Team England make history in the boxing ring in Australia

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While coach Mark Hopkins may point to a "super-exciting young side with unlimited talent", the real trick will be convincing SASCOC to permit them to travel to the next big global competition - the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

"We have solicited the Commonwealth Games Association from India to leave Australia on the principal flights accessible".

TWO Indian athletes have been kicked out of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games after more needles were found in the athletes village.

Two Indian competitors have been kicked out of the Commonwealth Games athletes' village for breaching a "no-needle" policy. In her first major meet since having a baby a year ago, Adams threw 18.70 meters on her first attempt and held the lead for most of the final.

Jamaican Fedrick Dacres won the men's discus with a Games record effort of 68.20m, the women's pole vault gold was collected by Canadian Alysha Newman and women's shot putter Danniel Thomas-Dodd from Jamaica claimed a gold.

Host country Australia is still leading in the medals standings on 63 gold, 46 silver and 47 bronze. Earlier, Rachael Vanderwal scored 20 points to lead England to a 65-53 win over Canada.

Daybell took the opening game 11-7 but Wilson, who took Paralympic bronze in the team event at Rio, fought back.

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Joshua Stacey of Wales took bronze by beating South Africa's Theo Cogill 3-2.

The team features seven Olympians from Rio 2016.

Meanwhile, England's netball team secured their biggest ever victory over New Zealand in their final Pool B match.

At the conclusion of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, 45 athletes and officials from Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone overstayed their visas or applied for protection visas once the Games had finished.

The triumph for Anish, who was allowed to postpone his exams to compete, delivered India's 16th gold medal at the Games, surpassing the 15 the country won at Glasgow 2014.

Nigeria's flagbearer Blessing Okagbare leads the delegation during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast on April 4, 2018.

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