Commonwealth Games 2018: Gold Coast, April 4-15

Paddlers, shooters lead the gold hunt

Shooter Martina Veloso said: "My training has gone well and I'm feeling good. The team is relaxed and we want to do well."
Shooter Martina Veloso said: "My training has gone well and I'm feeling good. The team is relaxed and we want to do well."ST PHOTO: ALVIN HO

But chef de mission Chay is also hoping for 'some surprises' from athletes in the other nine sports

The absence of Joseph Schooling in Australia has left Team Singapore looking to familiar sources for gold medals at the Commonwealth Games, which start with tonight's opening ceremony.

While the 100m butterfly Olympic champion's form has been inconsistent of late, Schooling's pedigree meant he would have been among the favourites for his pet event on the Gold Coast.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 04, 2018, with the headline 'Paddlers, shooters lead the gold hunt'. Print Edition | Subscribe