North American doubles are played with a harder ball, which creates a very offensive game with fewer unforced errors. The Commonwealth squash doubles competition features a softer ball and a style of play in which it's harder to put the ball away.
2010 New Delhi Games
With the rhythmic gymnastics competition starting Tuesday, Canada is poised to be top three in the team competition, with results from Tuesday's start then determining the all-around finalists, as well as the individual apparatus final entries. Athletes Mariam Chamilova (Maple, ON), Demetra Mantcheva (Richmond, BC) and Alexandra Martincek (Toronto, ON), say they are ready to give it their all.
Saina made quick work of Caroline Black from Northern Ireland, dishing out a 21-0, 21-2 thrashing. She then came back on court a little later to beat Anna Rice of Canada 21-7, 21-10.
Up next for the world no.3 is England's Elizabeth Cann. Liz Cann needed three games to beat Canada's Michelle Li in the quarter-finals 21-14, 19-21, 21-16.
Their names will go down in the history books and the fans in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium will never forget the 11th of October 2010 as they were treated to a rare spectacle as India's women's discus team swept all three medals on offer.
Led byÂ Krishna Poonia, who in all fairness did come into this event as a hot favourite for the gold (especially since Australian Dani Samuels had pulled out), the Indian ladies team made a clean sweep of the medals on offer.
The Canadian tandem outshot some talented competition from England, Scotland, Australia and India to earn a spot on the podium. Cyprus won the gold.
In other action
Jason Wurster of Toronto, ON finished 7th in the pole vault final with a mark of 5.25 metres while Guelph, ON's Taylor Milne did not advance to the 1500 metre final; Milne finished 11th in his heat with a time of 3:49.53.
Wales started their sevens tournament in style by crushing the home side, India, 56 points to 7. The young squad put on a solid performance and tries from Lee Rees, Gareth Davies, Kristian Phillips, Alex Cuthbert and two each for Lee Williams and Tom Prydie secured the win and the confidence.
Next up; Tonga. With just 1.22 minutes on the clock Lee Rees pushed through to get Wales on the score sheet. Tries from Gareth Davies and Tom Prydie followed before they allowed Tonga to sneak in seven points before the half-time break. Not phased, Wales responded with three more tries to make the final score 38-7 to Wales.
- 19-year old Sean McGoldrick powers into Commonwealth Boxing Final
- Nancy Langat pips Nikki Hamilton to 800m post, Tintu Luka unfortunate after great start
- New Zealand's Ali Forsyth continues unbeaten run in Lawn Bowl Singles
- Sally Pearson wins 100m hurdles, Andrea Miller gets bronze
- Australian Sevens remain in Medal race despite loss
- Mittal Champions Trust products nab 17 Commonwealth Games Medalsedals
- Lynsey Armitage & Natasha Van Eldik to compete for Lawn Bowls Bronze
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