Treasure just misses a medal at Commonwealth Games

Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu in action on Sunday

The final medal came on Sunday as the men's doubles badminton pair of Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty claimed Silver after losing to England's Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge in the gold medal match.

'However, having them come in to the stadium in the pre show meant the TV audience were not able to see the athletes enter the stadium, alongside flag bearers. "He is undergoing further tests as a precaution and we all wish him a speedy recovery". India went past the mark in terms of gold medals with 26. "So if my body allows, I will go".

On plans to sustain the tempo of improvement in the nation's athletics, the ex-national athlete said: "Our next target is the African Senior Championships that will be held in Asaba, Nigeria".

"If I am still super-fit in another year I will try", she added of another tilt at a maiden Olympic gold. India finished at the third position on the table behind Australia (198) and England (136).

Zero failed drug tests were reported during the event, although India twice fell foul of the Games" "no needle policy' and had two athletes ordered home.

Against England in the last group stage game, the Indians staged a truly incredible comeback as they scored twice in the last two minutes to overturn a one-goal deficit.

Hosts Australia won the Games with 80 gold, 59 silver and 59 bronze.

What do the stats say?: Outside the Commonwealth Games, which Scotland have hosted, Gold Coast 2018 was the country's best since 1982 in terms of the 5.2% share of medals won, according to Gracenote. New Zealand are expected to win the semifinal and face Australia in a re-match of the Rio Olympics final.

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Thirty-nine countries won medals in the competition which ended on Sunday.

Sri Lanka won one silver and a bronze medal in the weightlifting events and three bronze medals in the boxing events.

"It was just pure relief, it's so special to have won on home soil", Hosking said.

"Truly if we want a Games that is representative of all the people across the Commonwealth, then our athletes need to be truly representative", said the American, a former senior executive at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

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

Martin handed the Flag to the 2022 Commonwealth Games host through the Mayor of the City of Birmingham, Councillor Anne Underwood. "It hasn't really lived up to expectations", Zempilas fired away (a full transcript of their comments is in today's West Australian).

Men still rule South African sport. Jonathan Mould of Wales took silver and South Africa's Clint Hendricks took the bronze, all in the same time.

The Gold Coast also has broken new ground with Women's Rugby Sevens, Beach Volleyball and Para Triathlon medals awarded for the first time, as part of the largest integrated sports program in Commonwealth Games history.

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