Published: Thu, April 12, 2018

Cameroonian athletes 'disappear' at Commonwealth Games in Australia

Cameroonian athletes 'disappear' at Commonwealth Games in Australia

Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the final group stage encounter between India and England in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast.

Mittal added to the medal rush by grabbing a bronze in the men's double trap event even as Mohammed Asab (43) finished fourth, a rung down from the bronze he won in Glasgow four years ago.

The first gold medal event at the Commonwealth Games dive pool was delayed by a technical glitch that forced pool-deck judges to revert to old-fashioned numbered cards to show their scores.

Sean McComb, 25, was fined $756 and banned from the Gold Coast's nightclub districts after the incident outside Sin City nightclub about 2.30am on Tuesday.

Among the men, debutant Gaurav Solanki (52kg) and world bronze-medalist Vikas made the semifinals to be assured of medals.

Cameroon press attache Simon Molombe said the number of missing athletes had since risen to eight, of 24 in the team.

It is not the first time Cameroonian athletes have gone missing.

"These athletes are guests here in Australia".

The spark that had been missing so far from their campaign was rediscovered to an extent and coach Sjoerd Marijne said he could finally recognize his team again. There are a few areas we have noticed which require improvement and we have addressed them within the team.

"It was distracting and I think this other girl was very good. I went from a boy to being a man, and hopefully did a lot of people proud".

At London 2012, seven Cameroon athletes disappeared during the Olympics.

"It's obviously disappointing that some athletes who have come to compete, didn't compete as scheduled", said Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive David Grevemberg.

Cameroon chef de mission Victor Agbo Nso say team officials had notified Australian police.

Cameroon weightlifters Francois Etoundi and Simplice Ribouem both received refugee status, and were in the 2018 Australian team.

The Games have welcomed more than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 71 Commonwealth nations and territories to the Gold Coast and event cities Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville, to share in the celebration of sport, entertainment and culture.

Organising committee manager Peter Beattie urged the athletes to return and implored them not to disregard laws that are in place.

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