HHello and welcome to Telegraph Sport’s coverage of day 9 of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
As the action draws to a close there are still some medals to be won and today there is likely to be great entertainment on the tracks, fields and pitches of England’s second city.
Today’s highlights include several finals on the track.
In the men’s 1,500m, Scotland’s Jake Wightman will look to secure his World Championship gold with another at the Alexandra Stadium. He is the favorite for this race and is no doubt looking to improve on his bronze medal from the Gold Coast four years ago. Joining them are fellow countrymen Josh Kerr and Neil Gourley, and for England Elliot Giles and Matthew Stonier will carry the home hopes.
Wightman’s father and trainer Geoff will again be the commentator as the England-born but Edinburgh-raised star seeks gold for Scotland. This race should have you watching over your lunch with a 1:10 start time.
Tonight Laura Muir and Keely Hodgkinson line up in the women’s 800m final to take double gold for Scotland in the middle distance (depending on how Wightman finishes earlier…), Zharnel Hughes runs for England in the 200m men’s final, and Beth Dobbin will carry Scotland’s hopes in the women’s 200m.
There are also the T20 semifinals, men’s hockey semifinals and men’s turf bowl finals. Northern Ireland’s Gary Kelly meets Malaysia’s Fairul Izwan Abd Muin in the first semi-final, while Scotland’s Ian McLean meets Australia’s Aaron Wilson in the other.
All of this on a day after history was made when Scotland’s George Miller became the oldest gold medalist in the history of the Games when Scotland beat Wales in the B2/B3 mixed pairs bowls.
Miller, 75, is the director of visually impaired bowler Melanie Innes who, along with Robert Barr and his executive director Sarah Jane, defeated Wales 16-9 in the final at Victoria Park, Lymington Spa.
“A year ago I would never have dreamed of being here. I got a call and almost fell out of my chair to be honest. Here we are – where will we go from here?” Miller told the BBC.
“Bowling is easier for older people, but any sport… walking football, rugby, you name it. Get out there and train, play games and compete. It’s great no matter how old you are.”
Miller took the record as the oldest gold medalist from Rosemary Lenton, also of Scotland, who at 72 won gold in the Para-women’s pair bowls last Wednesday.