Weightman departs for Delhi

Australia’s hope in the women’s marathon event, Lisa Weightman will depart for Delhi later this afternoon from her training camp in Cairns. With the marathon scheduled as the last event on the program next Thursday 14 October, it was always going to be the plan of Weightman’s coach Richard Telford, to have her arrive in…

Ebden one match away from gold medal play off

Australian number 3 seed Matthew Ebden moved within one win of the gold medal match after recording a tight three set victory over England’s Josh Goodall. In the hot and humid Delhi conditions Ebden prevailed 6-7 6-1 7-6 in just under 2 hours and 15 minutes. Goodall played exceptionally well throughout the tight encounter and…

Delhi: Men’s 400m heats announced

The heats of the men’s 400m get underway this afternoon with Ben Offereins being drawn in Heat 2. Of the other Australians, Joel Milburn is in Heat 3 and will have to contend with the improving Kenyan Mark Kiprotich Muttai. Sean Wroe in Heat 6 should have enough speed to also progress after receiving a…

Ebden powers on in Delhi

Australia’s Matthew Ebden won through to the quarter-finals of the men’s singles at the Commonwealth Games overnight with a commanding 6-4 7-5 victory over Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi from Pakistan. Qureshi, a recent finalist at the 2010 US Open in both doubles and mixed doubles, was unable to handle Ebden’s supreme consistency in the humid conditions on…

Offereins ready to run in Delhi

With his training and competition planning throughout this year all geared towards the Games, National Champion Ben Offereins will run the heats of the individual 400m tomorrow (Thursday 7 October) at 5:10pm AEST. From the athletes entered in the 400m, Offereins goes in as the one with the fastest time thus far in 2010. While…

Third seed Ebden starts strong in Delhi

World #165 Matthew Ebden, seeded third in the Commonwealth Games, made a winning start to his singles campaign with a routine 6-3 6-2 win over Patrick Ogier of Guernsey. While stating that the temperature on court was rather warm, Ebden was upbeat after his match and was looking forward to his next round. “We’re wet…

Offereins to run against Olympic Champion

Having recently arrived in Europe, Ben Offereins is looking to continue his stellar year on the track thus far. Offereins will tonight compete over 400m in Stockholm, before taking on Jeremy Wariner in Lucerne this Sunday. Wariner, a triple Olympic Gold Medallist and holder of the third-fastest 400m time in history, is just the competition…