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Closing Day: Australia emerge leaders, India third; flag passed on to Birmingham

KURT FEARNLEY SIGNS-OFF WITH A GOLD

Australian para-sport legend Kurt Fearnley created a new Games record to win the gold in T54 Men’s Marathon and finishing off his career in style. Fearnley was in a dominating position from the start to win in a time of 1:30:25 seconds. He added this gold to his silver medal won in T54 1500m.

Madison de Rozario of Australia made it a golden double in the Women’s T54 Marathon, winning in 1:44:00 seconds.

NAMIBIA’S FIRST WOMAN GOLD MEDALLIST

Helalia Johannes became the first Namibian woman to win Commonwealth Games gold. Johannes crossed the finishing line in 2:32:40 seconds.

FIRST-EVER WOMEN’S RUGBY SEVEN WON BY NEW ZEALAND

Australia was beaten by New Zealand in the first-ever Women’s Rugby Seven at the Commonwealth Games. Kelly Brazier was New Zealand’s hero as she scored a golden point in extra-time.

In the men’s match, it was New Zealand again who posted a convincing victory over Fiji 14-0, making it a perfect double for the nation.

AUSTRALIA TOP THE CHART, INDIA FINISH 3RD

Host Australia had a phenomenal run at Gold Coast 2018. They managed to lead the medal’s table with 80 gold medals, and a total of 198 medals. India finished third just below England who claimed 45 gold medals. India had a total of 66 medals of which 26 are gold, and 20 silver and 20 bronze. I can be concluded that this was India’s best result in Commonwealth Games as their gold medals exceed than silver and bronze.

FINAL MEDAL STANDING
RANK NATION GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
1 AUSTRALIA 80 59 59 198
2 ENGLAND 45 45 46 136
3 INDIA 26 20 20 66
4 CANADA 15 40 27 82
5 NEW ZEALAND 15 16 15 46
6 SOUTH AFRICA 13 11 13 37
7 WALES 10 12 14 36
8 SCOTLAND 9 13 22 44
9 NIGERIA 9 9 6 24
10 CYPRUS 8 1 5 14
11 JAMAICA 7 9 11 27
12 MALAYASIA 7 5 12 24
13 SINGAPORE 5 2 2 9
14 KENYA 4 7 6 17
15 UGANDA 3 1 2 6
16 BOTSWANA 3 1 1 5
17 SAMOA 2 3 0 5
18 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 2 1 0 3
19 NAMIBIA 2 0 0 2
20 NORTHERN IRELAND 1 7 4 12
21 THE BAHAMAS 1 3 0 4
22 PAPUA NEW GUINEA 1 2 0 3
23 FIJI 1 1 2 4
24 PAKISTAN 1 0 4 5
25 GRENADA 1 0 1 2
26 BERMUDA 1 0 0 1
26 GUYANA 1 0 0 1
26 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLAND 1 0 0 1
26 ST LUCIA 1 0 0 1
30 BANGLADESH 0 2 0 2
31 SRI LANKA 0 1 5 6
32 CAMEROON 0 1 2 3
33 DOMINICA 0 1 1 2
34 ISLE OF MAN 0 1 0 1
34 MAURITIUS 0 1 0 1
34 NAURU 0 1 0 1
37 MALTA 0 0 2 2
37 VANUATU 0 0 2 2
39 COOK ISLAND 0 0 1 1
39 GHANA 0 0 1 1
39 NORFOLK ISLAND 0 0 1 1
39 SEYCHELLES 0 0 1 1
39 SOLOMON ISLANDS 0 0 1 1

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