Netball, hockey and diving action today in Birmingham

Andrea Spendolini Sirieix of Team England competes during the Women's 10m Platform - GETTY IMAGES

Andrea Spendolini Sirieix of Team England competes during the Women’s 10m Platform – GETTY IMAGES

9:20 am

Busy morning to the lawn bowls

There are 10 matches going 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 Doubles 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.

9:16 am

proud father moment

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

First date star Fred Siriex cheered his daughter, Andrea Spendolini Sirieix, as she won gold in the women’s 10m platform. – SHOVEL

9:10 am

So where are the 17 medals up for grabs?

Here’s where the medals will be won:

  • Athletics: women’s triple jump and 3000m hurdles, men’s shot put, T53/54 100m and decathlon

  • Diving: women’s 1m trampoline, men’s 3m synchro and 10m synchro

  • Lawn Bowls: Women’s Triples, B2-3 for mixed pairs

  • Rhythmic gymnastics: general

  • Wrestling: Women’s 57kg, 62kg and 68kg, men’s 65kg, 86kg and 125k

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    Andrea Spendolini Siriex and Lois Mae Toulson celebrate winning gold and silver on the women’s 10m platform.

    Andrea Spendolini Siriex and Lois Mae Toulson of Team England are seen on the podium after winning gold and silver in the Women’s 10m Platform

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9:04 am

Coming this morning!

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

  • Diving: Grace Reid of Scotland kicks off her Commonwealth title defense in the women’s 1m springboard preliminaries from 10:00

  • Jack Laugher and Ant Harding in the synchronized final of the 3m springboard (11:22)

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

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

8:58 am

Welcome to the eighth day of the Commonwealth Games!

Good morning everyone! Before we start on the eighth day of the Games, let’s recap yesterday’s action! We ended the day with a total of 118 medals (42 gold, 44 silver and 32 bronze), which puts us in second place and only 14 behind Australia!

The most eventful moment of the day was witnessing Thomas Geraint’s fall in the opening moments of the men’s cycling time trial! Despite the fall and bloody knees, he won bronze in the race, which greatly increased his stash of 18 medals!

Asked about the accident later, he said: “I did the traffic recon, so it’s really useless, other than knowing where the ups and downs are.”

“It’s my fault. I was thinking ‘It’s a sweeping left’, but suddenly there are barriers in the way and your legs are sticking out, and it’s ‘Oh s—!’ I’ve had the good practice of trying to reorient in time trials with something going wrong. It’s frustrating, but at the end of the day, you know, with that going on, it’s nice to walk away with a medal.”

Yesterday began the first day of diving with a men’s 1m trampoline and women’s 10m platform! Defending the Commonwealth champion, Jack Laugher did not disappoint when he won his third straight 1m springboard title at the Games and sixth title at the tournament! Rising star Jordan Houlden also impressed, earning a bronze in his Games debut!

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

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

Stay tuned for today’s action!

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