SA near the bottom in terms of gender equity at Commonwealth Games

SA near the bottom in terms of gender equity at Commonwealth Games

Then England will host the XXII Commonwealth Games in 2022 and the flag of the Commonwealth Games was also handed over to them during this stunning extravaganza with millions of people enjoyed the enthusiasms showed by the athletes from around the world including Pakistan.

"The last thing they want is standing in a field for an hour waiting to get into a closing ceremony", Beattie told the Seven Network's "Sunrise" breakfast show on Monday.

"And people underestimate the Commonwealth Games", she continued.

Organizers signed off with the uncontroversial assertion that they had delivered the best possible environment for the athletes from 71 mostly former British colonies to showcase their skills over 11 sun-kissed days in the beachside city.

Did we stuff it up? To be perfectly honest Jo, so have we.

Zempilas mirrored audience concerns by saying "It hasn't really lived up to expectations", but Grigg went further. "Again, we got that wrong", Beattie tweeted. "They did get it wrong tonight".

She was competing in her debut Commonwealth Games, also perhaps her last, and made it a memorable one with yet another dominating performance to claim an unanimous verdict of 5-0 over Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara in the final.

And the secret to her fitness levels and to an extent her calm demeanour in the ring is a training regimen that she refuses to let go even one day.

"We're the Australian rights-holders so we can only show the pictures that are provided by the actual host broadcasters".

Geva Mentor, playing at her fifth games, said: "I hope this lifts our profile.We've got a World Cup in our back yard and it's time to cement what we've achieved here".

The ceremony was largely panned on social media, with critics upset about the lack of focus on athletes, quality of the musical performances, speeches and the length of the event.

Many athletes and fans left the closing ceremonies early, according to reports. Long after history is written, they will forever know that they were there to Share the Dream on the Gold Coast.

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These Games - the first major multi-sport event to feature gender medal event equality - provided not only a platform for Canada's young, developing stars of tomorrow, it also showcased the strength of Canadian women athletes. It may not have the surf nor the sunshine, but it has something much more valuable: the flawless blueprint for how to preserve the Commonwealth Games for what it is today thanks to these glorious 11 days on the Gold Coast: more relevant, more essential, more vibrant than ever before.

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