England triumphed in the Commonwealth Games medals table for the first time in 28 years on Sunday, but there were final day consolations for former top dog Australia with wins in men’s hockey, netball and a squash double.
England started the day already assured of top spot in the medals table for the first time since 1986, dethroning Australia. By the end of Sunday’s action, with just 11 more titles to be decided, England had captured 174 medals of which 58 were gold. Australia, who will host the next Games in 2018, finished on a total of 137 with 49 gold.
The closing ceremony took place at Glasgow’s Hampden Park.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 4th,2014.