Though Delhi turned on another hot, steamy day, the two teams played fast-moving, attractive hockey, but the Australians always appeared to have an edge.Â They launched a match-defining assault in a six-minute spell just before halftime, scoring three quick-fire goals that meant New Zealand was playing catch-up throughout the second spell.
2010 New Delhi Games
In the 10m air pistol pairs women's event, Australia, Canada and India were tied at 759 points and were all vying for the Gold medal. But Canada had to settle for a Bronze as they scored lesser number of perfect 10s (14) when compared to Australia and India (21 each). Further, India piped Australia to sit on top of the podium and clinch the Gold on the basis of count back.
As a result, Selby's fate now rests in his own hands, with only two matches remaining against Guernsey's Matt Le Ber and world number one Safuan Said.Â Trailing 1-5 midway through the second set, Selby looked down and out as a parochial home crowd cheered Raja's every shot, but the Australian superstar came back to his best as he peppered the jack with some of his trademark best late in the encounter.
Two junior-aged athletes have performed extremely well for Canada: 14-year-old Anqi Luo of Mississauga, Ontario in the women's competition, and 18-year-old Andre Ho of Richmond, BC, for the men.
The athlete tested positive for the substance methylhexaneamine, a prohibited stimulant under category S6 of the WADA list of prohibited substances and methods
Ms. Oludamola was notified of the positive result for the A sample and has asked for the B sample to be tested.
It is Despatie's second gold and his eight career victory at the Commonwealth Games. He has won both the one-metre and three-metre events at the last three Games. "A medal at these Games is always special for me," said Despatie.
On Monday, Despatie led after every round in the final and totalled 513.75 points with Ross second at 457.15 and Grant Nel of Australia third at 456.55. Eric Sehn of Edmonton took fourth spot at 437.05. "This was not a routine victory I woke up this morning and I really wanted to perform," said Despatie, 25, who earned at least 9.0's on five of his six dives in the final. "We've been training very hard for two months for this competition and I knew the preparation was there. There's always more pressure at Games and to do well here augurs well for the next two years."
The Canadian women did not appear to be intimidated and contained the initial pressure well, pushing forward dangerously on a green card to India, but to no avail. The first serious chance was for India when a forward received the ball unmarked at the top of the circle, but Canadian Azelia Liu stood tall in goal for a spectacular glove save. India earned the first penalty-corner of the game in the 13th minute, but could not generate a shot under the pressure of the Canadian runners.
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- South Africa & Wales qualify from Group B for Rugby Sevens Quarters
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