2018Commonwealth Games



The 2018 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XXI Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Gold Coast 2018 is an international multi-sports event for members of the commonwealth which was held on the Gold Cost, Queenland, Australia from 4th to 15th April, 2018.

The Opening Ceremony of the said Games held on 4th April, 2018 at Carrara Stadum, Gold Coast. The Gold Coast welcomed thousands of fans, athletes and officials for the XXI Commonwealth Games. This was a mementous day for the Gold Cost sets the tone for elven amazing days of world-class sports competition.

As a showcase of culture, colour, unity and diversity, the opening ceremony epitomised the spirit of the Gold Coast and Queenland. The Carrara Stadium was the centre stage of glamur, theatre and entertainment as the venue for the opening ceremony.

The ceremony drew heavily on Aboriginal culture and symbolism, with 11-year-old Isabella Graham starting the countdown with a message on a smartphone welcoming competitors, officials and fans to the “oldest living culture on Earth”.

Aboriginal musicians also played didgeridoos while children from the local Yugambeh people performed traditional dances before Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were accompanied by local elders Ted Williams and Patricia O’Connor. Williams and O’Connor welcomed all of the competitors, officials and fans on behalf of the traditional custodians of the land.

The strong beach and surf culture of the city of about 640,000 that sits some 80 kilometres south of Brisbane was also heavily referenced throughout the ceremony.

Junior surf life savers, all carrying surfboards emblazoned with the country’s name, escorted each of the 71 teams from mostly former British colonies in the Parade of Nations, led by Scotland.


Pakistan’s Weightlifter Usman Amjad Rathore led the Pakistani Contingent during the Opening Ceremony. He is followed by Chef-de-Mission Lt.Gen (Retd) Muzammil Hussain, other officials and athletes.

Predictably, a massive sustained roar began about 20 seconds before the host nation Australia, who have more than 470 athletes competing, had even entered the stadium as the last team.

The Games were officially declared open by Britain's Prince of Wales at an upbeat ceremony featuring dancing lifeguards, giant flip-flops and Australia's team marching.

The 23 sports contested in Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Cycling - Mountain Bike, Cycling - Road, Cycling - Track, Diving, Gymnastics Artistic, Gymnastics Rhythmic, Hockey, Lawn Bowls, Netball, Para Powerlifting, Rugby Sevens, Shooting, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Weightlifting and Wrestling.

The Commonwealth Games 2018 drew to a close with a glittering Closing Ceremony at the Carrara Stadium. Flag-bearers from each participating country entered the stadium, followed by the athletes who entered together, without any national distinction. The president of the organizing committee and the CGF president made their closing speeches and the Games were officially closed.

Australia finished with 80 golds, way ahead of England’s 45 and India’s 26, in a tally.


Pakistan's Participation in 21st Commonwealth Games

86-member Pakistan Contingent participated in the 21st Commonwealth Games held at Gold Coast, Queenland, Australia from 4th to 15th April, 2018. The following were the members of Pakistan Contingent:-

Contingent Officials
1. Muzammil Hussain CDM
2. Muhammad Shafiq GTM
3. Dr.Waqar Ahmad Doctor
4. Syed Habib Shah Admn Official
5. Fayyaz-ul-Haq Admn Official
6.
Asif Azeem Press Athlache
7. Idress Haider Khawaja Admn Official
8.
Iftikhar Ahmed Awan Admin Official
9. Muhammad Sarwar Admn Official
Athletics
10. Abida Tanweer Official
11. Arshad Nadeem Player
12. Najma Parveen Player
Badminton
13. Iftikhar Hussain Official
14. Wajid Ali Chowdhry Official
15. Mahoor Shahzad Player
16. M. Irfan Saeed Bhutti Player
17. Murad Ali Player
18. Palwasha Bashir Player
Boxing
19 Muhammad Nasir Ijaz Tung Official
20. Arshad Hussain Official
21. Ali Ahmad Athlete
22. Awais Ali Khan Athlete
23. Gul Zaib Athlete
24. Syed Muhammad Asif Athlete
Hockey
25. Hassan Sardar Official
26. Roelant Wouter Oltmans Official
27. Muhammad Saqlain Official
28. Zafis Bin Talib Official
29. Rehan Butt Official
30. M. Nadeem Khan Lodhi Official
31.
Abu Bakar Mahmood Player
32. Mazhar Abbas Player
33.
Mubashar Ali Player
34. Muhammad Atiq Player
35. Muhammad Irfan Sr. Player
36. Muhammad Rizwan Player
37. Muhammad Arslan Qadir Player
38. Ammad Shakeel Butt Player
39. Imran Butt Player
40. Muhammad Faisal Qadir Player
41.
Tasawar Abbas Player
42. Tazeem-ul-Hassan Player
43.
Muhammad Toseeq Arshad Player
44. Shafqat Rasool Player
45. Muhammad Dilber Player
46. Muhammad Irfan Player
47. Rana Sunhail Riaz Player
48. Ali Shan Player
Shooting
49. Junaid Waqas Iqbal Official
50. Razi Ahmad Khan Official
51. Aamer Iqbal Player
52. Ghufran Adil Player
53. Minhal Sohail Player
54. Muhammad Farrukh Nadeem Player
55. Muhammad Khalil Akhtar Player
56. Usman Chand Player
57. Mehwish Farhan Player
Squash
58. Sheraz Saleem Official
59. Asif Khan Official
60. Fiaza Zafar Player
61. Farhan Zaman Player
62. Tayyab Aslam Player
63. Mehwish Farhan Player
Swimming
64. Bishma Khan Player
65. Syed M Haseeb Tariq Player
Table Tennis
66. Muhammad Razzaq Official
67. Yasrab Shah Official
68. Fahad Khawaja Athlete
69. Fatima Khan Athlete
70. Hareem Anwar Ali Athlete
71. Muhammad Rameez Athlete
Weightlifting
72. Ali Aslam Official
73. Muhammad Ilyas Butt Official
74. Abdullah Ghafoor Player
75. Abu Sufyan Player
76. M Nooh Dastgir Butt Player
77. Talha Talib Player
78. Usman Amjad Rathore Player
Wrestling
79. Abdul Mobeen Chaudhry Official
80. Muhammad Arshad Sattar Official
81. Abdul Wahab Player
82. Muhammad Asad Butt Player
83. Muhammad Bilal Player
84. Muhammad Inam Player
85. Umair Ahmad Player
86. Tayab Raza Player



Medal Tally of 21st Commonwealth Games

Rank
Nation
Medals
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Total
1
 Australia (AUS)
80
59
59
198
2
 England (ENG)
45
45
46
136
3
 India (IND)
26
20
20
66
4
 Canada (CAN)
15
40
27
82
5
 New Zealand (NZL)
15
16
15
46
6
 South Africa (RSA)
13
11
13
37
7
 Wales (WAL)
10
12
14
36
8
 Scotland (SCO)
9
13
22
44
9
 Nigeria (NGR)
9
9
6
24
10
 Cyprus (CYP)
8
1
5
14
11
 Jamaica (JAM)
7
9
11
27
12
 Malaysia (MAS)
7
5
12
24
13
 Singapore (SGP)
5
2
2
9
14
 Kenya (KEN)
4
7
6
17
15
 Uganda (UGA)
3
1
2
6
16
 Botswana (BOT)
3
1
1
5
17
 Samoa (SAM)
2
3
0
5
18
 Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)
2
1
0
3
19
 Namibia (NAM)
2
0
0
2
20
 Northern Ireland (NIR)
1
7
4
12
21
 Bahamas (BAH)
1
3
0
4
22
 Papua New Guinea (PNG)
1
2
0
3
23
 Fiji (FIJ)
1
1
2
4
24
 Pakistan (PAK)
1
0
4
5
25
 Grenada (GRN)
1
0
1
2
26
 Bermuda (BER)
1
0
0
1
 Guyana (GUY)
1
0
0
1
 British Virgin Islands (IVB)
1
0
0
1
 Saint Lucia (LCA)
1
0
0
1
 Bangladesh (BAN)
0
2
0
2
30
 Sri Lanka (SRI)
0
1
5
6
31
 Cameroon (CMR)
0
1
2
3
32
 Dominica (DMA)
0
1
1
2
33
 Isle of Man (IOM)
0
1
0
1
34
 Mauritius (MRI)
0
1
0
1
 Nauru (NRU)
0
1
0
1
 Malta (MLT)
0
0
2
2
37
 Vanuatu (VAN)
0
0
2
2
 Cook Islands (COK)
0
0
1
1
39
 Ghana (GHA)
0
0
1
1
 Norfolk Island (NFI)
0
0
1
1
 Seychelles (SEY)
0
0
1
1
 Solomon Islands (SOL)
0
0
1
1
Total
275
276
289
840

 

Pakistan Medal Tally in 21sth Commonwealth Games

S.No.
Discipline
Medals
     Gold
      Silver
       Bronze
     Total
1.
Weightlifting
-
-
2
2
2.
Wrestling
1
-
2
3
Total
1
-
4
5


S.No.
Player's Name
Event
Medal
 Weightlifting
1
Mr. Muhammad Nooh Dastgir Butt
Men's + 105 Kg
Bronze
2
Mr. Talha Talib
Men's 62 Kg
Bronze
 Wrestling
1
Mr. Muhammad Inam
Men's Freestyle 86 Kg
Gold
2
Mr. Tayab Raza
Men's Freestyle 125 Kg
Bronze
3
Mr. Muhammad Bilal
Men's Freestyle 57 Kg
Bronze