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Hockeyroos attain Commonwealth Video games ultimate with penalty shootout win over India; Aussies get two medals in decathlon

The Hockeyroos get their revenge over India within the Commonwealth Video games semi-finals, successful a considerably controversial penalty shootout to achieve the ultimate in opposition to England.

India shocked Australia with a 1-Zero win of their quarter-final on the Tokyo Olympics final 12 months, however there was to be no repeat in Birmingham as Australia received the penalty shootout 3-Zero after scores have been tied at 1-1 at full-time.

Australia received eight medals throughout athletics, diving and rhythmic gymnastics on day eight however, for the primary time in Birmingham, no gold, permitting England to shut the hole when it comes to gold and total medals.

Daniel Golubovic and Cedric Dubler received silver and bronze respectively in an exciting decathlon, whereas Australia’s divers received bronze within the males’s synchronised 10m and 3m occasions, with Brittany O’Brien taking silver within the ladies’s 1m springboard.

Jayden Lawrence received Australia’s first wrestling medal in 12 years with bronze within the males’s 86kg class, whereas Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva added particular person all-around bronze to her crew silver within the rhythmic gymnastics.

All earlier than the Hockeyroos locked in a shot at their fifth Commonwealth title with their tense victory over India.

Australian hockey players hug after a goal in the Commonwealth Games semi-final against India.
Rebecca Greiner scored the opening area purpose within the first quarter.(Getty: Robert Cianflone)

Rebecca Greiner scored what turned out to be the Hockeyroos’ solely purpose in regulation within the first quarter, earlier than the Australians weathered fixed assaults from the Indians in addition to inexperienced playing cards for Shanea Tonkin and Kaitlin Nobbs.

In addition they misplaced defender Karri Somerville after she copped a ball to the cheekbone.

India ultimately equalised within the fourth quarter when Vandana Katariya slotted previous Aleisha Energy, who was changed by Jocelyn Bartram for the following shootout.

Issues began brilliantly for India when Rosie Malone misplaced management of the ball below stress from captain/goalkeeper Savita, however Malone sensationally obtained one other probability after the miss.

It turned out officers advert not began the shot clock for her try, and she or he obtained one other go, making no mistake along with her second effort.

India finally missed all three of their pictures thanks in no small half to Bartram’s efforts in purpose, whereas Kaitlin Nobbs and Amy Lawton netted for the Hockeyroos to ship them into their fifth straight Commonwealth Video games ultimate.

Look again in any respect the motion from day eight in Birmingham in our stay weblog.

Reside updates

By Jon Healy

What to look out for on day 9

With day eight executed, we’re quick working out of Commonwealth Video games, however there’s so much happening on day 9. Listed here are a few of the highlights from an Australian perspective (all occasions AEST)…

  • Athletics: World champion Eleanor Patterson is within the ladies’s excessive soar ultimate from 7:17pm tonight. There are additionally Aussies looking medals in race strolling, 1,500m and extra. Then, within the morning, there’s loads extra to come back, together with Kurtis Marschall and Angus Armstrong within the males’s pole vault ultimate from 4:10am.
  • Cricket: Australia’s semi-final in opposition to New Zealand begins at 3am. The primary semi begins tonight, with England taking over India from 8pm.
  • Netball: Coming off their loss to Jamaica, the Diamonds face England for a spot within the ultimate from 11:30pm
  • Hockey: The Kookaburras tackle England of their semi-final from 5:15am
  • Seaside volleyball: Males’s and girls’s semi-finals, with Chris McHugh and Paul Burnett dealing with Rwanda at midnight, earlier than Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Photo voltaic conflict with Vanuata at 6am.
  • Diving: There are three finals on day 9 — ladies’s 3m springboard synchro (8:46pm), males’s 3m springboard (3:00am) and girls’s 10m platform synchro (4:30am).
  • Boxing: All of the semi-finals, together with Caitlin Parker and Tina Rahimi.

So that may do us for day eight. Simon and Kelsie Iorio might be your fearless guides tomorrow, however I will be again on Monday and Tuesday as we wrap up this competition of athletic achievement.

By Simon Smale

Athletics: Fifth and a faller in an exciting 3,000m steeple chase

{That a} terrific run from Kenya’s Jackline Chepkoech and Uganda’s Peruth Chemutai.

The 2 East Africans flew into an early lead, however Olympic champion Chemutai fell half method across the penultimate lap to permit the reigning U20 World Champion free air to win.

Lizzy Hen of England used the group to take a silver medal forward of a badly injured Chumtai, who battled via to get bronze however wanted assist after she crossed the road.

A woman sits on the ground in front of a wheelchair as three people crowd around her
Olympic champ Chumtai was in numerous ache on the finish (Getty Pictures)

That silver is the primary ever medal for an Englishwoman on this occasion.

Amy Cashin obtained fifth place.

Queenslander Brielle Erbacher crashed early however picked herself as much as end in final, albeit with a smile on her face.

Women run together in a group
It regarded like the remainder of the sector needed to race for bronze (Getty Pictures)

By Jon Healy

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The Hockeyroos are into the ultimate after a controversial shootout!

Hockeyroos players shout after winning the Commonwealth Games semi-final against India.

After the upset 1-Zero loss to India within the quarter-final on the Olympics final 12 months, Australia will get its revenge with a 3-Zero penalty shootout victory after being tied 1-1 at full-time.

Stunning that the shootout began in farcical style, with officers forgetting to begin the clock for Rosie Malone’s first try, which she by no means regarded accountable for.

However she nailed her do-over, and Kaitlin Nobbs and Amy Lawton have been equally on course, whereas India could not get it previous Jocelyn Bartram.

It was an incredible finish to an exciting semi-final, with a purpose for Australia’s Rebecca Greiner within the first quarter, then the equaliser for India by Vandana Katariya within the fourth to ship it to the shootout.

By Jon Healy

Hockey: Penalty shootout for a spot within the ultimate

AUS: Rosie Malone misses. However she will get one other probability as a result of they did not begin the clock. AND THIS TIME SHE SCORES! Wow. Wow wow wow. Hockeyroos lead 1-0.

IND: Lalremsiami misses as Jocelyn Bartram replaces Aleisha Energy in purpose. Hockeyroos lead 1-0.

AUS: Kaitlin Nobbs scores previous Savita. She was in whole management there and simply slotted previous the goalie for a 2-Zero lead.

IND: Bartram stops one other one, from Neha. Huge benefit to Australia.

AUS: Amy Lawton scores! Nearly a panenka effort previous Savita. Hockeyroos lead 3-0. One purpose away from the ultimate.

IND: Goalpost and out! Australia wins!!

By Jon Healy

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Hockey: Penalty shootout in Hockeyroos’ semi-final in opposition to India

India equalised at 1-1 via Vandana Katariya within the fourth quarter and defended a brief nook with 48 seconds left.

It was virtually known as a stroke however the goalie obtained in behind it.


By Simon Smale

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🥈🥉 Athletics: Silver and bronze for Australia within the decathlon

 This was so shut!

Dan Golubovic took the race to everybody and has come so near pulling off a shocking total victory!

Golubovic received the 1500m by a distance, however not by sufficient to win gold. (Getty Pictures)

Nevertheless, I believe Lindon Victor has executed simply sufficient to win total?

Sure he has!

Gold for Grenada.

Victor was going backwards on the finish! However he survived!

Dan Golubovic took it out and gave it all the pieces, he couldn’t have executed any extra.

His time was 4:30.95, virtually 20 seconds forward of England’s  Harry Kendall.

What a efficiency on the finish of two grueling days of competitors.

“I had a dig for that gold … there was simply nothing within the legs,” he says in an interview with Channel 7.

“Two decaths in 12 days, I’d not advocate that.”

Cedric Dubler blew up badly on the ultimate again straight and seemed to be struggling from a good bit additional out than that, however he simply did sufficient to maintain maintain of that bronze medal.

Thre Australian athletes in yellow singlets hug
A trio of completely happy Aussies (Getty Pictures)

Alec Diamond got here fifth in the long run.

Victor completed with 8233 factors, Golubovic 8197 and Dubler  8030.

Two men smile with an Australian flag behind them
Getty Pictures

By Simon Smale

Athletics: NZ 1-2 within the shot put

By Jon Healy

Hockey: Nonetheless 1-Zero to Hockeyroos via three quarters

Issues are significantly tense on the College of Birmingham Hockey & Squash Centre.

Only one purpose within the first quarter is all that separates Australia and India on this semi-final.

England awaits. Who will it’s?

By Simon Smale

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Athletics: Steve Solomon makes the 400m ultimate!

Get the spikes again out Steve! You are working within the ultimate on Sunday!

Nice stuff for the Aussie, who qualifies within the final spot, however simply 0.03 of a second, and can race within the ultimate!

By Simon Smale

Athletics: Solomon nonetheless alive…

Steve Solomon advised Channel 7 that he was completely happy to wrap his season up after that semi-final run.

He would possibly nonetheless be in with an opportunity of sneaking into the ultimate although, so he might wish to reassess…

Not one of the non-automatic qualifiers managed to beat his 46.30 in that race, so there may be nonetheless hope for the likable Aussie…

Jonathan Jones of Bahamas obtained the win in that second semi.

There’s one semi ultimate to go…

By Simon Smale

Athletics: Steve Solomon must wait and see within the 400m

Three men run towards the camera.
Solomon (proper) tied up within the ultimate 100. (Getty Pictures)

Steve Solomon has simply completed in fourth place in his 400m semi ultimate…

It regarded like he actually struggled within the dwelling straight, removed from fluid because the race actually heated up having exited the ultimate bend in second.

From there although, he went backwards.

He has advised Channel 7 that he simply did not have the working in his legs after a tough six months of accidents and has resigned himself to not racing in Sunday’s ultimate.

He ran a 46.30, which can unlikely be ok to see him qualify, I would suppose.

By Jon Healy

Hockey: Australia will get out of jail to maintain lead at half-time

The Hockeyroos have misplaced their referral fairly dubiously.

Kaitlin Nobbs challenged a penalty nook ruling, and it regarded for all cash like she’d executed so efficiently, however the third umpire discovered a technique to affirm it.

All this whereas Shanea Tonkin was serving time within the penalty field on a inexperienced card.

The penalty nook did not come off for India, and Australia retains its 1-Zero lead on the break regardless of being pinned in their very own quarter of the sector for a lot of the interval.

India had 5 penalty corners within the first half, however could not capitalise, whereas the Hockeyroos’ sole purpose got here from the sector through Rebecca Greiner.

By Simon Smale

Squash: The Battle of the Lobbans

We’ve a winner within the battle of the Lobbans…

And it is Donna Lobban who will get bragging rights along with her accomplice Cameron Pilley!

The Aussie pair (and defending champions) got here from behind to beat Scotland’s pairing of Greg Lobban and Lisa Aitkin 3-0.

They received the ultimate recreation 11-Eight to finish the turnaround.

Donna advised the Commonwealth Video games media crew that if Greg received he’d must make dinner for a month…


Does that imply dinners are on her for the foreseeable?

Maybe after the Comm Video games are over – Donna and Cameron have work to do and a medal to win for Australia.

By Simon Smale

Athletics: Decathlon to go all the way down to the wire

Lindon Victor has re-taken the lead within the decathlon after an outstanding javelin throw.

He leads The Hole’s Cedric Dubler by 161 factors heading into the 1500m.

Daniel Golubovic is third, simply 4 factors behind Dubler after throwing a season’s better of 58.26m within the javelin.

Alec Diamond is fifth.

It is ever so shut and the 1500 might be a belter when it takes place at 6:30am AEST.

By Jon Healy

Hockey: Australia on the board in opening quarter of ladies’s semi-final

Australian hockey players celebrate a goal against India at the Commonwealth Games.

On the lookout for redemption for the quarter-final loss eventually 12 months’s Olympics, the Hockeyroos have struck first within the semi in opposition to India.

Rebecca Greiner did the harm from the sector.

By Simon Smale

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Athletics: Australia may have one runner within the 200m ultimate

Gutting information for Jacinta Beecher, who misses out on a spot within the 200m ultimate by 0.12.

Jacinta Beecher looks on with a neutral look on her face
So close to, but up to now for Jacinta Beecher (Getty Pictures)

Ella Connolly is the slowest of the qualifiers to make it via and truly ran 0.01 seconds slower than Jacinta Beecher.

However, as a result of the qualification is finished on placings within the semi finals (prime two qualify routinely, plus the 2 quickest non-qualifiers) then Beecher misses out.

The favorite Elaine Thompson-Herah certified quickest.

By Simon Smale

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Athletics: Ella Connolly qualifies for the 200m ultimate!

Ella Connolly sprinting
Ella Connolly gave it her all (Getty Pictures)

Oh my goodness that was so, so shut!

Did Ella Connolly get second there?

YES! By 0.01 of a second!

A photo finish of a sprint race
That is what 0.01 seconds seems like (Commonwealth Video games)

In the meanwhile, Jacinta Beecher is there too, by simply 0.02 seconds…

However there’s one semi to go…

By Simon Smale

Squash: Battle of the Lobbans

Fast replace from the College Squash Centre and the spouse has levelled issues up at one recreation every after she and Cameron Pilley took the second 8 – 11.

It is coming all the way down to a decider…

By Jon Healy

Hockey: Hockeyroos semi-final in opposition to India underway

That is for a spot within the ultimate in opposition to England.

By Simon Smale

Athletics: 200m semi finals

A woman is shown side on with a neutral expression on her face
Getty Pictures

Jacinta Beecher has gone within the first semi ultimate of the ladies’s 200m and I do not suppose she’s executed sufficient to get via, sadly.

Beecher got here dwelling in fourth spot with a time of 23.40, a good method off her PB of 22.70 however she was working right into a critical headwind of +1.9.

Like I stated, I do not suppose that might be sufficient to get one of many two quickest qualifying spots, however we’ll wait and see.

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