Day 10 of the 2022 Commonwealth Games saw plenty of medals handed out, with the closing ceremony right around the corner.
The Inner Sanctum takes a look at the top 10 medal moments from the penultimate day of the Birmingham Games.
Athletics – Women’s 100m Hurdles
Nigerian Tobi Amusan was lightning quick in the women’s 100m hurdles race, dominating the competition to break the Games record.
Amusan crossed the finish line in 12.30 seconds, 0.28 seconds ahead of her closest rival while also running into a headwind.
Bahamas’ Devynne Charlton finished second, while home country hero Cindy Sember of England finished third.
Gold: Tobi Amusan (NGR)
Silver: Devynne Charlton (BAH)
Bronze: Cindy Sember (ENG)
In cricket’s debut year in the Commonwealth Games, it was Australia who claimed the gold medal against India.
The Aussies chose to bat first and posted a total of 161 off the back of Beth Mooney’s 61 runs, before managing to bowl India out for 152 in the last over.
Harmanpreet Kaur tried her hardest for the Indians, posting 65 runs in the chase.
In the bronze medal match, New Zealand defeated England to claim the final spot on the podium.
Bronze: New Zealand
Athletics – Women’s Long Jump
After Amusan broke the Games record in the hurdles for Nigeria earlier in the day, it was Ese Brume in the women’s long jump who did it once again.
Revving the crowd up for her sixth attempt, Brume took to the sky and landed a 7.00m jump, breaking the Commonwealth Games record and winning the gold medal.
Australia’s Brooke Buschkuehl claimed the silver medal, while Ghana’s Deborah Acquah clathe imed bronze.
Gold: Ese Brume (NGR)
Silver: Brooke Buschkuehl (AUS)
Bronze: Deborah Acquah (GHA)
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Athletics – Men’s Javelin
The men’s javelin throw saw Arshad Nadeem of Pakistan set a personal best, break the Games record, and win the gold medal in a stunning performance.
Nadeem, performing without a coach, was the only athlete to crack the 90.00m mark, setting the record at 90.18m.
Grenada’s Anderson Peters claimed the silver medal with the best runner-up throw in the history of the games, while the bronze went to Kenya’s Julius Yego.
Gold: Arshad Nadeem (PAK)
Silver: Anderson Peters (GRA)
Bronze: Julius Yego (KEN)
Athletics – Women’s 4x400m Relay
In one of the tightest finishes you’ll see in the relay, England’s women seemingly won a stunning relay to claim the gold medal, before a disqualification after a lane violation saw them ousted from the top of the podium.
There was only one-hundredth of a second in between England and eventual winner Canada, with an arm over the line enough to get the home country over the line in the initial race.
Jamaica finished third but claimed the silver medal, while Scotland took home the bronze.
Beach Volleyball – Women’s
The beach volleyball wrapped up on day 10 and Vanuatu was the feel-good story, claiming their first medal of the games in the bronze medal match.
The gold medal match was taken out by Canada, defeating Australia 2-1 after dropping the first set.
Vanuatu was able to defeat New Zealand in the bronze medal match 2-1, also dropping the first set and recovering to take the victory.
Gold: New Zealand
Boxing – Men’s Welterweight
Wales’ Ioan Croft wrapped up a terrific two days for his family and his country as he claimed the gold medal in the welterweight final.
Croft was able to defeat Zimbabwe’s Stephen Zimba on points to claim the gold medal after his brother achieved a bronze medal in a different event on day nine.
Scotland’s Tyler Jolly and India’s Rohit Takas claimed the bronze medal.
Gold: Ioan Croft (AUS)
Silver: Stephen Zimba (ZIM)
Bronze: Tyler Jolly (SCO) and Rohit Takas (IND)
Diving – Women’s 3m Springboard
Australia added to its medal tally once more in the diving, with Maddison Keeney claiming the gold medal.
Kenney scored 348.95, well clear of silver medallist Nur Dhabitah Binti Sabri of Malaysia who scored 330.90.
Canada’s Mia Jolie Doucet Vallee finished third and achieved the bronze medal.
Gold: Maddison Kenney (AUS)
Silver: Nur Dhabitah Binti Sabri (MAL)
Bronze: Mia Jolie Doucet Vallee (CAN)
In one of the final medal events of the day, the netball came to a close with Australia pulling off a thrilling win over Jamaica.
After losing to the Jamaicans earlier in the tournament, the Aussies avenged themselves and came away with the gold, after falling just short in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Jamaica achieved a silver medal in the netball for the first time in their country’s history after a stellar campaign, while New Zealand took home the bronze medal.
Bronze: New Zealand
Table Tennis – Mixed Double Finals
The final of the mixed doubles finals in the table tennis was a hotly contested affair, as India emerged victorious over Malaysia 3-1.
The duo won the series’ first game before Malaysia gained one back to level the score. India then took home the last two games to secure the gold.
In the bronze medal match, Singapore defeated Australia 3-1 to get third place and complete the podium.
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