Prime Minister Narendra Modi hails India's performance at Commonwealth Games

CWG 2018 The five-time world champion Mary Kom wins gold

CWG 2018 The five-time world champion Mary Kom wins gold

Take, for example, the five gold medals won by Australia in the lawn bowls competition. In the public's perception, a gold medal in squash does not have the same significance as a gold medal in the 100 metres sprint.

As the crowd roared their support, the Englishman made a great start out of his blocks only for Nigeria's Suwaibidu Galadima to storm past him with a blistering finish to claim gold.

"It sort of felt like we were left out a little bit".

Eight of the medals came in the boxing ring, while sprinter Leon Reid won 200m bronze and Kirsty Barr and Gareth McAuley won trap silver and skeet bronze respectively on the shooting range. England, who were champions at the 2014 edition, came second with 45 gold, 45 silver, 46 bronze, India clinched third spot with 26 gold, 20 silver, 20 bronze.

Before then we have the 2020 Olympic Games which are heading to Tokyo and the 2022 Winter Olympics which are to be held in Beijing, China. In all likelihood with further training and experience, he's likely to eclipse his best and give himself a genuine chance to win at bigger events than the Commonwealth Games.

"All together it was a handsome experience but the beauty of the organization was not taken to the venues".

"I've been exchanging tips with the able-bodied sprinters. I congratulate all those athletes who are bringing back medals", Modi said in a statement.

Evans said: "It's my second Commwonwealth Games and I am just so proud to share it with so many friends".

Once again, people are really mad at the Commonwealth Games organisers.

"I tend to think the Commonwealth Games are, sadly, undervalued and chronically underfunded considering their important role in athlete preparation for the Olympic Games", she says.

"If you value people, you include them, it's that simple. It is very simple - I should not have spoken".

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. You want to see them jumping in front of camera.

"We wanted to stand there and celebrate our athletes and it didn't happen". "We just need to boost the profile of the Paralympics and get that showcased around the world a bit more". Gold Coast set the record for the most gold-winning nations, as well as the widest distribution of medals (43 countries).

However, the Games also saw several protests from indigenous activists who dubbed them the "Stolenwealth Games", a reference to Britain's colonisation of Australia.

"We're becoming more relevant than we've ever been before and what we're trying to do is ensure that everybody else in the world sees exactly what we're trying to do", she said in an interview.