Cameroon athletes MIA at Commonwealth Games

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A Cameroon official has said the eight athletes who vanished from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games athletes' village may have been "seeking greener pastures".

Victor Agbor Nso, the leader of Cameroon's team at the Games, said the athletes had vanished in "three waves".

Games organising committee chairman Peter Beattie said none of the athletes had breached Australian law.

Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive David Grevemberg on Wednesday said it was disappointing the athletes didn't show up when they were scheduled to compete.

"My advice to the AFN and Sports Ministry is that they should treat those home-based athletes better, before another country does it for us as we have so many talents back home, "he said".

Queensland Police told Reuters it was a "matter for the Cameroon Commonwealth Games Association to address" until such point that the athletes overstayed their visas.

It is not the first time Cameroonian athletes have gone missing.

The young Mitharval, who has also a bronze in the 10m air pistol event two days ago, shot 201.1 to finish third in the eight-man finals at Belmont Shooting Centre.

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They were followed by three Guineans and three Ivorians, while two members of the Sudanese team and one Ethiopian sought asylum in the UK.

Kom won a bronze medal in the flyweight class at the London Olympics.

"I think that is the first time that New Zealand have lost two in the pool stages, but to be honest that is music to my ears".

Of those 100 athletes, 45 tried to stay in Australia, including athletes from Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Tanzania and Cameroon.

"We have a lot of potential‚ I feel‚" added Gillis‚ explaining they have to adjust their diving styles to try match each other.

He said the missing athletes were part of a team Whatsapp group, but only one of them got in touch because she had left behind her credit card and money.

Mitchell threw 68.92 metres - smashing the Australian record she set in March and also the Games record.

Before the Games opened, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton warned athletes not to overstay their visas.

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