Lartey lands Ghana first medal at 2018 Commonwealth Games

Aubrey Yates
April 16, 2018

"People are thinking Channel Seven has chosen not to show pictures of athletes or not to show the flag bearer, Kurt Fernley or other nation's flag bearers coming in".

Griggs said she was "furious" over the decision not to let athletes enter the stadium during the broadcast, and was supported by commentator Mel McLaughlin. "So if my body allows, I will go". The event, she said, would be remembered for long.

"It was an incredible feeling to share the stage with so many fantastic musicians and artists and to hear thousands of voices singing along with me!" she wrote.

However, Australia thrashed Canada 87-47 in the men's basketball final, Shelley won the marathon and David Palmer and Zac Alexander were crowned men's doubles squash champions on the final day.

Another former Australian Idol star, Anthony Callea.

Cambage, who will begin playing for Dallas in the WNBA in May, picked up an unsportsmanlike foul early in the game and was sent from the court three minutes into the second quarter after picking up a technical foul for arguing with the referee.

However, quite apart from the impracticality of merging two already huge events, there appears little enthusiasm among Para-athletes for emulating the process at the Olympic Games.

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

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She was competing in her debut Commonwealth Games, also perhaps her last, and made it a memorable one with yet another dominating performance to claim a unanimous verdict of 5-0 Northern Irelands Kristina OHara in the final.

Team Australia topped the medals table with 198, followed by England with 136 while Malaysia finished 12 with seven gold, five silver and 12 bronze. New Zealand are expected to win the semifinal and face Australia in a re-match of the Rio Olympics final.

In the men's 50 metre rifle competition, Sanjeev Rajput won gold after accumulating a total score of 454.5. Boxers Amit Panghal and Manish Kaushik won silver medals in the 49 kg and 60 kg men's boxing categories.

"It was just pure relief, it's so special to have won on home soil", Hosking said. His medal is only the fifth track-and-field Gold for India at the Commonwealth Games - the other four being Milkha Singh (1958), discus thrower Krishna Poonia (2010), the women's 4x400m relay quartet of Manjeet Kaur, Sini Jose, Ashwini Akkunji and Mandeep Kaur (2010) and shot-putter Vikas Gowda (2014).

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

"So I call sportsmen and women from all countries and territories of the Commonwealth to come together in four years' time in Birmingham, England, to celebrate the 22nd Commonwealth Games".

"It hasn't really lived up to expectations and I've got to say it's about the only thing they got wrong, but they did get it wrong tonight".

NAN reports that Nigeria's Oluwatobiloba Amusan won Gold in women 100m, while Suwabidu Galadima also won Gold in men's T47 100m.

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