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What happened on 25 March

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The Boxing program of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games gets underway with some fiery contests.
The Boxing program of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games gets underway with some fiery contests.
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With only two days of competition remaining, a total of 28 gold medals will be decided today.

The diving competition finishes today with the Women’s 3m Springboard and Men’s 10m Platform preliminaries and finals being contested. The competition in both these events is expected to be tight, with England, Canada and Australia battling out for the final chance to clinch a medal.

With all the heats completed, it’s only finals competition in tonight’s final Athletics session. On the field, medals will be awarded in the Men’s Javelin and Triple Jump and the Women’s Pole Vault. On the track, the highlights are the team events, as both the Men’s and Women’s 4x100 and 4x400m Relays are contested. The Athletics competition will then come to a close with the Men’s 1500m and 10,000m Finals.

The Women’s Hockey medals will be decided today, with India the gold medallists from Manchester looking for two in a row. They take on Australia in the gold medal decider. England and New Zealand will play off for the bronze medal.

Rhythmic Gymnastics continues today with the Women’s Individual All-Around Final to be decided.

It’s bronze medal day in the Badminton, with playoff matches for third place in the Men’s and Women’s Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles. India are represented in two matches (Men’s Singles and Women’s Doubles) and England are playing in three (Men’s Singles, Women’s Doubles and Men’s Doubles).

After yesterday’s rest day in Boxing, the competition comes to a close today with the gold medal deciders in the eleven classifications. 

The two semi final matches in the Netball will take place tonight, ahead of the medals which will be decided tomorrow. New Zealand meets Jamaica and England will take on hometown favourites Australia.

Today’s action in Squash also includes semi finals in the Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles.

In the last day of competition in the shooting, India will be looking to add to their medal haul in the Finals of the Men’s Skeet Singles and Men’s 25m Standard Pistol Singles.

In the penultimate day of competition in the Table Tennis, gold medals will be decided in both the Men’s and Women’s Doubles.

25 March 2006 Day 10 highlights

Farewell to the Fish
25 Mar 06 12:05
The 72 illuminated fish will light up the Yarra River with their spectacular sound and light show for the last time tonight.

Last rides on the Karachi tram
25 Mar 06 15:02
Everybody’s talking about the hit of Festival Melbourne 2006, appearing all around the city – the travelling Karachi W-11 tram.

Gold Medal Tally Gold medal performances

Howe vaults to golden record
25 Mar 06 23:07
Australian Kym Howe has set a Commonwealth Record of 4.62m to take gold in the Women's Pole Vault.

Idowu suprises himself with gold
25 Mar 06 22:44
England’s Phillips Idowu has taken out the Men’s Triple Jump Final with a season best jump of 17.45 metres.

Throwing caution to the wind
25 Mar 06 21:43
Nicholas Neiland of England has speared gold in the Final of the Men's Javelin, with a Season's Best throw flying 80.10 metres.

Relay upset hands Aussies gold
25 Mar 06 21:29
In a night of upsets, Australia has wrapped up the Athletics with gold in both the Men's and Women's 4x400m Relays.

Uganda scores second Track gold
25 Mar 06 20:51
Uganda has won its second gold medal of the Games, with Boniface Kiprop Toroitich finishing first in the Men's 10,000m Final.

Kiwi triumphs as Mottram stumbles
25 Mar 06 19:39
New Zealand's Nicholas Willis has won the Men's 1500m Final in 3:38.49. Nathan Brannen from Canada claimed the silver medal and Australian Mark Fountain finished third.

Jamaica sweeps Relay gold
25 Mar 06 19:09
Jamaica have won the gold medal in the Men's and Women's 4x100 Relays.

Ochichi's 5000m triumph
25 Mar 06 00:28
Isabella Ochichi of Kenya has delivered a magnificent run to win the Women’s 5000m Final, crossing the line ahead of England’s Joanne Pavey.

India a force for Badminton bronze
25 Mar 06 20:21
The results are in for the Badminton bronze medal play-off matches in the Men's Singles, Women's Singles, Women's Doubles, Mixed Doubles and Men's Doubles.

Boxing day at the Games
25 Mar 06 21:45
The final night of Boxing has seen eleven gold medals awarded, with Jafet Uutoni scoring Namibia's first of the Games.

Alexandra the great All-Around champion
25 Mar 06 17:16
Canadian Alexandra Orlando has claimed her second gold in the Individual All-Around Final of the Rhythmic Gymnastics.

Hockeyroos defeat India 1-0
25 Mar 06 15:12
Australia has defeated India 1-0 in the Final of the Women's Hockey at the State Netball and Hockey Centre.

Cyprus Skeets to gold
25 Mar 06 17:23
George Achilleos of Cyprus has set a new Games Record, winning the gold medal in the Men's Skeet Final with a score of 148 targets out of 150.

England rules the range
25 Mar 06 14:15
Mick Gault of England has won the Men’s 25m Standard Pistol event gold medal from Pakistan’s Irshad Ali and Australia’s Bruce Quick.

Singapore paddlers add more medals
25 Mar 06 20:35
Singapore has added two more medals to its tally after winning gold and silver in the Women's Doubles Table Tennis Final.

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