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Commonwealth Games 2022 LIVE: Matt Hudson-Smith takes 400m silver as Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan storms to gold



Ashley McKenzie describes how he won judo gold medal at the Commonwealth Games

The penultimate day of Birmingham 2022 is here with a host of Commonwealth Games medals up for grabs in an action-packed day.

There are 45 gold medals in total set to be dished out. Home-town hero Matt Hudson-Smith had to settle for silver in the men’s 400m, with Victoria Ohuruogu also grabbing a silver in the women’s 400m final this morning. While there are the 4x100m finals (12:40 & 12:54) to also look out for. England women look for their first Commonwealth gold medal in the hockey when they face Australia at 3pm, as women’s sport continues to attract widespread interest and Scotland’s Laura Muir looks to add gold in the women’s 1500m final to her 800m bronze at 19:20.

On Saturday, Jamaican sprint queen Elaine Thompson-Herah romped to victory in the 200 metres and Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo held on to win the men’s 5,000m to complete contrasting Commonwealth Games golden doubles at Alexander Stadium on Saturday. After breezing to gold in the 100m on Wednesday, Thompson-Herah made it look easy again coasting home in a Games record time of 22.02 seconds ahead of Nigeria’s Favour Ofili and Namibia’s Christine Mboma.

Kiplimo had used a late kick to beat a pair of Kenyans to the line in Tuesday’s 10,000m but in the 5,000m it was the 21-year-old holding strong down the home stretch, seeing off yet another double Kenyan threat posting a winning time of 13 minutes, 8.08 seconds. Once again Kenyans were left to collect the spoils, Nicholas Kimeli the silver and Jacob Krop bronze. Follow all the action throughout the day:

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Sada Williams destroys field to win 400m gold as Victoria Ohuruogu and Jodie Williams take silver and bronze

It’s 49.90 (GR) and gold for Sada Williams of Barbados! Sensational!

A silver and bronze for England though: Victoria Ohuruogu (50.72, PB) and Jodie Williams (51.26, SB). Ama Pipi just misses out in fourth.

A statement performance from the Bajan!

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Matthew Hudson-Smith denied by Muzala Samukonga in 400m final

It’s silver for Hudson-Smith (44.81), who is hunted down by Muzala Samukonga (44.66, PB), who charges late to snatch gold for the Zambia!

Incredible race and the home-town hero is denied at the Alexander Stadium.

It’s bronze for Jonathan Jones (44.89) of Barbados.

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Keely Hodgkinson ‘frustrated’ by bittersweet second as England rack up athletics silvers

Keely Hodgkinson will be the first to admit that not all silvers are equal.

It’s just over a year since she won that medal at the Olympics in Tokyo, her face etched with wide-eyed shock and disbelief as she also broke Kelly Holmes’ British 800m record.

And it’s 12 days since she won silver at the World Championships in Oregon, just eight-hundredths of a second off top spot.

Birmingham’s Commonwealth Games was due to be the place where she finally perfected the alchemy needed for a golden upgrade, with friends and family watching on another rocking night at the Alexander Stadium.

But the 20-year-old again had to settle for silver, beaten in a sprint finish by Kenya’s Mary Moraa, who also lowered her colours at Stockholm’s Diamond League earlier this season.

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Tobi Amusan storms to hurdles gold as England’s Cindy Sember takes bronze

Tobi Amusan stormed to gold in the women’s hurdles, grabbing a Games record in 12.30.

But it’s bronze for England’s Cindy Sember 12.59, with Devynne Charlton of the Bahamas taking the silver in 12.58.

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Aidan and Michaela Walsh chasing golden glory at Commonwealth Games

Siblings Aidan and Michaela Walsh are enjoying every moment of their boxing success as they both prepare to go for gold in Sunday’s Commonwealth finals.

The Northern Irish duo both won their semi-final bouts on Saturday, with Aidan beating Wales’ Garan Croft while Michaela won by unanimous decision against South Africa’s Phiwokuhle Sbusisiwe Mnguni.

Both fighters are guaranteed to match their silver medals on the Gold Coast in 2018 and have the chance to upgrade to gold in Birmingham.

Michaela faces Elizabeth Oshoba of Nigeria in her featherweight final, and is bursting with pride being able to share her Commonwealth experience with her brother.

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Local boy Lewis Williams one win away from Commonwealth gold in Birmingham

England’s Lewis Williams is raring to go as his chance of securing a Commonwealth gold medal on home turf is now “within touching distance”.

The 23-year-old won his heavyweight semi-final against Australia’s Edgardo Coumi by unanimous decision on Saturday.

Local boy Williams, who hails from the nearby town of Leamington Spa, will face Samoa’s Ato Leau Plodzicki-Faoagali for gold on Sunday.

He said: “My target has been there for a long time and it feels so close. Now it is within touching distance.

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Women’s sport ‘on the crest of exciting wave’, says England Hockey CEO

England Hockey chief executive Nick Pink said the country is “on the crest of a really exciting wave for women in sport” as the women’s team have an opportunity to claim Commonwealth gold on Sunday.

England will face Australia in the final of the Birmingham 2022 Games for the chance to continue the success of the UK’s top female athletes – a momentum Pink believes has “been building for a number of years”.

But the Lionesses’ Euros triumph has driven “significant change” for the perception of women’s sport, aided by the number of women involved behind the scenes, the 45-year-old added.

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Commonwealth Games 2022 – Day 10 medals up for grabs

  • Athletics: Women’s 100m hurdles, 400m, javelin, 4x100m relay, long jump, 1500m, 5,000m and 4x400m relay, men’s triple jump, 400m, 10km race walk, 4x100m relay, javelin, 800m and 4x400m relay
  • Beach volleyball: Women, men
  • Boxing: Women’s minimumweight, light/middleweight, light-flyweight, lightweight, featherweight and middleweight, men’s flyweight, middleweight, light-heavyweight, bantamweight, light-welterweight, light-middleweight, heavyweight, featherweight, welterweight and super-heavyweight
  • Cricket: Women
  • Diving: Women’s 3m springboard, men’s 10m platform
  • Hockey: Women
  • Netball: Women
  • Road cycling: Women’s and men’s road race
  • Squash: Mixed doubles
  • Table tennis: Women’s singles, men’s doubles and classes 8-10 singles, mixed doubles
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Keely Hodgkinson ‘frustrated’ by bittersweet second as England rack up athletics silvers

Keely Hodgkinson will be the first to admit that not all silvers are equal.

It’s just over a year since she won that medal at the Olympics in Tokyo, her face etched with wide-eyed shock and disbelief as she also broke Kelly Holmes’ British 800m record.

And it’s 12 days since she won silver at the World Championships in Oregon, just eight-hundredths of a second off top spot.

Birmingham’s Commonwealth Games was due to be the place where she finally perfected the alchemy needed for a golden upgrade, with friends and family watching on another rocking night at the Alexander Stadium.

But the 20-year-old again had to settle for silver, beaten in a sprint finish by Kenya’s Mary Moraa, who also lowered her colours at Stockholm’s Diamond League earlier this season.

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Bronze at best for England men’s hockey team following Australia comeback

England’s bid to reach a first Commonwealth Games men’s hockey final were ended in cruel fashion as Australia overturned a two-goal deficit to win 3-2.

Goals from Phil Roper, his fifth of the tournament, and skipper Zach Wallace gave England a shock 2-0 lead in Birmingham.

But Australia – who have won men’s gold every time since hockey was introduced into the Games in 1998 – levelled through Blake Govers and Jacob Anderson before Daniel Beale struck the fourth-quarter winner.



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