Today at GC2018: Sunday 15 April
It’s the final day of the Commonwealth Games but there’s still plenty of action before we celebrate tonight!
There are 17 gold medals up for grabs across seven sports on the final day of competition at GC2018, with the Marathon, Basketball and Rugby Sevens taking centre stage.
Gold medals up for grabs today: 17
Athletics: 4 | Badminton: 5 | Basketball: 1 | Netball: 1 | Rugby Sevens: 2 | Squash: 2 | Table Tennis: 2
Sunday’s men's T54 Marathon race will be the final time GC2018 Ambassador Kurt Fearnley will compete in a marathon in the green and gold and on home soil.
The two-time Paralympic champion won silver in the T54 1500m on Tuesday but it's the marathon where he is hoping to go out with a bang.
The father of two has had an stellar career where he has had 43 victories in 75 marathons.
Netball creates history
In the two decades since Netball was admitted to the Commonwealth Games, only Australia and New Zealand have contested the gold medal match.
Sunday's GC2018 final will see England take on Australia after a winning goal in the final second of a thrilling semifinal against Jamaica.
Australia reached their sixth consecutive Commonwealth Games netball gold medal match after dominating arch rival New Zealand 65-44.
New Zealand will meet Jamaica in the playoff for bronze.
Final GC2018 medals
Australia, New Zealand, Canada and England will have the chance to make history as the first women’s Rugby Sevens Commonwealth Games medals will be awarded.
With women's Rugby Sevens making its debut at the Commonwealth Games, finals day for both women's and men's competitions at Robina Stadium promises to be memorable in more ways than one.
The women's finals will be a repeat of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with champions Australia playing Canada in the first semifinal. Silver medallists from that Olympics, New Zealand, will play England in the second semi. New Zealand beat Great Britain 25-7 two years ago in Brazil.
Meanwhile, the men’s semifinals includes an epic clash between Olympic champions Fiji and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallists South Africa. England takes on New Zealand, who have won the Commonwealth Games title four out of five editions, in the first semifinal.
Over 6,000 people will make history tomorrow, taking part in the first Commonwealth Games community fun run!
The 5km Gold Run 2018 will be held on a section of the Marathon course at the same time the Marathon runners are going for gold. Former athletes including Sam Riley, Jess Schipper, Ken Wallace and Ky Hurst are also among the entrants for Gold Run 2018.
If you watch one event today:
The GC2018 Closing Ceremony will reflect and celebrate the achievement, respect and friendship seen over the past 11 days.
Together we have been awed by the abilities of the world’s best athletes, inspired by the dedication of the volunteers and delighted by all that the Gold Coast and event cities have offered residents and visitors alike.
The Commonwealth Flag will also pass from the Gold Coast to Birmingham with a welcome from young people and artists that signposts what Birmingham 2022 will offer.
Get set for a fitting send off for the XXI Commonwealth Games!
Medal Events Today:
- Men’s Marathon, Men’s T54 Marathon
- Women’s Marathon, Women’s T54 Marathon
- Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles
- Women’s Singles, Women’s Doubles
- Mixed Doubles
- Rugby Sevens
- Men's Doubles
- Women's Doubles
- Table Tennis
- Men's Singles
- Mixed Doubles
Sports on show: 7
Festival 2018 – What to watch:
A unique and powerful contemporary fashion performance by Indigenous artist and designer Grace Lillian Lee.
Featuring 20 Indigenous females, Lee does the unlikely, by intertwining dance, music, art and textiles into a magnificently powerful performance which captivates and celebrates Torres Strait and Aboriginal culture.
Boogie through 60 years of pop music, with plenty of bubbles, balloons and surprises for young and old. The journey begins in 1954 with Rock Around the Clock, and then goes all the way from the Beatles to Beyonce.
Giant visuals feature the Kid/Dub dancers who show you each song's dance moves. Kid/Dub was created by the husband and wife team behind the global smash-hit adult dance party: Hot Dub Time Machine, Tom Lowndes and Alexandra Plim (also known as Tom Loud and Lulu).