T&T Michelle-Lee Ahye acknowledges the crowd during her medal ceremony at the Gold Coast 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast, Australia, last week. PICTURE CA-IMAGES/ALLAN CRANE

“Do something good for the country…and they still find a way to be negative smh (shaking my head) Trinidadians.”

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Australia’s Gold Coast has long been derided as an “overgrown resort town” and a “cultural desert”. But the 2018 Commonwealth Games allowed the host region to develop and communicate its big city credentials. Mega-events have been heavily criticised in recent years, but if planned properly they can bring many benefits for host cities, including social and economic regeneration. Gold Coast authorities were also interested in urban development: they wanted to show the world their coastline has matured from tourist resort to fully fledged city.

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T&T’s top international distance runner Tonya Nero and national distance coach Dexter Voisin after she placed 14th in the Commonwealth Games women’s marathon in Gold Coast, Australia, yesterday. She clocked 2.55.14.

T&T’s top international women’s distance runner Tonya Nero finished a creditable 14th in the 26.2 miles Commonwealth Games women’s marathon event on the last day of competition out at the Gold Coast, Australia yesterday.

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Michelle-Lee Ahye of Trinidad and Tobago celebrates as she wins gold ahead of Christania Williams of Jamaica and Asha Philip of England. Photo: Getty.

Over 6,600 athletes and team officials from 71 nations and territories made history over 11 unforgettable days of world class sporting action.

Read more: The best moments of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Kyron McMaster celebrates after winning gold in the 400m hurdles at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Kyron McMaster’s 400m hurdles win gave the British Virgin Islands a first ever Commonwealth gold, and came months after his coach Xavier Samuels was killed in Hurricane Irma

Read more: Kyron McMaster lets the tears flow after gold follows coach’s death

Michelle-Lee Ahye historic win in the 100m in 11.14 seconds at the 2018 Commonwealth Games which concluded at the Gold Coast, Australia, yesterday, is testimony of the benefits of hard work, discipline and perseverance on her part and work of her coach and support staff. She deserves all the accolades that have been showered upon her and the financial rewards to be bestowed from TTOC and the Ministry of Sport through the new sport policy on rewarding excellence.

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