Commonwealth Games 2022 LIVE: Katarina Johnson-Thompson Chases Heptathlon Gold


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On day six of the Commonwealth Games, England’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson continues her run for heptathlon gold, which will finish on the track tonight. The reigning Commonwealth champion goes into day two with a 109-point lead, but faces stiff competition from teammate Holly Mills, among others.

Emily Campbell also bids for a gold medal in the women’s weightlifting. The 28-year-old rose to fame when she took the Olympic silver medal in the women’s 87kg+ category at the Tokyo Olympics, after also winning Commonwealth bronze at the Gold Coast four years ago. She is the reigning European champion and favorite for the gold medal on her home podium.

Elsewhere, Evie Richards is battling for the mountain bike title, which would be an upgrade from the silver medal she won in 2018 but may be hampered by months of back problems and a recent spell with Covid. On the track, Daryll Neita will be ready for a 100m final with Jamaica’s Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah in one of the most intriguing face-offs of the Games, while England will be poolside watching Tokyo champion Reece Dunn in the S14 200m Freestyle, World Champion Ben Proud in the Men’s 50m Freestyle, and the Men’s Relay, with Scotland being represented by Tokyo silver medalist Duncan Scott in the Men’s 200m Individual Medley.

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Commonwealth Games 2022 – Women’s Hockey

India defeated Canada 3-2 in their final Pool A game of women’s hockey to advance to the semi-finals.

A brilliant battle between the two sides saw them score goals in every quarter, but it ultimately fell to India, who join England and Australia in the next round.

Defeat for Canada means they will play for fifth place in the match.

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Commonwealth Games 2022 – T20 Cricket

Pakistan competes against Australia at Edgbaston. They are chasing 161 to win and have fallen to 50-5 after 11 overs, with Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown and Tahlia McGrath taking the wickets.

Bismah Maroof keeps them in the game and has helped the team to 62, but they still need 99 from 36 balls.

In incredible tough task against the world champions.

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Jake Jarman wipes the board, but cramp counts out Cyrille Tchatchet at Commonwealth Games

Jake Jarman reigned supreme in the men’s gymnastics competition at the Commonwealth Games, finishing with four gold medals, but Cyrille Tchatchet’s weightlifting tale came to a painful end.

Here the PA news agency reflects on the action from day five:

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Joe Fraser Hails ‘Wonderkid’ Jake Jarman as England’s Gymnasts at Commonwealth Games

Joe Fraser believes the Commonwealth Games have given the world a glimpse of the next gymnastics superstar.

Jake Jarman has certainly come a long way since he was spotted a talent in a Peterborough park swinging from the climbing frames.

He was only seven years old when his gymnastics talent caught the eye of a passing coach, the kind of scouting feat a Premier League football club would crave.

The 20-year-old added jump gold to his podium performances in the team event, the all-around competition and the floor final.

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Commonwealth Games 2022 – Swimming

The morning session at the watersports center comes to a close with Scotland’s Duncan Scott and England’s Tom Dean advancing safely to the 200m medley final after both men won their respective heats.

England’s James David McFadzen also made it to the medal race that will take place later tonight.

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Commonwealth Games 2022 – Athletics

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2022 Commonwealth Games – Mountain Biking

It’s a New Zealand one-two in men’s cross-country mountain biking. Sam Gaze finishes with a fast time of 1:34:19 more than 30 seconds ahead of his teammate Ben Oliver.

Both were favorites to battle for the title, so maybe the ride of the day belongs to Alex Miller from Namibia.

He’s +2:01 back from Gaze’s gold medal time, but manages to stay ahead of England’s Joe Blackmore and Northern Ireland’s Cameron Orr to claim bronze!

It is Namibia’s very first cycling medal.

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2022 Commonwealth Games – Mountain Biking

The tension of the cross-country men comes in the battle for the bronze. New Zealand’s Sam Gaze will claim gold as he is 42 seconds ahead of teammate Ben Oliver, who will finish in silver if he makes it to the track.

Behind them, Alex Miller of Namibia has caught up with England’s Joe Blackmore and Northern Ireland’s Cameron Orr to create a three-way shootout for third place as the riders begin the final lap of the trail.

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Commonwealth Games 2022 – Athletics

The 400m motos are in full swing with world bronze medalist Matthew Hudson-Smith in action in race four. The Englishman leads the way, crossing the line with little more than a jog to cruise to victory.

Wales’s Joseph Brier is also through as he crosses the line safely in third to reach the semi-finals.

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