Quadri wins silver as Gold Coast 2018 ends

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While Sunderland marathon runner Aly Dixon missed out on a medal coming 6th

"The speeches, look we understand the dignitaries need to get their messages out there, including the Birmingham presentation", Zempilas said.

"A Games of innovation, inspiration, color and vibrancy with an exuberant Gold Coast buzz - embracing us all with your warmth and friendship".

We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website and bring you more relevant advertising. It may not have the surf nor the sunshine, but it has something much more valuable: the ideal blueprint for how to preserve the Commonwealth Games for what it is today thanks to these glorious 11 days on the Gold Coast: more relevant, more essential, more vibrant than ever before.

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

"From its beginnings. the Games were always created to be more than just a sporting spectacle. I am able to read them very quickly", a giggling Mary Kom said at the end of her CWG campaign.

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Canada finished third in total medals behind Australia's 198, including 80 gold and England's 136 (45 of which were gold).

These Games provided a number of "firsts" - the most inclusive in history, with an equal number of medal events for men and women, a "Reconciliation Action Plan" for Aboriginal cultures, as well as a completely integrated Para-sport program.

There were reports many began leaving the venue less than an hour into the event.

Canadian athletes will go home with a total of 82 medals - the aforementioned 15 gold plus 40 silver and 27 bronze.

"They express friendship between nations and the desire to share our common values and our common wealth for the good of humanity and the peace of the world". Srikanth settled for the Silver.

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It is Kom's first Commonwealth medal of any colour and burnishes a heaving trophy cabinet that already includes an Olympic bronze from London 2012 and five amateur World Championship titles.

The Closing Ceremony failed to deliver the same ratings as its opening counterpart, drawing in 1.14 million metro viewers compared to the two million-plus who tuned in for the Opening Ceremony.

Prince George high-jumper Alyx Treasure had her first taste of competition at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. But it didn't improve its own record at Melbourne in 2006 when the host nation won 221 medals, including 84 gold.

England's Helen Housby held her nerve to land a penalty on the siren and stun the heavily favored Australians 52-51 in the netball. New Zealand are expected to win the semifinal and face Australia in a re-match of the Rio Olympics final.

Both events were played in front of passionate packed houses, reflecting a Games where empty seats were few and far between and crowds were noisy and partisan. And let's not forget 70-year-old shooter Robert Pitcairn, the oldest competitor ever at the Commonwealth Games.

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In a sensational mistake by organisers, the big finale turned into a shambles taking the shine off a successful Commonwealth Games for the hosts.

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