Commonwealth Games 2018: Chairman Peter Beattie admits ‘We got it wrong’

Apr 24, 2018
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Scotland’s Robbie Simpson took bronze in the marathon, but it wasn’t all good news after Callum Hawkins collapsed, on a dramatic final day at the Commonwealth Games.

Beattie said organisers had meant to spare athletes a long wait before entering the venue but had got the broadcasting decision wrong.

New Zealand rugby sevens captain Tim Mikkelson said watching the women’s team beat Australia in the final had inspired the men to a 14-0 victory against Fiji.

According to data analysts Gracenote Sports, Gold Coast 2018 was England’s second-worst performance in the 21 editions of the Commonwealths.

A view of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony at Carrara Stadium.

India’s Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty settled for the silver medal in badminton men’s doubles after going down meekly to England’s Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge. India went past the mark in terms of gold medals with 26.

“The only thing I would say if we would have been lucky, if the scheduling been little favourable we probably could have won couple of medals more”.

The CGF were keen to emphasize a greater diversity of medal winners with 43 nations taking at least one and the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Cook Islands, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands all winning their first. “It’s something you’ll always remember”. “There can’t be any better way for me to finish”, Palmer said.

The 21 Commonwealth Games concluded in Australia, today (April 15).

Seven Network, the Australian television rights holders for the Games, publicly aired their frustration at the athletes’ parade – traditionally a core part of any Ceremony – not being broadcast.

“I felt elated when Jamaican Athletics Technical Director said this is about the first time Nigerian athletes are being professional”.

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.

The closing ceremony also saw a surprise when former Jamaican athlete and multiple Olympic and Commonwealth Games champion, Usian Bolt was introduced.

“It is not the result that I wanted but I am still very satisfied with my performance and silver is better than bronze”, Quadri was quoted as saying on the ITTF website. “Our women really held their own here and that’s a really proud moment for Canada”.

Aminat Adeniyi won gold in the women’s wrestling 62kg freestyle Nordic, while Melvin Bibo and Mercy Genesis both added silver and bronze to the wrestling medals pool.

TV Host Blasts Comm Games Closing Ceremony Live On Air

 

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