Gold Coast 2018: Team Nigeria finishes 9th

Gold Coast 2018: Team Nigeria finishes 9th

England came second with 45 gold, 45 Silver and 46 bronze.

The Commonwealth Games were in the United Kingdom just four years ago, when Glasgow hosted, and were in England as recently as 2002 in Manchester.

Later, Arnott was awarded an identical silver medal to the one Adams received, on the same podium where Semenya stood to receive her 800m gold medal.

Out of the total of 16 sports that India fielded athletes in at Gold Coast, medals were won in nine of them.

On the medals table, Nigeria is ranked 9th after Aruna claimed his silver medal, cumulatively giving the country 24 medals throughout the Games. They face Scotland in the bronze medal game.

Srikanth was involved in an equally entertaining men's singles final against Malaysian legend Lee Chong Wei. But the veteran Malay blew him away in the next two games as Srikanth went down 21-19, 14-21, 14-21 in an hour and five minutes. Srikanth was virtually reduced to a spectator as Lee piled on the points.

NAN reports that Nigeria's Oluwatobiloba Amusan won Gold in women 100m, while Suwabidu Galadima also won Gold in men's T47 100m. The landmark medal came via the duo of Joshna Chinnappa and Dipika Pallika Karthik, who clinched a silver in the women's doubles event.

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Two semifinals and possibly to gold medal matches for the New Zealand sevens teams.

Meanwhile, Manika Batra grabbed her fourth medal at this year's CWG.

Manika and Sathiyan defeated compatriots Sharath Kamal and Mouma Das 11-6, 11-2, 11-4 in the play-off for the third position at the Oxenford Studios here. How many sports we competed in and how much money was voted? All our sportspersons gave their best and played very well.

This is a clear distinction from the past competitions where settlement for entitlements was mostly an issue as they were either delayed or below the agreed figure, which may sometimes lead to protests from the aggravated athletes.

Ric Birch, who was head of ceremonies for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games, said: "I'm certainly surprised that Seven did not raise the issue of the athletes' entrance prior to the closing ceremony". That is the ugly part of the Games.

"With over half the athletes scheduled to depart the Gold Coast tomorrow, it is understandable that large numbers of athletes chose to depart the ceremony early, to prepare for their journey or attend their own team celebrations", it said.

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