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Commonwealth Games live update: Australian cricketers reach semi-finals, Diamonds advance to finals

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World high jump champion Eleanor Patterson said she didn’t show up after winning silver in Birmingham.

Patterson, who cleared the 2.02m at Eugene about two weeks ago, has made three unsuccessful attempts at the 1.95m at the Commonwealth Games.

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“Maybe I need to adapt to that anticipation title that’s been attached to my name,” she told ABC Sports.

“Honestly, I don’t think there’s an excuse. I’m a world champion, but I don’t care. I’m still going to come out and perform every time.”

“I didn’t show up and I didn’t do what I was supposed to do.

“I hold myself accountable for this. This is my responsibility and there is no excuse under the sun that can explain why I didn’t show up.”

It’s a brutal assessment, but world champions tend to be pretty self-critical.

Jamaican Ramallah Distin won the gold medal.

Commonwealth Games live update: Australian cricketers reach semi-finals, Diamonds advance to finals

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