Two Indian athletes banned from Commonwealth Games after needles discovered

Two Indian athletes banned from Commonwealth Games after needles discovered

Two Indian athletes banned from Commonwealth Games after needles discovered

Two Indian athletes were banned from the Commonwealth Games on Friday and ordered to leave Australia "on the first flight available" after needles were discovered in their room at the athletes village.

Divya thrashed Sherin Sultana of Bangladesh 4-0 to come out victorious.

Cyprus gymnast Diamanto Evripidou says she arrived at the Gold Coast hoping to win a medal.

Mary Kom had won an unprecedented fifth gold medal in the 2017 Asian Women's Championships at Vietnam, proving that there is still plenty of fight left in the veteran boxer.

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Ace Indian pugilist Mary Kom will have a chance to clinch her first Commonwealth Games gold medal when she takes on Northern Ireland's Kristina O'Hara in the women's 48kg final on Saturday.

This is India's 16th gold at the Games.

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"I was happy with my (only) throw of 80.42 (metres) when the automatic qualifying was set at 78mm", the 20-year-old said.

Indian triple jumper Rakesh Babu and race walker Irfan Kolothum Thodi have been baned from the Gold Coast Games and ordered to return home after breaches of the "no-needles" policy. "I don't get up early, and go training and work so hard to perform like that". "This year he has been coaching in India and I will be training in Germany in three months", he added. As icing on the birthday cake, she also secured a Commonwealth Games record of 38.

India had lost to Australia in the finals of 2010 in Delhi and 2014, Glasgow, but this time they they lost in the semi-finals.

While coach Mark Hopkins may point to a "super-exciting young side with unlimited talent", the real trick will be convincing SASCOC to permit them to travel to the next big worldwide competition - the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Later, Mausam Khatri had to be satisfied with silver in the men's 97 kilogram freestyle category. Her improvement was evident in the final of the 10m air rifle event in Gold Coast, where she was the only competitor to register a ideal shot of 10.9, in a field that comprised her senior colleague Apurvi Chandela, who won bronze.

Solanki lost the third round but did just enough in the first two to walk away with a gold medal on debut at the Games.

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