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Discus champion Dani Samuels pulls out of Delhi Commonwealth Games because of terror fears


Australian world discus champion Dani Samuels has withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games saying no gold medal "is worth risking my life".

Speaking exclusively with The Courier-Mail, Samuels says increased terror threats "frightened" her out of the Delhi Games set to begin in 11 days.

The 22-year-old made the decision about noon yesterday when her national tracksuit arrived by courier and she felt too ill to open it.

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