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CWG 2014: Australia down New Zealand in Netball Final

With the Commonwealth Games gold medal around their necks, their Australian Diamonds will turn their attention to defending the Netball World Cup crown in Sydney in 2015.

Australia ended a 12-year Commonwealth Games gold medal drought with a commanding 58-40 win over arch rivals New Zealand in the Final in Glasgow on Sunday night (AEST).


CWG 2014: Australia through to gold medal match against New Zealand

The Australian Netball Team is one step away from ending its 12-year Commonwealth Games gold medal drought after beating Jamaica 57-42 in the semi-final in Glasgow on Saturday.

Australia will take on archrivals New Zealand, who defeated England 35-34 with the last shot of the game, in the decider on Sunday after they edged out the Sunshine Girls at the Scottish Convention & Exhibition Centre.

The reigning world champions defended their way to victory with a composed performance under pressure as they held the Jamaicans to their equal lowest score - 42 goals - for the tournament.


CWG 2014: Australia into semi-finals with victory over South Africa

The Australian Netball Team has secured top spot in Pool B and their berth in the Commonwealth Games semi-finals with a 64-40 victory over South Africa in Glasgow on Wednesday.

Australia finishes the preliminary round undefeated for a fifth consecutive Commonwealth Games with five wins to book a semi-final playoff against either New Zealand or Jamaica on Saturday.

Australian coach Lisa Alexander continued to be unpredictable by naming a different starting seven for a fifth consecutive game, opting for the shooting combination of Caitlin Bassett and Natalie Medhurst for the first time since the opening game against Wales.


CWG 2014: Aussie shooters grab two more Golds

On the final day of the shooting competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, 49-year-old David Chapman set the medal tally going by claiming the 25m Rapid Fire Men’s Pistol title. Chapman also set a new Commonwealth Games Final record on the way to taking the gold, shooting 23 points to claim the top spot.

India's Harpreet Singh took the Silver, while England's Kristian Callaghan won the bronze.


CWG 2014: Australian Shooters collect three more medals in Glasgow

Australia’s shooters have produced three outstanding Commonwealth Games medals yesterday: two gold and a bronze, at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre, near Carnoustie.

The big-fella of pistol shooting, Daniel Repacholi (Nulkaba, NSW) began the medal count for Australia, with a bronze medal in 50m Pistol. The medal is Repacholi’s second at the Glasgow Games, after he took the Men’s 10m Air Pistol gold in a thrilling final.

The 32-year-old miner from Cessnock has created history by winning medals in both his events at this edition of the Games. Repacholi qualified for the 50m Pistol final on a total of 543, and fought hard during the final, missing out to India’s Gurpal Singh who took the silver. The gold went to India’s Jitu Rai.


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