"The people from the Gold Coast and Australians were proud to receive those games and we felt it".
"It is not the result that I wanted but I am still very satisfied with my performance and silver is better than bronze", Quadri was quoted as saying on the ITTF website.
Kom, who has spoken repeatedly at the Games in Australia about the problems facing women and girls in India, said being away for long periods for competition and to train was challenging emotionally.
"Athletes and coaches that could not make it to Gold Coast are camping in Port Harcourt for the Continental event so that we will not only host but lead the medals table", he said. But it didn't improve its own record at Melbourne in 2006 when the host nation won 221 medals, including 84 gold. They were fitting developments for a Games which has always breathed life into the underdog. Winning goal in a Commonwealth Games Final.
In the 52 kg category, Gaurav won gold medal on his debut 4-1 as he beat Irvine in a phenomenal bout. It may not have the surf nor the sunshine, but it has something much more valuable: the ideal blueprint for how to preserve the Commonwealth Games for what it is today thanks to these glorious 11 days on the Gold Coast: more relevant, more essential, more vibrant than ever before.
Silver medals were grabbed by Mehuli Ghosh, Heena Sidhu, Sawant, Anjum Moudgil and bronze medals by Ravi Kumar, Om Mitharwal (two bronze), Apurvi Chandela and Ankur Mittal.
We agree that the ceremony should be a celebration of the athletes and a chance for them to celebrate the end of 11 days of tremendous sport. However, Ning took the last two sets 11-9, 11-5 to win gold.
Disappointments: Former world 400m hurdles champion Dai Greene was forced to withdraw because of injury, while swimmer Jazz Carlin failed to defend her 800m freestyle title from Glasgow, finishing sixth in the final. Those teenagers were fearless.
Eight of the medals came in the boxing ring, while sprinter Leon Reid won 200m bronze and Kirsty Barr and Gareth McAuley won trap silver and skeet bronze respectively on the shooting range.
Winners: McClenaghan's gymnastics gold was the defining moment of the Games for Northern Ireland.
Chris Goulding, Nicholas Kay and Nathan Sobey all tallied double figures as Australia won the gold medal in basketball with a 87-47 victory over Canada.
"Coming out here and playing Kim in the final, who is a great player, I didn't think it could have gone my way but today it did and I really brought out my best game today".