Squash – women’s doubles
New Zealand have won gold in the women’s doubles squash. Single’s gold medalist Joelle King teamed up with Amanda Landers-Murphy to defeat India 2-0 in the final.
Australia defeated England for bronze earlier in the day.
Fiji will meet New Zealand in the men’s rugby sevens final after surviving a late scare against South Africa. The South Africans clawed back a 19-0 deficit to send the match into extra time but Fiji crossed for a try shortly after the restart to confirm victory.
New Zealand’s disastrous netball competition ends without a medal. For the first time in Commonwealth Games history the Silver Ferns failed to make the final and they have now suffered defeat in the bronze medal match to Jamaica.
The gold medal decider between England and Australia is coming up after 1pm.
This from Callum Hawkins’ brother:
New Zealand like beating England in rugby sevens semi-finals, first the women did the business, and now the men, securing a medal with a 17-12 victory.
Australia are dominating Canada in the men’s basketball final. The Boomers are up 27-10 midway through the second quarter.
The women’s rugby sevens final will be between Australia and New Zealand after both recorded convincing semifinal victories. Canada and England will playoff for bronze.
Plenty of action all over Queensland right now:
- Basketball – The gold medal match in the men’s basketball between Australia and Canada is underway.
- Badminton – The first of five finals has concluded with gold medals still to be handed out in the men’s and women’s singles and men’s and women’s doubles.
- Squash – The men’s and women’s doubles gold medal matches begin from 12pm. Australia have just beaten England to take home bronze in the women’s doubles.
- Table Tennis – Just two matches remaining and these will determine the men’s singles medalists.
- Netball – New Zealand and Jamaica are competing for the bronze medal. Australia and England shoot for gold at 1pm.
- Rugby Sevens – We’re up to the semi-final stage with Australia, Canada, New Zealand and England in contention for the women’s competition. England, New Zealand, South Africa and Fiji are left in the men’s.
More on the Callum Hawkins situation from the men’s marathon earlier.
Australian gold medalist Michael Shelley has been speaking about Hawkins’ collapse and overtaking the Scotsman with a mile or so to go in the race.
I wasn’t sure what was going on. I had a couple of mates around Main Beach who said Callum was in a bit of trouble. They told me to keep going and gave me encouragement.
I saw him (Callum) on the Sundale Bridge and thought ‘Oh shit’ and just tried to hang on. When I was coming down the home straight I tried to accelerate but I was just gone. I’m glad to be finished to be honest.
I thought hopefully I can get to the finish line because I was starting to get cramps in my hands.”
Badminton – women’s singles
Saina Nehwal has taken gold in an all-Indian women’s singles badminton final. Nehwal has been at the top of her sport for more than a decade, reclaiming the gold medal she won in Delhi in 2010.
Badminton – mixed doubles
England were guaranteed gold in the badminton mixed doubles and it went to the husband and wife team of Chris and Gabby Adcock. They defended their title, beating Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith in the final.
Ellis and Smith have further medal chances today in the men’s and women’s doubles finals.
Table Tennis – mixed doubles
Singapore secured its fourth gold of the games in the final of the mixed doubles table tennis. Gao Ning and Yu Mengyu defeated England’s Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho for the honour.
The marathons have already concluded this morning and it’s been another impressive showing for Australia.
In the men’s race Michael Shelley defended the title he won in Glasgow but the aftermath will be dominated by the performance of Callum Hawkins. The Scotsman was two minutes clear of the field with a mile and a half to go before staggering into the railings and collapsing with exhaustion in the fierce Queensland heat. Medical assistance was worryingly late in attending to the 25-year old. There’ll be more on this story as the day unfolds.
Namibia’s Helalia Johannes took out the women’s race with Australians Lisa Weightman and Jess Trengove taking silver and bronze.
And Australia secured both gold medals in the T54 marathons, Madison de Rozario winning the women’s event and national hero Kurt Fearnley taking out the men’s.
Welcome to day 11
And now, the end is near, and so we face, the final curtain… Yes, all good things must come to an end, and that includes Gold Coast 2018. A splendid couple of weeks of Commonwealth gaming concludes today and I’ll be around to steer you through the final golden Sunday.
If you missed what happened yesterday, there was plenty of joy for the hosts again, including in the men’s hockey, women’s basketball and cycling on a road. Australia remain miles ahead at the top of the medal table with England leading the chasing pack courtesy of strong performances on the track and in the ring.
Here’s what’s still to come on day 11. Remember, all times are local – the Gold Coast is GMT +10:00 and EST +14:00.
It’s a gold rush today with the last remaining medals to be handed out.
- There’s badminton underway already with finals in the men’s and women’s singles and doubles, as well as the mixed doubles.
- Rugby sevens is another sport in action all day. Gold medal matches begin at 2.40pm and 3pm.
- The men’s basketball final between Australia and Canada has just tipped off. New Zealand defeated Scotland to claim the bronze medal earlier this morning.
- There are medals on offer in table tennis, including the men’s singles gold from 12.20pm.
- It’s doubles finals day in squash with the women’s from 12pm and the men’s from 1pm.
- Australia’s awesome netballers will shoot for gold against England at 1pm.
Then it’s over to the closing ceremony and a farewell to Borobi, Queensland and 11 days of exciting sport.
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