Australia, coached by Ric Charlesworth, the master tactician and former India coach, attacked from the word go and put early pressure on the Indians. The host nation began to keep good possession in order to slow down the game. On the attack, India continued to rely on long passes like they did against England in the semis, but this time around,Â Australia's defence checked each of those passes.
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After finishing fourth in the individual all-around, the 19-year-old qualified for all four apparatus events. She narrowly missed out on bronze medals in the rope and in the ball when she came fourth and she finished sixth in the ribbon. But it was the hoop that gave Frankie her podium position.
The athlete's A sample tested positive for the substance 19-Norandrosterone, a prohibited Anabolic Agent under category S1 of the WADA List of Prohibited Substances and Methods.
"The Olympic disciplines were conducted extremely well and the athletes, who are the most important people for the Commonwealth Games, are satisfied with the way things have turned out," Mr. Kalmadi said. "There were apprehensions before the Games began but all aspects surrounding the athletes - the conduct of the event, the overall set-up, the Games Village, the entertainment and food - have been really enjoyed by them and they all return home with a great appreciation of India."
Weale has already tasted Commonwealth gold after winning in the fours event in Edinburgh in 1986. In the same Games, he collected two silvers in the pairs. And he completed the singles hat-trick today as he secured gold to sit alongside the silver he won in Manchester in 2002 and the silver in Melbourne in 2006.
Along with celebrating top athletic achievement, the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games have been an extraordinary growth experience for two of Canada's most promising female coaches.Â Table Tennis coach, Junya Chen (Mississauga, ON), and Athletics coach, Christine Laverty (Calgary, AB), have been working with their respective national teams in Delhi through a partnership between Commonwealth Games Canada and the Coaching Association of Canada's Women in Coaching Program.
"The joint initiative was designed to enhance support, coaching and professional development opportunities for up-and-coming female coaches working toward the Commonwealth Games," says Sheilagh Croxon, consultant for the Women in Coaching Program with the Coaching Association of Canada. "This is a great partnership that has enabled national sport organizations to work together to benefit the development of women coaches in the Canadian sport system."
The future of Canadian diving appears to be in secure hands with Jennifer Abel of Laval, Que. Abel, 19, collected her third medal Wednesday at the Commonwealth Games earning the silver on women's three-metre springboard.Â Sharleen Stratton of Australia won the gold medal with 376.00 points, Abel followed at 338.55 and Jaele Patrick of Australia was third at 326.16. Abel, an Olympic team member in 2008, also won gold this week on one-metre and three-metre synchro with Emilie Heymans of St-Lambert, Que.
"I did a great performance, I couldn't ask for much more," said Abel. "I made a mistake on the fourth dive, but I was able to turn the page and finish strong. This was my first Commonwealth Games and I didn't expect to win so many medals. It shows I'm on the right track for the Olympics."
- Boxers add 3 Golds to Medals Tally as India looks to reclaim 2nd spot
- Collings & Snowden win Gold in dramatic Commonwealth Games Fullbore pairs
- New Zealand's Joelle King wins Squash Gold & Silver on Wednesday at Commonwealth Games
- Tara Whitten finally gets her Gold at the 29km Individual Time Trial
- Robert Weale defeats Leif Selby in Lawn Bowls Singles Final
- India's shooters go out in a whimper, a silver & bronze on final day
- Australia win Women's Hockey Gold, beating New Zealand in a penalty shoot-out
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