Let’s go to the summary of what happened this Monday (1st) during the fourth day of disputes of the Commonwealth Games, which are played in Birmingham (GBR).
England dominated the first day of the fixture final, winning four out of five gold medals. On the men’s side, Englishman Jake Jarman won the solo, with 14,666 points. Silver went to Canadian Felix Dolci and bronze to Englishman Giarnni Regini-Moran.
It was Jarman’s third gold medal at the Games.
On pommel horse, England’s Joe Fraser was first, with 14,833 points. Northern Irishman Rhys McClenaghan was second and Canadian Jayson Rampersad was third.
England’s Courtney Tulloch won gold on rings, with 14,400 points. The second was the Cypriot Sokratis Pilakouris and the third was the Canadian Chris Kaji.
On the women’s side, Australia’s Georgia Godwin finished first with 13,233 points, tied with Canada’s Laurie Denommee. But Godwin’s difficulty was greater and she won gold. Bronze went to Scotland’s Shannon Archer.
The uneven bars were won by England’s Georgia Mae-Fenton, with 13,900 points. Godwin took silver, in the second medal of the day, and Caittlin Rooskrantz of South Africa completed the podium.
Monday marked the first bowling finals, a sort of lawn bowling. In the men’s treble, gold went to England, who beat Australia 14-12. The bronze went to Wales.
In women’s singles, Ellen Ryan of Australia beat Lucy Beere of Guernsey 21-17. Malaysian Siti Ahmad won bronze.
The detail is that Beere’s silver is Guernsey’s first at the 1994 Games, when he earned a bronze medal in sport shooting. The last gold medal was also in sport shooting, in 1990.
Judo started in Birmingham. Canada’s Christa Deguchi won the gold medal in the women’s 57 kg category, beating Acelya Toprak of England. Scotland’s Malin Wilson and India’s Suchika Tariyal won bronze.
Australian Tinka Easton took first place in the women’s 52kg category, after beating Canadian Kelly Deguchi. The bronze medal went to South African Charne Griesel and Northern Irish Yasmin Javadian.
The women’s -48kg category took gold from South African Michaela Whitebodi, who won the final from Shushila Likmabam of India. Malta’s Katryna Esposito and England’s Amy Platten won the bronzes.
In the men’s -60kg category, Ashley McKenzie of England won gold beating fellow Englishman Samuel Hall. Bronzes went to Indian Vijay Yadav and Australian Joshua Katz.
Cypriot Georgios Balarjishvili won gold in the under 66kg category, beating Scotland’s Finlay Allan in the final. Northern Irishman Nathon Burns and Australian Nathan Katz won the bronzes.
Singapore won the women’s team competition, beating Malaysia 3-0. The bronze went to Australia, who beat Wales 3-0.
Australian Kyle Chalmers won gold in the men’s 100m freestyle with a time of 47.51 seconds. Englishman Tom Dean won silver and Scotland’s Duncan Scott bronze.
The women’s 200m backstroke was won by Australian Kaylee McKeown in 2:05.60, a new Games record. Silver went to Canadian Kylie Masse and bronze to Scottish Katie Shanahan.
In the women’s 200 medley, Canada’s Summer Mcintosh won in 2:08.70. McKeown was second and England’s Abbie Wood was third.
New Zealand’s Andrew Jeffcoat won the men’s 50m backstroke with a time of 24.65 seconds. South African Pieter Coetze finished second and Canadian Javier Acevedo third.
The women’s 50 butterfly won gold from Australia’s Emma McKeon, clocking 25.90 seconds. Second place went to South African Erin Gallagher and third place to Australian Holly Barratt.
It was McKeon’s 17th medal at the Commonwealth Games, her 12th gold medal making her the greatest athlete in Games history.
The men’s 4x200m freestyle relay was won by Australia in 7:04.96, a new Games record. The silver went to England and the bronze to Scotland.
The Paralympic events saw the victory of the Australian Matthew Levy (50m freestyle S7 men) and the English Grace Harvey (100m breaststroke SB6 women).
The men’s time trial was won by Australian Matthew Glaetzer, with 59.505s. His compatriot Thomas Cornish finished second and Trinidadian Nicholas Paul completed the podium.
Englishwoman Laura Kenny won the women’s scratch, followed by New Zealander Michaela Drummond and Canadian Maggie Coles-Lyster.
The women’s keirin contest was won by New Zealand’s Ellesse Andrews, with England’s Sophie Capewell second and Canada’s Kelsey Mitchell third.
New Zealand’s Aaron Gate won gold in the men’s points event. The one-two came with Campbell Stewart in second and England’s Oli Wood in third.
The women’s 64 kg contest was won by Canadian Maude Charron, with 231 kg and a new Games record. Silver went to Australia’s Sarah Cochrane and bronze to Nigeria’s Islamiyat Yusuf.
Sarah Davies of England won the women’s 71kg category, with 229kg and a new Games record. Canadian Alexis Ashworth won silver and Indian Harjinder Kaur bronze.
In the men’s 81 kg, Englishman Chris Murray obtained 325 kg, a new Games record, to take the best. Australian Kyle Bruce was second and Canadian Nicholas Vachon was third.
Australia continue to dominate the medal table, with 31 golds and 71 in total, but England have responded well, rising to 21 golds and 54 in total. New Zealand remain third with 13 gold medals and 24 overall.
The top five in the table are completed by Canada (6 gold medals and 33 in total) and South Africa (5 gold medals and 12 in total).
Photos: AP/The CGF
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