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2010 New Delhi Games

New Zealand's Linda Villumsen takes Silver in time trial

New Zealand cyclist Linda Villumsen was pipped for the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games women's road time trial today.

Denmark-born Villumsen, who gained New Zealand citizenship in December, was just five seconds slower than Canadian Tara Whitten. Whitten clocked 38min 59.30s over the 29km course. Villumsen's time was 39min 04.15sec.

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India edge closer to Badminton Golds at Commonwealth Games

The Indian Badminton team has reached Judgement Day. With the medal matches for the sport starting today, India is assured of a medal in the men singles, women singles and women doubles. Earlier in the tournament, the Indian mixed team came very close to winning gold, but was defeated by Malaysia 3-1.

The men's singles match for the bronze medal today, will witness both the Indian representatives Chetan Anand and Kashyap Parupalli battle it out for the medal. Tomorrow, in the women's double finals, the Indian duo of Jwala Gutta and Ahwini Ponappa will face a tough challenge in the Singapore team of Shanto Mulia and Yao Lei.

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Selby, Cottrell through to Commonwealth Games Lawn Bowls Semi-finals

Australia's Leif Selby has powered his way through to the semi-finals at the Delhi Commonwealth Games and is now just two wins away from clinching a maiden gold medal.

During this morning's cut-throat encounter with New Zealand's Ali Forsyth, Selby, who has made a habit of starting slowly on the sub-continent, again misfired before rising to the occasion to register a 2-11, 13-1, 4-3 victory.

The world number two will now go on to meet Northern Ireland's Gary Kelly for a berth in the gold medal match, while Wales' Robert Weale, a silver medallist in Melbourne four years ago, will face England's Sam Tolchard in the opposite semi-final after defeating Scotland's Paul Foster .

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Canada's Rhythmic Gymnastics Team Comes Together to Win Commonwealth Games Silver

At the team competition today in Delhi, despite the challenge posed by a late addition, Canada's rhythmic gymnastics team won a silver medal.

The team competition included entries from eleven countries, with Australia, Canada and England finishing in the medals. Canadian teammates Mariam Chamilova (Maple, ON), Demetra Mantcheva (Richmond, BC) and Alexandra Martincek (Toronto, ON) performed mostly solid routines with good degrees of difficulty.

With the injury to original team member Nerissa Mo (Vancouver, BC), and the late addition of Martincek, the team admitted to feeling some pressure going into the team competition.

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Canada loses to Papua Guinea in Rugby Bowl Final of Commonwealth Games

Canada has lost to Papua New Guinea in the Bowl Final of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. After leading the tiny Island nation 10-5, the PNG squad pulled away with a 17-10 final score.

Canada won its opening Bowl quarter-final match against host India - with a 43-10 victory to start a successful run to the Bowl championship on day two of the Commonwealth Games Sevens competition.

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Canadian Badminton Queen says goodbye in Final Match at the Commonwealth Games

In her final international match for Canada, Anna Rice played on a centre court in front of a raucous crowd at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India and while the final result may not have been the way she had envisioned the moment, a loss to the tournament's number one seed and world #3, Indian Saina Nehwal (7-21, 10-21), the spotlight was incredibly deserving for the 5-time Canadian Women's and 2-time Pan American Badminton Champion.

"It's disappointing to have my final match end like that," said Rice after the match. "It's not the way I wanted to go out but I don't think there is any doubt that I lost to the eventual gold medallist as she's clearly at the top of her game."

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Selby, Cottrell through to Commonwealth Games Lawn Bowls Quarter-finals

Australia's Leif Selby has won the battle of the titans between the world's top two ranked lawn bowlers and in the process advanced through to tomorrow's quarter-finals of the men's singles at the Delhi Commonwealth Games.

Down and seemingly out entering today's final rounds, the 38-year-old knew any slip-up would prove fatal, but would not be denied as he defeated India's Mohammad Raja and Guernsey's Matt Le Ber before turning his attentions to Malaysian powerhouse Safuan Said. Needing to defeat the world number one in his final pool game to progress through to the post-sectional rounds, Selby scorched on the Delhi greens en route to a 12-5, 13-7 victory.

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