Australia has spectacularly crashed out of the men’s 4x100m relay after Rohan Browning stumbled in the final changeover.
The Australians were challenging for a top-three finish coming into the straight when Browning tripped and fell to the track moments after taking the baton from Jack Hale.
England raced away to win the heat, with Trinidad and Tobago second and Guyana third.
It was an inglorious end to the meet for Browning who made it through to the finals of the 100m only only to finish 6th. He described it as not a ‘sexy’ position.
10.35PM: PETERS NAILS SHOT AT GOLD
By Julian Linden
Exciting Aussie teenage boxer Callum Peters is through to the gold medal bout at the Commonwealth Games after a devastating semi-final performance.
The middleweight bashed South Africa’s Simnikwe Bongco in a one-sided contest to get an unanimous decision in Birmingham.
Just 19, the South Australian looked at ease in his first international tournament, where he will now face Scotland’s Sam Hickey for the gold medal on Sunday night.
“Well, I’ve been fighting for a while. It was like a home fight with the family, mum and dad watching,” he said. “I can see why people get nervous, but over time, you keep doing it and you get used to it.”
One of nine kids, Peters looks to have a bright future in the fight game.
Crafty, and able to switch his lead hand, he’s already caught the eye of some promoters in professional boxing but has his heart on getting major silverware in the amateur ranks first.
“This is my first international tournament so I’m still learning the ropes, some new events, new people, I’m very excited,” he said. “I take it one step at a time. I want to try and get to the Olympics. That’s my biggest goal, to be the first to get gold for Australia. That’d be pretty nice.”
One of five Aussie boxers through to the semis — where everyone is guaranteed at least a bronze medal — Peters joined Kaye Scott in advancing to the gold medal round.
The three other Aussies, Edgardo Coumi (heavyweight) Tina Rahini (featherweight) Caitlin Parker (middleweight) were due to step in the ring early Sunday morning.
10.30PM: BIG BLOW FOR DIAMONDS
By Erin Smith
The Diamonds will go into the match against rivals England without key midcourter Paige Hadley. Hadley has played limited minutes and missed the game against Jamaica due to the calf injury. It means Diamonds will go into the game with just 11 fit players compared to England’s 12.
STARTING 7: GS Gretel Bueta, GA Steph Wood, WA Liz Watson, C Kate Moloney, GD Jo Weston, WD Ash Brazill, GK Courtney Bruce. Subs: Kiera Austin, Cara Koenen, Sunday Aryang, Sara Klau
9.10PM: HOLOCAUST TRAUMA BEHIND EMOTIONAL GOLD
Australia’s premier race walker Jemima Montag has successfully defended her Commonwealth Games title, winning the Birmingham edition with a superb record breaking time of 42min34.30 and she crossed the line and kissed her bracelet.
Montage was streets ahead of the Indian champion Priyanka and Emily Wamusyi Ngii from Kenya who won the minor medals. Other Australians walkers, Rebecca Henderson was fourth and Katie Hayward was seventh.
Whenever the going gets tough for Montag, a 24 year old from Brighton, Victoria she glances down at her wrist. For her bracelet is an extra special charm from her beloved late grandmother, Judith a holocaust survivor from Auschwitz.
Montag’s nana died just before the Tokyo Olympic Games and it is only since her death that the family has uncovered the traumatic holocaust experience.
Her nana’s special gold necklace was gifted to Montag and she and her two sisters decided to make bracelets for each other as important keepsakes.
Montag’s sunny nature is born of that resilience. She finished fourth at the recent world championships and in defending her victory on Saturday backing up her win at the Gold Coast 2018 Games, she even improved her best time by several seconds and set a new Games record.
“Similar to last Commonwealth Games, I was pulled along by the crowd, it was amazing,’’ she said.
” I wanted to enjoy that opportunity and enjoy the crowds, you don’t often hear 20,000 people, so I was enjoying it.
“It is a different beast on the track, it is an added challenge going ten seconds faster per kilometre.”
Montag said the judges had warned her “not to absolutely burst off at the start” as it draws their attention.
“They wonder if you are breaking the rules,’’ she said, explaining a conservative start for the first couple of laps.
By Simeon Thomas-Wilson
The redemption story for Maddison Keeney and Anabelle Smith is complete after they won the gold in the women’s synchronised 3m diving springboard final.
Four years ago at the Gold Coast the two Australians were the favourites to take out the gold medal but finished last when they wiped out on their final dive.
The pair were leading going into the final dive but Keeney lost her way in the air on the forward two and a half somersault two twists pike and landed awkwardly in the water.
But there was no such drama for the Olympic bronze medallist as they put in a dominant display to claim Commonwealth Games bronze with a score of 316.53.
The Australians were a class above the rest of the field, especially with their synchronisation as they claimed gold easily.
The other Australian pair of Brittany Mae O’Brien and Fan Qin finished last after a shocker of a fourth dive ended their chances of a medal.
9:05PM: MASSIVE UPSET FOR AUSSIE CHAMP
By Scott Gullan at Alexander Stadium
Australia’s Eleanor Patterson has suffered a shock defeat in the final of the women’s high-jump.
The newly crowned world champion was a red-hot favourite to win her second Commonwealth Games title after the withdrawal of her main competitor, fellow Australian Nicola Olyslagers.
But Patterson didn’t follow the script with three failures at 1.95m meaning she had to settle for a silver medal.
Jamaica’s Lamara Distin took the gold medal.
A stunned silence went over Alexander Stadium when the Australian missed her third attempt at a height which normally doesn’t offer too many issues particularly given she cleared 2.02m – equalling the national record – to win the world title in Eugene two weeks ago.
Patterson, who won the 2014 Commonwealth title at the age of 18 in Glasgow, looked shocked and stayed on the mat with her head down for an extended period after her third miss.
She had entered the competition at 1.85m and made first attempt clearances there and at 1.89m. She then missed her first attempt at 1.92m which raised eyebrows before correcting it on her second attempt.
But she was all at sea at 1.95m with her exit one of the biggest shocks of the track and field program in Birmingham.
Olyslagers, the Tokyo Olympic silver medallist, withdrew the night before the final because of a torn calf which she suffered during Thursday’s qualifying round.
By Eliza Barr
At last, Australia’s Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva has come out on top – with a gold medal in the clubs final at the Commonwealth Games rhythmic gymnastics competition.
The self-confessed perfectionist took silver in the team final, and bronze in the all-around – but the top spot on the podium had remained elusive.
But when the Melbourne gymnast shot ahead of the competition with a score of 29.400, the usually stoic Kiroi-Bogatyreva could not contain tears of joy.
Kiroi-Bogatyreva missed out on a medal in the ball final, with a tidy performance placing her in equal fourth.
She is also out of contention for a medal in the ribbon final.
Brisbane teen Lidiia Iakovleva came sixth in the hoop final, improving by one ranking on her qualification position with a score of 26.000.
8:15PM ‘HATED’ AUSSIE FEARS ABUSE AFTER PENALTY FARCE
A Hockeyroos star caught up in a penalty shootout farce swore off social media amid enormous backlash after India’s coach slammed an amateur umpiring decision.
Australia booking their spot in the gold medal match was overshadowed by a massive controversy when Rosie Malone was given a re-do after her initial penalty was saved – only to bury home her second attempt, to loud boos from the crowd.
While it was by the rules the decision was wildly contentious with former international Georgie Parker describing the decision as “amateur and unfortunate.”
The crowd turned on the officials with boos ringing out.
The shootout continued with Australia’s goalkeeper Jocelyn Bartram the hero saving all three of India’s efforts.
Malone said she wasn’t going to go near social media – fearing the wrath of 1.38 billion Indians in the wake of her controversial retake.
“When they called the retake I was thanking the universe for a second chance. I knew all of India would hate me if I put it in,” she said.
“But I was just trying to think about my team and that final and I said to myself, if I get a second chance at this I’m not missing it.
“I’m not going to be opening up my social media tonight.
“I felt for India at the time, but all our other girls got our shootouts in so it’s not like that one shootout was the be all and end all.”
By Joe Barton
Australia has a new lawn bowls hero, and her name is Ellen Ryan.
The 25-year-old spearheaded a stunning extra-time comeback on Saturday to seal her second gold of the Birmingham Games alongside teammate Kristina Krstic in the women’s pairs, with a 19-18 win.
Ryan and Krstic looked dead in the water early doors, trailing 11-2 after six ends, before roaring back to prevail in an extra-time contest that had the normally sedate Leamington Spa crowd giving off football fan vibes.
But the Australians rattled off a 14-1 run to open up a four-point gap after 13, before England fought back over seesawing final five ends.
But on a morning of outrageous bowling, it was the clutch plays of ‘Flash’ Ryan on the final end that delivered Australia a heart-stopping victory – and added to her gold medal collection, having already won the women’s singles.
Trailing by one point headed into the 18th, and final, end of play, Ryan capitalised on the elite lead-up play by Krstic to send the match into a one-end shootout – with Ryan holding the final ball.
And she came up with two incredible drives to blast England’s hopes to smithereens and trigger raucous celebrations with Krstic.
7:27PM NETBALL BLOODBATH
By Erin Smith
Jamaica pulled apart New Zealand’s defence, then put up a brick wall between their shooters and the post, demolishing them in the first semi-final clash and earning a spot in their first gold medal match play off in any major international competition.
The Sunshine Girls, full of confidence after securing their first ever win over Australia in their final round game, put four goals on New Zealand in the opening minutes of the game and the demolition job just continued for the remainder of the match, which ended 67-51.
By the end of the first quarter they were up 18-9. It was 36-22 at the end of the first half.
No matter what New Zealand did, Jamaica did it better.
Super shooters Jhaniele Fowler and Shanice Beckford didn’t miss a shot in the first half.
The third quarter was a lot closer with just two goals the difference but it still left New Zealand behind, 52-35.
Jamaican substitutes were cheering, dancing and waving flags from the sideline, while the Kiwis sat stunned, their heads in their hands.
There was little New Zealand could do in the final quarter, which Jamaica once again took control of.
Prior to these Games Jamaica’s best performance had been a bronze medal.
Jamaica will take on the winner of the England and Australia game in the gold medal match. The Kiwis will go up against the loser in the bronze medal play off.
6:00PM CODY’S MESSAGE AFTER OVERHWLMEING GAMES
Popstar turned Commonwealth Games medallist Cody Simpson says he has been overwhelmed by support since returning to social media.
Posting on Instagram for the first time since the games started, Simpson said to his 4.6 million followers: “I had remained off social media for the duration of the Commonwealth Games and a few days thereafter, but today I’ve redownloaded it to an overwhelming flood of supportive and congratulatory messages,” he wrote.
“Thank you. For me, the very act of training morning and night followed by the thrill of racing is rewarding enough — but to walk away from my first Games with a gold and silver medal (for my swims in the mens 4x100m free and 4x100m medley relay heats) is something beyond articulation for now.
“I’m honoured to represent Australia and represent all the kids who decide to walk steadfastly in the direction of their dreams.”
Simpson finished fifth in the 100m butterfly final in Birmingham.
Simpson’s relationship with golden girl Emma McKeon was one of the talking points of the Commonwealth Games swim meet.
The couple have headed to Italy have a well-earned break after the Commonwealth Games’ swimming events wrapped up.
MCKEOWN TAKES HER TRADEMARK TO LONDON
Kaylee McKeown has taken her new trademark to the streets of England.
The Commonwealth Games and Olympic gold medallist was snapped by News Corp photographer Michael Klein “flipping the bird” after one of her triumphs in Birmingham.
And it appears the Aussie star has that same cheek out of the water too.
Her sister Taylor, who swam her last meet for Australia last week, posted a picture of Kaylee in a British phone box with her middle finger raised.
She captured the snap: Typical tourist pic done Kaylee style.
Australia’s swimmers have taken to social media in recent days to share their holiday snaps, including glamour couple Cody Simpson and Emma McKeon in Italy.
The McKeons have stayed more local to the games, sharing pictures from their travels around London.
Originally published as Commonwealth Games 2022: Latest Day 9 news, results and medal tally
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