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Team Nigeria ends the 2018 commonwealth games with 24 medals/ guardian.ngNigeria can be said to have relatively performed well in the just concluded Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast, Australia with her medals summing up to 24 after her last game.

Griggs said half the stadium had emptied during the ceremony and most of the athletes had already left.

Cameroon who had one silver and two bronze finished in the 32nd position, Mauritius were in joint-34th position with one silver while Ghana and Seychelles who only won one bronze, were joint-39th in the medal table.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated India's contingent of the 2018 Commonwealth Games (CWG). "But our team identified his weak areas and formulated a special plan, which I executed to perfection and won the gold medal for Pakistan".

The star of the day was without a shred of doubt Mary Kom - a 35-year-old five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist. We had at least, 11 semi-finalists which we had not seen in a long time.

He said the calibre of the athletes has been unparalleled showcasing world record holders, sporting greats and breakthrough performances from young athletes.

"It hasn't really lived up to expectations and I've got to say it's about the only thing they got wrong, but they did get it wrong tonight".

In a series of Twitter posts Monday, Beattie said the ceremony had not worked out as organizers planned.

Commonwealth Games boss Peter Beattie has apologised for what he describes as a "stuff-up" closing ceremony.

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"Definitely, athletics is on the upward swing in the country", he said.

BELL Street Mall came alive with the spirit of the Commonwealth Games at the weekend.

The 2010 event in India was even a much better event for team Kenya, where the team collected 29 medals in total.

"We are naturally disappointed that the good intentions of the creative did not necessarily work for some of the athletes involved and the broadcast audience".

"We made a mistake", he said, and claimed the organising committee didn't want exhausted athletes to have to stand outside for ages waiting to come in. "Again, we got that wrong", he tweeted.

The quartet of Patience Okon-George, Glory Nathaniel, Praise Idamadudu and Yinka Ajayi won silver in the women's 4x400m relay, while Sprint queen, Blessing Okagbare led Nigeria's women's 4x100m relay team to win bronze.

He went further to announce that arrangements have been put in place to ensure that the athletes are properly hosted in Nigeria.

NAN also reports that three Nigerians entered semi-final of 100m men while two of them got to final.

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