Gold Coast 2018: More African Athletes Missing At Commonwealth Games

Gold Coast 2018: More African Athletes Missing At Commonwealth Games

Gold Coast 2018: More African Athletes Missing At Commonwealth Games

He set a Games record with a total of 74 - four ahead of nearest rival Tim Kneale from the Isle of Man who took silver.

English heptathlete Katie Stainton endured a horror start to her seven-event program suffering a sickening fall during the hurdles.

As the search continues for Cameroon's five boxers and three weightlifters, Grevemberg insisted the welfare of the athletes came first.

"I admit I feel like I'm 78, but happy to be a gold medallist at any age", he said afterwards.

Three more boxers have since vanished, sparking an Australian Border Force manhunt.

The missing Cameroon athletes are boxers Simplice Fotsala, Arsene Fokou Fosso, Christian Ndzie Tsoye, Ulrich Rodrigue Yombo and Christelle Aurore Ndiang, and weightlifters Olivier Heracles Matam Matam, Petit David Minkoumba and Arcangeline Sonkbou Fouodji.

Team attache Simon Molombe said he did not expect them to return.

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"We would appreciate them sticking within the law - enjoying themselves but sticking within the law", Mr Beattie said.

She also made it to the semi-finals recording one of the four best fastest times not to qualify automatically from the Heats.

"Frankly, the bottom line is it happens regularly within Australia, there is a mechanism in place to deal with it and I don't get too excited by this", he told reporters Wednesday.

Commonwealth Games organising committee chairman Peter Beattie said they had worked hard with the Australian government on the entry system and he "encouraged" the 6,000 visiting athletes and officials not to breach the terms of their visas.

A handful of West Australian athletes were involved in day 7 action-read how they went below. They're still within their visas.

The athletes' visas expire on May 15, a month after the Games concludes, and cases of disappearances have already hit the headlines. Hanson, who is easily the most senior member of Australia's Games team, said he had never dreamt of wearing gold on the podium.

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