Commonwealth Games 2018: India show ends on a high

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Commonwealth Games boss Peter Beattie will apologise to Australian flagbearer Kurt Fearnley after the Gold Coast games ended without the athletes at the forefront.

In a statement sent during the Ceremony, Gold Coast 2018 admitted it was not at full capacity but claimed there were over 30,000 people in the Stadium.

Sri Lanka won one silver and a bronze medal in the weightlifting events and three bronze medals in the boxing events.

At 35, Mary became the first Indian woman to win a gold at the Commonwealth Games. I don't want us to access our success with medals.

"The next Olympics is now two years away". We had at least, 11 semi-finalists which we had not seen in a long time.

Brandt said that shouldn't be a consideration given athletes have already competed. "The mistake is we didn't include them in the actual broadcast". Organizing committee chairman Beattie apologized on Monday in the face of a barrage of criticism, saying "we got it wrong".

Adeleye said work was in progress and that also meant the federation's plans were working out.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games formally closed with a spectacular ceremony at the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre here today.

"Definitely, athletics is on the upward swing in the country", he said.

"While the curtains come down on this Games, the future of sports in the Commonwealth is very bright indeed, in fact, in 2018 the Commonwealth and Commonwealth Sports are more relevant than ever before".

Indian athlete Neeraj Chopra wins a gold medal in Javelin after throwing the seasonal best at 86.7 metres.

"We are naturally disappointed that the good intentions of the creative did not necessarily work for some of the athletes involved and the broadcast audience".

In a later television interview, Beattie said "did we stuff it up? Yes".

Fearnley, who won gold in the men's wheelchair marathon, received a rousing ovation as he led the Australian team into the stadium on Sunday.

The Minister also announced that arrangements to host those available back in Nigeria has been put in place.

In a related development, Nigeria also got bronze in the women's 4X100m relay behind England and Jamaica. The most Tweeted moment was that of World champion and Commonwealth Games record holder Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (@MirabaiChanu), who broke six records in six lifts to storm her way to gold in the women's 48kg weightlifting event.

Africa was represented on the medals' table by South Africa in the 6th position with 13 gold medals and a total of 37 medals, Nigeria in the 9th position with a total of 24 medals and Kenya in the 14th position with a total of 17 medals.

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