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Rutherford delights in another home Games gold

Rutherford delights in another home Games gold

Greg Rutherford insists he has banished the assumption that he is a one-hit wonder after defying a long-term layoff to take Commonwealth Games long jump gold in Glasgow.
The 27-year-old, who won Olympic gold in London, won with his third jump of 8.20m ahead of South Africans Zarck Visser and Rushwahl Samaai.
Rutherford picked up a silver medal four years ago in Delhi but doubts were cast over his fitness after he required an epidural injection in the build-up to even make it to qualifying.

16 hours ago | www.teamgb.com

William Fotheringham

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Whitlock leads home nation clean sweep at Glasgow 2014

Whitlock leads home nation clean sweep at Glasgow 2014

Double Olympic bronze medallist Max Whitlock fronted a home nation clean sweep in the gymnastics all-around competition at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Whitlock finished with a score of 90.631 which comfortably put him ahead of Scotland's Daniel Keatings while his English team-mate Nile Wilson completed the podium.
“The main aim was to go and perform clean routines and I'm so happy that I managed to do that on the day," he said.

22 hours ago | www.teamgb.com

William Fotheringham

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Nigeria: Commonwealth Games Federation Queries Nigeria

Nigeria: Commonwealth Games Federation Queries Nigeria

[Premium Times]The Commonwealth Games Federation, CGF, has queried the Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC, over the inconsistency in the use of jerseys by Nigerian athletes at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

1 day ago | allafrica.com

William Fotheringham

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William Fotheringham

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Pooley set to retire after Commonwealth Games road race

Pooley set to retire after Commonwealth Games road race

Olympic silver medallist Emma Pooley will be hoping to sign off from cycling in style after announcing that she will retire after the Commonwealth Games road race.
Pooley has enjoyed a glittering career on two wheels, winning time trial silver at the 2008 Games in Beijing before upgrading that to gold at the 2010 World Championships in Melbourne.
She had to settle for bronze the following year but became the 2014 national time trial champion earlier this year.

2 days ago | www.teamgb.com

William Fotheringham

@willfoth

William Fotheringham

@willfoth

Nigeria: Brazil Budgets U.S.$600 Million for 30 Medals At Rio 2016 Olympics

Nigeria: Brazil Budgets U.S.$600 Million for 30 Medals At Rio 2016 Olympics

[Guardian]Glasgow -WHILE Nigeria is yet to start planning for the 2016 Olympic Games billed for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the hosts have already earmarked the number of medals they want to win to be among the top 10 at the event.

3 days ago | allafrica.com