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Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony

A joyful closing ceremony brought down the curtain on the Commonwealth Games on Thursday after 11 days of fiery competition that helped mend the damage done to Indian pride and prestige tarnished by the chaotic buildup to the event.
Earlier, the drama of the last of the 272 gold medals provided the perfect finale for the Indian hosts as poster girl Saina Nehwal saved a match point against Malaysia's Wong Mew Choo in winning the women's singles badminton title.
That was India's 38th gold, one clear of England and for the first time ensuring them second place in the Commonwealth Games medals table. Australia were runaway winners with 74 golds and a total of 176.
"This was the toughest match of my career," said Nehwal.


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