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No jacket… No Commonwealth Games for gold medallist

ESPN staff
July 22, 2014
Nur Ayuni Farhana Abdul Halim won the gold medal in New Delhi four years ago © Getty Images

Commonwealth Games shooting gold medallist Nur Ayuni Farhana Abdul Halim has been ruled out of competing in Glasgow because of her competition jacket going missing.

The Malaysian won the gold medal in New Delhi with Nur Suryani Taibi in the 10 metre air rifle pairs in 2010 but has been withdrawn from this year's Games as her missing luggage did not appear in time for Monday's registration for the event.

Ayuni was due to compete in the 10m air rifle and 50m rifle prone events and has been left devastated by the news, as revealed by her team manager Musa Omar.

"She was a gold medallist last time and now she won't even get a chance to compete. It is really painful for her. I just feel so sorry for her," Musa told the Malaysian media on Tuesday.

"We made a report when her bag did not arrive with the other luggage. We waited for three days... today is the last day for us to confirm the names.

"The rules clearly state that a rifle shooter must wear a jacket.

"We tried to borrow one but it did not fit her. We tried to make a new one but she said that she would need two months to get used to it."

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