IOA slams ministry for raising unnecessary issues on CWG contingent

Commonwealth Games mascot Borobi at the forecourt of Buckingham Palace in March 2017

As the eyes of the country turn towards the 2018 Commonwealth Games, young athletes have a chance to win $2,000 to support their sporting aspirations and a year's supply of Woolworths Fresh Food Kids Friendly Mini Fruit for Kids Packs.

At the same time, the 27-year-old who will compete in the 10m platform and 10m rhythmic platform events at the Commonwealth Games hopes she will return to her best before departing for the Gold Coast.

"So far my training has proceeded smoothly, last month we (the national shooting squad) underwent training that focused on boosting strength, so in this final stretch I am stressing on improvin g my techniques", he told a Podium Programme press conference at the National Sports Institute (ISN) here today.

"It's really exciting to be able to compete twice on such an fantastic stage".

"In different parts of my journey I've had different people supporting me", she explained.

The IOA had sent the ministry a list of 222 athletes, 74 support staff and 21 extra officials, who Batra claimed, will accompany the contingent at the expense of their respective National Sports Federations.

"I'm working really, really hard in training to try and give myself the best opportunity to swim well on the Gold Coast".

"It's nearly like reaching the finish line for me", says Eve, now a Year 12 student at All Saints Anglican School.

"It has been a challenge, but to me it is worth it to get results". "So where is the problem?", questioned Batra, adding Hockey India will be taking care of the expenses of six officials accompanying the men and women teams.

"Gymnastics has helped me through a lot of things in life, taught me so much and without them helping me learn and helping me experience this, I don't know where I would be".

A former Nigeria coach Adegboye Onigbinde has charged the Super Eagles to use the friendly matches against Poland and Serbia to make statement that they are up to the task of going far at this year's World Cup in Russian Federation.

The famous song was re-recorded by Britain's Got Talent victor Tokio Myers and Team England long jumper Jazmin Sawyers, who competed on the televised singing programme The Voice, at the iconic Abbey Road studios.

In between that, she rubbed shoulders with gold medal stars when she competed this year as an up and coming swimmer in the Australian Swimming Championships, from which the Games team was selected.

"Hopefully they're going to play the music loud enough so they can't hear us!"

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