunrise morning news show.

She also got to meet Prince Charles, who presented her with that gold medal.

Australia finished with 80 golds, way ahead of England's 45 and India's 26, in a tally that integrated para-sports and was equally split between men and women for the first time.

AUSTRALIAN basketballer Angus Brandt has revealed athletes had no idea what was going on at the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony before finally realising they had been brought in before the event began.

Disappointments: Lynsey Sharp failed to qualify from the 800m heats despite winning silver four years ago in Glasgow. "For us as a group, we're trying to improve every single game". We can't affect what other people do.

She said that 49 athletes from RSPB participated in the CWG 2018 Games in disciplines like weightlifting, wrestling, hockey, athletics, basketball and gymnastics.

The shooters, unsurprisingly, were the most successful among all athletes with a total of 16 medals, including 7 gold medals. Deepika also took home a second silver medal after she and Joshna Chinappa qualified for the final of the women's doubles event.

Usain Bolt and Commonwealth Games mascot Borobi the blue koala on stage during the Closing Ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

"It means everything", she said of her all-around gold. Those teenagers were fearless. She beat Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara in the light flyweight final on Saturday.

Eight of the medals came in the boxing ring, while sprinter Leon Reid won 200m bronze and Kirsty Barr and Gareth McAuley won trap silver and skeet bronze respectively on the shooting range.

This marks Sri Lanka's best performance at the Commonwealth games since the country won three medals at the 1950 empire games, the predecessor of the modern commonwealth games.

The CGF were keen to emphasise a greater diversity of medal winners with 43 nations taking at least one and the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Cook Islands, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands all winning their first. Australia's Michael Shelley ran past the Scot on his way to victory.

Viewers were furious when the athletes were overlooked during the broadcast from Carrara Stadium, with the spotlight instead put on speeches and musical performances.

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