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

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

LAKEISHA Patterson is eager to step up as a resonant voice for the cause of para-athletes to help fill the void left by the retirement of wheelchair marvel Kurt Fearnley from major Games.

The win on the Gold Coast is the latest chapter of his decorated career, which is highlighted by three Paralympic gold medals, including two in the marathon at the Athens (2004) and Beijing (2008) Games.

The closing ceremony was labelled as underwhelming, with fans and Seven Network commentators slamming organisers for not providing vision of athletes entering Carrara Stadium.

Beattie said organisers had meant to spare athletes a long wait before entering the venue but had got the broadcasting decision wrong.

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"They have competed, they are exhausted, and the last thing they want is to stand in a field for one hour to get into a closing ceremony".

"That has been a stuff-up".

Viewers were furious when the athletes were overlooked during the broadcast from Carrara Stadium, with the spotlight instead put on speeches and musical performances.

"If they're part? They should have been".

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"If you do it and it doesn't get covered on telly, does the tree actually fall?" I don&rsquo. It had been pretty peculiar, however exactly what do you really really do?

"I must carry this flag and my mum and my sister have been at the arena".

That the opening service was criticized by Social media users for incorporating addresses and being too much time. You want to see them jumping in front of camera.

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"The addresses were too numerous and too much time". I was part of that and I acknowledge it. "We got that wrong", &rdquo.

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