Aussie boxer wins medal without fighting

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Her bye into the last four means that even if she is defeated in her first bout, the 19-year-old will earn a bronze medal, as both losing semi-finalists win bronze.

In a quirk of the draw, all five of Australia's women boxers were handed byes in the first round.

"It's nice to have a medal but I want gold", Robertson said.

Gliddon and Harvie are part of a record 473-strong Australian team, which includes 29 athletes from WA, that will look to go better than their 49 gold medals in 2014.

"It's just the luck of the draw", coach Mark Evans said.

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Kovchenko was considered a Commonwealth Games medal chance with Olympic silver medalist Melissa Wu in the platform synchro as well as in the individual 10-meter event.

Eaton's Elaine McDonald is also at the Commonwealth Games to umpire in the lawn bowls competition.

Boxing in major competitions is held to a tight schedule, with competitions won by either knock-out or points.

An Australian 10-meter platform diver has retired on the eve of the Commonwealth Games after doctors warned her she risked being paralyzed if she continued in the sport.

This is not the first time a boxer has been guaranteed a medal without even facing an opponent. But due to the boycott, most of the nations voted to award three medals to the boxers regardless of the number of entries in the tournament.

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