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Shining Sunday as India ends CWG campaign on a high

Shining Sunday as India ends CWG campaign on a high

They also delivered some inspirational performances to stun the world.

"Most athletes aren't used to running multiple rounds in April".

"Yes we did stuff it up", he said. "It shouldn't be an excuse".

The total of 66 also ensured that India crossed the 500 medals mark on the all-time charts in the Commonwealth Games, becoming the fifth country to do so.

Winners: Diver Jack Laugher and gymnast Nile Wilson both leave with three golds, while there was a stunning gold for the netball team on the final day.

Though Team SA flew home with far fewer gongs than the leading nations, they are likely to be extremely proud of the fact that some of their members really impressed the world, not least Akani Simbine and Caster Semenya on the athletics track, Chad le Clos in the swimming pool and Henri Schoeman in triathlon. England, who were champions at the 2014 edition, came second with 45 gold, 45 silver, 46 bronze, India clinched third spot with 26 gold, 20 silver, 20 bronze. Swimmer Adam Peaty was beaten in the 50m breaststroke final and Alastair and Jonny Brownlee finished off the podium in the men's triathlon.

"You have to take note of that". Organizing committee chairman Beattie apologized on Monday in the face of a barrage of criticism, saying "we got it wrong".

"You sometimes feel embarrassed about over-egging the pride of wearing the Scotland jersey, but this meant so much".

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

NO OLYMPIC INTEGRATION From a handful of exhibition wheelchair races in Victoria in 1994, the Paralympic element of the Commonwealth Games has grown to 38 medals in seven sports on the Gold Coast.

In a spectacular Closing Ceremony capping 11 days of record-breaking sport, Martin thanked the Gold Coast 2018 Organising Corporation (GOLDOC) and the Games Partners (Queensland Government, City of Gold Coast and Commonwealth Games Australia) for their support and delivery of the Games; before praising the spirit and support of the Australian public, Games volunteers, staff, and the Commonwealth athletes.

According to him, myself and my coaching crew believe in possibility of getting better results from raw talents and we put heads together from the onset to realise that objective.

"So we've managed it and other sports can do it too".

"At previous ceremonies athletes were herded around, they stand around, they hate it, they get bored, often they don't go", he said. It is a historic medal for India as he is the first Javelin thrower to win a gold for India in CWG.

Shooting, wrestling and weightlifting have always been the frontrunners for India in terms of medals won. Back then, India won eight medals in pairs and six in individual events in shooting. Srikanth was virtually reduced to a spectator as Lee piled on the points.

The Commonwealth Games has lost its standing for a number of interrelated issues, including the lack of success by Australian athletes in major events, declining grassroots participation in Commonwealth Games sports, and a growing unease towards commercialised sport.