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First of two valley athletes at Commonwealth Games wins match

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Marie-Paule Arceneaux | 09 Avril, 2018, 08:50

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, touched down in Brisbane on Wednesday to attend the opening ceremony.

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will be Nigeria's 13th since their maiden appearance in 1950.

Australia celebrated its ancestry and native traditions in a soul-stirring Commonwealth Games opening ceremony but protests by indigenous aboriginals against the very idea of Commonwealth came as a poignant reminder of the unforgotten colonial brutalities. Australian singers Delta Goodrem and Dami Im performed.

Nyirarukundo hoisted Rwanda's flag high as she rhythmically bounced along the tunes with the rest of the team following.

The 20-year-old finished 27th in the event at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

England could hardly have asked for a better start to the 2018 Commonwealth Games as they didn't drop a single game on day one.

She was joined by marathon runner Alexis Nizeyimana, 5,000m competitors Christopher Tuyishime and James Sugira, Beatha Nishimwe, who competes at 1,500m, and 800m athlete Alice Ishimwe, Beach volleyball team members Charlotte Nzayisenga and Denise Mutatsimpundu and Paralympian Vedaste Niyonzima.

Nigeria won 36 medals (11 Gold, 11 Silver and 14 Bronze) at the last edition of the Commonwealth Games which held in Glasgow, Scotland 2014.

With a well-publicised cricket scandal having recently brought Australian sports into international disrepute, many are hoping that a great performance by the Australian Commonwealth team will put an end to these negative headlines.

Bode Abiodun will take on Javen Choong from Malaysia and Terry Su from Belize later in the day in his remaining games while Jamiu will Rohit Pagarani from Belize. Team England, third out, was led by flagbearer Alistair Brownlee, a champion triathlete.

The wins kept coming as Langridge and Ellis, the latter also making his Commonwealth debut, saw off the challenge of Kasirye and Ekiring in the men's doubles.

It was the points against the serve that proved the clincher, the Englishman winning 23 to his opponent's seven, over the line in just over half an hour in the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre.