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Gold for England’s Harding and Laugher in men’s synchronized 3m springboard!

A dominant display of the English duo and it’s gold…

1) Lachen and Harding (England) 438.33
2) Puteh and Gilbert Daim (Malaysia) 376.77
3) Li and Fricker (Australia) 374.52

synchronicity. Photo: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

Decathlon men: Lindon Victor of Grenada, the defending champion, throws 46.54 m in the discus to regain the overall lead.

Grenada's Lindon Victor.
Grenada’s Lindon Victor. Photo: Phil Noble/Reuters

Athletics: The men’s 4x400m relay race has started on the track. Always a fun event to watch…

Botswana, Jamaica and Zambia take first, second and third places in a hard-fought race. The winning time for Botswana is 3m05.11s – Nigeria will have to wait and see if they qualify after fourth place.

Dive: The men’s synchronized 3m springboard final brings the crowd into the pool.

England’s pairing of Anthony Harding and Jack Laugher led after three jumps with a very healthy score of 189.12. Malaysian duo Yiwei Chew and Tze Liang Ooi are in second place with 170.70.

Netball: Scotland and Northern Ireland are about to meet in the playoffs for ninth place. Trinidad and Tobago defeated Barbados earlier to finish 11th overall.

Athletics: Ciara Mageean of Northern Ireland won this first heat in 4 minutes 13.52 seconds. Abbey Caldwell (Aus) second, Edinah Jebitok (Kenya) third, Linden Hall (Aus) fourth and Laura Muir of Scotland fifth. It looks like Melissa Courtney-Bryant of Wales missed out on sixth place.

Athletics: In this first women’s 1500 meter race Muir was at the back of the field late in the race (without the Lesotho athlete who was miles behind) and she was in danger of not qualifying, but she accelerates to the home stretch and finishes fifth…or was it fourth ?

Athletics: Laura Muir is now on track in her 1500 meter dash.

Lawn bowls: England ended the women’s pairs quarter-finals with a score of 18:14.

England's Sophie Tolhard.
England’s Sophie Tolhard. Photo: Bradley Collyer/PA

Dive: Next up is the men’s synchronized 3m springboard final.

Dive: The qualification for the women’s 1m springboard is over.

Canada’s Mia Vallee jumped last into tonight’s final with 292.20, while England’s Yasmin Harper qualified second best with 274.60. Esther Qin (Australia) was third best with 266.95.

Scotland’s Grace Reid qualified fifth with 259.10, with Amy Rollinson (237.50) sixth.

The final is scheduled to start at 6.05pm UK time.

Mia Vallee from Canada.
Mia Vallee from Canada. Photo: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Kenya wins 9th place playoff against Ghana in women’s ice hockey!

It was ‘only’ for ninth place, but that meant the world for Kenya, who equalized with three minutes remaining and defeated Ghana in sudden death in the shootout!

Flavia Mutiva of Kenya celebrates with team mates after scoring a late equalizer against Ghana.
Flavia Mutiva of Kenya celebrates with team mates after scoring a late equalizer against Ghana. Photo: Alex Davidson/Getty Images

Women’s Netball: In the playoffs for 11th and 12th place, Trinidad and Tobago defeated Barbados 63-31.

Next up is Scotland against Northern Ireland, playing for ninth place from 11.30am.

Women’s Ice Hockey: Ghana and Kenya play a 2-2 draw in the fourth quarter of the game which will determine who gets the wooden spoon by finishing 10th and who finishes 9th overall. Wales vs South Africa takes place at 11.15am UK time and they will be battling for seventh place.

Tonight England meet New Zealand in the first semi-final (18:00 UK time) before Australia take on India at 20:15 UK time.

The 2-2 Ghana v Kenya game is now full time and going to penalties after Kenya equalized with three minutes to go! The dreaded penalty contest as Barry Davies would have had it.

ice HockeyTable tennis and para-table tennis and scuba diving are also currently underway if the live schedule on the official website is to be believed.

In women’s two-man bowling, England temporarily stretched their lead to five points, but India just hit back with three simultaneous shots and suddenly it’s 14-12.


Good morning everyone and welcome to day eight. What’s happening today?

There’s scuba diving, wrestling and athletics to name a few. At the moment on Her Majesty’s Lawn Bowls on BBC1, England (Sophie Tolchard and Amy Pharaoh) lead India (Lovely Choubey and Nayanmoni Saikia) 13-9 after 13 finals in the women’s pairs quarter-finals.

Let us do this …