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Willis forced to settle for Bronze in 1500m Commonwealth Games Final, Farquhar wins Silver in Javelin

Nick Willis lost his Commonwealth Games 1500m crown this evening when he finished third in a hard-fought final.

Willis, New Zealand's big-name middle-distance runner, won a silver medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and was one of the glamour figures of the Delhi track and field meet. However, he has just emerged from an injury-hit season and wasn't sharp enough to match Kenyans Silas Kiplagat and James Magut in the final straight today.

The New Zealander ran well tactically, hugging the pole line, but Kiplagat was too strong in the closing stages. Kiplagat has been one of the form runners on the world circuit and has the fastest 1500m time of the season.


Commonwealth Games Cycling event to hit NOIDA Expressway on Wednesday

One of the National Capital Region's popular suburbs, Noida, will get to experience the excitement around the ongoing Commonwealth Games first hand, when the Women's 29km and the Men's 40km Individual Time Trial cycling points race is run at the magnificent Greater Noida expressway on Wednesday, October 13, 2010.

What's more, they would also have the privilege to witness the reigning world champions of both the events in live action. Australian world champion Meyers in the men's event has confirmed participation, while Tara Whitten of Canada, the reigning women's world champion will look to put some dent into the Australians dominance in the Cycling events of the Games.


India beat England on Penalties, to make first Commonwealth Hockey Final

indias_first_goal.jpgIn one of the most exciting encounters of the Commonwealth Games so far, underdogs India beat European champions England in the semi finals of the Men's Hockey, to set up a final against the mighty Australians on Thursday.

In a game that was dubbed as the battle between the Indian attackers and the England defenders, India finished on top after a wobbly start. A cagey opening 15 minutes saw few chances as a physically stronger English side outmuscled the Indians. Neither side had any real pace to exploit down either wing, and the absence of a quality playmaker meant that most attacks were nipped in the bud. England passed the ball well, but rarely threatened from open play, while India tried to attack down the wings and whip in balls with pace into the D.


England claim double Commonwealth Gold in 4*100 meter finals

The 4x100m relay finals at Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium on Tuesday has heated the race to finish second in the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, as the English Relay team won back to back gold medals in men's and women's event.

The English women's team of Katherine Endacott, Montell Douglas, Laura Turner and Abi Oyepitan completed the race in 44.19 seconds. They were followed by Ghana who finished second in 45.24s, just one hundredth of a second ahead of hosts India.


New Zealand beat Australia to strike Gold in Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens

Australia went close to breaking New Zealand's 12-year Commonwealth Games winning streak but came up short 24-17 in the gold medal match of the Rugby Sevens competition at Delhi University in Delhi on Tuesday. Captain Patrick McCutcheon's side held a 10-point lead early in the second half but the experienced Kiwis fought back and piled on three unanswered tries to close out the match and claim their fourth successive gold medal.

By claiming silver, coach Michael O'Connor's young squad achieved Australia's best ever result at a Games, breaking a 12-year drought which began after captain David Campese's team won bronze in Kuala Lumpur when the sport made its debut on the playing roster.


Scotland wins Gold in Men's Pairs 50m Rifle Prone, India fail to win a medal

Indian stalwarts Gagan Narang and Hariom Singh missed out an opportunity to win another medal for India in shooting. The final of Pairs 50m Rifle Prone for men, held on Tuesday was won by the Scottish duo of Neil Stirton and Jonathan Hammond with a total of 1181 points.

The Silver and Bronze medals were won by England and Australia respectively. The English pair of Mike Babb and Richard Wilson finished with a total of 1178 points. There was a tough fight for the bronze medal between the Australians and the Irish team as both the teams ended with a total of 1174 points. But, the Australians were given the bronze for scoring more number of perfect shots.


Glasgow team heading to Delhi for Commonwealth Games handover ceremony

Cast members from all over Scotland have travelled to Glasgow and Edinburgh airports to make the next leg of their journey to Delhi, as they prepare to perform in the JLN Stadium on Thursday when Glasgow officially becomes the next Host City of the Commonwealth Games.

The 352 cast members will be spending the short period of time they are in Delhi making their final preparations before making their way to the Stadium on Thursday. The cast come from all walks of life, represent many ages and many have little or no performance experience. For many it is the first time they have travelled outside of Europe.


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