• Kenyan Boxer through to Games final

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Oct 11, 2010-

Benson Nganjuri won a thriller 5-4 against Bostwana’s  Oteng Oteng in their fly weight bout at the Talkatora Indoor stadium.

Nganjiru is set to win at least a silver by reaching the final.

The Kenyan came from behind in the first round which he was trailing 2-1 to win the last two on points of 1-0 and 4-1. 

“The coaches told me that I was behind but endurance is a good thing. I knew I could last out in the final round,” said an overjoyed Nganjiru.

He will now face Asian gold medallist Indian Suranjoy Mayengbam in the final on wednesday.

“I don’t mind whoever I face in the final because whoever it is, he will be the best so far. I’ll just take it as it comes.”

Joshua Ndere was eliminated from the Light Heavy weight bronze medal after losing to Northern Ireland’s Thomas McCarthy 9-4 in the semi finals.

Kenyan squash duo of Hartaj Bains and Safina Madhani lost their second preliminary Mixed doubles match 11-3 11-4 to New Zealand James Wilstrop and Jenny Dunclaf at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on Monday.

"We were a bit intimidated playing the Silver medalists from the Singles events,” said Bains after their third straight loss in the preliminary round. Bains and Madhani had earlier lost to Jersey and Scotland in similar sets of 2-0.

Madhani’s partnership with 12 year old Khaaliqa Nimji, Kenya’s youngest team member also lost to the Scottish team 2-0 before losing by a similar score to the Malaysian pair.

Evelyn Watta in New Delhi

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COUNTRY G S B T
1 Australia 74 54 48 176
2 England 37 59 45 141
3 India 37 27 35 99
3 Canada 26 17 32 75
4 South Africa 12 11 10 33
5 Kenya 12 11 9 32
6 Malaysia 12 9 13 34
7 Nigeria 11 10 14 35
8 Singapore 10 10 9 29
9 Scotland 9 10 7 26
10 New Zealand 5 22 8 35
11 Cyprus 4 3 5 12
12 Northern Ireland 3 3 4 10
13 Samoa 3   1 4
14 Wales 2 7 10 19
15 Jamaica 2 4 1 7
16 Pakistan 2 1 2 5
17 Uganda 2     2
18 Bahamas 1 1 3 5
19 Sri Lanka 1 1 1 3
20 Nauru 1 1   2
 
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