Treasure just misses a medal at Commonwealth Games

Joann Johnston
April 17, 2018

The current Asian record is held by Chinese Taipei's Chao-Tsun-Cheng at 91.26m. They were prepared to perform so they could walk off without any regrets.

The chair of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games has fully copped to mucking up the closing ceremony, pointing to several key factors that lead to widespread criticism. England was placed second with 45 gold medals while India came in third with 26 gold medals. Australia again dominated in the pool, as they have done since 1930.

3,000 Meters World Champion Conselius Kipruto also won Gold, previously won by Jonathan Ndiku in 2014, with Elijah Manango'i defending Kenya's Gold in the 1,500 meters race, won by James Magut in Glasgow, while Wycliffe Kinyamal won Gold in the 800 meters race, previously won by Botswana's Nigel Amos in the last edition of the games.

Visually impaired Ndodomzi Ntutu earned a 100m gold.

For many there is no point rejoicing in the success of Australian Commonwealth Games athletes while there has been a decline in sport at the grassroots level.

"Before the 2018 Commonwealth Games, national records are being dusted by home-based athletes at national trials and meets".

Adeleye made this known while responding from Gold Coast, Australia, to questions on Nigeria's performance at the games from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Abuja on Sunday.

Most members of this group were involved in men's and women's hockey.

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The hockey teams returned empty handed after losing their bronze-medal play-offs to England.

There has also been a loss both of what the Games symbolised, as well as outside political factors.

Mbande matriculated from Carter in 2010 but still has a close relationship with the school, making time to inspire other pupils there.

"At previous ceremonies athletes were herded around, they stand around, they hate it, they get bored, often they don't go", he said.

There were other exceptions as the relay teams got $9000 and $7000 for their silver and bronze medals respectively. "It's been an experience of a lifetime!" "He sometimes tells me to take it easy after competition but I can't help it", she said.

"I didn't see Kurt at all, which is really sad because you think as the flagbearer you get this huge honour to do such an important role and it seemed like no one really congratulated him on his role of being a para-athlete and being one of the best in the world".

Hockey player and Maritzburg College old boy Tyson Dlungwana. Boxers Thiwanka Ranasinghe and Ishan Bandara also took home bronze medals in their events.

Indeed, Tandy, born in Ladysmith but based in the States, finished just behind England's Benjamin Proud in the 50m freestyle final. Do I need to say more? But I was quite overwhelmed when I told Chad le Clos this and he responded by saying 'but you were with me in Windsor!'

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