Commonwealth Games: Swimmer Charlotte Atkinson carries Isle of Man flag

Ceria Alfonso
Abril 16, 2018

Mary Kom is 35.

The mother of three and now politician in India made a successful return to the ring at a major multi-sports event on Saturday.

Kenya bagged 17 medals, four gold, seven silver and six bronze to finish 3rd in Africa behind South Africa and Nigeria.

"I also was able to say THANK YOU to our Everyday Heroes and party on stage with the police, firemen, ambos, doctors and lifeguards who kept the city safe during the Games!"

I looked through my camera and committed to her with a couple of hurdles to go, crossing the line with a huge celebration that worked out well facing my direction towards athletes and spectators behind me. "That should never happen", she said. "So if my body allows, I will go". In the medal tally, India is at the third spot just behind England. The lone Gold came in women's singles Badminton, in which star shuttlers P V Sindhu and Saina Nehal were pitted against each other in the final.

Kenya's Julius Karinga and Kenneth Mungara finished ninth and 10th respectively while Nicholas Kamakya was placed second last.

All seven wrestlers from the RSPB won medals and came back with a 100 per cent strike rate, including five gold medals won by Sushil Kumar, Rahul Aware, Sumit Malik, Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat, and Sakshi Malik and Kiran Bishnoi bagging a bronze each.

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Two of either an unsportsmanlike or technical foul lead to an automatic ejection for the game. New Zealand outscored Canada 28-13 in the fourth quarter and almost overcame a 21-point deficit. "But our team identified his weak areas and formulated a special plan, which I executed to perfection and won the gold medal for Pakistan". Activists have staged protests during the games to highlight the issues of Aboriginal people, who are the most disadvantaged ethnic group in Australia by most measures from health, to employment and rates of imprisonment. The junior world record holder threw over the 80m mark in the finals and set a season's best to clinch India's sole gold medal in athletics.

The Indian defence showed a complete lack of coordination on several occasions and the English players took advantage by scoring thrice in as many minutes right at the end.

"As a direct historical comparison, without the Para-sport events that have been added at recent Games, it is the worst Commonwealth Games performance of any England team in track and field".

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

"Watching the relay just now made me ask myself a few questions". "They fought, they pushed and they excelled in many areas; it was a privilege for Assistant-Chef Ben Huot and I to share these 11 days with such a spectacular group of men and women".

Guy Sebastian performed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony.

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