Commonwealth Games 2018 opening ceremony: In Pics

The opening ceremony of the 21st Commonwealth Games took place in a spectacular fashion with a glittering opening ceremony in Gold Coast, Australia. Star shuttler PV Sindhu led the Indian contingent out for the Parade of Nations in the packed Carrara Stadium. See photos:

Apr 04, 2018, 21:21 PM IST

The opening ceremony of the 21st Commonwealth Games took place in a spectacular fashion with a glittering opening ceremony in Gold Coast, Australia. Star shuttler PV Sindhu led the Indian contingent out for the Parade of Nations in the packed Carrara Stadium. See photos:

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Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu bears the Tricolour as she leads the Indian contingent at Carrara Stadium

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Sindhu carried the tri-colour at the head of the Indian contingent that also included her fellow badminton stars HS Pranoy and Kidambi Srikanth.

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India finished with 64 medals, including 15 medals, to end up fifth on the medals tally at the last edition of the Games in Glasgow. The Sindhu-led badminton squad, along with the wrestling and shooting teams, will carry India's hopes of a gold rush in Gold Coast.

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Indian athletes jubilate as they march past at Carrara Stadium during the opening ceremony of Commonwealth Games 2018. In a first, the Indians ditched tradition for comfort in the ceremony, marching out in blazers and trousers rather than the conventional sarees and bandhgalas. 

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Prince Charles, left and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, center, arrive with Aboriginal Elder Ted Williams during the opening ceremony.

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Artists perform at the opening ceremony of 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium in Gold Coast.

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Artists perform at the opening ceremony of 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium in Gold Coast.

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Artists perform at the opening ceremony of 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium in Gold Coast.

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Artists perform at the opening ceremony of 2018 Commonwealth GamesArtists perform at the opening ceremony of 2018 Commonwealth Games

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A total of 71 nations will compete in 275 events across 19 disciplines at the Games which will conclude on April 15.

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