Lartey lands Ghana first medal at 2018 Commonwealth Games

Lartey lands Ghana first medal at 2018 Commonwealth Games

Swimmer Cam McEvoy, who was an ambassador for the Gold Coast Games, said he enjoyed himself at the ceremony.

The victory ensured they bounced back from their semi-final 2-1 shootout loss to New Zealand, who went on to beat Australia 4-1 in the final and take gold.

The failure to appropriately acknowledge the athletes was slammed by Channel 7 broadcasters Johanna Griggs, a 1990 swimming Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, and Basil Zempilas, while viewers also vented their frustration on social media. "And as I said we were driven by the right reasons, Karl", Mr Beattie said. "It is unusual playing a match against them, but you just have to go into it and do your best to win the match".

Like the opening ceremony, the closing ceremony too was set on the theme of "inclusion, equality and celebrating youth", once again liberally picking up symbols connecting the ancient and modern Australia as the competitors from 71 countries and officials were sent off with the Commonwealth Games Federation's message of friendship ringing in their ears.

Feeling comfortable in his decision to retire, Knowles said he hasn't second guessed himself at all after bringing home the gold.

"Swimming gives me a pain-free day, the water is a magical place to relax with the calm I feel moving in the water", Patterson said.

"People are working together, sharing information, and the standard's getting higher".

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Knowles said that the team only once mentioned wanting to send him off with the gold, because that wasn't their aim. "I have spoken to Melissa to offer my honest apologies to her, her coaches and to British Cycling", She said. "I love that about this group".

Nigerian athletes recorded an impressive outing at the just concluded 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast Australia.

Knowles laughed as he spoke about how long the wait felt before he took his penalty shot.

"You've got to deal with whatever you have to deal with, you just put it on and you just fight and I was thinking that for the whole time". First of all I thought I was flicking against the field player, so all I thought was "don't miss a stroke against a field player with no gear on". "I don't know. It was pretty odd, but what do you do?"

Robertson says you can't buy the pride of watching Sevens player Kelly Brazier's winning try to claim gold last night.

"They did get it wrong, but for all the people blowing up, I know you're doing it as a sign of kindness and respect, but I will blow up when it's needed".

"It was one of my targets this season to make selection for the time-trial event and I was so proud that my hard work in training had paid off".

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