Canadians end streak at Gold Coast

Category : Canada News
Updated On : April 16, 2018 06:07 AM
By Indian Times Daily

Wrestler Erica Wiebe was named Canada's flag-bearer for the ceremony after the 28-year-old Olympic champion from Stittsville, Ont., successfully defended her Commonwealth gold in the women's 75-kilogram category.

Canada won 82 medals at the Gold Coast Games — 15 gold, 40 silver and 27 bronze — tying the Canadian total from four years ago in Glasgow (32-16-34) but falling short of the team's stated goal of 100 medals. Canada finished with the third-most medals behind host Australia (198) and England (136).

The closing ceremony celebrated Australian culture and music while also paying tribute to the indigenous Yugambeh community. In addition to the Australian performers, Jamaican track icon Usain Bolt made an appearance alongside Games mascot Borobi.

The ceremony also served as the official handover to the next Commonwealth Games, which will take place in 2022 in Birmingham, U.K. The "ambitious" handover segment included performances at Carrara Stadium in Gold Coast as well as a live choreographed dance from Birmingham City Centre set to the music of Birmingham band Electric Light Orchestra.

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