Two Indian athletes kicked out of Commonwealths over needle find

Two Indian athletes kicked out of Commonwealths over needle find

Two Indian athletes kicked out of Commonwealths over needle find

He achieved the feat when he stormed his way into the gold medal with a Games record in the men's 25m rapid fire pistol event at the Belmont Shooting Centre. Tejaswini Sawant too won Agold in women's 50m Rifle 3.

She said they had failed to ensure compliance with the no needles policy and were banned from the Games "with immediate effect" and removed from the village.

After her medal, Anjum said, "I am extremely happy to win a medal for my country today".

After two Indian athletes were expelled and five indigenous protesters arrested, peerless South African Caster Semenya returned the spotlight to competition with a glorious gold at the Commonwealth Games.

In the women's trap, Shreyasi Singh reached her second final of the ongoing Games, two days after winning the double trap gold, but could only manage a fifth place finish this time around.

Earlier, the Indian contingent who are now studded with 18 gold medals in the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2018 have bettered their gold medal tally from the 2014 CWG that took place in Glasgow.

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India's Divya Kakran poses for photographs with her bronze medal at the medal ceremony of the women's freestyle 68 kg wrestling event at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, on Friday. Fellow Indian boxers Gaurav Solanki (52kg) and Manish Kaushik (60kg) will also have a shot at gold in their respective categories.

Boxer Naman Tanwar won bronze in men's 91 kg category, after facing defeat in the ring against Australia's Jason Whateley.

"I am very happy with what we have achieved. It is challenging but I am confident that we will do it", Indian boxing's High Performance Director Santiago Nieva told PTI at the end of the day's proceedings.

The CGF's Federation Court ruled Babu and Thodi had provided "evasive and unreliable" evidence following an investigation. The 35-year-old won after the five judges laid the verdict - 30-27, 30-27, 29-28, 30-27, 20-27 - in her favour.

In a hurriedly-convened press conference after the embarrassment, the Indian contingent officials said they would appeal the judgement. There is no doping offence involved.

"This is a big question, how they confirmed this syringe belonged to both (athletes)", Mr Chaudry said.

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