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2010 New Delhi Games

Cottrell: A bronzed Aussie

World number five Kelsey Cottrell has claimed Australia's third lawn bowls medal at the Delhi Commonwealth Games after securing bronze against Malaysia's Siti Zalina Ahmad in electrifying circumstances this evening (13/10).

Despite dropping just one of her 11 matches in Delhi, Cottrell's only blemish came at the most inopportune of times, with world number one Val Smith, who went on to settle for silver after failing to overcome England's Natalie Melmore, striking in the semi-final. Having to regroup quickly to play Ahmad, who had won gold in Manchester and Melbourne, the Australian young gun hammered the Malaysian over maximum distance, relinquishing last bowl in favour of taking the mat.

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Cassidy wins Bronze in 1500m at Commonwealth Games

Josh Cassidy (Guelph, ON), Canada's top male wheelchair racer, returned home from Delhi with a T54 1500m bronze medal from day seven of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Cassidy was predicted to make the podium and wasn't far from placing gold. "It was my intention to get away early, which I did,", he said. "I had a great first 400m out in front and was leading at 800m. I pulled over to let the next guys through to take their turn in front but they slowed the race right down on an already slow track at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

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Selby to roll for Commonwealth Gold, Cottrell beaten in semi-final

A golden finish is up for grabs for the Australian lawn bowls team at the Delhi Commonwealth Games this evening. With two silver medals already in the bank, world number two Leif Selby will roll for gold against Wales' Robert Weale, while world number five Kelsey Cottrell will contest the bronze medal play-off against Malaysia's Siti Zalina Ahmad.

During an engrossing semi-final against Northern Ireland's Gary Kelly, Selby hung tough- despite confessing that he struggled with his rhythm- as he posted a 9-9, 9-7 victory to guarantee himself of a medal.

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India's Rani Yadav tests positive for Norandrosterone at Commonwealth Games

CGF President Michael Fennell announced at a media conference this morning (October 13, 2010) that an Indian athlete had returned an adverse analytical finding.

Subsequently, the CGF has received confirmation from the Indian Chef de Mission, that the athlete has been duly notified of the result, as per the CGF Anti-Doping Standard (ADS) for the XIX Commonwealth Games.

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Oludamola stripped of Gold Medal, Mayers awarded 1st place

The Provisional Hearing for Ms Oludamola ruled that the provisional suspension of the athlete would continue until the result of her B Sample was received. The athlete tested positive for the prohibited substance Methylhexaneamine on October 7, 2010.

The B Sample test has now been received, confirming the result of the A Sample test. Ms Oludamola confirmed during the Provisional Hearing that she was waiving her right to a Full Hearing as provided for under the ADS.

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Samuel Okon disqualified from Commonwealth Games

In accordance with the CGF Anti-Doping Standard (ADS) for the XIX Commonwealth Games, the CGF's Federation Court conducted a Provisional Hearing this afternoon to consider an adverse analytical finding submitted by Nigerian athlete Samuel Okon following his participation in the men's 110 metres hurdles on October 8, 2010.

The athlete tested positive for the prohibited substance Methylhexaneamine, listed as a prohibited stimulant under category S6 of the WADA list of prohibited substances and methods.

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Val Smith to meet Kelsey Cottrell in Lawn Bowls semi-finals

World champion singles bowler Val Smith kept New Zealand's bowls medal hopes alive today.

Smith, who began her Commonwealth Games campaign poorly, has rebounded well and today beat Claire Johnston of Scotland 9-7, 6-5 to remain in contention. She will now face Australian Kelsey Cottrell in the semi-finals.

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