Closing ceremony for Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow

By Rahia Timutimu

Silver medals to Jack Bauer and the Silver Ferns overnight meant the NZ team matched their efforts in Manchester 12 years ago, when they also brought home 45 medals. The closing ceremony was held today, marking a successful campaign for NZ.

After 11 days New Zealand notched a credible 45 medals, including 14 gold’s, in the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The latest medals happened in last night’s gold medal match in Netball. The defending champions, the Silver Ferns, were hoping to win another gold.

However, Australia were too strong, the World champions winning against New Zealand by 18 points. 58 - 40 was the final score.

The New Zealand men’s hockey team missed out on a medal, losing to England in a shoot-out.

With the closing ceremony held today, the NZ camp will be thrilled, equalling their efforts in Manchester 12 years ago.

With the Commonwealth Games coming closer to home in 2018, expectations will be higher on the Gold Coast.