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Commonwealth Games: 20 great photos form Gold Coast 2018

A selection of some of the best photographs taken during the Commonwealth Games.

4 April: Traditional Aboriginal dancers are seen performing a ‘Welcome to Country’ ceremony with athletes at Jezzine Barracks before the 2018 Commonwealth Games
8 April: Gibraltar swimmer Matt Savitz glides through the water during the men’s 100m butterfly heats
7 April: As the sun dips behind the clouds, beach volleyball player Chris Gregory of England lines up a serve against Cyprus
9 April: England’s Nile Wilson claimed silver in the men’s parallel bars final. Wilson would go on to secure a further three gold medals and a second silver on the Gold Coast
10 April: Zac Millar of New Zealand stretches for the ball against England in a mixed doubles squash match on day six of the Games
10 April: Tajay Gayle of Jamaica competes in the men’s long jump qualifying competition. He would go on to finish fourth in the final with a best leap of 8.12m
12 April: Rhythmic gymnastics is all about jaw-dropping routines using different apparatus: hoop, ribbons, clubs and a ball. England’s Hannah Martin defies gravity with a stunning split leap in the individual all-around final
11 April: Things can get pretty intense on the squash court. Scotland’s Lisa Aitken takes a tumble as the women’s doubles match with England gets competitive
13 April: Thomas Blumenfeld of Canada in red connects with a left hook against Ghana’s Jessie Lartey in blue during the men’s 69kg light welterweight semi-final. Blumenfeld won the contest 5-0 and eventually picked up a silver medal in the final – Nambia’s Jonas Jonas claimed gold
10 April: Para-powerlifting on day six and England’s Ali Jawad celebrates winning bronze in the men’s lightweight final
14 April: The men’s 10m platform preliminary and Declan Stacey of Australia is shown just after hitting the water
10 April: Harry Tanfield of England races through Currumbin Beachfront on the Gold Coast on his way to silver in the time trial
6 April: As dusk settles at Broadbeach Bowls Club, competitors are still out on the green for the lawn bowls
10 April: Up, up and away… Tyrone Smith of Bermuda takes flight in the men’s long jump qualification – he finished 10th in the final
15 April: Raw emotion from England’s Red Roses as Helen Housby scores in the last second to give England a 52-51 victory over hosts Australia in the final
7 April: Marios Georgiou helps Cyprus to eight medals in the gymnastics competition with his bronze in the men’s individual all-around final
9 April: Wales’ Hollie Arnold sets a new world record on her final throw to clinch victory in the F46 javelin
14 April: Northern Ireland boxer Michaela Walsh, who was not happy with the decision, jokingly pretends to take Skye Nicolson’s gold medal at the women’s 57kg medal ceremony
12 April: Ripples spread through the pool after Caeli McKay of Canada lands a dive in the 10m platform competition. McKay finished sixth overall in the competition
15 April: Fireworks draw the final curtain on the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Australia’s Gold Coast now hands the baton over to Birmingham in England to host the 2022 event

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