English partnership Matty Lee and Noah Williams win synchronised diving gold at Commonwealth Games

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Matty Lee revealed that he and partner Noah Williams were suffering with cramp as they won gold in the men's 10-metre synchronised platform event on Friday.

The pair topped the leaderboard after facing close competition from Canada and Australia, who placed second and third, respectively.

Williams has already tasted success in the the 10-metre synchronised, winning a silver medal with Matthew Dixon on the Gold Coast in 2018.

Lee is also no stranger to success in the discipline having won gold in the Tokyo Olympics alongside Tom Daley, but was delighted to have added a Commonwealth medal to his collection.

"I'm feeling very, very good," Lee said. "That was my first ever Commonwealth medal, and that's something I've always wanted to do.

"You know I've done quite well in my career but Commonwealths is always one I've wanted to do well at, I'm just so happy me and Noah came out on top today."

Earlier on, Jack Laugher was full of praise after he sealed his second gold medal of the Commonwealth Games, winning the men’s synchronised three-metre springboard event alongside  Anthony Harding.

In a relatively new partnership, they topped the leaderboard in Friday’s event at Sandwell Aquatics Centre with 438.33 points, winning by a massive 61.56 points.

For Harding, it is his first medal on his Commonwealth debut and the 22-year-old was delighted to finally have the chance to show what he can do. He said: “I’m over the moon with it, I mean, I did a pretty OK performance, I could have done a little better, I know Jack’s maybe a little disappointed, but I have just worked so hard for this.

“I have waited plenty of years, I’ve watched him [Laugher] at three other Commonwealths, three Olympics, so it’s been a while for me to get onto this kind of stage and he’s a massive help.”

Laugher came into the competition with plenty of experience in the discipline, having won it at Glasgow 2014 and the Gold Coast in 2018 alongside partner Chris Mears.

He also won gold in Thursday’s one-metre individual springboard event and has a chance to add a third in today’s three-metre individual springboard. “Two in two days, it’s been great,” Laugher said. “I struggled to get to sleep last night a little bit, felt a little bit worse for wear this morning really... ”

England make waves in the pool: As it happened...

10:17 PM

All done for today

That's everything for tonight then. A very busy evening has set everything up nicely for tomorrow. Highlight of the day has to be those two diving golds. The drama on the hockey pitch also certainly has to be a talking point.

Tomorrow starts the run into the end of the games and there are plenty more medals to be won in the diving, rhythmic gymnastics and athletics. Also keep an eye out for the cricket and netball semi-finals, both England teams tipped to win a place in those finals.

Check back here tomorrow.

10:13 PM

Medal table update

Right, with that busy end to the evening let's take a look at how the medal table looks. England are catching Australia at the top!

  1. Australia - (50 golds, 43 silvers, 45 bronzes - 138 total)

  2. England - (47 golds, 45 silvers, 37 bronzes - 129 total)

  3. Canada - (19 golds, 24 silvers, 24 bronzes - 67 total)

  4. New Zealand - (17 golds, 11 silvers, 13 bronzes - 41 total)

  5. India - (9 golds, 8 silvers, 9 bronzes - 26 total)

  6. Scotland - (8 golds, 8 silvers, 19 bronzes - 35 total)

Wales are down in ninth behind South Africa and Nigeria.

10:09 PM

Lizzie Bird reacts to silver medal

This crowd was amazing that's all everyone's been saying. Those last two laps when I was just trying to close the gap I was using their energy so I just want to thank everyone here tonight.

I just wish I had started moving a bit sooner because I was so close to that gold! I think if I had another 200m I could have got it but I will take a silver.

It's so good I wanted to run for my family and friends who come here and give them an exciting race so I'm just really happy!

10:03 PM

Elizabeth Bird wins steeplechase silver

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Elizabeth Bird wins silver in the 3000m steeple chase! The Olympic champion Peruth Chemutai loses steam in the final lap after falling on a steeple and Bird overtakes her to claim the silver. Jackline Chepkoech sets a new games record to take the gold. Aimee Pratt comes home in fourth.

Chemutai has really hurt herself and she has to be helped away by the other athletes. Not what yo want to see, let's hope she's okay.

10:00 PM

Naomi Metzger wins bronze for England

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commonwealth-games-2022-netball-diving-athletics-day-eight-results - REUTERS

Away from the dramatic scenes at the University of Birmingham there's been some medals at Alexander Stadium.

Fantastic from Naomi Metzger as she jumps a personal best of 14.37m to win the bronze medal for England in the trpple-jump! Shanieka Rickets takes the gold for Jamaica and Thea Lafond will be on the second step of the podium.

09:57 PM

Australia through to hockey final

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commonwealth-games-2022-netball-diving-athletics-day-eight-results - AP

India can't score their second but Laughton fires home with Australia's. Kaur Navneet needs to score to keep India in it but she hits the post. Australia go crazy in celebration and they are through.

Really gutting for India after scoring that first penalty. You really really have to feel for them that retake must've put them off their stride. Nevertheless it's the semi-final everyone predicted. Australia will face England on Sunday.

09:54 PM

Australia with advantage

Lalremsiami can't score India's penalty and that is advantage India. Kaitlin Nobbs scores the second for Australia as well. 2-0 Australia - they have the advantage now.

09:52 PM

Malone scores the retake

Ambrosia Malone is up again for the retake. She scores it and boos ring out around the arena. That really isn't fair, the players weren't to blame for the technical mishap. Nothing they can do now.

09:52 PM

First penalty drama

Ambrosia Malone takes the first penalty for Australia. She misses the touch and can't recover. Oh but there has to be a retake because the clock didn't start. That's gutting for India, really really unfair. Surely that can't be right.

09:50 PM

3000m steeplechase update

Before I bring you that penalty shootout just a quick steeplechase update. Jackline Chepkoech and Naomi Metzger are still in first and second place. They have a solid lead with the two English athletes in third and fourth. They now have a gap over the next placed runner but Elizabeth Bird has got a small lead over Amy Platt. 1000m to go

09:48 PM

Another hockey penalty shootout

Yes, we do have another penalty shootout. What can you say, this has just been ridiculous today. All four sides fighting tooth and nail for a place in the final. India have really turned this around from where they were at half-time, they really looked on their way out.

Anyone's game now!

09:46 PM

More hockey drama

India have levelled in the hockey and there's less than a minute to go in the second semi-final of the day. We may be headed for another penalty shootout. I don't know if can cope with another one!

09:43 PM

Final tack event of the night starts

The women's 3000m steeplechase will round off tonight's track proceedings. Elizabeth Bird and Aimee Pratt are racing for England alongside Northern Ireland's Eilish Flanagan.

They all look very cold, in fact Nilani Rathnayaka is wearing gloves! The Sri Lankan athlete perhaps not used to the delightful Birmingham climate.

Jackline Chepkoech, who is only 18, and Peruth Chemutai  are the favourites for this race. As they take the gun they both head out in a breakaway pair immediately.

09:38 PM

Women's tripple-jump final update

They're heading into the penultimate round of competition and Naomi Metzger of England is still in second position. Her best jump is just 2cm shy of Thea Lafond in silver but Shanieka Rickets of Jamaica is way out in front with a jump of 14.94.

The highest ranking athletes will jump last in the final two rounds.

09:36 PM

Victor defends Commonwealth decathlon title

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The final event in the decathlon has just come to its conclusion. Grenada's Lindon Victor was almost guaranteed to win gold going into the 1500m such was his lead going into it. Australia's Daniel Golubovic can't do anything to take away that gold medal despite winning the race by a good margin. It's still not enough.

As Lindon Victor crosses the line in fourth position the crowd roar in celebration of the Commonwealth Champion who also won the title four years ago. It's not the Gernadan's favourite discipline and he cries out in pain with the lactic acid as he lies on the track.

England's Harry Kendall finished in 6th place overall - solid from him

09:28 PM

Matthew Hudson-Smith reacts to 400m semi-final

It's cold. It's so cold. It was a messy messy run but the job was to get to the final and I did that. It was the execution really, the first 50 wasn't that good. My legs were all over the place and I was just trying to get them underneath me really. I'm still a little bit tired from Eugene but the crowd lifted me so I can't complain really.

I've been saying all year that I want to end the year with three medals. I started off on the right track in Eugene, so now it's part two really. I'm making up for lost time over the last three years.

That final will be on Sunday morning at 10:45

09:24 PM

England beat Wales in squash quarters

Alison Waters and Adrian Waller have overcome Wales's Tesni Evans and Joel Makin. They win the quarter final 2-1 and are through to the next round of the mixed-doubles. That'll be tomorrow evening.

09:22 PM

Hudson-Smith into 400m final

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commonwealth-games-2022-netball-diving-athletics-day-eight-results - REUTERS

Matthew Hudson-Smith is racing on home-turf, his athletics club races on this track and he was born just down the road in Wolverhampton. It' not the easiest of races with Guevara of Trinidad and Tobago also racing, the toughest of the three races. Hudson-Smith the favourite though.

He's out of the blocks in lane six. Scotch of Botswana and Guevara have fast starts but Hudson-Smith enters the last hundred metres in first and slows down to jog over the line in 45.78. Good for a chilly Birmingham evening.

They made it look hard work but it is very blustery out there.

09:15 PM

Australia continue to lead hockey after half-time

India are still a goal down in the third quarter against Australia. It's looking a lot more straightforward than the earlier match which I still don't think I've recovered from!

09:13 PM

Men's 400m semi-finals

The men's 1500m semi-finals are also in full swing and Joe Brier is running for Wales in race two. Jonathan Jones of Barbados takes first place with Muzala Samukonga taking the other automatic qualification spot.

The Zambian ran a ridiculously quick time in the heats on Wednesday, nearly doing himself an injury with how quickly he got out of the blocks, he looks in pain here too. Giving it his everything.

Joe Brier finishes in last place with a time of 47.50. Matthew Hudson-Smith up next.

09:08 PM

Women's tripple jump final underway

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commonwealth-games-2022-netball-diving-athletics-day-eight-results - REUTERS

All the athletes have jumped once, Shanieka Rickets currently leading the way for Jamaica ahead of Thea Lafond of Dominca. England's Naomi Metzger sits in third with a jump of 14.32m. Still four jumps to go for all the athletes.

09:05 PM

Home nations clash finishes off this evening's squash action

Alison Waters and Adrian Waller are in action in the mixed doubles quarter-finals against Wales's Tesni Evans and Joel Makin. Scotland's Greg Lobban and Lisa Aitken are also competing against Australia.

Earlier on Georgina Kennedy bowed out in the women's doubles alongside Lucy Turnel after the former won gold in the singles earlier in the week.

These are the last squash matches of the evening.

09:00 PM

Maguire and Sidbury react to T53/54 1500m gold and silver

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commonwealth-games-2022-netball-diving-athletics-day-eight-results - Shutterstock

Nathan Maguire won gold in the men's T53/54 1500m earlier and he's just been speaking on the live coverage with silver medalist Danny Sidbury:

Nathan:

I kind of worked out where the wind was on the warm up laps and worked out where I was going to kick and I saved it until the last bit. But it was a great race and kuddos to Danny for taking it out he's got bigger balls than I have because I would not have done that!

Danny:

We wanted to try something bold for the final. I was a bit apprehensive about the tactics because I've never done anything like that before. So I didn't really know how it was going to pan out but it is what it is isn't it.

Nathan:

The fact that we're here on the same stage as able-bodied guys. When I was growing up there was no representation, there was no TV coverage of any of the para sport so the fact that we're on prime time TV showing the kids of the nation that they can be us in the future, I think that's so important.

Danny (on the crowd)

They're a very noisy bunch I'll tell you that. The sound does follow you round and I only started getting selected last year so Covid was still very much a thing which meant empty stadiums. So I've never experienced anything like this before, so yeah a positive experience.

08:51 PM

Scott Lincoln wins shot put broze

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Scott Lincoln of Team England celebrates following the Men's Shot Put Final on day eight of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games - Getty Images

Fabulous effort from England's Scott Lincoln. He takes home bronze medal from the shot put final with a 20.57 throw. The New Zealand pair of Tom Walsh and Jacko Gill take gold and silver respectively.

He had this to say:

It was a really frustrating start I was just getting over excited. This is the first time I've had a crowd like that, absolutely incredible they were just electric. It was sort of a goose bump moment every single time you went into the circle and it was a matter of calming myself down in round four and settling into it... A massive whirlwind but we got the job done.

I've had a bit of an up and down season really. I feel like i should've achieved more than I did. I had a very disappointing Worlds and I just wanted to come back and prove that I could get on the medals and get on the podium.

It's just a massive confidence booster to be able to pull it out. I had a really and first three throws so to be able to pull it out in rounds four and five and sit nervously waiting to see what other people had done, it's just incredible.

08:40 PM

Badminton last 26 rounds in action

The NEC is the scene of the badminton competition with both men's and women's last 16 singles and doubles being decided. Scotland's Kirsty Gilmore won her match, beating Jessica Li from the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland's Rachel Darragh also qualifies for the quarter finals.

Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith have also qualified after beating Uganda and Scotland join the in the last eight with Adam Hall and Julie MacPherson.

08:37 PM

Australia leading in hockey

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commonwealth-games-2022-netball-diving-athletics-day-eight-results - PA

Rebecca Greiner puts Australia in the lead going into the quarter break. They're dominating at the minute with 82% of the possession in that quarter. There's still lots of time but India will have to fight hard to cause an upset and knock out the favourites.

08:34 PM

Thompson-Herah cruises into 200m final

That was very easy. 22.63 for the Jamaican, very ,very easy. Natasha McDonals of Canada finishes in second place and Beth Dobbin is in third. It's a good enough time and she qualifies for the final. That race will be tomorrow night.

08:29 PM

Elaine Thompson-Herah about to run

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commonwealth-games-2022-netball-diving-athletics-day-eight-results - AP

The five-times Olympic gold medal winner is about to get into the starting blocks for the last 200m semi-final. She won gold a couple of days ago in the 100m despite not being in her best form. The Jamaican runner is the reigning 200m Olympic Champion, let's see what the fastest woman alive can do in the semi-final here.

Beth Dobbin also in this race for Scotland, top-two qualify for final.

08:22 PM

Second hockey semi underway

After all the drama of the first semi-final both Australia and India will be hoping their path to the final is a smooth one. Australia's hockeyroos are the favourites to progress but India have impressed so far in this competition, only losing out to England so far.

It's currently 0-0 in the first quarter.

08:18 PM

Matty Lee and Noah Williams react to Commonwealth gold

Matty:

With Commonwealth Games I've never done exactly how I've always wanted to do. I missed out on 2014, had a rubbish 2018 but I'm so happy me and Noah have just absolutely smashed the synchro and got gold so I'm just so so happy.

Noah

After the second dive both me and Matty had such bad cramp and it just got worse and worse and worse until the fourth dive when I pretty much couldn't walk so I just had to get some electrolytes and have a massage between each dive. It's still really bad now but not a serious injury. I think it was the adrenaline, the crowd was really really loud which in diving is not common and it was really great support and I think I had too much adrenaline.

Matty:

This is what I do diving for. This is why I have achieved what I have. Especially in front of a home crowd you don't get better than this and you don't get a chance to do this that often and we're so lucky to be able to do it. That wasn't luck it was pure skill and perfection but we're so lucky to have won a gold in front of a home crowd.

Noah:

It's hard to replace Tom's (Daly) shoes. In terms of him being Matty's partner but Matty's never got a Commonwealth medal before so I was trying to help him and I was scared I was going to ley him down. We held out and it's a really good partnership and I enjoy training with Matty. So far we've got a silver at world's and gold at Commonwealth so it's going really well.

08:05 PM

MATTY LEE WINS DIVING GOLD FOR ENGLAND

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commonwealth-games-2022-netball-diving-athletics-day-eight-results - PA

Now the attention turns to the diving where another medal could be won for the host nation. Matty Lee and Noah Williams are the last pair to dive and it's a high risk dive. They need a score of 68.43 to beat the Canadians.

Yes! They've done it! Matty Lee wins another gold medal. Noah Williams, who's been limping since round four will take home his gold as well. A fourth diving gold for Team England.

And breathe...

08:00 PM

GOLD AND SILVER FOR ENGLAND IN THE MEN'S T53/54 1500M

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Samuel Carter for Australia and Nathan Maguire catch Sidbury at the front as they take the bell. Maguire makes a move with 300m to go, around the Australian and he goes side-by-side with Sidbury. Maguire takes it! Sidbury in second.

Gold and silver for England, quite a race. Nathan Maguire is the Commonwealth Champion and the crowd are giving him a fabulous reception

07:58 PM

Men's T53/54 1500m final starts

Danny Sidbury leads the race in its first lap for England. Nathan Maguire sits fourth in the early stages. Sidbury forming a break away at the front with 700m to go.

07:52 PM

Diving final continues

The fourth round of the men's synchronised 10m platform final has just concluded. Matty Lee and Noah Williams are sitting in second position. They did have a six point lead going into this round but the synchronisation is a bit off on that dive and the Canadian pair of Rylan Wiens and Nathan Zsombor-Murray take advantage to snatch top-spot.

Ben Cutmore and Kyle Kothari are fighting it out for third with the Australian pair.

07:45 PM

Three English athletes make women's 400m final

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commonwealth-games-2022-netball-diving-athletics-day-eight-results - AP

Whilst we've been focusing on the hockey pitches, the women's 400m semi-finals have been happening. Victoria Ohuruogu won the first race in a time of 51 seconds and Ama Pippi also qualifies for the final in third. Jodie Williams has also just qualified for the final for England.

Sada Williams won that second and last semi for Barbados, it'll be tight between her and Ohuruogu in the final.

07:40 PM

Second semi-final still to play

Wow, that was quite something. The second semi-final will start soon between Australia and India. How do you follow that? That gold medal match will be on Sunday at 3pm.

07:39 PM

England win!

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commonwealth-games-2022-netball-diving-athletics-day-eight-results - AP

Hinch saves a fourth. Nothing gets past her!

Hannah Martin is next up for England and she charges forward. She scores! England win and are in the gold medal game! Her teammates run towards her and engulf Martin in a massive group hug. Absolute scenes.

They haven't won a gold medal yet but these are images reminiscent of that win in Rio. They have Maddy Hinch to thank for that, she is just incredible. The England team run towards the crowd hand in hand to thank them. They've been treated to an absolute classic.

07:36 PM

England one up

Brilliant from Maddy Hinch. She's so nearly beaten, well out of her goal but she stretches her stick out and somehow blocks Doar's shot. Wow.

Issy Petter is next to go and she scores! England go one up!

07:35 PM

All-square in shootout

Hinch clears another penalty attempt this time from New Zealand's Rose Tynan. Lily Owsley steps up for England but it saved again by O'Hanlon

07:34 PM

Penalty shootout starts

Maddy Hinch is in goal as New Zealand are the first to shot with Hope Ralph. She tries to find a way through but she misses!

Oh but Tess Howard can't take the advantage for England. Still no goals

07:32 PM

Diving synchronised 10m platform final underway

Just before we bring you that penalty shootout just a quick update on the diving. Two England pairs in this event with Ben Cutmore and Kyle Kothari having already dived, they currently sit top of the standings with only the other England duo of Matty Lee and Noah Williams.

07:28 PM

Penalty shootout in hockey semi-final

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commonwealth-games-2022-netball-diving-athletics-day-eight-results - PA

A last attack for England and they get to the shooting area. Just a minute to go but they can't force a goal.

Into a penalty shootout we go.

07:23 PM

Hockey still all square

This is so so tight. England have managed to pick up the pace in this semi-final but it's still goalless with only five minutes to go. Just a reminder that Australia face India after this match concludes to fill the other spot in the final.

If there's no goal in the last five minutes we'll be going straight to a penalty shootout.

07:21 PM

Gemili out of 200m

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commonwealth-games-2022-netball-diving-athletics-day-eight-results - PA

Adam Gemili is next up and he gets a huge reception from the crowd. His smile really is infectious and he's beaming as he waves to the crowd in his third Commonwealth Games.

Tough for Gemili as he finishes fourth but he's not fully fit right now. He faded over the last 30m of the race behind 19-year-old Udodi Onwuzurike of Nigeria and Emmanuel Eseme of Cameron. Dwight st Hillare in third will hope for a fastest loser qualifying spot.

07:11 PM

Zharnel Hughes through to 200m final

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commonwealth-games-2022-netball-diving-athletics-day-eight-results - PA

The men's 200m finals are getting started and Zharnel Hughes is up in the first one for England, he goes in lane six as the fastest qualifier.

They get underway on the first attempt and Zharnel Hughes absolutely blows away the rest of the field in 20.32, slowing down towards the finish. Keep an eye on him for the final, he's got plenty more to give on that time.

He thought he'd won the event in 2018 before being disqualified for nudging the athlete in the next lane in the blocks. Heartbreakingly it turned out to be an incorrect disqualification. He'll be desperate to take the title here.

07:08 PM

Amy Rollinson reacts to bronze medal

I've never since I started competing properly bothered looking at anybody else to see what they do. I like to focus on what I'm doing and let everyone else do what they're going to do. Even when I look at the scoreboard I just look at the dive I've got to do and ignore everything else on it.

I was just expecting to turn up and have some experience at an individual event because I've only ever done two proper internationals let alone an individual senior event so this is crazy

I genuinely think the crowd helped. Just standing on the board it was so nice to hear so many people hearing for you and trying to get you to do well.

Lovely stuff for the 18-year-old

07:01 PM

England out of men's bowls gold medal hunt

That was such a tight match but India have just edged it 13-12. They advance to the men's fours final tomorrow. The English team gave it their absolute all but they'll only be able to claim bronze now. That match will be at midday tomorrow.

06:56 PM

Amy Rollinson wins first Commonwealth medal

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Esther Chin of Australia guarantees England another Commonwealth diving medal. The Australian doesn't have enough time to get fully vertical before hitting the water and now no other diver can challenge Rollinson for a medal.

Mia Vallee seals the gold and that puts Amy Rollinson into third. She'll go home with the bronze while Brittany O'Brien takes the silver.

Men's synchronised 10m platform final up next in about half an hour.

06:51 PM

Hockey into third quarter

England are still struggling against New Zealand. It's still 0-0 but the home nation side are struggling for possession and are a player down. Laura Unsworth will sit on the sidelines for five minutes after she knocked the ball away after the whistle - not what her side needed less than a minute into this half.

06:47 PM

Rollinson in fourth going into final round

The women's 1m springboard diving final is into its final round and Amy Rollinson sits third behind Fan Qin of Australia. Brittany O'Brien also of Australia is in first. Just one dive before the medal places are finalised.

06:43 PM

ENGLAND WIN LAWN BOWLS GOLD

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Yet another lawn bowls gold for the host nation. Jamie-Lea Winch, Natalie Chestney and Sian Honnor are over the moon as they hug each other in celebration. The crowd are absolutely ecstatic as is their coach. They won the last five ends to complete the victory.

Jamie Lea Winch already has silver and bronze medals but can now add a gold to her collection. Natalie Chestney and Sian Honnor are now multiple Commonwealth Champions.

06:41 PM

Diving enters penultimate round

It's very tight in the medal fight in the diving. Amy Rollinson steps out for her fourth dive. She nails it and is back in contention for a medal, completing two and a half somersaults on her way down to meet the water. A score of 61.50 will close the gap between her and the other medal contenders.

Yasmin Harper up next for England.

06:37 PM

India win women's wrestling gold

Sakshi Malik wins gold at the Coventry Arena in the women's freestyle 62kg! She missed out on Olympic selection at Tokyo but she's got her title here after triumphing over Ana Godinez Gonzalez of Canada. Lovely stuff for the Indian wrestler.

06:30 PM

All square in the hockey

Into the second quarter of the hockey at the University of Birmingham and it's still goalless. New Zealand are enjoying the majority of the possession and England don't have an answer at the minute.

Six minutes remain until half-time.

06:24 PM

England's women leading in bowls final

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Jamie-Lea Winch, Natalie Chestney and Sian Honnor have given themselves a comfortable lead after end 15. They are 15-9 up over Malaysia. Almost within touching position of the gold medal if they can keep their composure.

It's still pretty tight in the men's semi-final with India hanging on to England at 11-9.

06:22 PM

Rollinson in diving second

A great dive from England's Amy Rollinson. She goes into second position after two rounds with Scotland's Clara Kerr in third.

Brittany Mae O'Brien is in the top spot for Australia.

06:18 PM

Athletics programme for tonight

The athletics evening session will be starting up at Alexander Stadium in around 10 minutes time. Here's what we'll be bringing you from the track and field this evening.

  • The men's shot put final will get us underway with Scott Lincoln representing England.

  • 200m semi-finals will also be happening. Adam Gemili goes in the second race with Zharnel Hughes in the first. That's just after 7pm before the women's semi-finals an hour later. Hannah Brier for Wales will run in race two and 100m champion the great Elaine Thompson-Herah in the final race.

  • The men's T53/54 1500m final will also be run. Two English athletes in that race in the form of Daniel Sidbury and Nathan Maguire.

  • Joe Brier for Wales and Matthew Hudson-Smith will be in action in the 400m semi-finals at around 9pm.

  • The decathlon will conclude with the 1500m set for 21:30. Cedric Dubler is currently in first position with defending champion Lindon Victor from Grenada hoping to chase him down. England's Harry Kendall sits in sixth before the final events. The javelin will get underway first just before 8pm.

  • The evening will round off with the women's 3000m steeplechase final. Elizabeth Bird and Aimee Pratt going for gold in that.

06:07 PM

Diving final underway

Plenty of home nations divers to be watching out for in the women's 1m springboard final. Yasmin Isis Harper and Amy Elisabeth Rollinson are representing England alongside Clara Kerr and Grace Elizabeth Reid for Scotland.

We saw great scenes in the diving pool this morning as Anthony Harding and Jack Laugher won synchronised 3m gold. Let's hope we see more of the same this evening.

06:03 PM

Hockey semi-finals start

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England women are facing New Zealand for a place in the hockey gold medal match. They won all their group stage matches but New Zealand will be tough. They only lost to favourites Australia in their group and will be confident of winning a place in that gold medal match. Definitely a clash to keep an eye on.

05:59 PM

Lawn bowls update

It's still tight in the women's tripples final at 9-8 in favour of Malaysia after twelve ends. England's Jamie Lea Winch takes the first shot on the 13th and makes a good start, sending the bowl down just past the jack. Teammate Natalie Chestney also follows up strongly. Tense times.

In the men's semi-final India are fighting back. It's now 8-7 to England after the tenth end. It could be a close finish for both matches.

05:53 PM

England into beach volleyball semi-final

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They've done it! That was incredible. The ball is fired straight towards Javier twice by the Gambians but he somehow manages to keep the ball in play. Joaquin dives over the line to pop the ball up for his brother and he fires it over and into the sand.

The crowd went absolutely mad after that point and rightly so, it was sensational. Both brothers are in tears after winning that match. They put absolutely everything into it. They'll be back in action in the semi-final to face either Canada or Cyprus tomorrow.

05:47 PM

Bello boys pull ahead

A three-point lead now for the Bello brothers in this exceptionally tense beach volley ball quarter final. They look confident as they sit down for a drink. This was a quarter final they didn't necessarily want after losing their final pool match against New Zealand’s Sam O’Dea & Brad Fuller. They seem to be coping well nonetheless.

05:45 PM

Wrestling bronze for England

George Ramm wins his bronze medal bout over Lowe Bingham of Nauru in the men's freestyle 65kg wrestling. Dominant at 11-0.  Great result from the wrestler from Bolton, he waves in delight at the Coventry Arena crowd

05:41 PM

Beach volleyball goes to deciding set

Sainey Jawo and Mbye Babou Jarra have fought back well since losing that first set and they've just taken the win in a tight second set. We go to a decider.

It looks like a fantastic atmosphere at Smithfield and the players are delivering for the crowd, superb shots on display. A slip up from one of the Bello brothers (they look identical) as he fires the ball long.5-4.

05:37 PM

MARFA EKIMOVA WINS GOLD FOR ENGLAND

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commonwealth-games-2022-netball-diving-athletics-day-eight-results - AFP

The first rhythmic gymnastics gold medal ever for England. They haven't had a medal of any colour since 1994. Brilliant stuff from the 17-year-old, she is the new Commonwealth Champion and she looks delighted. Just fantastic. History has been made by the teenager from East London.

05:31 PM

All-square in women's bowls

It's tight in the women's tripples bowls final. Malaysia are currently matching England at 6-6 at Victoria park. The English trio are not in for an easy ride. Eight ends down so far.

Meanwhile in the men's fours semi-final, England's hopefuls are 8-3 up against India. Still a long way to go but things are looking positive for a spot in the final for the England quad.

05:28 PM

Ekimova into gold position

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It's a good routine. She furiously twirls the red, white and black ribbon around herself and spins across the floor, catching the handle after a forward roll to finish.

She's given it everything and it needs to be a big score if she can claim gold. 27.100! She storms into gold position. That guarantees her a medal!

Two competitors to go, we wait to find out the colour...

05:25 PM

Ekimova into final rotation

Alice Leaper completes her final rotation in the rhythmic gymnastics for England. With a name like that is there anything else you can be than a gymnast? I'm sure she's heard that throughout her career.

She scores 24.700 and goes into eighth. Marfa Ekimova returns to the floor to see if she can claim England their first all-round Commonwealth rhythmic gymnastics medal since 1994.

05:15 PM

England take first beach volleyball set

The Bello brothers continue their fast start - taking the first set by a healthy margin over Gambia's Sainey Jawo and Mbye Babou Jarra. The second set is underway and this looks to be a much closer affair with both pairs currently level on 4-4.

04:56 PM

Bello twins make fast start

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The Bello brothers look exceptionally pumped in the early stages of their quarter-final. They're 9-5 up against  Sainey Jawo and Mbye Babou Jarra, who are the 2019 African Champions from Gambia.

Javier Bello started the match with three aces in a row. Brilliant stuff. The crowd are well into it at Smithfield, the DJ helping with some great tunes on the decks.

04:53 PM

England going for gold in bowls final

Jamie-Lea Winch, Natalie Chestney and Sian Honnor are in action in the bowls tripples women's final. They already have eight Commonwealth Gold medals between them and have started in fine fashion with Malaysia already 4-0 down.

04:51 PM

England out of table-tennis medal contention

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Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho's mixed doubles medal hopes are over after succumbing to India's Achanta Sharath Kamal and Akula Sreeja in the quarter-finals. That also ends England's medal hopes in the event after Charlotte Bardsley and Tom Jarvis lost earlier in their last eight match against Australia.

04:48 PM

Volley-ball drama at Smithfield

A dramatic beach volley ball match has just concluded at Smithfield. Vanuatu have beaten Cyprus in straight sets but that doesn't tell the whole story. The Cyprus duo of Manolina Konstantinou and Zoe Konstantopoulou had 19 set points but Vanuatu's Miller Pata and Sherysyn Toko fought back hard to claim the victory. They advance to the semi-finals.

The Bello brothers are next up to see if they can bag a semi-final spot for team England in the men's competition.

04:46 PM

Tolchard aiming for bowls gold

The men's fours bowls semi-final has just got started against India. Jamie Chestney, Louis Ridout and Nick Brett, who already have gold medals in this games are joined by Sam Tolchard who claimed silver in a dramatic men's pairs final against Wales which went down to the last bowl.

He'll be hoping to go one better in the fours event.

04:43 PM

Wales lose netball to Malawi

Wales's Commonwealth Games netball campaign is over after they couldn't hold on to an early lead against Malawi. It will still be pleasing for Wales who have made great progress during the competition but ultimately not the success they will have been searching for.

They finish the competition in eight overall, just behind Malawi after that loss. The final match of the day will be South Africa against Uganda in the fifth place play-off.

04:40 PM

Bowls pair into final

Earlier on England's women's pairs bowlers guaranteed themselves at least a silver medal in the event as they beat New Zealand 19-12. They will be in the final against Australia tomorrow morning.

Amy Pharaoh came out of a nine-year international retirement for this competition to win a gold at a home Commonwealth Games. It will be quite a fairytale if she manages it.

04:37 PM

Ekimova starts final rotation in the lead

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The gymnasts now onto the ribbons phase of this final and Marfa Ekimova leads them into the rotation. She'll be feeling confident at the top of the table

04:31 PM

Iakovleva goes into bronze position

Lidiia Iakovleva puts in a steady routine and goes into bronze spot. Only Cyprus's Anna Sokolova now stands between Marfa Ekimova and going into the final rotation in the lead

04:28 PM

Ekimova goes top

Marfa Ekimova goes into gold medal position in the penultimate rotation of the women's all-round rhythmic gymnastics final with just two performers left in this round! Australia's Lidiia Iakovleva steps up...

04:00 PM

Christie into bronze position

Super routine on one of her favourite pieces of apparatus. Good extension and packed with difficulty.

She's into the bronze medal position! Fantastic from her.

03:57 PM

Christie about to start her routine

Only fourth place for Paris Chin. She makes way for the 18-year-old Kayla Rondi from South Africa who opts for a more downbeat tune than the previous two competitors. Very acoustic guitar heavy. The music gets faster and faster as she spins the batons around her, dancing across the floor and ending by throwing them high in the air.

Confident but the difficulty score won't be as high as others. 23.800, bottom of the competitors so far but solid from the young gymnast. Scotland's Louis Christie steps up to the floor.

03:50 PM

Beyonce booms out across the NEC

Beyonce soundtrack back on for Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva's batons routine and as the commentator says, who doesn't like a little bit of Beyonce!

She does have one little error briefly dropping a baton. Oh but she does go into third position with that score giving her a total of 84.500. Next up is New Zealand's Paris Chin

03:45 PM

Round three of the gymnastics all-around final

England's Marfa Ekimova is in the silver medal position the young performer has done excellent so far but yet to perform in this third round.

03:26 PM

Scotland knocked out of the women's beach volleyball

Commonwealth and Olympic silver medallists Australia, were too good for the Scottish side knocking them out in the quarter-finals with a score of 42-22. Nevertheless, Scotland should be proud!

03:07 PM

What a range of young talent!

Great finish from young Elizabeth Popova and despite a minor error she scores 26.6, putting her into fourth place!

02:56 PM

Scotland's Louise Christie back up next!

Extra points for the Beyonce soundtrack! Smashing performance that earns her 25.7 points. That gave me goosebumps!

02:50 PM

Second rotation of the individual all-around final

Such a shame for Paris Chin from New Zealand there, I thought her performance was great until she dropped the ball, she picked the performance back up well but then made another mistake. A good learning experience for the 17-year-old and she picks up 20.4 points.

Paris Chin competes in rotation two of the individual all-around final. - PA
Paris Chin competes in rotation two of the individual all-around final. - PA

02:30 PM

Scotland make history!

Scotland get the gold medal in the Para mixed pairs B2/B3 gold medal match as they edge a 16-9 victory over Wales.

George Miller, at 75, becomes the oldest gold medallist in Commonwealth Games history. He is the director for visually-impaired bowler Melanie Inness and they play with Robert Barr and his director Sarah Jane Ewing.

George Miller of Team Scotland reacts during Para Mixed Pairs B2/B3 - Gold Medal Match between Scotland and Wales  - GETTY IMAGES
George Miller of Team Scotland reacts during Para Mixed Pairs B2/B3 - Gold Medal Match between Scotland and Wales - GETTY IMAGES

02:22 PM

Ekimova heads towards gold

Next up is another English performer, Marfa Ekimova. Great expression from the teenager and you really feel the emotion coming across. Such a confident performer despite being 17. She is scored 28.85 and is up into first place!

Marfa Ekimova during rotation one of the individual all-around final. - GETTY IMAGES
Marfa Ekimova during rotation one of the individual all-around final. - GETTY IMAGES

02:19 PM

England are up!

Alice Leaper representing England is up! Great start for Alice, she uses her whole body so well and is a very expressive performer! A very controlled and mature performance considering she is only 19! She scores 26.3.

Alice Leaper in individual all-around final. - PA
Alice Leaper in individual all-around final. - PA

02:09 PM

Teenager takes to the stage

15-year-old Elizabeth Popova from Wales just put in an excellent performance receiving a score of 26.4! Wow, she is not your ordinary teenager.

02:06 PM

Wales falling behind in the bowls

Another three on the board for Scotland and they are going to take some stopping now as they lead 14-6 after 12 ends, with three ends to go. It looks like George Miller will take the title of oldest Commonwealth Gold Medalist!

02:01 PM

Wales are up next...

Gemma Frizelle is up next for wales. She has a little wobble as she drops her apparatus but carries on excellently! The fusion of music and artistry was superb. This is her third Commonwealth Games and her experience has clearly served her well! She picks up 25 points.

01:58 PM

Rhythmic gymnastics!

Louise Christie is the first of the home nations to take to stage in this rotation of the individual all-around final! The scotts routine was impressive and precise, she is praised for her consistency throughout the Games and picks up 27 points!

Louise Christie of Team Scotland competes with hoop during Individual All-Around Final. - GETTY IMAGES
Louise Christie of Team Scotland competes with hoop during Individual All-Around Final. - GETTY IMAGES

01:52 PM

Cindy Sember qualifies for 100m hurdles on her 28th birthday!

Engand's Cindy qualified for the finals with her third fastest time ever!

Cindy Sember qualifies for the 100m hurdles final. - REUTERS
Cindy Sember qualifies for the 100m hurdles final. - REUTERS

The crowd sang 'Happy Birthday' to her after to celebrate the occasion!

01:37 PM

Wales women's hockey team

Wales women's hockey team finish in eighth place in the Commonwealth Games hockey after losing 1-0 to South Africa in their seventh-place match.

Wales have equaled their joint-best finish at the Games having also finished eighth in 2010.

They also better their ninth-placed finishes in 2014 and 2018.

01:28 PM

Toby Penty knocks out home rival to make it through to the quarter-finals

Home nation rivals, Toby Penty from England and scott Callum Smith went head-to-head for a spot in the men's quarter-finals in the badminton!

Toby Penty makes it through comfortabley winning the first game 25-23 and the second 21-12!

01:10 PM

Scotland take the lead!

Gordon LLewellyn misses the gap to bowl near to the centre ball meaning the sixth end goes to Scotland! The score is currently 5-4 to Scotland.

George Miller and Melanie Inness of Team Scotland react during Para Mixed Pairs B2/B3 - Gold Medal Match - GETTY IMAGES
George Miller and Melanie Inness of Team Scotland react during Para Mixed Pairs B2/B3 - Gold Medal Match - GETTY IMAGES

01:01 PM

On the brink of history...

Six ends gone in the para mixed pairs B2/B3 gold medal match between Scotland and Wales with it all square at 4-4. The oldest games Gold medallist is all still to play for!

12:56 PM

It is tight over at the para lawn bowls

Wales are currently leading 4-3 as Scot George Miller and Welshman Gordon Llewellyn  battle it out with their teams to be crowned the oldest Commonwealth gold medalist ever!

12:49 PM

Laura Muir on qualifying for the 1500m finals:

I had to do as little as possible but really it is still a really good field so just keep myself in that five place contention - I did what I could just to qualify as smoothly as possible and save energy for tomorrow.

12:42 PM

England badminton duo through to quarter-finals

Ben Lane and Sean Vendy beat the Canadian duo 2-0 to breeze through to the quarter-finals. The young Canadian pair bounced back from a 21-13 loss in the first game to make it much more competitive in the second, losing 21-19.

12:32 PM

Golden duo!

Anthony Harding and Jack David Laugher of Team England pose with their gold medals during the medal ceremony for the Men's Synchronised 3m Springboard. - GETTY IMAGES
Anthony Harding and Jack David Laugher of Team England pose with their gold medals during the medal ceremony for the Men's Synchronised 3m Springboard. - GETTY IMAGES

12:30 PM

Emotional response from Harding

I felt I was ok. I think I could have been better. My performance was ok but I've had a tough last few years watching him in Tokyo, Rio, even in London. Finally thanking him really for selecting me as a syncro partner is an amazing feeling.

This is my second international in like two or three years. The 3m men's in Great Britain is so hard, it's so tough to get in the big stage and I've worked so hard.

I've had to be patient, I've had to wait for it, really. It's thanks to Jack for seeing me in training, seeing how good I can be and trusting in me and believing in me.

12:27 PM

Abigail Irozuru just makes it through!

Irozuru just makes it through in her final attempt with a season-best jump of 6.59m! She raises her arms to the sky to celebrate once she qualified, clearly a sense of relief for Irozuru!

Abigail Irozuru of Team England during the Women's Long Jump qualifying. - GETTY IMAGES
Abigail Irozuru of Team England during the Women's Long Jump qualifying. - GETTY IMAGES

12:21 PM

Jazmin Sawyers and Lorraine Ugen through to long jump finals!

Her final leap of 6.8m means she finishes third in group B of the qualifying round.

Fellow teammate Lorraine Ugen is also through after finishing second in group A!

12:17 PM

A new oldest Commonwealth Games gold medallist is due to be crowned!

Two days ago Rosemary Lenton was given the title after the scott helped her country secure the para women's pair bowls title at the age of 72.

However, either Scot George Miller or Welshman Gordon Llewellyn - who are both 75 - will take her title in the mixed Para pairs B2/B3 gold medal match that has just begun!

Rosemary Lenton in the Para Women's Pairs B6-B8 - Gold Medal Match between Scotland and Australia  - PA
Rosemary Lenton in the Para Women's Pairs B6-B8 - Gold Medal Match between Scotland and Australia - PA

12:11 PM

Humble response from the seven times commonwealth champion!

Two golds is amazing but what me and Anthony wanted to take from this was just to get another good performance under our belts, and certainly Anthony achieved that, I have still got some things to improve on. I had a really bad nights sleep last night so I am not feeling myself today.

But to have had only a couple of hours sleep and then go out there and perform some of the hardest dives in the world alongside a great synchro partner is obviously pretty good!

11:56 AM

Scotts miss out on a medal

Scotland's Ross Beattie and James Heatly miss out on a medal as their last dive gets them 71.4, but that's only enough for fourth.

Silver goes to Malaysia's Gabriel Gilbert Daim and Muhammad Syafiq Bin Puteh, with Australia's Samuel Fricker and Shixin Li taking the bronze.

11:53 AM

Gold for England!!!

Laugher and Harding just attempted the hardest dive physically possible! A forward 2 1/2 somersaults with three twists, it is not the best ever but no one else can compete with a 3.9 difficulty and a score of 438.33, the gold is theirs!

That is two gold medals for Jack Laugher in under 24 hours as he won the 1m springboard yesterday evening! A seventh Commonwealth Games title for Laugher!!

Anthony Harding and Jack Laugher celebrate winning Gold during the Men's Synchronised 3m Springboard Final. - PA
Anthony Harding and Jack Laugher celebrate winning Gold during the Men's Synchronised 3m Springboard Final. - PA

11:45 AM

England within reach of the gold medal

Forward 4 1/2 somersaults from Laugher and Harding! Pretty sure the gold is theirs but anything can happen in sport, there is still one round left!

11:39 AM

England head towards diving gold

These finals are rapid with only five duos competing. Laugher and Harding smash their dive yet again! Their synchronisation is on point!!

11:36 AM

Katie Snowden through to the 1500m finals

England's Snowden ran a comfortable race to finish second with a time of 4:16.04. She joins Laura Muir in the finals on Sunday evening.

England's Katie Snowden in action in round two of the 1500m heats. - REUTERS
England's Katie Snowden in action in round two of the 1500m heats. - REUTERS

11:34 AM

England a cut above the rest

Wow! Their lowest difficulty dive is ranked 3.4 which is the other competitors highest! What a duo, it looks like the legacy will continue despite the new pairing!

11:30 AM

English duo in gold medal position!

Jack Laugher is on track to his second gold at the Games as he tops the leaderboard with his partner Ant Harding after round two of diving.

11:29 AM

Good pace in the second heat

This heat is running at a quicker pace than the previous heat so those who finished just outside of the automatic qualifying margin should be through on time!

11:27 AM

Katie Snowdon up next...

She gets a good reception from the crowd as this second heat gets under way!

11:23 AM

Muir is into the finals!

Yep she made it back in the final straight of the race and finished fourth. That means she is comfortably into the finals taking place at 19:20 on Sunday.

Wales's Melissa Courtney-Bryant won bronze at the 2018 games, but has just failed to qualify finishing sixth.

Scotland's Laura Muir (right) and Northern Ireland's Ciara Mageean (centre) during the Women's 1500m Round 1 Heat. - PA
Scotland's Laura Muir (right) and Northern Ireland's Ciara Mageean (centre) during the Women's 1500m Round 1 Heat. - PA

11:20 AM

Interesting tactics from Laura Muir

Into the final lap and Laura Muir is at the back! Surely she will sprint forward in the last 200m.

11:18 AM

1500m heats

Laura Muir off to a steady start in the middle of the pack going into the third lap.

11:17 AM

1500m heats about to start!

Scotland's Laura Muir is in this first round of 1500m heats! She won silver last year at the Tokyo Olympic Games so it will be interesting to see how she does here.

11:03 AM

Men's synchronised 3m springboard finals

The pairs are warming up with the finals starting in 15 minutes stay tuned!

One part of England duo Jack Laugher could win his second gold in less than 24 hours, if he and teammate Anthony Harding can deliver.

It is no surprise to hear that Jack Laugher of England has won this event at the last two Commonwealth Games with Chris Mears, but he's got a new partner this time around in the form of Ant Harding.

Scotland's Ross Beatie and James Heatly are also competing in this morning's final!

10:58 AM

Strong finish for Yasmin Harper!

The English diver has finished second at the end of the preliminary round of the 1m springboard pushing former gold medalist Grace Reid down the table, finishing fifth! Canada's Mia Vallee is firmly in the top spot and Harper's teammate Amy Rollinson finished sixth. Come back later at 18:10 to find out who makes the medal rostrum as it is all still to play for!!

10:37 AM

A young group of talent

There is a lot of exciting youth talent in this group! Canada's two divers are 19 and 20 and Grace Reid's teammate Clara Kerr is only 18. The pool of divers coming up are brilliant, we saw 17-year-old Andrea Andrea Spendolini Sirieix win gold yesterday in her debut at the games, proving inexperience is not a weakness among this group!

18-year-old Amy Rollinson competing during the preliminary round of the women's 1m springboard. - GETTY IMAGES
18-year-old Amy Rollinson competing during the preliminary round of the women's 1m springboard. - GETTY IMAGES

10:25 AM

The finals will take place this evening

Some strong contenders in this group! If you want to catch the finals later they will be on at 18:10. Defending champion, Scotland's Grace Reid is in third position going into the third round.

10:18 AM

Second round under way

It is fair to say Grace's dive was Graceful as we are halfway into the second round.

10:16 AM

Tussle of the home nations

England's Yasmin Harper may be Grace Reid's biggest threat as she beat her to gold in the 1m springboard at the national championships earlier this year.

10:13 AM

Will Grace Reid defend her Commonwealth title?

Grace Reid won gold in the 2018 Commonwealth Games and will be keen to retain this title! The women's 1m springboard preliminary round has just begun. 18-year-old Amy Rollinson and Yasmin Harper compete for England. All twelve divers will make it through to the finals so sit back and enjoy!

10:07 AM

A good start for England in lawn bowls

England's is currently winning 13-8 against India in the women's pair lawn bowls.

Amy Pharaoh and Sophie Tolchard of Team England react during Women's Pairs - Quarter-Final match between England and India  - GETTY IMAGES
Amy Pharaoh and Sophie Tolchard of Team England react during Women's Pairs - Quarter-Final match between England and India - GETTY IMAGES

09:57 AM

Ian McLean through the the semi-finals

Scotland's Iain McLean gets the job done and is into the men's singles semi-finals in the lawn bowls, thanks to an excellent 21-4 win over Canada's Ryan Bester.

09:53 AM

Pitchford and Ho through to the quarter-finals!

They win the third game 11-2 meaning they are straight through to the next round. It has been pretty plain sailing for the pair so far!

09:49 AM

Two games up!

After falling behind in the first couple of points Pitchford and Ho bounce back to take the second game. If they win the next game they can seal the win and sail through to the quarter-finals!

09:40 AM

England take the first game!

It was tight but Pitchford and Ho won the first game but Canada are leading the next game by two points already so this could be close.

09:32 AM

Next up... table tennis!

England's two time silver medalists, Tin-Tin Ho and Jordan Pitchford kick us off against Canada in the table tennis doubles round of 16!

They progressed through to the round after a close 3-2 win against Singapore yesterday.

09:20 AM

Busy morning for the lawn bowls

There are 10 matches ongoing on this morning and here are the scores so far:

Men's singles quarter-finals: Aaron Wilson (Aus) 9-7 Jamie Walker (Eng), Gary Kelly (NI) 16-4 Jason Evans (SA), Fairul Izwan Abd Muin (Mas) 10-6 Ross Davis (Jey), Iain McLean (Sco) 9-1 Ryan Bester (Can).

Women's pairs quarter-finals: Malaysia 4-2 Northern Ireland, New Zealand 3-7 Wales, England 4-5 India, Australia 3-6 Norfolk Island.

Women's triples semi-finals: New Zealand 2-5 Malaysia, Cook Island 3-8 England.

09:16 AM

Proud Dad moment

First dates star, Fred Siriex cheered on his daughter, Andrea Spendolini Sirieix as she won gold in the women's 10m platform. - PA
First dates star, Fred Siriex cheered on his daughter, Andrea Spendolini Sirieix as she won gold in the women's 10m platform. - PA

09:10 AM

So where are the 17 gold medals up for grabs?

Here's where they 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 125

Andrea Spendolini Siriex and Lois Mae Toulson celebrate winning gold and silver in the women's 10m platform. - GETTY IMAGES
Andrea Spendolini Siriex and Lois Mae Toulson celebrate winning gold and silver in the women's 10m platform. - GETTY IMAGES

09:04 AM

Coming up this morning!

There are 17 gold medals up for grabs on day eight of Games!

  • Diving: Scotland's Grace Reid starts her Commonwealth title defence in the women's 1m springboard preliminaries starting at 10:00

  • Jack Laugher & Ant Harding in synchronised 3m springboard final (11:22)

  • Athletics: Laura Muir in 1500m heats (11:15)

  • Lawn Bowls: Scotland v Wales in mixed para pairs B2/B3 gold and bronze-medal matches (12:00)

08:58 AM

Welcome to day eight of the Commonwealth Games!

Good morning, everyone! Before we kick off day eight of the Games let’s take a recap of yesterday’s action! We finished off the day with a total of 118 medals (42 gold, 44 silver and 32 bronze), which puts us firmly in second and just 14 behind Australia!

The most eventful moment of the day was witnessing Thomas Geraint fall in the early moments of the men’s cycling time trial! Despite the crash and bloody knees, he went on to win bronze in the race which added nicely to his now stash of 18 medals!

Asked about the crash later on, he said: “I did the recon in traffic, so it’s pretty pointless really, other than knowing where the uphills and downhills are,”

“It’s my fault. I was thinking ‘it’s a sweeping left’, but suddenly there are barriers in the way and their legs are sticking out, and it’s ‘Oh s---!’ I’ve had good practice of trying to refocus in time trials with something going wrong. It’s frustrating but at the end of the day, you know, with that happening, it is good to come away with a medal.”, He said.

Yesterday saw the first day of the diving kick off with the men’s 1m springboard and the women’s 10m platform! Defending Commonwealth champion, Jack Laugher did not disappoint when he won his third consecutive 1m springboard title at the Games, and sixth title over all at the tournament! Up and coming star Jordan Houlden also impressed, winning a bronze on his debut at the Games!

Up next 17-year-old Andrea Spendolini Siriex wowed the crowd as she won gold! Clear at the top of the leaderboard by 20 points, her dad, ‘First Dates’ star Fred Siriex looked overjoyed as watched from the stands. Lois Mae Toulson finished behind her winning a well-deserved silver medal to add to her collection!

The day concluded nicely with Lawrence Okeye winning silver in the men’s discus at his first return to the Games since leaving the NFL, and England netball beating New Zealand by ten goals! This leaves them top of the group going into the semi-finals where they will face Australia.

Stay tuned for today’s action!

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