Wales' Commonwealth Games heroes in stunning pictures from the Gold Coast

Bajrang Punia decimating Nigeria’s Daniel Amas in the quarterfinals. Later he hammered Welshman Kane Charig 10-0 to win gold in the 65kg

Bajrang Punia decimating Nigeria’s Daniel Amas in the quarterfinals. Later he hammered Welshman Kane Charig 10-0 to win gold in the 65kg

Pugilist Manoj Kumar, of the Railways, won a bronze medal and Navjeet Dhillon put up a spirited performance winning a bronze in the discus throw.

She competed in the Asian championships last November in the first stage of a comeback and won gold.

"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".

And the secret to her fitness levels and to an extent her calm demeanour in the ring is a training regimen that she refuses to let go even one day. "So if my body allows, I will go". The lone Gold came in women's singles Badminton, in which star shuttlers P V Sindhu and Saina Nehal were pitted against each other in the final.

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.

In Men's singles, Achanta Sharat Kamal defeated Samuel Walker of England for the second Bronze.

Australia still managed to lead the medal's table with 80 gold medals, and a total of 198 medals.

England's 4-3 loss to India in the pool phase, which saw their opposition recover from 3-2 down in the final five minutes to snatch victory, meant a grudge match against Australia in the semi-final.

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The 22-year-old Krishna has played 23 matches for Karnataka, only three of which have been in the T20 format. Earlier, Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc was ruled out ahead of the tournament due to a calf injury.

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He said over 100 districts in the country including Chattisgarh's Bijapur were backward even 70 years after the Independence. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and Health Minister J P Nadda were also present on the occasion.

"So proud to sing All We Need Is Love at the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony - a song I wrote about celebrating love in all its forms and about accepting of our differences and coming together no matter who you are or where you are from, because we are always stronger when we stick together", she wrote.

He added that athletes who represented India at the Games inspire people. The 2022 Games will be held in Birmingham after the city came in on short notice to replace Durban, South Africa, which had lost the hosting rights in 2017 after failing to deliver on key promises in its bid. New Zealand are expected to win the semifinal and face Australia in a re-match of the Rio Olympics final.

Disappointments: Despite winning eight medals, Northern Ireland's boxers may well feel there should have been some golds among them.

"It was just pure relief, it's so special to have won on home soil", Hosking said.

She received plenty of tactical help during the race from her five fellow Australians.

Cameron Spencer: In this image, captured at the Women's 100m hurdles, I chose to position myself outside the track just past the finish line.

Channel 7 - who have had their fair share of critics with the Commonwealth Games coverage due to some big blunders - were accused of not showing athletes entering the stadium during the broadcast, but according to the Basil Zempilas and Johanna Griggs on the Channel 7 commentary team, the host broadcaster, NEP Australia, and organising committee chose to place the athletes inside the stadium before the Closing Ceremony kicked off.

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