For every winner there is at least one loser. And that was never more stark for Australia than the final day's competition.
Take the women’s rugby sevens gold medal match, for instance.
It was a tough pill to swallow for departing coach Tim Walsh but if he was going to lose, it was okay to be like that.
His Olympic champion side fell 17-12 to arch-rivals New Zealand in a classic Commonwealth Games women's rugby sevens final that will long be remembered.
It was a similar story on the netball court where Australia's netballers blew a four-goal final-quarter lead and were beaten by a last-second England goal in one of the boilovers of the Games.