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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

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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