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

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"You want to see the athletes come in", she said. Such is the value of hosting the Commonwealth Games for the host nation's sports and athletes.

"We have witnessed high performance sports at its best on the Gold Coast".

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"This is one of my most memorable achievements because this will be my last Commonwealth Games", Lee said.

"We don't really want to be integrated, we're Paralympians and they're Olympians", said Kelly Cartwright, an amputee who won long jump gold at the 2012 Paralympics and competed in the power-lifting on the Gold Coast.

Australia finished the games on top of the tally, collecting an impressive 198 medals, including 80 gold. "It's a surreal experience, winning your first worldwide medal on a big stage".

There were reports many began leaving the venue less than an hour into the event.

India's Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty settled for the silver medal in badminton men's doubles after going down meekly to England's Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge.

"I'm even prouder that in my video for this song I featured a young gay couple - which was also brought to the world stage for this performance!"

Another Silver came in squash, when the duo of Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Joshna Chinappa lost to Joelle King and Landers-Murphy of New Zealand in women's doubles final.

In the evening session, Vikas, a former Asian Games gold-medallist and world bronze-medallist, pummelled Cameroons Dieudonne Wilfried Ntsengue to claim the third gold for India.

Australia's retiring captain Mark Knowles bowed out a victor after the Kookaburras won their sixth straight Commonwealth Game title by beating New Zealand 2-0 to win the men's title at the Commonwealth Games.

"My dreams are not fulfilled yet because (no) Olympic gold medal", she said. The wrestling team won three gold, two silver and three bronze.

Heavy favourites Australia were also stunned by England in gripping fashion when Helen Housby scored the winning goal in the last second to make it 52-51. Australia pulled its goalkeeper with eight minutes left, but the New Zealanders clinched the match when they scored from a penalty corner with four minutes on the clock.

Both events were played in front of passionate packed houses, reflecting a Games where empty seats were few and far between and crowds were noisy and partisan.

The Prime Minister with Commonwealth Games medalist Jenly Wini.

Congratulations Gold Coast, congratulations Queensland and congratulations Australia.You have truly delivered a golden Games for the Commonwealth.

"Gold Coast - you were AWESOME", he said.

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