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Commonwealth Games 2022: cycling crash mars day three action – live


Key events

Cycling: Corbin Strong wins the 15km men’s scratch gold. A cracking finish from the New Zealander to take the victory. Scotland’s John Archibald gets silver and Wales’ William Roberts bronze.

Cycling: Some excellent news about Matt Walls. He only needed a few stitches, which is incredible considering the impact of the crash.

Update: Following medical treatment in hospital, Matt Walls has been discharged with stitches in his forehead, but thankfully no major injuries.

Our best wishes go to all riders and spectators involved in the crash and thanks go to the medical teams for their expert care.

— British Cycling (@BritishCycling) July 31, 2022

Women’s squad: Georgina Kennedy into the quarter-finals after defeating Canada’s Nicole Bunyan in style, 11-3 11-1 11-3.

Cycling: Matt Glaetzer takes the bronze against Jack Carlin. The Australian just had a little too much for the Scot.

Football (Euros): England are ahead against Germany at Wembley thanks to a lovely dink from Ella Toone.

Cycling: Matthew Richardson, 23, was born and brought up in England until he was nine years old when he moved to Australia for his father’s work. A nice moment for Richardson and his family.

Matthew Richardson wins men’s cycling sprint gold

The Australian wins the opening two sprints against Nicholas Paul to take the gold. He is in shock, pedalling around the track in tears.

Mathew Richardson wins gold for Australia in the sprint.
Mathew Richardson wins gold for Australia in the sprint. Photograph: John Walton/PA

And just like that I’m out of here. Thanks for your time. Will Unwin is back to take you through the next few hours of action. Goodbye.

Cycling: Over in the velodrome it’s gold for Australia’s Kristina Clonan in the women’s 500m time trial. She started solidly and built her speed through the race to snatch gold from Canada’s Kelsey Mitchell. Bronze goes to England’s Sophie Capewell, but what a ride from Clonan.

Kristina Clonan celebrates winning the women’s 500m time trial final.
Kristina Clonan celebrates winning the women’s 500m time trial final. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Yesterday Joe Truman was knocked unconscious in a dramatic crash after colliding with Matthew Glaetzer in the keirin semi-final. Today the English cyclist looks pretty battered and bruised, but happy and smiling thankfully …

Thanks for all the well-wishes after yesterdays crash, was enjoying my little mid-race snooze! Will get this shoulder fixed and be back soon👀💪🏻 pic.twitter.com/Zj23JoMhvS

— Joe Truman (@JoeTruman97) July 31, 2022

Alex Yee may have won his second gold of the games but according to PA Media there may be trouble at home. Yee teamed up with Sophie Coldwell, Sam Dickinson and Georgia Taylor-Brown for an England victory in the mixed team relay triathlon. But his girlfriend, Olivia Mathias, was in the Wales team beaten into the silver medal spot. He had promised to buy her a dog if they both won a medal in Birmingham, but now he seems a little unsure …

No, that’s wrong. It’s not right. I didn’t shake on that. I haven’t backtracked. Maybe after Paris [Olympics 2024] … It was mental, running down the hill was a bit like the Tour de France, everyone on the sides, a helicopter above you. It was a bit surreal. It was really cool. Now me and Liv can put our [medals] next to each other. We have just moved house so hopefully there will be a nice place for them somewhere.”

A spot of housekeeping: England’s men’s and women’s teams are through to the semi-finals in the wheelchair 3×3 basketball, while England’s men’s bowls team have also reached the last four.

Gymnastics: Hello all, and I arrive with news that Georgia Godwin of Australia has won the women’s all-around gold medal. Godwin did not put a foot wrong and deserved victory after her silver four years ago. Britain’s Ondine Achampong, who at 18 has immense potential, took silver in her first major tournament. Emma Spence of Canada grabbed bronze while England’s Alice Kinsella will be heartbroken to have missed out on the title and dropped to fourth place after a mistake on the beam.

The agony of Alice Kinsella contrasts with the ecstasy of Georgia Godwin.
The agony of Alice Kinsella contrasts with the ecstasy of Georgia Godwin. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Time for me to hop off for a break (or watch the football) so I’ll hand over to Rob Bleaney to take you through the next hour.

Cycling: Scotland’s Jack Carlin loses to Australia’s Matthew Richardson by 0.008. The Scot will race for the bronze medal now.

Matthew Richardson wins by the tightest of margins from Jack Carlin.
Matthew Richardson wins by the tightest of margins from Jack Carlin. Photograph: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Men’s bowls: Drama as England move into a 14-11 lead thanks to the final roll of the 17th end from Chestney. Genius bowling from the big man.

Men’s bowls: England 13-11 Jersey after end 16. It’s sooooooo close! Who will win?

Australia’s Georgia Baker wins Women’s Points gold

Cycling: The Australian dominated the race and takes first place with points. Scotland’s Neah Evans takes silver and Wales’ Eluned King picks up bronze.

Georgia Baker wins gold for Australia!
Georgia Baker wins gold for Australia! Photograph: Ian Walton/AP

Gymnastics: Jea Maracha’s wonderful floor display gets her up to seventh.

Gymnastics: Emma Spence has moved ahead of Alice Kinsella in the all-round final.

Men’s bowls: It’s 10-9 to England against Jersey after end 13 in the quarter final. It’s pretty intense stuff on the greens.

Cycling: Laura Kenny is action very soon. She is taking part in the 25km points race. That is just 100 laps of the track.

Cycling: Chris Hoy on the crash: “There are quite often crashes but they are rarely very serious. This one is the direct result of not having a barrier at the top of the fencing. Personally, I think it is preventable if they put a perspex screen to protect the crowd. I have seen a shot of it and it was horrendous to see. Something has to be done before something genuinely serious happens.”

England win mixed triathlon gold

Alex Yee got the team off to a great start, which was followed up by Sophie Coldwell, Sam Dickinson and Georgia Taylor-Brown putting in fine displays to complete the job. Taylor-Brown crosses the line with flag in hand. It is a second gold for Yee in the games. Wales take silver and Australia bronze.

England win gold in the mixed triathlon!
England win gold in the mixed triathlon! Photograph: David Davies/PA

Men’s hockey: England defeat Wales 4-2. The Welsh put in a fine defensive display but were made to pay for leaving indiscipline.

Mixed triathlon: Wales, New Zealand and Australia are working together in the chasing pack on the bikes in the vague hope they can catch Taylor-Brown in front. That is unlikely but it should be a fun battle for silver and bronze.

Mixed triathlon: Taylor-Brown opts to swim without a wetsuit and still adds to the 16-second lead she had when she entered the water. She jumps on the bike 20 seconds ahead of her competitors.

Men’s hockey: Five minutes to go between England and Wales. The score is currently 3-2 to England after a whirlwind few minutes.

England’s Samuel Ward in action with Wales’ Hywel Jones.
England’s Samuel Ward in action with Wales’ Hywel Jones. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

Mixed triathlon: Sam Dickinson completes his run in plenty of discomfort. He is giving it everything to send Taylor-Brown off in the lead for the final leg.

Men’s hockey: England have a 2-1 lead over Wales with less than 10 minutes to go.

Gymnastics: Alice Kinsella puts in an impressive display on the uneven bars. An incredible dismount completes the job. Top top stuff.

Mixed triathlon: Huge fan of the commentators celebrating a quick shoe change. You have to admire that.

Mixed triathlon: England’s Alex Yee had a storming leg to hand over to Sophie Coldwell in a commanding lead. Coldwell is putting in a fine performance so far to maintain the lead at the front. She is currently on the bike.

Alex Yee dominates his leg to give England a big lead in the Mixed triathlon.
Alex Yee dominates his leg to give England a big lead in the Mixed triathlon. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Gymnastics: There is nothing like gymnastics to make you feel old. Wales’ Jea Maracha has just put in an incredible display on the uneven bars. She is only 16.

Men’s hockey: England and Wales are all level at 1-1 after two quarters. Ward gave England the lead but Prosser equalised.

Phillip Roper and Wales’ Dale Hutchinson battle for the ball in the men’s hockey.
Phillip Roper and Wales’ Dale Hutchinson battle for the ball in the men’s hockey. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Gymnastics: The competitors in the Women’s All Around final have been introduced to the crowd.

Men’s squash: Good news for England’s Adrian Waller who is into the last eight thanks to a comfortable win over Christopher Binnie.

Another 3-0 win for Adrian sends him into the quarters! 👏

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 @Adiewaller bt Christopher Binnie 🇯🇲

3-0: 11-7, 11-4, 11-4 pic.twitter.com/O6FIRyOZnn

— 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England Squash (@englandsr) July 31, 2022

Cycling: A further updates from Team England on Matt Walls: “Matt is alert and talking (as he has been throughout) and is being given medical attention in hospital.”

India defeat Pakistan by eight wickets

It was an absolute breeze for the Indians in the end, reaching their 100 target with more than six overs to spare, aided by an unbeaten half century from Smriti.

India have too much for Pakistan as they defeat their neighbours by eight wickets.
India have too much for Pakistan as they defeat their neighbours by eight wickets. Photograph: Aijaz Rahi/AP

Here is what happened earlier in Lee Valley.

Cycling: Fixing the track at the velodrome looks a tricky job.

A member of staff at Lee Valley gets to work on the damaged track.
A member of staff at Lee Valley gets to work on the damaged track. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Why are the BBC claiming the cricket on BBC One right now is live when it is quite considerably delayed? Am I missing something?

Men’s hockey: England v Wales is about to start. Both sides won their opening fixtures so will be aiming to maintain a perfect record. Wales are wearing an intimidating all black kit, while England look angelic in all white.

Cricket: India are 63-1 and are cruising to victory with 37 required from 69 balls.

Cruising.
Cruising. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Matt Walls taken to hospital

Cycling: A positive update from Team England.

Following a crash in the cycling men’s scratch race, Matt Walls has been taken to hospital for precautionary checks.

We send our best wishes to the riders and spectators involved in the incident, and will provide a further update when we can.

— Team England (@TeamEngland) July 31, 2022

Cycling: Matt Walls is on his way to hospital and has been described as “all right”, according to the BBC, which is a relief.

Rugby sevens: A very dramatic ending to New Zealand v Fiji. The Kiwis ended the match with five players after two late yellow cards with the score at 14-14. They managed to hold on to get to golden point but Fiji took advantage of the extra players to score early on.

Cycling: Matt Walls has been taken out of the stands on a stretcher.

Rugby sevens: New Zealand are leading Fiji 14-7 at the break, aided by the Fijians playing most of the game thus far a man light. New Zealand gifted a try in the final seconds of the half after being utterly dominant.

Leroy Carter of New Zealand is tackled by Jeremaia Matana of Fiji.
Leroy Carter of New Zealand is tackled by Jeremaia Matana of Fiji. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Cycling: British Cycling confirm Walls and Bostock are still being treated and will be taken to hospital.

Following a crash in the men’s scratch, Matt Walls & Matt Bostock are being treated by medics before being taken to hospital for further treatment.

We send our best wishes to the riders and spectators involved in the incident, and will provide a further update when we can.

— British Cycling (@BritishCycling) July 31, 2022

Cycling: Spectators have been asked to leave the velodrome while treatment continues in the stands and the authorities have ended the stream from the venue.

Cricket: India have bowled out Pakistan with the final ball of their 18 allotted overs, reduced due to rain. India have been set a target of 100 to win.

Pakistan are all-out for 99.
Pakistan are all-out for 99. Photograph: Aijaz Rahi/AP

Cycling: The remainder of the session has been abandoned following the crash that resulted in Matt Walls going into the crowd. They have been treating the cyclist in the stands and are preparing to take him to an ambulance and onto hospital.

Good afternoon! We are about to get some gymnastics after a lengthy explanation of what we can all expect.

I am now going to turn my attention to the final stage of the Tour de France Femmes but never fear – Will Unwin is here to guide you through day three of the Commonwealth Games. Goodbye for now.

Track cycling: It was a qualifying round, heat two of the scratch race in which the crash occurred. Matt Walls of England is the rider who is currently being treated having apparently left the track and ended up in the crowd. Matt Bostock, also of England, has apparently been taken to hospital. The BBC have replayed the first stage of the multi-rider crash – it appears that Walls was forced to take evasive action in trying to avoid a crash on the track in front of him. Let’s all hope that Walls, and everyone else, is going to be OK.

Track cycling: There are a lot of concerned faces in track centre in the aftermath of that accident. Details are sketchy, but Simon Brotherton, on commentary, is sure that one rider somehow ended up going over the barriers and into the crowd. He says that England team staff members are in that area of the venue. The rider is also being attended to by medics.

The two Canadian riders are being disqualified, although Chris Boardman thinks that is for riding off the track, rather than causing the crash.

Thoughts are with all the riders involved in the crash in the velodrome.

🙏

— Team England (@TeamEngland) July 31, 2022





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