Five Cameroon athletes go missing from Commonwealth Games

12 April, 2018, 01:02 | Author: Judy Cobb
  • Commonwealth Games India women's TT team win gold

Indian para paddlers Maitreyee Sarkar and Vaishnavi Sutar had a mixed outing in their respective women's TT6-10 singles group matches at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday.

She dominated round one 10-9, 9-10, 10-9, 10-9, 10-9 and edged round two 9-10, 10-9, 10-9, 10-9, 9-10.

"[It is] an wonderful feeling", she told the Seven Network. "If they are thinking of doing anything other, I would encourage them not to do it".

"Nothing beats a Games on home soil ..."

India's Tejaswin Shankar finishes 6th in Men's High Jump Final with the best attempt of 2.224 meters.

"We wouldn't be surprised that they would be seeking Australian protection, given the situation in Cameroon where the minority English speaking Cameroonians are persecuted at the moment", said Robert Mukombozi, president of the Queensland African Communities Council.

Brandon Starc could not hide his delight.

Shreyasi Singh won the women's double trap gold, edging out Australia's Emma Cox in a shoot-off.

The night was off to a spectacular start with Kathryn Mitchell claiming the Gold medal in the Women's Javelin Throw, smashing the Games Record on her first throw of the night, reaching 68.92m.

She finished sixth at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in the javelin, before coming fifth in 2010 and fourth in 2014.

Emily Seebohm pocketed two more golds, in the 50m backstroke and medley relay, to complete her Gold Coast medal set - she also won 100m backstroke silver and 200m backstroke bronze.

Cameron Crombie was also successful, winning the men's F38 shot put final.

The Cameroonian athletes are nowhere according to reports meanwhile; they have valid visas until May 15, allowing them to spend another month legally in Australia.

Gillis and Micaela Bouter‚ both US-based students‚ had been called down off make-shift stairs leading up to the three-metre board for the synchronised diving competition in Gold Coast after a technical error in the scoring system had delayed proceedings.

The 2018 Games are now underway in the Gold Coast in the Australian State of Queensland.


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