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It's day seven and all of the home nations will have high hopes of winning gold in Delhi.

But can Wales win their first gold of the Games? With Dai Greene, Rhys Williams and Christian Malcolm all in action they will be confident, but who are you backing?

Who else do you fancy for gold? Mark Cavendish in the road race anyone? And what are you looking forward to watching today?

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comment by etuoyo (U14365746)

posted Oct 10, 2010

I knew it had to be one of the British teams protesting. The lack of sportsmanship is shocking. I saw the slow motion from top view on the BBC coverage and could not see anything. Just shows how closely the British officials watch everyone run, every jump, every throw with a microscope looking for someone to get disqualified. I can't help thinking if they put this amount of effort into training their athletes they would be able to actually get into finals and win medals without needing to rely on getting others disqualified.

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comment by shivfan (U2435266)

posted Oct 11, 2010

I pick Cydonnie Mothersill to win the women's 200....

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comment by janey (U13691483)

posted Oct 11, 2010

It just keeps getting better!!!!!!!!!

Osayemi Oludamola who was promoted to gold following the Nigerian protest against Sally Pearson has tested positive for Methylhexaneamine. Unusually they have released this information before the result of the 'B' sample is known. Apparently the Nigerians are quite annoyed at the positive test and all their athletes are now being tested.

If she has her medal taken away the gold will go to Natasha Myers, who herself has served a 2 year drug ban.



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posted Oct 11, 2010

England Men's hockey semi final on tues at 1pm uk time. It will be an awesome match with an electric atmosphere as England take on the home team. The other semi is New Zealand vs Aus, early morning UK time. The Women played their semi early this morning UK time (stop reading if you don't want to know the result - they'll probs show highlights later), right in the midday sun - 40 deg C temperatures - not great for Hockey as its such a fast paced, draining game. The England Coach Danny Kerry has completely blasted the organisers for scheduling a semi final at midday and then a 7th-8th place play off this evening. England Women play their Bronze Medal Play-off on weds at 6AM UK time, which is, yep, you guessed it, the middle of the day in Delhi.

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posted Oct 11, 2010

The Welsh team officials should hang their heads in shame!

I hope Elaine O'Neill will at least be a little embarassed to line up for that final.

I was looking forward to Artymata vs Cydonie in the final. It's a massive shame for the neutrals.

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posted Oct 11, 2010

Yes, wiggit120 a great shame. Artymata is an exciting athlete showing a nice natural progression; she reminds me of the Belgian Gevaert. Mothershille is now in her thirties but still running very well. It would have been a great race between these two. The inclusion of O’Neil will surely not improve the quality of the race!

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posted Oct 11, 2010

India's mens hockey win over bitter rivals Pakistan is a start. India had home advantage and the Pakistan team were inexperienced. But India are a million miles away from the glory glory days of hockey. However beating Pakistan must a great weight of their shoulders. To lead 4-0 and then for Pakistan to score 4 goals themselves says much for Pakistan's resolve as it does for India's win. India should have coasted this comfortably.

Realistically Pakistan aren't the force their once were. They themselves are overtaken by Germany, Holland, South Korea, Australia, Spain and England. For India to get back to those glory days they not only must beat Engalnd in the semis but possibly Australia and take the gold medal. What have India got left in the tank?

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comment by janey (U13691483)

posted Oct 11, 2010

Great win by Sally Pearson in the hurdles. Class athlete and a great attitude.
Good to see Abi Oyepitan back and running well again. A well deserved, and long awaited silver in the 200m. Let's hope she can build on this and come back even stronger for next season.

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posted Oct 11, 2010

@Holey-Moley: you "would love to hear the interviews with the 30 Australians who have won silver, I bet most were not delighted."

OK then, here's Australia's Eilidh Child after "storming to silver" (Sydney Morning Herald).
“I am over the moon and I am so happy,” said Child
“And it is such a brilliant feeling, it is amazing to do what I have done."

Different culture!

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posted Oct 11, 2010

Good try mate, she's Scottish!

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