There were plenty of medals awarded on Day Seven of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, with records broken and plenty of firsts. Here are the 10 best medal moments from Day Seven.
Para Powerlifting – Men’s Lightweight
In the men’s lightweight category of the Para Powerlifting, the Commonwealth Games record was broken three times by gold medal winner, Malaysia’s Bonnie Bunyau Gustin. He won after lifting 220kg in his third and final attempt, scoring him 154.8 points.
England’s Mark Swan picked up silver after lifting 202kg and earning 145.5 points. He finished ahead of Nigeria’s Innocent Nnamdi who won the bronze medal with a 190kg lift and 132.5 points.
Gold: Bonnie Bunyau Gustin (MAS)
Silver: Mark Swan (ENG)
Bronze: Innocent Nnamdi (NGR)
Para Powerlifting – Women’s Heavyweight
Breaking the Commonwealth Games record with every lift was an astounding effort by Nigeria’s Alice Folashade Oluwafemiayo in the women’s heavyweight Para Powerlifting. She then broke the world record with her final lift (155kg) and a score of 123.4 as she picked up the gold medal.
Fellow Nigerian Bose Patricia Omolayo won the silver medal with a lift of 142kg on her second attempt, as she scored 115.2 points.
Meanwhile, Australia’s Hani Watson won the bronze medal after lifting 127kg on her final attempt, earning a score of 98.5 points.
Gold: Alice Folashade Oluwafemiayo (NGR)
Silver: Bose Patricia Omolayo (NGR)
Bronze: Hani Watson (AUS)
Para Powerlifting – Men’s Heavyweight
India’s Sudhir broke the Commonwealth Games record on his second lift in the men’s heavyweight category in the Para Powerlifting with a 212kg and 134.5 points lift to claim gold.
Nigeria’s Ikechukwu Christian Obichukwu claimed the silver medal with a 197kg lift and 133.6 points. Meanwhile, Scotland’s Micky Yule won bronze with a 192kg lift and 130.9 points.
Gold: Sudhir (IND)
Silver: Ikechukwu Christian Obichukwu (NGR)
Bronze: Micky Yule (SCO)
Aquatics – Diving – Men’s 1m Springboard
England’s Jack Laugher won his third consecutive Commonwealth Games gold medal from the 1m Springboard, scoring 447.05 points in the final.
He finished 10 points ahead of Australia’s Shixin Ll, who picked up 437.05 points and a silver medal. Finally, England’s Jordan Houlden finished 7.75 points behind second to earn the bronze medal with a score of 428.30.
Gold: Jack Laugher (ENG)
Silver: Shixin Ll (AUS)
Bronze: Jordan Houlden (ENG)
Aquatics – Diving – Women’s 10m Platform
17-year-old Andrea Spendolini Sirieix won the gold medal for England in the final, with a total score of 357.50.
She finished 20.20 points ahead of fellow Englishwoman Lois Mae Toulson, who scored 337.30. Canada’s Caeli Sierra McKay rounded out the podium, as she won the bronze medal with a score of 317.50.
Gold: Andrea Spendolini Sirieix (ENG)
Silver: Lois Mae Toulson (ENG
Bronze: Caeli Sierra McKay (CAN)
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Athletics and Para Athletics – Women’s Discus F42-44/61-64
Nigeria’s Goodness Chiemerie Nwachukwu won the gold medal after a spectacular performance in the final, breaking the F42 sport class world record with a 34.84m throw. She then broke her own world record with a throw of 36.56m to claim the gold medal.
Australia’s Sarah Edmiston picked up silver and a Commonwealth Games record for the F44 sport class with a throw measuring 34.98m. Meanwhile, Fiji’s Naibili Vatunisolo picked up bronze for the F42 sport class with a throw of 23.70m, a new personal best for her.
Gold: Goodness Chiemerie Nwachukwu (NGR)
Silver: Sarah Edmiston (AUS)
Bronze: Naibili Vatunisolo (FIJ)
Athletics and Para Athletics – Men’s Long Jump
LaQuan Nairn picked up the first ever Men’s Long Jump gold medal for the Bahamas after an 8.08m jump with a -0.1 wind.
India’s Sreeshankar Sreeshankar also jumped 8.08m but picked up silver due to the +1.5 wind. South Africa’s Jovan van Vuuren jumped 8.06m with a +1.8 wind to claim the bronze medal.
Gold: LaQuan Nairn (BAH)
Silver: Sreeshankar Sreeshankar (IND)
Bronze: Jovan van Vuuren (RSA)
Athletics and Para Athletics – Men’s 110m Hurdles
Jamaica’s Rasheed Broadbell won gold in the final with a personal best and a Commonwealth Games record-equaling time of 13.08.
Barbados’ Shane Brathwaite achieved a season best and earned silver with a time of 13.30. He finished 0.07 seconds ahead of England’s Andrew Pozzi, who won bronze.
Gold: Rasheed Broadbell (JAM)
Silver: Shane Brathwaite (BAR)
Bronze: Andrew Pozzi (ENG)
Athletics and Para Athletics – Men’s T11/12 100m
South Africa’s Ndodomzi Ntutu won gold for South Africa with a time of 10.83.
England’s Zachary Alexander Shaw ran in second place, earning silver after crossing the finish line at 10.90. Namibia’s Ananias Shikongo picked up bronze, crossing the line after 10.95 seconds.
Gold: Ndodomzi Ntutu (RSA)
Silver: Zachary Alexander Shaw (ENG)
Bronze: Ananias Shikongo (NAM)
Rhythmic Gymnastics – Team Final
Canada won gold with a total score of 272.950 in the final as their trio of Carmel Kallemaa, Tatiana Cocsanova and Suzanna Shahbazian outscored silver medalists Australia in the hoop, ball and ribbon categories. Australia’s trio of Ashari Gill, Lidila Iakovleva and Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva outscored them in the club category.
Australia finished second with 268.650 points, 1.5 points ahead of third-placed England, with their trio of Saffron Severn, Alice Leaper and Marfa Ekimova.
Gold: Carmel Kallemaa, Tatiana Cocsanova and Suzanna Shahbazian (CAN)
Silver: Ashari Gill, Lidila Iakovleva and Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva (AUS)
Bronze: Saffron Severn, Alice Leaper and Marfa Ekimova (ENG)
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