Publicado: Jue, Abril 05, 2018
Deportes | Por Godofredo Marrero

CWG 2018 to open today with dazzling ceremony

CWG 2018 to open today with dazzling ceremony

The squad of 12 are out to make history on the Gold Coast as this is the first time women's sevens has been part of the Commonwealth Games. The 2017 graduate of Cowichan Secondary School, who now attends UVic, won gold medals in the individual, women's relay and mixed relay events at last year's Canada Summer Games, and has multiple podium finishes in global competition.

The Indian contingent at the ceremony, which consists of over 200 athletes, will be led by flag-bearer P V Sindhu, the Rio Olympic silver medallist.

Sports fans in the Cowichan Valley will have plenty of locally developed athletes to cheer for at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) had decided last month that Indian women athletes will not wear sarees at any opening ceremony of worldwide sports events from now on.

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A crowd of 35,000 packed into the Carrara Stadium, normally the home of Australian Rules football side Gold Coast Suns.

But the real star of the festivities was Migaloo, a giant inflatable white whale that floated above spectators and performers alike as red confetti was showered on the stadium.

A heavy downpour of rain greeted the start of proceedings but that failed to dampen spirits. The Games, which will see more than 4,500 athletes from 71 nations fighting for 275 gold medals across 23 events, will run through 11 days.

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