Eight Cameroonian athletes go missing from Commonwealth Games

Indian shooter Jitu Rai won a gold with a record-breaking score. Credit Twitter/@Ra_THORe

SA Games gold medallist Shakil Ahmed brought more laurels to the national after bagging Bangladesh's second silver medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games yesterday.

'These athletes. were part of a team that had a training camp in Warwick before getting to (the) Gold Coast, ' he said in a statement.

"We have also laid formal complaint to the Australian police".

Cricket great Anil Kumble praised Indian athletes at this year's Games, with shooter Shreyasi Singh winning the nation's 12th gold medal earlier on Wednesday.

Nso said the athletes were three weightlifters and five boxers, adding that they left the athletes' village in three waves over the past days.

An Australian Border Force (ABF) spokesperson said in a statement today that the Australian Government had been "working closely with the organising committee and worldwide stakeholders to ensure Commonwealth Games officials and athletes were aware of their visa responsibilities". However, he stressed the safety of these missing athletes is "being taken very, very seriously".

Anyone in Australia on a valid visa is legally entitled to claim asylum, but if that is what the Cameroon athletes are planning to do is unknown.

Dutton sought to remind athletes that there were "penalties for those who do the wrong thing".

"We would appreciate them sticking within the law, enjoying themselves, but sticking within the law. And if they are thinking of doing anything other, I would encourage them not to".


It has since been confirmed that the other members of the delegation for the Games who have already competed here had flown back to Cameroon as a group.

"Right now we are anxious about safety and welfare of the athletes and we are taking this very seriously and monitoring the situation with team Cameroon".

Commonwealth Games officials said the competitors had not breached their visas and were free to move around Australia.

Queensland Commonwealth Games minister Kate Jones expressed her disappointment as these athletes were forced to miss their events.

Five are boxers and three weightlifters.

They were reported to be staying in Europe for economic reasons rather than returning home. Bangladesh last triumph in pistol events, including a gold, came at the 1990 Auckland Commonwealth Games.

She started her surge with 250 meters to go and rounded the leaders with 200 remaining, extending her lead in the home stretch and then flexing her biceps in a bodybuilding pose after crossing the line.

They have not been seen since Tuesday.

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