Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Gold Coast 2018: Eight Cameroonian Athletes Disappear In Australia

Gold Coast 2018: Eight Cameroonian Athletes Disappear In Australia

Meanwhile, it was the end of the road for the Indian women's pair of lovely Choubey and Rupa Rani Tirkey, having lost their quarter-final tie 11-17 to malaysian duo of Emma Firyana Saroji and Siti Zalina Ahmad.

That meant a certain bronze, even though she was beaten on a split-points decision by former skull-fracture victim Lisa Whiteside of England.

Whiteside, 32, who suffered a serious fracture in a freak fall in 2015, will face Carly McNaul of Northern Ireland in Saturday's final.

"She came forward strong, but I'm unsatisfied with the result", Robertson said.

Australian boxer Anja Stridsman has won an extraordinary gold medal just months after she suffered a devastating knee injury.

Asked if it felt an unsatisfying bronze, she replied: "Yeah, it does".

The Cooroy fighter earned her debut at the Games after winning the Australian women's 51kg title in November and was riding a confidence high following a promising training block in the Philippines and at the Australian Institute of Sport.

"No, nothing", she answered.


Australia rode the flawless team race by making it as fast and hard as possible for its rivals over the undulating 112km course at Currumbin before its gun sprinter finished it off inside the final 1km to beat New Zealand's Georgia Williams and Wales' Danielle Rowe.

Australia enter Sunday's final day of the Gold Coast Games with 75 gold, 54 silver and 57 bronze medals - well-clear of next-best England (42 golds) and India (25 golds).

Just two months before the Commonwealth trials past year, Stridsman tore her anterior cruciate ligament during a fight in Poland.

"We asked the surgeon if he thought that was possible", said Stridsman. People say for road cycling Commonwealth Games isn't that big a deal but you know what?

But she was not able to begin sparring until March, just weeks before the Games began, severely impacting her preparation.

"I want to thank my parents - my dad got me on the bike when I was 12 and my mum kept me sane - my family, my partner, coach, nutritionist, and all the CA staff - Brad McGee and Simon Jones they've done a phenomenal job".

"I feel like I won the fight - I had the cleaner shots".

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