7 Oct 2010

Niue lawn bowlers upset NZ

11:29 am on 7 October 2010

Niue's lawn bowlers have produced an upset on day three of the Delhi Commonwealth Games, with the men's triples team of Ian McKenna, Kolonisi Polima and Vihekula Kanaihu upsetting New Zealand in a tie-break.

The Cook Islands women's pairs have beaten Norfolk Island, while Niue's women's pairs team of Olivia Bloomfield and Josephine Peyroux saw off a duo from Papua New Guinea.

Despite losing just one quarter Samoa's netballers have been pipped by Trinidad and Tobago 52-51 in their second group match, effectively ending their semi final hopes.

Cook Islands were competitive against Barbados before losing 60-46, while Papua New Guinea lost to South Africa by the same margin.

Papua New Guinea squash player Barbara Stubbings lost her women's plate quarter final against Canada's Samantha Cornett in four sets, while Cook Islands tennis player Brittany Teei is out of the women's singles after going down 6-0 6-2 to India's Sania Mirza in the second round.

PNG's Ryan Pini was fifth in his 100 metre freesytle heat in a time of 51.28, while compatriot Rita Kari was seventh in the final of the women's 58kg weightlifting.

Australia continues to dominate the medal tally with 45, including 22 golds, followed by host nation India with nine golds and Singapore, who have 5.