21/04/2024

The man, the myth, the legend, Ollie Hoare won gold and set a Games Record overnight. (Photo: Commonwealth Games Australia / Twitter.)

Plenty of Aussie action was on display for Day Nine of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham – Australians dominated in the athletics events, the Hockeyroos, Diamonds, volleyballers and cricketers are all through to gold medal matches and the Women’s synchronised diving duo bring it home.

Lawn Bowls

It was a thrilling final clutch play to claim the win by youngster Ellen Ryan and her partner Kristine Krstic in the Women’s Lawn Bowl Pairs.

The duo added to the Lawn Bowls gold rush in Birmingham after trailing behind England in an intense match at Victoria Park.

Spectators have called the match the greatest they have ever seen as Australia won with an extra end to take it over the line 19-18.

Hockey

The Hockeyroos took on India in a thrilling match to decide who will go through to final to claim the gold medal.

India was the team to beat after they stumped the Aussies in the Tokyo Olympics but the Hockeyroos got their revenge in the games’ semi-final.

The teams were tied 1-1 at full-time but put a nail in India’s coffin with a 3-0 penalty shootout.

The Hockeyroos will now take on England for the gold medal decider on Day Ten.

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Netball

Australia’s netball team shined bright like Diamonds in an epic semi-final battle.

The Diamonds smashed England in a fast-paced match that meant an opportunity for a gold medal is now up for grabs.

Jamaica and Australia will battle it out in the gold medal decider, which will give the Diamonds an opportunity for a fifth Commonwealth Games win and a chance for revenge against the Jamaicans who beat them only a few days ago.

Athletics

It was a trail-blazing performance from Ollie Hoare coming from behind in fourth place to take gold and smash a Commonwealth Games record of 3.30 in the Men’s 1500m.

The Scottish world champion Jake Wightman was side by side with Hoare but the Aussie kept composure proving he had more juice in the tank, after the Scotsman locked up in the final metres of the race.

Hoare is the first man since Herb Elliot in 1958 to take the victory in this event.

Walking into a second victory was Jemima Montag in the 10,000m Walking event where she won the top prize.

The 24-year-old’s inspiring performance clocked in at a mere 42 minutes.

Kurtis Marschall has struck gold for a second time at the Birmingham Games clearing a massive 5.70m in the Men’s Pole Vault.

He was vying for the Games record of 5.81m, which proved unsuccessful.

Eleanor Patterson cleared a massive 1.92m in the Women’s High Jump to celebrate on the second step of the podium.

Ella Connolly named best all-round sprinter in Australia for two decades has finished sixth at her first Commonwealth Games Women’s 200m Sprint.

Connolly was the first Australian since 2002 to represent us in the event.

It was sixth place for Alex Hulley in the Hammer Throw swinging a 66.16m on her fifth attempt of the day.

As the Aussie women in the 4x100m relay team are ready to hit the ground running advancing to the finals, the men weren’t as successful being knocked out on the final leg.   

Diving

Australia’s youngest competitor Charlie Petrov and her mentor Melissa Wu have done it again in the green and gold proud taking out the top place.

The duo tumbled into victory in the Women’s Synchronised 3m Springboard, finishing with 396 points beating the pair from England.

Adelaide-trained diver Shixin Li has missed out on a podium place coming fifth in the Men’s 3m Springboard after a phenomenal campaign at the Games winning silver and bronze medals.

Gymnastics-Rythmic

A day after Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva’s silver medal winning routine, she had added a Commonwealth Games gold to her list of accolades.

The gymnast completed her set winning a bronze for the all-round rhythmic gymnastics, a silver for the team routine and a gold medal for the clubs final.

She is now a five-time Games medallist standing alongside her teammate Lidiia Iakovleva, who came sixth in the hoop final.

Boxing

Two Aussie boxing legends will face the music for a final time going at it for gold tonight.

Kaye Scott found success in the ring last night taking on Mozambique’s Alcinda Panguane for the light middle semi-final.

She will now take on her semi-final opponent from the Gold Coast Games, Rosie Eccles.

19-year-old South Australian Callum Peters will move on to the final fight along with Scott to represent Australia in the gold medal decider.

Peters is a good chance to bring home the win after landing a victory in the 75kg elite male category at the Boxing Australia selection tournament before the Games.

The three other Aussies in the ring last night will not progress into the finals winning the bronze medal.

Caitlin Parker went down to the Canadian Tammara Thibeault, Tina Rahimi lost out to Nigerian Elizabeth Oshoba and Eguardo Coumi lost on points to Englishman Lewis Williams.

Cricket

Australia is on the road to victory after walking away with the win in the semi-final against our neighbours, New Zealand.

The Australian Women’s cricket team will become the first cricket team in history to be the World Cup champions, T20 World Cup champions and Commonwealth Games champions if they can hit gold.

Australia will take on India in the maiden T20 tournament final after they held out against England in an epic battle in the semi-final.

Beach Volleyball

Aussie beach volleyballers men’s team Chris McHugh and Paul Burnett overcame Rawanda and are set to take on previous final competitors from Canada.

This is veteran volleyballer McHugh’s second time fighting for gold against Canada as he took on his rivals at the Gold Coast Games in 2018.

The women’s team have also come out all cylinders firing with Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Solar also taking on Canada tonight for the final match for gold.

The women’s and men’s beach volleyballers have dominated the Commonwealth Games and are set to win another gold for Australia.

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