There is SO MUCH happening today. You really must cancel all other plans.
Here’s a flavour of what’s to come on a rather busy day nine at the Commonwealth Games.
- Scotland’s world champion Jake Wightman is among the favourites in the men’s 1500m;
- England’s Emily Borthwick, Laura Zialor and Morgan Lake take on the women’s high jump, with Australia’s newly crowned world champion Eleanor Patterson for company;
- Jamaica’s 100m champion Elaine Thompson-Herah is favourite to win her second gold in the 200m;
- The women’s 800m final could come down to England’s Keely Hodgkinson or Scotland’s Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie;
- The netball semi-finals take place at 09:00 and 14:30 with defending champions England facing Australia;
- England will face India and Australia will take on New Zealand in cricket’s semi-finals at 11:00 and 18:00;
- The men’s squash doubles semi-finals begin at 18:00, as do the men’s hockey semi-finals, where England men will take on holders Australia.
Here’s a recap of the top stories on day five at Birmingham 2022:
Day eight of the Commonwealth Games brings with it 17 gold medals across a variety of sports.
Jack Laugher, fresh from his 1m springboard gold on Thursday, is back in action, this time it’s the 3m synchro with partner Anthony Harding.
Here’s where the medals will be won:
- Athletics: Women’s triple jump and 3,000m steeplechase, men’s shot put, T53/54 100m and decathlon
- Diving: Women’s 1m springboard, men’s 3m synchro and 10m synchro
- Lawn bowls: Women’s triples, B2-3 para mixed pairs
- Rhythmic gymnastics: All-around
- Wrestling: Women’s 57kg, 62kg and 68kg, men’s 65kg, 86kg and 125kg
Clocking off from a busy day at work and wondering what’s been happening in Birmigham?
Here are your post-work headlines from today’s action…
- English weightlifter Emily Campbell sets a new Games record and career-best mark with a stunning gold-medal winning performance in the women’s +87kg
- England’s world champion Evie Richards produces a commanding ride to take gold in the women’s mountain bike cross-country
- Scotland are guaranteed at least three bronze medals in the boxing after Reese Lynch, Sam Hickey and Sean Lazzerini all win their quarter-finals
- England’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson continues to lead the heptathlon going into tonight’s medal-deciding events
- In swimming, Scotland’s Duncan Scott and England’s Tom Dean are through to 200m medley final
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