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  1. Australia's Mike Shelley wins gold in men's race, Scotland's Robbie Simpson takes bronze
  2. Namibia's Helalia Johannes wins gold in women's
  3. England's John Smith and Simon Lawson win T54 marathon silver and bronze
  4. England's Jade Jones third in women's T54

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Birmingham - the next host city of the Commonwealth Games in four year's time - puts on a show in the Gold Coast 2018 closing ceremony

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

Well, that's it for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games of 2018.

Next up, Birmingham in four years' time. It promises to be a cracker, if a little less sunny.

It's just about time for us to wrap things up, so thank you for joining us throughout the past 11 days.

Don't worry, you can still satisfy your Games fix with plenty of highlights available on the red button and via the BBC Sport website.

And Today at the Games will be shown on BBC Two at 18:30 BST.

Catch you then.

Bolt takes to the decks

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

If you missed it earlier, then this is definitely worth another look... Usain Bolt took to the decks to get the party started during the closing ceremony, because who wouldn't want the fastest man in the world on the ones and twos?

Usain Bolt starts the party at 2018 Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

"Put a little love in your heart," sings Archie Roach... and isn't that a lovely message to finish on.

Plenty of fireworks to see the artists off stage at the Carrara Stadium - it's bright, bold and kind of bonkers too, but I hope you've all enjoyed it.

End of ceremony fireworks

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

Time for an inspiring finale. Watch those tears... Archie Roach kicks us off, and it looks like he's about to be joined by the whole cast from tonight's closing ceremony performance.

That's a lot of people. Hope the stage is big enough.

A record-breaking Games

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Alistair Watkins

BBC Sport on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games set a record for the most gold medal-winning countries at a single Games.

The previous best was 28 different medal winning nations, at Manchester 2002, but that mark has been surpassed over the past 11 days of competition.

On the Gold Coast, 29 countries claimed gold, with medals shared between 43 countries, another record, beating the previous best of 39 which was set at Manchester 2002 and equalled at Melbourne 2006.

Australia topped the medal table at GC2018 with 198 medals - 80 of them gold - but couldn’t improve its own record at Melbourne 2006 when the host nation won 221 medals, 84 gold.

England finished second with 136 medals (45 gold), with India in third with 66 medals (26 gold).

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

Wherever there's a pop party, you can be sure our BBC crew aren't far away. And wouldn't you know it, here is Alistair Watkins with a few Commonwealth Games stats for you...

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

Good on The Veronicas, the chart-topping sisters from Brisbane who have opted to perform Can't Get You Out Of My Head.

At least Kylie is here in spirit...

Wait, is that Kylie?

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Press Association's Matt McGeehan thought he'd spotted Kylie in the crowd...

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Unfortunately for him, and us, he mistook an impersonator for the real Aussie pop legend.

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Apparently the real Kylie had a gig in Germany last night, so is unlikely to make it back for the party on the Gold Coast.

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There's a proper festival feel at the stadium now, the Awesome Aussie Sisters are blasting out top-notch vocals and the crowd, and the athletes for that matter, are lapping it up.

A cracking way to finish a cracking Games.

Next up, 2013 Australian X Factor winner Daml Im, simultaneously rattling out some superb piano and hitting the sort of notes you think you're nailing in the shower when you close your eyes... and ears.

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Wales flagbearer - Gareth Evans

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Commonwealth Games gold had been a long time coming for Welsh weightlifter Gareth Evans, but 2018 would be the year that wait would end.

In his third Games, the 31-year-old won Wales' - and the home nations' - first medal of the Games with victory in the men's -69kg.

Gareth Evans lifts his way to gold

Scotland flagbearer - Duncan Scott

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

If you didn't know Duncan Scott's name before these Commonwealth Games, you do now.

The 20-year-old swimmer became Scotland’s most decorated athlete at a single Games with his one gold, one silver and four bronze medals in the pool.

Commonwealth Games: Scotland's Scott storms to 100m freestyle gold

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Lizzie: I've never seen anything as bizarre as this closing ceremony, yet I can't look away

Northern Ireland flagbearer - Rhys McClenaghan

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

Northern Ireland were yet to get a medal on the board but Rhys McClenaghan wasn't prepared to let it stay that way for much longer.

The 18-year-old produced one of the shocks of the Games to win pommel horse gold ahead of Olympic champion Max Whitlock - a victory that will be remembered for a very, very long time.

Commonwealth Games: Northern Ireland's McClenaghan beat Whitlock to pommel horse gold

England flagbearer - Jade Jones

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

A medal in one sport simply isn't enough for Jade Jones, she had to do it in two!

Jones, 22, pulled off a magnificent achievement earlier this morning, winning bronze in the T54 marathon just one week after becoming England’s first ever female para-triathlon Commonwealth champion.

England's Jade Jones takes gold in the women's Para-triathlon final

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While the party continues in the Carrara Stadium, let's take a look at who was chosen to be our home nations flagbearers...

Kira Puru performs
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Games proclaimed closed

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

The Gold Coast 2018 Games are officially proclaimed 'closed'!

Here come the fireworks, and "11 awesome Aussie sisters" to sing us out... the words of young host Max Deffenti, not me.

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'The people of Birmingham will help us welcome the Games'

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

Speaking to the BBC, Birmingham city council's Jacqui Kennedy said: "Congratulations to the Gold Coast for a wonderful Games. Today the people of Birmingham will help us welcome the Games during the handover ceremony and we have up to 400 young children involved.

"The legacy will be to showcase our young talent and they will shine through today. We will accept the Commonwealth flag today and then it's on to our volunteers for their hard work in preparing the infrastructure.

"Our Commonwealth Games will be a regional effort and events will be staged in Leamington Spa and Coventry but Birmingham is the host city.

"It's going to be amazing."

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Swaying flash-mob style in Birmingham's Victoria Square, these dancers have earned their money with this mammoth performance...

And they finish by spelling out #BRUM.

That was #EXCELLENT.

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A performance from the streets of Birmingham to the tune of ELO's Mr Blue Sky - wishful thinking from the 2022 organisers?

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

Now for a poem from Amerah Saleh.

More lyrical loveliness that boggles the mind with its impressive pace and inspires with its thought-provoking message.

'I am now feeling much better'

Right, we've had an update on Scotland's Callum Hawkins.

The runner collapsed while leading the men's marathon in the early hours this morning, in distressing scenes that saw him trip over a kerb before hitting his head on a barrier.

We're pleased to report Hawkins is making a good recovery, and will stay in hospital overnight as a precaution.

Scotland's Callum Hawkins collapses in marathon

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Now for the Birmingham promo video...

It wouldn't be complete without a Peaky Blinders-inspired moment.

(PS. When's the new series due!?)

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"While we can't promise sand and sea..." starts Lord Mayor of Birmingham councillor Anne Underwood, who most definitely was due to speak. "...we can offer you the warmest of welcomes."

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

This is like the family wedding where everyone has had a little too much and wants to get in on the act during the speeches - first your dad, then your grandfather, and before you know it all your uncles are up sharing anecdotes...

I've lost track of who was supposed to be speaking and who's just freestyling.


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Kyel Matin: Some decent flag folding there. Can they do my bedsheets?

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"To Birmingham, I wish you every success, you're in for a great ride," adds Tate.

"And to all our visitors, I want you to be like a boomerang, return back to us soon."

Yes, Tom, I'm definitely pinching that closing line...

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Tom Tate, mayor of the Gold Coast, cranks up the crowd with his opening message.

"Gold Coast, we were awesome... you are amazing."

Remembering that Bolt moment...

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

Not only has Usain Bolt conquered the sprint world and played the decks at the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony, he can also take hands-free pictures of himself partying...

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This is an interesting handover. The flag passes through four pairs of hands before reaching its intended host.

It's your responsibility now, Birmingham...

What else is to come during the ceremony?

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After a busy 11 days, BBC Sport's Steve Cram is enjoying the ceremony this evening and he expects it to be a lot of fun.

"This evening is all about youth and equality which have been central themes across the Games. We will also have a nod to Birmingham in 2022 where the next installment will come from. Australia have been great hosts and they love their sport."

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Of course, it's the flag handover.

Get ready Birmingham, this resplendent piece of cloth is coming your way... via a path carved out of athletes.

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

This all feels very poignant in a way I'm not too sure why, perhaps that's what ballet does to you?

The Queensland Youth Ballet join the stage too, fluttering between the fairylights decorating the stage.

Very nice.

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We've had the singing and the speeches... time for some dance.

The Queensland Ballet take to a sparkling centre stage.

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Liti joins four previous winners of the award - Welsh gymnast Francesca Jones won it at Glasgow 2014, Jamaican triple jumper Trecia Smith at Delihi 2010, Indian shooter Samaresh Jung in 2006 at Melbourne, and South African swimmer Natalie Du Toit at Manchester 2002.

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And the winner is... David Liti! The weightlifter from New Zealand takes it, he broke the Commonwealth record at +105kg to take gold and then pushed Lauititi Lui of Samoa, who had collapsed during the tournament, up on to the podium to take silver and share in the moment.

A nice touch.

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Louise Martin CBE takes to the stage to present the David Dixon Award.

How it finished

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Medal table
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So to the important stuff... who topped the medal table?

Well, the hosts scooped a whopping 198 medals, 80 of them gold, but there was plenty to shout about for the home nations too.

England finished second to their Australian hosts with 136 medals overall, while Wales collected 10 golds among their 36 podiums and Scotland return with 44 medals.

Northern Ireland, meanwhile, impressed in the ring with six boxing silver medals in their 12-medal haul.

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Time for the dignitaries, cue speeches... so let's take a moment to look at some of the stats from the Gold Coast Games.

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

England's gymnastics team

A few of the Team England gymnasts are enjoying the goodbye party. And why not...