'I'm sorry': Beattie responds after Commonwealth Games closing ceremony 'stuff up'

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Winners: Diver Jack Laugher and gymnast Nile Wilson both leave with three golds, while there was a stunning gold for the netball team on the final day. The Indian men won the team gold while Achanta Sharath Kamal clinched a bronze in men's singles. There was instant reward to medalists at the event's venue where all the gold medalists got $5000 each, silver medalist $3000 and the bronze medalists got $2000. Swimmer Adam Peaty was beaten in the 50m breaststroke final and Alastair and Jonny Brownlee finished off the podium in the men's triathlon.

"For me, the Commonwealth Games were a stepping stone for worlds next year, and worlds are a stepping stone for the Olympics".

"It's just wonderful to the see the able-bodied and the paras coming together, we've all become friends, it's just been one big team-bonding experience", he said. "We just need to boost the profile of the Paralympics and get that showcased around the world a bit more".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated India's contingent of the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG).

Commonwealth Games chairman Peter Beattie admits "we got it wrong" at the 2018 closing ceremony on Sunday evening.

The total 24 medals won was 12 also short of the 36 medals bagged at the last edition of the games where Team Nigeria won 11 gold, 11 silver and 14 bronze medals. King will capture her third medal of the Games - victory will mean her second gold while defeat will mean a nice sweep a gold, a silver and a bronze.

Disappointments: Lynsey Sharp failed to qualify from the 800m heats despite winning silver four years ago in Glasgow.

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With other nations failing to catch up with Australia, and with the standard in most sports - except in swimming where Australia eclipsed its own world record in women's 4x100m freestyle relay - way below world standard, such questions are justified.

According to him, myself and my coaching crew believe in possibility of getting better results from raw talents and we put heads together from the onset to realise that objective. We can't affect what other people do. "He sometimes tells me to take it easy after competition but I can't help it", she said.

Earlier, champion para-athlete Kurt Fearnley, one of the faces of these Games, bowed out of worldwide racing after claiming gold in the first event of the day with a Commonwealth record for the T54 marathon.

In men's basketball, a day after Canada qualified for the gold medal final with a last-second three-pointer, Australia made sure there were was no chance for any late heroics with an 87-47 win.

India's 500th medal at the Commonwealth Games. Srikanth was virtually reduced to a spectator as Lee piled on the points.

Griggs said she had never seen a stadium so empty halfway through a ceremony, while Zempilas noted that most of the athletes left during the ceremony.

"The future looks very bright when you look at the number of teenagers we had in the squad".

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