Day Four of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games saw seven different sports award 28 gold medals. Records continued to be broken as more athletes realised their dream of standing on the podium as a Commonwealth Games medallist.
Weightlifting – Men’s 81kg
In the first gold medal event of the day, England’s Chris Murray lifted his way to gold in the men’s 81kg weightlifting. Murray set a Commonwealth Games record with a combined total of 325kg.
He lifted the heaviest in the snatch with a result of 144kg which he then followed up with a 181kg lift in the clean and jerk.
Australia’s Kyle Bruce won silver with a combined total of 323kg, while Canada’s Nicolas Vachon won bronze following a strong result in the clean and jerk to finish with a total of 320kg.
Gold: Chris Murray (ENG)
Silver: Kyle Bruce (AUS)
Bronze: Nicolas Vachon (CAN)
Table Tennis – Women’s Team
Singapore won its first gold medal of the Birmingham 2022 Games, defeating Malaysia in the women’s team table tennis. The Singapore team won the doubles first with Jingyi Zhou and Jian Zeng defeating Karen Lyne and Ying Ho three to one.
Tianwei Feng then followed this up by winning the first singles match against Li Sian Alice Chang. Zeng completed the clean sweep for Singapore defeating Ho, for Singapore to finish with a three to zero advantage.
Prior to the gold medal match, the first medal of the day was won by the Australian team of Minhyung Lee, Jian Fang Lay and Yangzi Lu who claimed bronze against Wales, winning all three matches.
Lawn Bowls – Men’s Triples
England continued its strong morning in Birmingham, winning gold in the men’s triple lawn bowls over Australia.
The scores were all tied at 12 before England’s Louis Ridout, Nick Brett and Jamie Chestney won the final two ends to be victorious 14 to 12.
The match was nowhere near as close as the bronze medal game, with Wales cruising past Fiji, 21 to seven. Owain Dando, Ross Owen and Jonathan Tomlinson got off to a fantastic start, leading 13 to one after six ends had been played.
Gymnastics Artistic – Men’s Floor Exercise
The gold kept flowing for England with Jake Jarman winning gold in the men’s floor exercise in the gymnastics.
Jarman scored 14.666 to defeat Canada’s Felix Dolci who scored 14.166. Another Englishman rounded out the podium with Giarnni Regini-Moran winning bronze after scoring 13.966.
Jarman has had a sensational Birmingham 2022 Games, having now won three gold medals. Earlier in the games, Jarman won gold in the men’s team sub-division three as well as the men’s all-around.
Gold: Jake Jarman (ENG)
Silver: Felix Dolci (CAN)
Bronze: Giarnni Regini-Moran (ENG)
Gymnastics Artistic – Men’s Pommel Horse
England won its second gold medal of the day in the gymnastics with Joe Fraser winning the men’s pommel horse. Fraser was leaps and bounds above his competitors, finishing with a total of 14.833.
To make the win even more impressive, Fraser competed in the final with a fractured foot.
Silver was won by 2018 Commonwealth Games champion, Rhys McClenaghan of Northern Ireland while Canada’s Jayson Rampersad won bronze after finishing with a total of 14.000.
Gold: Joe Fraser (ENG)
Silver: Rhys McClenaghan (NIR)
Bronze: Jayson Rampersad (CAN)
Gymnastics Artistic – Women’s Vault
In the first women’s gymnastics event of the day, Australia’s Georgia Godwin won her second gold of the Games and third medal in the women’s vault.
Godwin scored 13.700 on her first attempt and 12.766 on her second to finish with a total score of 13.233. The result from her first attempt helped her get over the line against silver medallist, Laurie Denommee who also finished with a total of 13.233.
Scotland’s Shannon Archer took home the bronze with it being Team Scotland’s first ever artistic gymnastics medal.
Gold: Georgia Godwin (AUS)
Silver: Laurie Denommee (ENG)
Bronze: Shannon Archer (SCO)
Gymnastics Artistic – Men’s Rings
The gold kept coming for the host nation in the Gymnastics with Courtney Tulloch winning his second gold of the games in the men’s rings. Tulloch’s routine was judged the most difficult, finishing with a score of 14.400.
The silver medal went to Sokratis Pilakouris who finished with a total of 14.300, while the bronze was won by Chris Kaji.
Gold: Courtney Tulloch (ENG)
Silver: Sokratis Pilakouris (CYP)
Bronze: Chris Kaji (CAN)
Gymnastics Artistic – Women’s Uneven Bars
The final gymnastics event of the day was the women’s uneven bars, where England continued its dominance. Georgia-Mae Fenton won the gold following a score of 13.900.
Australia’s Georgia Godwin added another medal to her already impressive Birmingham 2022 campaign, winning silver. This was Godwin’s second medal of the day and fourth of the Games.
South Africa’s Caitlin Rooskrantz was the bronze medallist.
Gold: Georgia-Mae Fenton (ENG)
Silver: Georgia Godwin (AUS)
Bronze: Caitlin Rooskrantz (RSA)
Weightlifting – Women’s 64kg
Commonwealth Games records were set across the board in the women’s 64kg weightlifting, with Canada’s Maude Charron defending her 2018 crown.
Charron set Commonwealth Games records with her 101kg snatch, 130kg clean and jerk and a combined total of 231kg to dominate the result of the field.
Australia’s Sarah Maureen Cochrane won silver with a total of 216kg, while the bronze went to Islamiyat Adebukola Yusuf.
Gold: Maude Charron (CAN)
Silver: Sarah Maureen Cochrane (AUS)
Bronze: Islamiyat Adebukola Yusuf (NGR)
Cycling Track – Men’s 1000m Time Trial
The first medal event of the day in the track cycling saw Australia continue from where it left off the previous days, dominating the rest of the field.
Matthew Glazer broke the one minute barrier in the men’s 1000m time trial to win his second gold of the games.
Fellow Aussie Thomas Cornish won silver following a time of 1:00.036.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Nicholas Paul ensured it was not an all Australian podium, edging out Matthew Richardson for the bronze medal.
Gold: Matthew Glazer (AUS)
Silver: Thomas Cornish (AUS)
Bronze: Nicholas Paul (TTO)
Cycling Track – Women’s 10km Scratch Race
England secured its first gold medal at the velodrome of the Birmingham 2022 Games, with Laura Kenny taking out gold in the women’s 10km scratch.
New Zealand won its first medal of the day in the event with Michaela Drummond winning silver.
To round out the podium, Canada’s Maggie Coles-Lyster won bronze.
Gold: Laura Kenny (ENG)
Silver: Michaela Drummond (NZL)
Bronze: Maggie Coles-Lyster (CAN)
Cycling Track – Women’s Keirin
New Zealand won its second medal of the day in the cycling, this time gold in the women’s keirin.
Ellesse Andrews was the nation’s golden girl, beating out England’s Sophie Capewell who won silver. The win marks Andrews’ third gold medal of the Games.
Canada added to its medal tally through Kelsey Mitchell who won bronze.
Gold: Ellesse Andrews (NZL)
Silver: Sophie Capewell (ENG)
Bronze: Kelsey Mitchell (CAN)
Cycling Track – Men’s 40km Points Race
To cap off a strong day at Lee Valley VeloPark, New Zealand continued its winning ways, taking out gold and silver in the men’s 40km points race.
Kiwi’s Aaron Gate and Campbell Stewart battled it out for gold, however Gate dominated the middle of the portion to finish with 45 points and the gold.
England added its third medal of the day in the cycling, with Oli Wood winning the bronze.
Gold: Aaron Gate (NZL)
Silver: Campbell Stewart (NZL)
Bronze: Oli Wood (ENG)
Lawn Bowls – Women’s Singles
Australia was on the podium again in the Lawn Bowls, however this time atop it after Ellen Ryan won gold in the women’s singles.
Ryan trailed for most of the match before pulling ahead late to defeat Guernsey’s Lucy Beere 21 to 17.
The bronze medal match saw Siti Zalina Ahmad defeat Shae Wilson 21 to 10, to win Malaysia’s second medal of the day.
Gold: Ellen Ryan (AUS)
Silver: Lucy Beere (GGY)
Bronze: Siti Zalina Ahmad (MAS)
Judo – Women 48kg
The first medals in the judo were up for grabs in the women’s 48kg with South Africa’s Michaela Whitebooi winning gold.
Whitebooi defeated Shushila Devi Likmabam via waza-ari, the second highest score a fighter can achieve in Judo.
In the two bronze medal matches, Amy Platten and Katryna Esposito were victorious.
Gold: Michaela Whitebooi (RSA)
Silver: Shushila Devi Likmabam (IND)
Bronze: Amy Platten (ENG), Katryna Esposito (MLT)
Judo – Men 60kg
The men’s 60kg judo final was an all England affair, with Ashley McKenzie defending his throne to become a two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist.
McKenzie defeated fellow countryman Samuel Hall via ippon, the highest score a judoka can receive.
In the bronze medal matches Vijay Kumar Yadav and Joshua Katz took home the medals for their countries.
Gold: Ashley McKenzie (ENG)
Silver: Samuel Hall (ENG)
Bronze: Vijay Kumar Yadav (IND), Joshua Katz (AUS)
Judo – women 52kg
The Women’s 52kg category saw Australia’s Tinka Easton reign victorious, defeating Kelly Deguchi via waza-ari for the gold.
In the bronze medal matches, Charne Griesel made quick work of Marie Celine Baba Matia, while Yasmin Javadian defeated Jacira Ferreira to win the other bronze.
Gold: Tinka Easton (AUS)
Silver: Kelly Deguchi (CAN)
Bronze: Charne Griesel (RSA), Yasmin Javadian (NIR)
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Judo – Men 66kg
The final men’s judo event of the day was the 66kg category, with plenty of exciting matchups as more athletes realised their Commonwealth Games dream.
Cyprus’ Georgios Balarjishvili won gold after defeating Scotland’s Finlay Allan via Waza-Ari.
The bronze medal matches saw Northern Ireland’s Nathon Burns and Australia’s Nathan Katz come out on top. Both Katz brothers won bronze, with Joshua Katz doing so in the 60kg.
Gold: Georgios Balarjishvili (CYP)
Silver: Finlay Allan (SCO)
Bronze: Nathon Burns (NIR), Nathan Katz (AUS)
Judo – Women 57kg
The final judo medal event of the day was the women’s 57kg weight class with Christa Deguchi able to add a second medal to her family name.
Deguchi one upped her sister winning gold after defeating England’s Acelya Toprak via ippon.
In the bronze medal matches, Malin Wilson and Christianne Legentil proved too strong for their opponents to win the bronze.
Gold: Christa Deguchi (CAN)
Silver: Acelya Toprak (ENG)
Bronze: Malin Wilson (SCO), Christianne Legentil (MRI)
Weightlifting – Women’s 71kg
The final weightlifting event of the day saw more Commonwealth Games records be broken as England added to its medal tally.
There was no stopping England’s Sarah Davies who dominated her fellow weightlifters, setting a Commonwealth Games record in the snatch, clean and jerk and total. Davies lifted an incredible 103kg in the snatch, nine kilograms better than anyone else, which was also a Commonwealth record.
Alexis Ashworth was the silver medallist after finishing with a total of 214kg, while Harjinder Kaur rounded out the podium after lifting 212kg.
Gold: Sarah Davies (ENG)
Silver: Alexis Ashworth (CAN)
Bronze: Harjinder Kaur (IND)
Swimming – Men’s 100m Freestyle
The swimming finals kicked off with more Aussie dominance in the pool with the men’s 100m freestyle being the first of eight finals.
Kyle Chalmers won the gold edging out England’s Tom Dean, to win his third gold medal of the Games.
Duncan Scott won the bronze, finishing with a time of 48.27.
Gold: Kyle Chalmers (AUS)
Silver: Tom Dean (ENG)
Bronze: Duncan Scott (SCO)
Swimming – Women’s 200m Backstroke
More Commonwealth Games records were broken in the women’s 200m backstroke, with Australia’s Kaylee McKeown proving she is the queen of backstroke with another dazzling performance.
McKeown cruised to victory with a time of 2:05.60 to set the record.
Canada’s Kylie Masse won silver with a time of 2:07.81, while Katie Shanahan won bronze hitting the wall at 2:09.22.
Gold: Kaylee McKeown (AUS)
Silver: Kylie Masse (CAN)
Bronze: Katie Shanahan (SCO)
Swimming – Women’s 200m Individual Medley
The next medal event was the women’s 200m individual medley, where Canada was finally able to put an end to Australia’s swimming dominance.
Summer McIntosh won the gold following a great final 50m to beat out Kaylee McKeown by a time of 0.82 seconds.
England’s Abbie Wood rounded out the podium, finishing with a time of 2:10.68.
Gold: Summer McIntosh (CAN)
Silver: Kaylee McKeown (AUS)
Bronze: Abbie wood (ENG)
Swimming – Men’s Freestyle S7
Australia returned to its winning ways in the men’s freestyle S7 event, with Matthew Levy beating the other seven swimmers to claim gold in the final Commonwealth Games race of his illustrious career.
Levy had tough competition, narrowly beating Singapore’s Wei Soong Toh to the wall with a time of 28.95.
Christian Sadie won South Africa’s first medal of the night in the swimming after coming in third to take home bronze.
Gold: Matthew Levy (AUS)
Silver: Wei Soong Toh (SGP)
Bronze: Christian Sadie (RSA)
Swimming – Women’s 100m Breaststroke SB6
Six women competed in the final of the 100m breaststroke SB6, with England able to get its first gold in the pool on day four.
Maisie Summers-Newton took out the event with ease, finishing a time of 1:32.72.
Grace Harvey won silver after hitting the wall with a time of 1:43.29, while Canada’s Camille Berube won bronze.
Gold: Maisie Summers-Newton (ENG)
Silver: Grace Harvey (ENG)
Bronze: Camille Berube (CAN)
Swimming – Men’s 50m Backstroke
New Zealand was able to get on the podium for the first time in the pool on day four, following a fantastic swim by Andrew Jeffcoat in the men’s 50m backstroke.
Jeffcoat won gold, beating Pieter Coetze by a finger tip, with just 0.12 seconds separating the pair.
Canada’s Javier Acevedo claimed bronze with a time of 24.97.
Gold: Andrew Jeffcoat (NZL)
Silver: Pieter Coetze (RSA)
Bronze: Javier Acevedo (CAN)
Swimming – Women’s 50m Butterfly
The final of the women’s 50m butterfly saw Australia back dominating the podium, with three swimmers in the final.
Emma McKeon continued her hunt for gold, winning the event and in the process winning her fourth gold of the Games and fifth medal in Birmingham.
There were two silver medals won in the butterfly, with South Africa’s Erin Gallagher and Aussie Holly Barratt both hitting the wall at the same time to finish with a time of 26.05.
Therefore, there was no bronze medallist in the event.
Gold: Emma McKeon (AUS)
Silver: Erin Gallagher (RSA)
Bronze: Holly Barratt (AUS)
Swimming – Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay
The final swimming event of day four in Birmingham was the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay, where Australia capped off a strong day in the pool with its fifth gold medal and set another Commonwealth Games record.
The Aussie team, comprised of Elijah Winnington, Flynn Southam, Zac Incerti and Mack Horton blitzed the rest of the competition, leading from the 150m mark of the race until the end. The Aussies finished with a time of 7:04.96, which set a new Commonwealth Games record.
England won silver with a time of 7:07.50, while Scotland took home the bronze just beating Wales with a time of 7:09.33.
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