XVIII Commonwealth Games competition ends

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Sunday, March 26, 2006

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The following is how the medal table looks after the final day of competition for the 2006 Commonwealth Games, in Melbourne, Australia.

In the final event of the Games, New Zealand defeated the reigning Netball Commonwealth champion Australia, 60-55, for the first time in 12 years.

Australia received its largest medal haul in Commonwealth Games history, receiving more than a third of the gold medals available; a total of 221 medals.

South Africa was the best of the African nation, winning 38 medals.

There were 247 events and 24 disciplines in the games. Events included:

  • Aquatics: diving, swimming, synchronised swimming
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Cycling: track, road, mountain bike
  • Gymnastics: artistic, rhythmic
  • Hockey
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Netball
  • Rugby Sevens
  • Shooting: clay target, pistol, small bore and air rifle, full bore rifle
  • Squash
  • Table Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Weightlifting

The games will be officially closed tonight, (0900 UTC) with the handing over of the Games to Delhi for 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Final Medal Count for the XVIII Commonwealth Games Melbourne2006.svg
Pos Country G S B Total
1 Flag of Australia.svg Australia 84 69 68 221
2 Flag of England.svg England 36 40 34 110
3 Flag of Canada.svg Canada 26 29 31 86
4 Flag of India.svg India 22 17 11 50
5 Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 12 13 13 38
6 Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 11 7 11 29
7 Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica 10 4 8 22
8 Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia 7 12 10 29
9 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 6 12 13 31
10 Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya 6 5 7 18
11 Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore 5 6 7 18
12 Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria 4 6 7 17
13 Flag of Wales.svg Wales 3 5 11 19
14 Flag of Cyprus.svg Cyprus 3 1 2 6
15 Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana 2 0 1 3
Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda 2 0 1 3
17 Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan 1 3 1 5
18 Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea 1 1 0 2
19 Flag of the Isle of Mann.svg Isle of Man 1 0 1 2
Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia 1 0 1 2
Flag of Tanzania.svg Tanzania 1 0 1 2
22 Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 1 0 0 1
23 Flag of Mauritius.svg Mauritius 0 3 0 3
24 Flag of the Bahamas.svg Bahamas 0 2 0 2
Ulster Banner.svg Northern Ireland 0 2 0 2
26 Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon 0 1 2 3
27 Flag of Botswana.svg Botswana 0 1 1 2
Flag of Malta.svg Malta 0 1 1 2
Flag of Nauru.svg Nauru 0 1 1 2
30 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh 0 1 0 1
Flag of Grenada.svg Grenada 0 1 0 1
Flag of Lesotho.svg Lesotho 0 1 0 1
33 Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 3 3
34 Flag of Seychelles.svg Seychelles 0 0 2 2
35 Flag of Barbados.svg Barbados 0 0 1 1
Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji 0 0 1 1
Flag of Mozambique.svg Mozambique 0 0 1 1
Flag of Samoa.svg Samoa 0 0 1 1
Flag of Swaziland.svg Swaziland 0 0 1 1
242 241 253 736


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