Commonwealth Games 2018 closing ceremony is being ripped to shreds

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India's tally of 66 medals can be broken down into 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze.

All Indian Wrestlers return with medals.

In women's netball, Australia and New Zealand have always played the gold medal final at the Games, but this time, Australia lost the final and New Zealand failed to win a medal.

Kenya's Kinyamal wins the men 800 m in Australia. Chopra is a truly world-class Indian athlete and the Athletics Federation of India needs to nurture him for bigger things can be expected from the youngster.

It is England that will be the host of the next Commonwealth Games as it returns to the country for the first time since 2002 when Manchester hosted. "When people with wheelchairs get kicked off our airlines, when they are being kicked out of facilities for being fire hazards, when they're not getting access to education, when they are issues with employment, I will fire up and I will grab everyone along with me". Anas ran his heart out in the final but missed the podium by a whisker.


Below are some of the significant milestones India has achieved in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games.

15-yr old Anish Bhanwala won a gold medal in men's 25m rapid fire pistol.

The feat though achieved through personal efforts of most Team Nigeria athletes, was a spot below the eighth placement at the Glasgow Games four years ago when we won 11 gold, 11 silver and 14 bronze medals. The seasoned Jitu Rai, Sanjeev Rajput, Shreyasi Singh, Tejaswini Sawant and Heena Sidhu too cornered glory.

"They weren't put off by being in a field of world champions or world record holders".

The CWG gold is the latest collection in her trophy cabinet which already has an Olympic bronze [London 2012] apart from five amateur world championship titles. Saina and Sindhu were involved in an intense, high tempo women's singles final. Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in action.


Manika Batra was simply sensational in the table tennis events.

Australia still managed to lead the medal's table with 80 gold medals, and a total of 198 medals. This was achieved when Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal won Silver in the women's doubles event. "I won this for the whole Malaysian badminton team". The CWG though was a depleted field for India's brightest, as the Olympic and world silver medal victor Julius Yego of Kenya failed to qualify for the finals and Rio Olympics bronze medalist Keshorn Walcott skipped the CWG.

Disappointments: Despite winning eight medals, Northern Ireland's boxers may well feel there should have been some golds among them. Her name has been spelt Mery instead of Mary. Vikas Krishan and Gaurav Solanki too punched their way to gold medals.

The marathons kicked off the final day of competition at the XXI Commonwealth Games and they got underway in blazing sunshine on the Gold Coast.


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