Commonwealth Games 2022: road cycling, boxing and more on day seven – live!

Key events

Diving: What I didn’t realise: there are only 11 competitors, so all of them will qualify for the final. This qualifying contest will just decide in what order they jump.

Cycling: We’re having a break, but get going again at 13.54:30 BST, so in just under 25 minutes from now.

Boxing: Dylan Eagleson is very happy with his performance, especially his head and foot movement, which he tells BBC were “top class”. His guaranteed bronze means NI now have 12 medals, as many as they brought home from Gold Coast in 2018.

Diving: Jack Laugher’s first attempt in the 1m springboard qualifying wasn’t one of his best, but his second gets him some 8.0s. For a medal, he’ll need 9s, but he’s improving,

Jack David Laugher in action on the 1m springboard.
Jack David Laugher in action on the 1m springboard. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

We didn’t miss this achievement, but it did kind of get lost in the McColgan furore. Nevertheless, for KJT to win gold here, after the year she’s had, says so much about her mental strength, physical resilience and barely believable dedication.

2X Commonwealth Champ
This one means a lot. Thank you so much to everyone who has pulled me through this year to make this possible and end on such a high! 📈

— KJT (@JohnsonThompson) August 4, 2022

South Africa’s women’s team end their two-month tour in the UK with an emphatic 10-wicket win over Sri Lanka to finish the Commonwealth Games 3rd in their group. That ends an eight-match losing streak but still plenty to think about in the six months before the T20 WC. #cricket

— Firdose Moonda (@FirdoseM) August 4, 2022

Cycling: Fred Wright catches Luke Plapp on the line, and he sets the fastest time so far. In comms, Chris Boardman reckons he’s got a decent chance of a medal, his time 46:47.52.

Boxing: Dylan Eagleson of Northern Ireland has guaranteed himself a bronze medal in the batamweight divison, outpointing Armando Sigauque of Mozambique.

Cycling: Plapp is back eating up road, but Wright still looks the best on the course. However, Geraint Thomas sets off at 14.29 BST, so whoever leads when will have plenty worrying ahead of them.

In the studio, they’ve just been laughing about how nails Denise Lewis is, and I can confirm I’ve been told that too. The way it was explained to me was that she not only won Olympic gold in the heptathlon, but did so before lottery money was involved, and that is something that would’ve been beyond even those with requisite sporting talent.

Cricket: Yup, South Africa have monstered Sri Lanka by 10 wickets – but neither will make the last four.

South Africa sneak past Sri Lanka by 10 wickets.
South Africa sneak past Sri Lanka by 10 wickets. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

Cycling: Eeesh, first Fred Wright takes nearly 10 seconds out of Plapp, then Plapp’s bike is jiggered and he has to grab a second. He’ll not be troubling the podium today.

Cricket: Chasing a mighty 47 to beat Sri Lanka, South Africa are 45-0 off eight.

Athletics: Brendon Rodney of Canada wins the final 200m heat, and Delan Edwin of St Lucia comes through in second. The semis are tomorrow and final on Saturday.

Cycling: At the first checkpoint, 8.9km in, Wright trails Luke Plapp of Australia by 0.04s. Or, in other words, he’s bang in this – though there are some nails riders still in the hutch.

Athletics: Asamba of Kenya and Taib of Malaysia qualify from heat seven, the latter barging by the more-favoured Akintola of Nigeria late doors.

Women’s hockey: England now lead Wales 5-0 … and that’s full-time. They will qualify from top of Pool A, ahead of India, and will play NZ in the semis; Australia complete the quartet.

Lily Owsley of England competes with Holly Munro of Wales their pool matchup.
Lily Owsley of England competes with Holly Munro of Wales their pool matchup. Photograph: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Athletics: Adam Gemili’s been having a tough time of it lately, but he gets a great reception from the crowd, then wins his heat from Kadrian Goldson of Jamaica. And while we were busy elsewhere, Joseph Amoah of Ghana and Kyle Greaux of T&T came through their heat. We’ve now had six of eight.

Cycling: Fred Wright is away; he’s got a chance of winning this, so we’ll be keeping a close eye.

Cricket: Oh dear oh dear oh dear. South Africa have bowled Sri Lanka out for 46, their lowest-ever T20 score – and Marizanne Kapp isn’t even there.

Oh dear.
Oh dear. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

Athletics: Back to that decathlon long jum, Alec diamond jumped farthest – 7.66m – and he sits third overall, on 180 points5. But Dubler, who managed 7.61m, and Victor, with 7.46m, lead the way, both on 1840.

Athletics: Jereem Richards of T&T wins the latest 200m heat – it’s mad how quickly they can go slowing down – and is followed home by Eswatini’s Sibusiso Matsenjwa.

Cricket: Sri Lanka have lost another wicket; they’re 41-8 now, and their lowest-ever T20 score is 57.

Athletics: Zharnel Hughes, who won the 200m in Gold Coast only to be disqualified after impeding the runner-up, glides through the field to win his heat easing up. Afterwards, he says that this is his event and that the crowd is amazing. He looks good, as it goes.

Cycling: The men’s time trial is away. Geraint Thomas, fresh from coming third in the Tour, is involved, but Dan Bigham and Fred Wright of England, and Rohan Dennis of Australia, will have words to say.

Scotland’s Finn Crockett gets his time trial under way.
Scotland’s Finn Crockett gets his time trial under way. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Cricket: Sri Lanka are in all sorts, 40-7 off 12.4 against South Africa. This could get embarrassing.

Hockey: Grace Balsdon has scored her second and England’s third. Bigger matches to come, but the hosts are looking good.

Athletics: Abbas of Pakistan comes through to win the second heat of the men’s 200m, but Onwuzurike of Nigeria, who was leading and is a a big contender despite being just 19, might have hurt himself. He still manages second, but that’s a worry.

Women’s hockey: England now lead Wales 2-0 with 12 minutes left in Q3.

Athletics: There are eight of these, and Cmaeround’s Emanuel Eseme takes the first in 20.44; Dwight St. Hilaire of T&T is the second qualifier by right.

Athletics: We’ve not been shown the decathlon long jump, but Cedric Dubler, second to Lindon Victor in the 100m, has reversed the order. Both men delivered season’s bests, so will be close at the top of the standings with the shot still to come this morning. But we’ll be focusing on the men’s 200m heats now.

Australia’s Cedric Dubler led the way in the decathlon long jump.
Australia’s Cedric Dubler led the way in the decathlon long jump. Photograph: John Sibley/Reuters

Athletics: Wightman says that being announced as the 1500m world champ was the first time he felt like he was – “a nice moment,” he says with amusing, mortifying understatement. He’d originally planned to do the 800m here, but then decided it’d be nice to complete a metric-mile double – and he’s right, it would.

Athletics: There are eight men in the frame at they come into the home straight, so the world champ steps out and powers home. Jake Wightman wins and looks so confident is so doing – it’s amazing what a gold medal can do. He said he’d worked hard on his stamina to facilitate his finish, and that’s how he’s running. Matthew Stonier of England is second, Abel Kipsang of Kenya third, Neil Gourley of Scotland fourth and Samuel Tanner of NZ fifth.

Athletics: This second 1500m heat is slower than a middle-aged man after a night out; not a chance the fastest losers come from here, so Paulson will be in the final.

Athletics: Australia’s Ollie Hoare wins the heat, with Timothy Cheruiyot, the Olympics and Commonwealth silver medalist second. Heyward is third, Josh Kerr of Scotland – bronze medalist in Tokyo – fourth, and Elliot Giles of England fifth. William Paulson of Canada will have to wait and see.

Athletics: Hayward of Wales leads the first head, Hoare of Australia behind him; there’s a group of six, with five to qualify and the two fastest losers across the two heats.

Women’s hockey: England have just scored to lead Wales 1-0, but I didn’t quite see who scored or how, as I was reliving Wightman’s ludicrous gold. Please forgive me.

Athletics: I should’ve said, the women’s 200m heats are now done. But in their stead we’ve got the heats of the men’s 1500m – there are two, and the second features Scotland’s Jake Wightman, the new world champ! What a sentence that is!

Grace Brown of Australia wins the time trial!

She finishes 33.35s quicker than Anna Henderson of England, who takes silver, while Georgia Williams of NZ nabs bronze.

Grace Brown wins the women’s individual time trial for Australia!
Grace Brown wins the women’s individual time trial for Australia! Photograph: David Davies/PA

Women’s hockey: England and Wales are 0-0 with 1.30 left in Q1.

Cycling: Henderson of England has absolutely punished this time trial; she’s finished and leads with a time of 40:38.55. But Australia’s Grace Brown is still out there and though the sprint home is brutal, she looks strong and likely to take gold.

Athletics: Natassha McDonald of Canada breezes into the next round of the women’s 200.


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