Delhi 2010: Tosin Oke Takes Triple Jump Gold for Nigeria

Nigerian athlete, Tosin Oke, has scooped a gold medal for Nigeria after achieving a triple jump of 17.16 in the 2010 Commonwealth Games at Delhi. Oke used to jump for Britain, starting out with Cambridge Harriers. He has been trained by Guy Spencer and John Herbert, the coach of Phillips Idowu and Jade Johnson. He … Read more Delhi 2010: Tosin Oke Takes Triple Jump Gold for Nigeria

Commonwealth Games: Australia Takes Gold at the Women’s Pole Vault

Australia took gold this morning in the women’s pole vault final. Alana Boyd completed a season’s best of 4.40m to take the top spot at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. She said of the competition: “Of course I’d loved to have jumped 4.55 but hey, I got a medal so I couldn’t have asked … Read more Commonwealth Games: Australia Takes Gold at the Women’s Pole Vault

2010 Commonwealth Games: India Takes First Medals on Home Soil

Nigeria claimed the first gold of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in the women’s 48kg weightlifting competition. India also claimed its first medals of the home tournament, taking both silver and bronze. Position Name Country Result Gold Augustina Nkem Mwaokolo Nigeria 175 Silver Soniya Chanu Ngangbam India 167 Bronze Sandhya Rani Devi Atom … Read more 2010 Commonwealth Games: India Takes First Medals on Home Soil

Fiji Suspended from the Commonwealth

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma, announced on 1st September 2009 that the Republic of the Fiji Islands stands fully suspended from membership of the Commonwealth with immediate effect. Fiji had been temporarily suspended from the Commonwealth since a military coup in December 2006, but failure to engage fully with UN and Commonwealth efforts to ensure … Read more Fiji Suspended from the Commonwealth