"Most athletes aren't used to running multiple rounds in April".
"It's just incredible to the see the able-bodied and the paras coming together, we've all become friends, it's just been one big team-bonding experience", he said. "It shouldn't be an excuse". In the medal tally, India is at the third spot just behind Australia and England.
The hosts might have matched their record of 84 golds at the 2006 Melbourne Games but for a few upsets in the team events, two in dramatic fashion on the final day of competition. On the athletics track, England's sprint relay teams won double gold.
It was by far the best individual performance by an Indian athlete as she ensnared a historic individual gold, a team gold, a women's doubles silver and a mixed doubles 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.
This is the Commonwealth Games, where Paralympic athletes are not just included but fully integrated in the teams, and their events in the program.
"You have to take note of that".
The highlight of the show, which was not universally liked and saw many people leaving the stadium midway, was a segment done by cricket legend Don Bradman's grand daughter Greta Bradman, who performed along with the members of the Queensland Ballet during the hand-over of the Games flag. Commonwealth medals are incredibly hard to get.
"We're very proud of our women, and our men, but it was nice to see the women come out and perform well at these Games", Carver-Dias says. "Again, we got that wrong", he wrote. "When I don't train I feel sick sometimes", she added.
Helalia Johannes won the women's marathon in 2:32.40, becoming Namibia's first female gold medallist at the Commonwealth Games.
These Games - the first major multi-sport event to feature gender medal event equality - provided not only a platform for Canada's young, developing stars of tomorrow, it also showcased the strength of Canadian women athletes. As the first regional Australian city to ever host a Commonwealth Games, the Gold Coast celebrated a great Games in a great city leaving great memories and great benefits for all. We can't affect what other people do.
Mr Beattie accepted blame this morning admitting they "got it wrong" and the decision to not broadcast the athletes entering the stadium - including flag bearer Fearnley - was for their "welfare".
Most of India's medals came from the shooting range (16) with gold medals for Jitu Rai, Manu Bhaker, Anish Bhanwala, Sanjeev Rajput, Heena Sidhu, Tejaswini Sawant, Shreyasi Singh.
Amas Daniel won bronze coming from 4-0 down to equal it at 4-4 against South Africa's Terry Van Rensburg, winning bronze in men's freestyle 65kg.
The 22-year-old, from Minster, won the TT6-10 Para table tennis title on Saturday beating fellow Englishman Kim Daybell in the final.