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Commonwealth Games 2018: Opening Ceremony, Updates and Highlights, PV Sindhu leads Indian Contingent

Commonwealth Games 2018: Opening Ceremony, Updates and Highlights, PV Sindhu leads Indian Contingent
Written by Abhishek Lohia

The XXI Edition of Commonwealth Games(CWG) has been started from 4th April at Gold Coast, Australia. It is the fifth-time in Commonwealth history when it is taking place in Australia; Previously the games were held Glasglow(2014). There are about 4430 Athletes across 71 nations participating in this prestigious contest. The blue army–Indian Team is contesting in this event with a 225-members squad. In 2014 Team India was at 5th position on Points telly in CWG Games. Sushil Kumar, P V Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Kidambi Srikanth, Mary Kom are some of the leading Indian stars in these games. After ending the Opening ceremony, the athletes will start their Journey from tomorrow 5th April 2018. The first gold medal event will be contested in the women’s triathlon on Thursday 5th April 2018.

The Opening Ceremony is broadcasting on Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 2 HD(In English Commentary). For Hindi Commentary, Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD are broadcasting it on Hindi.

LIVE Updates of CWG 2018

6:09 pm IST: Fireworks all around the stadium. It’s a plethora of colours at the Carrara Stadium.

6:04 pm IST: Performers are singing, dancing around a gigantic whale balloon at the Varrara Stadium. Awesome scenes at the stadium.

5:59 pm IST: Delta Goodrem now performs at the opening ceremony.

5:56 pm IST: Kurt Fearnley.gives it to Sally Pearson and then the message from the baton is given to Prince Charles, who declares the Games Open!

Twitter Reaction when PV Sindhu leads Indian Contingent and hosted the National Flag.

5:52 pm IST– Performers showcasing different aspects of Queensland. Susie O’Neill arrives in the stadium with the Queen’s Baton. The dignitaries look to be in awe of the opening ceremony. All the athletes are here at the Carrara Stadium. Australian singer Katie Noonan is currently performing now.

5:50 PM IST– Finally, the hosts’ nation – Australia – are here. They have a jumbo 400-plus contingent.

5:45 pm IST–  The countries participating looks like never ending Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Solomon Islands, Vanuatu.

5:40 pm IST–  The Oceania region is here – Cook Islands, Fiji, and Kiribati are here

5:35 pm IST– St Vincent and the Grnadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands – Their colourful uniform impresses all.

5:32 pm IST– The Caribbean nations are here. Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Barbados’ athletes grace the opening ceremony.

5:30 pm IST– AND INDIA IS HERE! PV SINDHU IS THE FLAG-BEARER. India have a 215-plus contingent. They won 64 medals in Glasgow and would hope to better that tally in this edition

Commonwealth games Opening Ceremony

Commonwealth Games 2018 Opening Ceremony

5:15 pm IST– Participants are intermingling and greeting each other at the Stadium.

5:10 pm IST– These are the previous track of All the countries.

Pos Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 England 58 59 57 174
2 Australia 49 42 46 137
3 Canada 32 16 34 82
4 Scotland 19 15 19 53
5 India 15 30 19 64
6 New Zealand 14 14 17 45
7 South Africa 13 10 17 40
8 Nigeria 11 11 14 36
9 Kenya 10 10 5 25
10 Jamaica 10 4 8 22
11 Singapore 8 5 4 17
12 Malaysia 6 7 6 19
13 Wales 5 11 20 36
14 Cyprus 2 4 2 8
15 Northern Ireland 2 3 7 12
16 Papua New Guinea 2 0 0 2
17 Cameroon 1 3 3 7
18 Uganda 1 0 4 5
19 Grenada 1 0 1 2
20 Botswana 1 0 0 1
20 Kiribati 1 0 0 1
22 Pakistan 0 3 1 4
23 Trinidad and Tobago 0 2 3 5
24 Samoa 0 2 1 3
25 Bahamas 0 1 1 2
25 Mozambique 0 1 1 2
27 Bangladesh 0 1 0 1
27 Isle of Man 0 1 0 1
27 Nauru 0 1 0 1
27 Sri Lanka 0 1 0 1
31 Ghana 0 0 2 2
31 Namibia 0 0 2 2
31 Zambia 0 0 2 2
34 Barbados 0 0 1 1
34 Fiji 0 0 1 1
34 Saint Lucia 0 0 1 1
34 Mauritius 0 0 1 1

4:40 pm IST– Malawi, a landlocked country in southeastern Africa, are enjoying their time.

4:30 pm IST-Tanzania receive a warm welcome as they participate in the Parade of the Nations.

4:05 pm IST– The Australian Flag is raising. They were second in the points tally, in 2014 Australia won 137 medals including, 49 Gold, 42 Silver and 46 Bronze Medals.

4:01 pm IST– The Australian National Anthem ongoing, we are waiting for Team India.

3:48 pm IST– The ‘Dance of the Eagle’ commences, which symbolises the preservation of the tribe and the future generation of the tribe.

3:40 pm IST– The ceremony starts with the visualisation of the continents drifts

3:30 pm IST– Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave well wishes to Indian Squad.

3:20 pm IST- Opening ceremony has been started. For LIVE updates, get in touch with us

 

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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