Team Nigeria win 2 bronze medals at Commonwealth Games

Vikas Krishan

Australia has collected 75 gold medals with England (42 golds) is a distant second with India (25 golds) next-best.

The Hockeyroos savoured another success with a 2-0 win against New Zealand - they have now won all six golds offered at Commonwealth Games.

And squash stalwart David Palmer is hunting a third Commonwealth Games gold medal when he partners Zac Alexander in a gold medal fixture against England duo Daryl Selby and Adrian Waller.

Nigerian boxers Yetunde Odunuga and Milicent Agboegbulem have won two bronze medals at the ongoing 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

In a freakish turn of events, the 19-year-old home hope was given a bye in the seven-woman competition by the computer-generated draw, propelling her straight into the semi-finals.

"I had a little chat to them right before I went in and they were definitely there with me", Nicolson said after a controversial split decision over Northern Ireland's Michaela Walsh, who believed she was robbed.

On Sunday, Australia's peerless para-athlete Kurt Fearnley will bid farewell to elite competition after he contests his final race - the arduous T54 marathon.

"There is no law in the country that says if you flee and you come back, you will be punished", he told SBS News, adding he didn't know the whereabouts of the missing competitors.

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

A $13,500 operation later - where her damaged knee tendon was replaced with an Achilles tendon from a cadaver - Stridsman immediately turned her attention to the Commonwealth Games. "To have gone through all that, I've proven so much to myself", she said.

At the athletics stadium, Tasmanian Hamish Peacock snared men's javelin silver and teammate Nicola McDermott took women's high jump bronze.

It capped a mixed day for Australia's doubles teams.

Fearnley will race alongside compatriot Jake Lappin, while Australian para-marathoners Eliza Ault-Connell and Madison de Rozario chase gold in the women's equivalent.

He said the missing athletes were part of a team Whatsapp group, but only one of them got in touch because she had left behind her credit card and money.

The Indian men's team narrowly lost a semifinal berth after going down against Wales in the lawn bowls Fours event at the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Thursday.

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