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XXII Commonwealth Games – Day 7 |05 August 2022

Keddy Agnes bows out of the Games


The hope of a medal for Seychelles at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England is almost gone following the exit of hard-hitter Keddy Agnes who lost his quarter-final bout yesterday against Sagar Sagar of India.

Seychelles’ flag bearer at the Games’ opening ceremony, Agnes who competes in the over 92kg – super heavyweight – lost his bout 0-5.

In table tennis, after losing both of their singles matches on Wednesday, local paddlers Laura Sinon and Mick Créa yesterday teamed up to register their first win at the Games.

Paired up for the mixed-doubles competition at the National Exhibition Centre, Créa and Sinon played their first match in the round of 64 against Stephen Reilly and Touea Titana of Fiji, winning 3-2.

The set scores were 9-11, 14-12, 3-11, 11-5 and 12-10.

In their match of round of 32, the Crea and Sinon duo was up against Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Manika Batra of India where they lost 0-3 (1-11, 3-11, 1-11).

The other Seychelles pair in mixed-doubles was made up of Godfrey Sultan and Christy Bristol who lost 0-3 their match in the round of 64 against Owen Cathcart and Sophie Earley of Nothern Ireland.

The set scores were 4-11, 4-11 and 6-11.

In the men’s doubles – round of 32 – later last night, Créa was supposed to pair up with Sultan against Yew En Koen Pang and Izaac Quek of Singapore.

In athletic, Denzel Adam was in action in the men's 200m, round one – Heat 7 – where he finished fifth in 21.51            seconds.

In the men's 1500m, round 1 – Heat 2 – Iven Moise clocked three minutes and 57.73 seconds (3:57.73) to finish 10th overall.

Natasha Chetty was also in action yesterday in the women's high jump qualifying round – group B – where she finished 7th overall.


Roland Duval            

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