GOLD COAST (Australia), April 15: Usain Bolt took a turn as DJ as the Gold Coast said goodbye to the Commonwealth Games on Sunday after an 11-day tournament where Australia topped the medals table by a distance.
Bolt made a surprise appearance on the decks as the Games closed in a colourful ceremony with references to Aboriginal culture – although indigenous protests continued outside.
Australia finished with 80 gold, way ahead of England’s 45 and India’s 26, in a tally that integrated para sports and was equally split between men and women for the first time.
“For those who delivered this event I say, ‘You beauty! You did us proud,” said Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, as the Commonwealth flag was handed to 2022 hosts Birmingham.
Australia dominated in the swimming pool and in track cycling, while Jamaica felt the absence of the retired Bolt as they struggled in the sprint events. (AFP)