Quadri wins silver as Gold Coast 2018 ends - Punch Newspapers

Quadri wins silver as Gold Coast 2018 ends - Punch Newspapers

Quadri wins silver as Gold Coast 2018 ends - Punch Newspapers

Aruna Quadri won Team Nigeria's last medal at the 2018 Games edition after clinching silver in the men's table tennis singles event, losing to Ning Gao of Singapore on Sunday morning.

The former athlete took aim at ABC journalist Tracey Holmes, denying claims in an article by her that suggested Channel Seven was aware of the plan to snub athletes, despite the network claiming it was shocked by the decision.

Closing ceremonies of Olympic and Commonwealth Games are usually much more relaxed than formal openings, focusing on the athletes and celebrating their achievements.

The star badminton trio of Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth were the center of attraction as the Indian contingent ended their campaign at the 21st Commonwealth Games on a high here April 15.

CGF Chief Executive Officer, David Grevemberg CBE said: "The athletes have helped us write a new chapter in our modern Commonwealth's history".

'Until it becomes a real issue in terms of visas and so forth we would obviously need to take that very seriously but right now it's a safety and welfare issue for those athletes from a Team Cameroon perspective'. "But instead we thought we were going to broadcast an innovative and exciting show".

Simmone Bernetzke said she was completely surprised when a friend told her the athletes arriving to the stadium was not shown on screen.

In a later television interview, Beattie said "did we stuff it up? Yes".

"We were looking forward to being part of the Closing Ceremony and being recognized for what we had done in the games".

Peter Dutton said that if the athletes did not leave the country by May 15, he would track them down and "lock them in a local watch house" until they could be deported.

Griggs went into damage control more than an hour before the ceremony had even wrapped up, furiously tweeting that GOLDOC, the event's organising committee, was to blame.

"Did we stuff it up? Yes".

'These athletes. were part of a team that had a training camp in Warwick before getting to [the] Gold Coast, ' he said in a statement last week. Of course. We got it wrong. "And I could not be more proud of that fact". In both, the Gold Coast and the people of Australia have been wonderful hosts and have generated a fantastic atmosphere from the start of the Queen's Baton Relay to this, the closing ceremony.

Speaking at the Closing Ceremony, GOLDOC Chairman Peter Beattie AC said: "We've brought meaning to the definition of the Friendly Games".

The success of Games relies heavily upon its 15000 volunteers. And to all the people cheering and supporting me, I want to say you are all well appreciated.

As a rights holder is entitled to do, Channel Seven had a camera in-field to film the arrival of the Australian team and flagbearer Kurt Fearnley. We can only show the pictures that are provided by the actual host broadcasters. 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.

Holmes was contacted for further comment.