Birthday girl athlete stage bombs closing ceremony

The odd one out: Genevieve laCze. Photo: Getty Images
The odd one out: Genevieve laCze. Photo: Getty Images

AUSTRALIANS stole the show at the closing ceremony for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games with the baton for 2018 handed over to the Gold Coast.

Jessica Mauboy and Kylie Minogue performed on stage with one surprise Aussie guest. Steeplechase runner Genevieve LaCaze hopped on stage and danced alongside Minogue and other performers waving a miniature Australian flag.

The athlete, who is celebrating her 25th birthday on Monday, was centre stage for nearly a minute before being gently ushered away by security.

"I just wanted a little bit of claim to fame," LaCaze told Channel 10 after the ceremony. "I wanted a little bit of TV time, I am turning 25, so why not."

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