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