Birmingham 2022 has been full of thrilling action, extraordinary achievements and pulsating competition.

Here, we pick out just five of the Games' most memorable moments.

Yee gets ball rolling

Olympic silver medallist Alex Yee had the hopes of the home nation on his shoulders as he went for the first gold of Birmingham 2022 - and he did not disappoint.

Yee claimed the men's Triathlon title around Sutton Park to kickstart England's gold medal haul.

The 24-year-old was not done there, adding the mixed team triathlon to his medal cabinet.

McKeon breaks record 

Coming into the Swimming competition at Birmingham 2022, it was South Africa's Chad le Clos who appeared set to make Commonwealth Games history.

The South African's 17 medals meant he stood just one adrift of the record jointly held by shooters Michael Gault and Phil Adams.

While Le Clos moved level with 200m butterfly silver, Australia's Emma McKeon was flying up the medal charts with an astonishing Games in the pool.

Their battle for a spot in history came to a head on August 2 as McKeon equalled Le Clos on 17 medals before both competed in the mixed 4x100m medley, with Australia's gold giving McKeon a seventh medal of the Games and with it the Commonwealth record.

The 28-year-old added a sixth gold the following day to set a new Commonwealth benchmark.

Walking on Sunshine

Jamaica's 'Sunshine Girls' produced one of the most eye-catching moments of the Games with their stunning celebrations after an historic semi-final win over world champions New Zealand.

They had been the stars of the competition, producing a brilliant win over Australia in the pool stages, but it was their 67-51 semi-final victory - booking their place in a first ever Commonwealth Games final - that really caught the eye.

And their extraordinary on-court dance after the win will live long in the memory, even if they could not quite clinch the gold medal in the final against Australia.

Peaty hits back

Adam Peaty is England's swimming poster boy.

He arrived at Birmingham 2022 with everyone expecting he would ease to two golds in the 50m and 100m breaststroke.

So when Peaty’s eight-year unbeaten run over 100m ended on the first Sunday, as he missed out on the medals altogether, he admitted he had expected too much of himself on his comeback from a broken foot suffered in a training accident 10 weeks earlier.

But he warned his rivals he was like a cornered lion ready to “bite” back and duly claimed the only major gold medal missing from his vast collection after touching the wall first in 26.76 seconds to the 50m crown.

"I came from literally the lowest point. But you know what, I’m a fighter," Peaty said. "I’m not going to let anyone else come and take it. They are going to have to work hard for it. It is a sweet victory for me.”

Age is just a number 

George Miller became the oldest gold medal winner in Commonwealth Games history following Scotland's 16-9 win in the Lawn Bowls mixed pairs B2/B3 at Victoria Park.

Fellow bowler Rosemary Lenton, 72, had only set a new mark two days earlier but the 75-year-old director surpassed that.

The Scottish team of skip Robert Barr and lead Melanie Innis and directors Miller and Sarah Jane Ewing got the better of Wales skip Gordon Llewellyn, who is also 75, and lead Julie Thomas and directors Mark Adams and John Wilson.

At the other end of the scale, England's 17-year-old diving star Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix enjoyed a glittering Games with a stunning gold in the women's 10m platform and silver in the synchronised event alongside Eden Cheng.

Canada's Summer McIntosh, aged just 15, leaves Birmingham with two swimming golds to her names.