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16 April 2018, 09:14 | Silvia Roy
The Prime Minister with Commonwealth Games medalist Jenly Wini
And let's not forget 70-year-old shooter Robert Pitcairn, the oldest competitor ever at the Commonwealth Games.
"We were concerned about athletes" welfare, one of the problems is when you've got thousands of athletes, where do you put them?' he said.
"Jenly has proven that Solomon Islands can compete at the global level and especially at the highest level like the Commonwealth Games", Mr Rara said.
English city Birmingham were awarded the next Games in 2022 after original hosts Durban were stripped of the multi-sport event for failing to meet Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) deadlines.
The Prime Minister greets Team Solomon
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 c ceremony.
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"We have witnessed high performance sports at its best on the Gold Coast".
"What a Games these have been". They also said the home team benefited from a $15.5-million Australian government "top-up" in 2017 that was more than nine times the budget of the entire Canadian team. I've got to say it's about the only thing they got wrong.
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Australia also dominated the cycling by taking 14 of the 26 golds up for grabs in the velodrome, on the road and up the mountain with their men's 4000m team pursuit team setting a world record in the final. "I got one in Delhi (2010Commonwealth Games) and was part of the team that lost in Glasgow (2014), so to get this win is wonderful", he added.
It is Kom's first Commonwealth medal of any colour and burnishes a heaving trophy cabinet that already includes an Olympic bronze from London 2012 and five amateur World Championship titles.
Wilson beat the pre-tournament favourite Daybell 3-1 to take home gold in Australia.
Palmer, 41, came out of retirement for a second time to defend the gold he won at Glasgow 2014 with Cameron Pilley.
"So proud to sing All We Need Is Love at the Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony - a song I wrote about celebrating love in all its forms and about accepting of our differences and coming together no matter who you are or where you are from, because we are always stronger when we stick together", she wrote. It's a a strong urge, it's a habit and training makes me happy. Batra defeated Singapore's Yu Mengyu 4-0.
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