Minster's Ross Wilson wins table tennis gold at Commonwealth Games

Winning feeling Asha Philip Dina Asher-Smith Bianca Williams and Lorraine Ugen pose with their medal

Organising committee chairman Peter Beattie said the decision was made to limit the time athletes, many of whom were tired from competition, had to wait outside the stadium.

"They did get it wrong, but for all the people blowing up, I know you're doing it as a sign of kindness and respect, but I will blow up when it's needed".

The part of the closing ceremony that organisers chose to broadcast included performances from local musicians including Amy Shark, Guy Sebastian, Yothu Yindi, Kate Cebrano and Dami Im.

"We wanted athletes to be part of and enjoy the Closing Ceremony".

He said the welfare of the athletes was behind the decision as "the last thing they want is to stand in a field for an hour waiting to get into the closing ceremony".

The breaking of tradition meant that athletes were denied the spotlight and left out of the event, as their entry wasn't broadcast or shared with viewers.

AUSTRALIAN basketballer Angus Brandt has revealed athletes had no idea what was going on at the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony before finally realising they had been brought in before the event began.

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"They made the decision not to have athletes enter the stadium".

Beattie also conceded speeches at the ceremony went for too long.

"I was lucky to win the second; we both had game points".

"We can only show the pictures that are provided by the actual host broadcasters", Griggs told Seven on Sunday.

Swimming medallist Ellie Cole, who lost her right leg to a rare cancer, said the reach of TV and fans watching was transforming because she was never able to see para-athletes compete to have early role models.

"We missed out on all of that".

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