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Commonwealth Games 2022: diving golds, wrestling and athletics on day eight – live!

Men’s decathlon: Lindon Victor of Grenada, the defending champion, throws 46.54m in the discus to retake the overall lead.

Athletics: The men’s 4x400m relay heats have begun on the track. Always a fun event to watch …

Botswana, Jamaica and Zambia place first, second and third in a very competitive heat. The winning time is 3min 05.11sec for Botswana – Nigeria will have to wait and see if they qualify after coming home fourth.

Diving: The men’s synchronised 3m springboard final is getting the crowd going in the pool.

England’s pairing of Anthony Harding and Jack Laugher lead the way with a very healthy score of 189.12 after three dives. Malaysia’s duo of Yiwei Chew and Tze Liang Ooi are second, as it stands, with 170.70.

Netball: Scotland and Northern Ireland are about to get under way in their ninth-place playoff encounter. Trinidad and Tobago defeated Barbados earlier to nab 11th place overall.

Athletics: Ciara Mageean of Northern Ireland won that first heat in a time of 4min 13.52sec. Abbey Caldwell (Aus) second, Edinah Jebitok (Kenya) third, Linden Hall (Aus) fourth and Laura Muir of Scotland fifth. It looks like Melissa Courtney-Bryant of Wales has missed out by finishing sixth.

Athletics: In that first women’s 1500m heat, Muir was at the back of the field in the late stages of the race (not including the athlete from Lesotho who was miles behind) and she was in danger of not qualifying, but she accelerates into the final straight, and finishes fifth … or was it fourth?

Athletics: Laura Muir is out on the track now in her 1500m heat.

Lawn bowls: England eventually closed out an 18-14 win in the women’s pairs quarter-final.

England’s Sophie Tolchard.

Diving: Next up will be the men’s synchronised 3m springboard final.

Diving: The qualifying for the women’s 1m springboard is complete.

Mia Vallee of Canada will dive last in this evening’s final, having scored 292.20, while Yasmin Harper of England qualifies second-best with 274.60. Esther Qin (Australia) was third-best, scoring 266.95.

Scotland’s Grace Reid qualifies fifth, with 259.10, Amy Rollinson (237.50) was sixth.

The final is scheduled to begin at 6.05pm UK time.

Mia Vallee of Canada.

It may “only” be for ninth place, but that meant the world to Kenya, who equalised with three minutes left, and go on to defeat Ghana in sudden death in the shootout!

Flavia Mutiva of Kenya celebrates with teammates after scoring a late equaliser against Ghana.

Women’s netball: In the playoff for 11th and 12th places, Trinidad and Tobago have defeated Barbados 63-31.

Scotland v Northern Ireland are up next, playing off for ninth place, from 11.30am.

Women’s hockey: Ghana and Kenya are drawing 2-2 in the fourth quarter of the match that will determine who gets the wooden spoon, by finishing 10th, and who comes 9th overall. Wales v South Africa is coming up at 11.15am UK time and they will battle for seventh spot.

Coming up this evening, England meet New Zealand in the first semi-final (6pm UK time) before Australia v India at 8.15pm UK.

It’s now full-time in that Ghana v Kenya match, at 2-2, and it’s going into a shootout after Kenya equalised with three minutes left! The dreaded penalty competition, as Barry Davies would have had it.

Hockey, table tennis and para table tennis and diving are also ongoing at the moment, if the live schedule on the official website is to be believed.

In the women’s pairs bowling, England increased their lead to five points momentarily, but India have just struck back with three simultaneous shots, and all of a sudden it’s 14-12.

Good morning all and welcome to day eight. What’s occurring today?

There is diving, there is wrestling, and there is athletics, to name but a few. Right now on Her Majesty’s BBC1, it’s lawn bowls, with England (Sophie Tolchard and Amy Pharaoh) leading India (Lovely Choubey and Nayanmoni Saikia) 13-9 after 13 ends in the women’s pairs quarter-final.

Let’s do this …

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