Commonwealth Games dazzle

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The Commonwealth Games came to an end with the closing ceremony after 11 fully packed days of sporting action and drama. Kylie Minogue brought it all to a spectacular finale with a performance of her greatest hits.

These games have proved to be one of the most entertaining and memorable of recent times with world records and new talent to be seen everywhere. Whether it be Usain Bolt collecting his first Commonwealth gold in the 4×100 or England topping the medal table for the first time in 28 years, Glasgow has put on a marvellous show for millions of viewers.

Early fears were that the lack of superstar faces would lead to a less impressive spectacle especially as injuries forced world class athletes such as Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill. However, the so-called ‘lesser’ stars shone through and more than made up for those missing.

Highlights include Claudia Fragapane grabbing four golds in the gymnastics, Usain Bolt steering Jamaica to gold and David Rudisha’s shocking second place in the 800m.

The stadiums were packed full of sports fans, blessed with good and bad weather, who came to witness a truly incredible performance from both the Scottish and English teams. Scotland recorded their best-ever haul at the Games while England finally took top spot from the Australians finishing with 58 golds in total.

The future truly looks bright for the Home Nations and now we will look forward to even more success in Rio in 2016.  

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