Top 10 memorable moments: From weightlifters and boxers going berserk, to Kiwis getting emotional, this Comm Games had it all!




With the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast coming to an end, 1 NEWS NOW takes a look back at some of the memorable moments which made it so entertaining!

1: A defeated Zambian boxer launched an astonishing foul-mouthed tirade at his Australian rival, busting in on his opponent's interview by a TVNZ Te Karere reporter.

Clay Waterman was speaking with Irena Smith after winning last when his rival decided to let his feelings known.
Source: TVNZ | Commonwealth Games

2: Kiwi gold medal weightlifting hero David Liti showed great sportsmanship after his medal ceremony on Monday night, offering to assist his Samoan rival who was left in a wheelchair after injuring himself in the men's 105kg+ weightlifting final.

Liti won gold in the 105kg division and didn’t hesitate to help injured silver medallist Lautiti Lui.
Source: TVNZ | Commonwealth Games

3: It wasn't all happy scenes at the Commonwealth Games weightlifting after Papua New Guinea lifter Steven Kari won gold in the 94kg category, his Canadian rival lost the plot backstage.

Steven Kari recorded a new Games record with a 216kg lift in the clean and jerk.
Source: TVNZ | Commonwealth Games

4: Kiwi swimming hero Sophie Pascoe collapsed after her gold medal win in the pool.

Pascoe won the women's SM10 individual medley and had to be assisted by staff after a post match interview.
Source: TVNZ | Commonwealth Games

5: Kiwi weightlifter Laurel Hubbard suffered a career ending injury going for a record lift.

The Kiwi lifter failed in her attempts to lift a Commonwealth Games record 132kg.
Source: TVNZ | Commonwealth Games

6: Shocking scenes engulfed the men's marathon at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, as the race leader collapsed to the ground in exhaustion.

Callum Hawkins of Scotland was overtaken by Australia's Michael Shelley close to the end of the race.
Source: TVNZ | Commonwealth Games

7: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has Dame Valerie Adams to thank for a key piece of new parenting advice.

Dame Valerie Adams spoke at a Commonwealth Games medal celebration about her life since Kimoana was born, offering the Prime Minister some words of advice.
Source: TVNZ | Commonwealth Games

8: Kiwi weightlifter David Liti falls to his knees to share emotional hug with his coach after winning gold.

The Kiwi super heavyweight was jubilant after his performance tonight.
Source: TVNZ | Commonwealth Games

9: Joelle King consoled a disconsolate Paul Coll after their mixed doubles squash loss.

The Kiwi pair went down to India in a thrilling mixed doubles squash semi-final.
Source: TVNZ | Commonwealth Games

10:Silver Ferns captain Katrina Grant couldn't hide her emotions, reduced to tears after New Zealand's 54-45 loss to England at the Commonwealth Games.

The Ferns' skipper couldn't hide her upset at today's defeat.
Source: TVNZ | Commonwealth Games

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