From the spectacular Athletes Village, to superb venues, the welcoming smiles of volunteers, enthusiastic public and appreciative audiences, this will be a Commonwealth Games to remember.
Carver-Dias says the Commonwealth Games' role as a learning experience for the country's aspiring Olympians is key to its importance.
Gold Coast and Australia bid farewell to thousands of athletes, officials and visitors from overseas with a glittering and emotional ceremony.
However, quite apart from the impracticality of merging two already huge events, there appears little enthusiasm among Para-athletes for emulating the process at the Olympic Games. "Rakesh Babu and Irfan Kolothum Thodi are in breach of the No Needle Policy".
There were five medals in the shooting, while Gareth Evans won gold in the men's -69kg weightlifting and teenage gymnast Latalia Bevan was a surprise silver medallist on the floor.
Babu had qualified for the triple jump final and was due to compete on Saturday.
GOLDOC chairman Peter Beattie sent out a series of tweets, both apologising for the error and echoed criticism of the speeches during the ceremony. They are there to see and to celebrate the athletes.
The moments of pain and despair, the tears of joy and sorrow were set aside as athletes came together at the Carrara Stadium in celebration. Srikanth had a good start as he won the opening game. In March, the programme aired a segment on the welfare of indigenous children that has angered aboriginal leaders who described it as racist. The 22 games are to be held in England in 2022.
Kenya's Julius Karinga and Kenneth Mungara finished ninth and 10th respectively while Nicholas Kamakya was placed second last. Hughes was ruled to have impeded Richards when their arms collided.
"I stayed focused and aimed for the line". "I've never seen the stadium so empty", she said. "It was a bit of a nightmare, but it wasn't intentional. We just need to boost the profile of the Paralympics and get that showcased around the world a bit more".
NAN reports that Nigeria's Oluwatobiloba Amusan won Gold in women 100m, while Suwabidu Galadima also won Gold in men's T47 100m. Trinidad and Tobago didn't get the baton around after a mix up at the second change.
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None of Rohit Sharma , Pollard and the Pandya brothers fired, and Mumbai Indians went run-a-ball for the last three overs. Iyer, who remained unbeaten on 27 off 20 balls, said that the shuffle in the batting order did not affect him much.
In the men's 50 metre rifle competition, Sanjeev Rajput won gold after accumulating a total score of 454.5. Another England pair, Matthew Dixon and Noah Williams, took silver with 399.99 points.
Disappointments: Former world 400m hurdles champion Dai Greene was forced to withdraw because of injury, while swimmer Jazz Carlin failed to defend her 800m freestyle title from Glasgow, finishing sixth in the final.
Usain Bolt took a turn as DJ as the Gold Coast said goodbye to the Commonwealth Games on Sunday (Apr 15) after an 11-day tournament where Australia topped the medals table by a distance.
"It's just fantastic, you get to come across the other side of the world", grinned the 21-year-old.
The Host Team, as was expected, topped the medals chart at 198.
Anish may have to pack his school books in the coming months. The outstanding performers for India in Gold Coast were the shooters, who claimed 7 gold medals while weightlifters and wrestlers followed closely by garnering 5 gold each.
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- Star Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won first gold for India and in the process broke six records in six lifts.
"The next Olympics is now two years away".
"It means everything", she said of her all-around gold.