< Back to blog

2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games a success for home nations Posted On 16 April 2018

Great Britain won 65 gold medals in total, with even the Isle of Man accomplishing a silver medal!

The Gold Coast 2018 tournament saw England finish the highest for Great Britain, gaining 136 medals altogether. We witnessed the likes of gymnast Nile Wilson win three golds and two silvers, Chris and Gabby Adcock winning gold in mixed doubles badminton in an all-English final, and Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge winning the men’s doubles title.

The England female netball team, The Roses, reached their first major final and claimed gold with a dramatic 52-51 victory against the hosts, thanks to Helen Housby’s last-second winner.

Head coach Tracey Neville said: “It’s my dream come true. The girls have worked so hard over the last international phase. Australia are the renowned world number ones and to beat them at that time, I’m really, really proud – the feeling of that is amazing.”

Wales finished one place above Scotland because of one extra gold medal, coming seventh, and accomplished their best overseas results ever. Elinor Barker won Wales’ first track cycling gold since 1990, with the nation equalling their record total from Glasgow 2014 with 36 medals and doubling their tally of five golds to make ten.

A spectacular closing ceremony yesterday saw Prince Edward declare the Games over, and featured an appearance by eight-time Olympic champion Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. There were songs and poetry about history, unity, equality and inclusivity, before the flag of the Commonwealth Games Federation was lowered and presented to Birmingham, who will be the hosts in 2022.

Image source: Lowyat.NET

< Back to blog

Connect with us

Recent Posts

How best to prepare your garden for summer

Summer is just around the corner and, generally considered to be the busiest time of the year for gardeners, preparing your garden for the warmer months is vital if you want to get the most out of it and make it shine! Make the most of water butts.  One of the most economical things you …

Read more...

Who won the Game of Thrones?

After 73 episodes and 8 years Game of Thrones is officially over (Spoiler Alert) The Game of Thrones final episode was viewed live or on catchup by over 19.3 million people, a figure expected to rise to over 50 million during the week, smashing the previous record. The final season has divided opinion, but with …

Read more...

Man City make history

Man City win the FA Cup to become the first club to win the domestic treble. It was a sunny Saturday afternoon at Wembley stadium setting the stage for a great underdog performance, but Man City dashed any hope Watford had of creating an upset in the 26th minute when David Silva scored the first …

Read more...

The Emirates FA Cup Final preview

Man City have the chance to make history when they meet Watford FC in the Emirates FA Cup final this weekend. Newly crowned Premier League Champions, Man City face Watford FC in the FA Cup final this weekend, hoping to win the Cup for the first time since the 2010/11 season when they beat Stoke …

Read more...

Protect your home

Your home is the most expensive thing you will ever own, so it makes sense to look after it and keep it secure. Here are our top security tips. Between January and December 2018 there were 380,517 reported burglaries in the UK*. The impact of burglary is severe; taking 8 months* for the average person …

Read more...