Commonwealth Games 2018: India show ends on a high

Postado Abril 16, 2018

"You're being way too polite", replied fellow commentator and former Commonwealth Games athlete, Johanna Griggs.

While Srikanth registered an easy 21-10, 21-17 straight games victory over England's Rajiv Ouseph, Chong Wei overcame World No.11 Prannoy 21-16, 9-21, 21-14.

At its start, 2018 was earmarked as a critical year for the Indian men's hockey team - with a number of prestigious events lined up, right from the Commonwealth Games in April to the Hockey World Cup, the holy grail, in December.

Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Louise Martin thanked the organisers, volunteers, various levels of government, athletes and sponsors for their input to the Games before handing the flag over to the next hosts.

We agree that the ceremony should be a celebration of the athletes and a chance for them to celebrate the end of 11 days of tremendous sport.

"What a Games these have been".

"Almost the entire women's hockey team comprised Railway girls", she said.

Another Silver came in squash, when the duo of Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Joshna Chinappa lost to Joelle King and Landers-Murphy of New Zealand in women's doubles final. "My father and mother have helped me the most so this gold medal is for them", Vikas said. The women managed to improve to fourth this time from fifth of the past two editions, but the men, silver-medallists in 2010 and 2014 embarrassed themselves with a fourth-place finish.

"We missed out on that, I tell you, they've been repaid, there are no athletes in here and I've never seen the stadium so empty".

In fact, it was the weightlifters who set the ball rolling with their best ever performance - the highlight of which was the absence of any doping suspicion.

England shocked favourites Australia 52-51 in the netball final. But her shot was parried by England goalkeeper Madeleine Hinch.

Sprint queen, Blessing Okagbare led Nigeria's women's 4x100m relay team to win bronze. It could have gone either way.

"I have to train to keep myself calm".

India will look to wrap up a largely successful campaign by aiming for more gold on Sunday. "This is the best day of my life", she added.

Ashwini and Satwik had a poor day in the mixed doubles.

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 Whitby, Ont. native says he's bringing home more than a medal from these Games.

Disappointments: Despite winning eight medals, Northern Ireland's boxers may well feel there should have been some golds among them. "I won this for the whole Malaysian badminton team".

Australia finished the games on top of the tally, collecting an impressive 198 medals, including 80 gold.

"We are very pleased to report that Callum is sitting up and speaking with his Dad and Team Scotland medical staff".

She said she may give the Olympics another attempt - "if I am fit enough, I will go for Tokyo 2020". Michaela Walsh thought she had beaten Skye Nicolson in the featherweight final, but three of the five judges scored the bout in favour of the Australian. In Glasgow, India claimed 15 Gold, 30 Silver and 19 Bronze. "Again, we got that wrong", he tweeted.

The sheer diversity of medal winners was a heartwarming aspect of the Games for India.