It was, nearly inevitably, set by the Australian team, who put behind them their disappointing 2017 world championships by winning 28 swimming gold medals and 73 overall, well ahead of England's nine (24).
The beaming smile on the face of James Arnott said everything about what winning an athletics medal at the XXI Commonwealth Games meant to him.
"What we tried to do is look after the welfare of the athletes because they've got to stand somewhere before they go in the stadium, and we didn't want them standing in a field nearby for an hour", Beattie, a former Queensland Premier, said.
The match reportedly went on for 47 minutes and was evenly contested.
Winners: Cyclist Elinor Barker produced a stunning performance to win points race gold, Hollie Arnold set a world record with her final throw to claim the F46 javelin title and Sammy Lee and Lauren Price won boxing golds.
"But at the end of the day she (Kom) is a well-known boxer, a credit to her country, so the greatest of respect to her", O'Hara said. The biggest disappointment at the Games were Indian hockey teams of both men and women and squash players.
In the men's doubles, Satwik and Chirag thrashed Sri Lanka's Sachin Dias and Buwaneka Goonethilleka 21-18, 21-10 to enter the final, where they will take on English pair of Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis on Sunday. England, in second place, have a total of 123 medals.
Team Australia topped the medals table with 198, followed by England with 136 while Malaysia finished 12 with seven gold, five silver and 12 bronze. Not that star Australia center Liz Cambage was around to see the finish.
Two of either an unsportsmanlike or technical foul lead to an automatic ejection for the game.
Usain Bolt and Commonwealth Games mascot Borobi the blue koala on stage during the Closing Ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. "But our team identified his weak areas and formulated a special plan, which I executed to perfection and won the gold medal for Pakistan". Commonwealth Games Canada is committed to hosting a Games in Canada, possibly in 2030 to mark the 100th Anniversary of the inaugural Games which were held in Hamilton, Ontario.
India's Rakesh Babu competes in the men's triple jump qualifying at Carrara Stadium during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia.
"It was just pure relief, it's so special to have won on home soil", Hosking said.
This is the Commonwealth Games, where Paralympic athletes are not just included but fully integrated in the teams, and their events in the program.
"It's just unbelievable to the see the able-bodied and the paras coming together, we've all become friends, it's just been one big team-bonding experience", he said.
I want to say thanks to the best club in the world - Sporting Clube de Portugal for giving me the opportunity to represent my country here in Australia.
At its start, 2018 was earmarked as a critical year for the Indian men's hockey team - with a number of prestigious events lined up, right from the Commonwealth Games in April to the Hockey World Cup, the holy grail, in December.