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Commonwealth Games 2022 LIVE: Laura Muir storms to 1500m gold after England win women’s hockey title

Follow day 10 at the 2022 Commonwealth Games with 45 gold medals up for grabs

Jack Rathborn,Jamie Braidwood
Sunday 07 August 2022 22:28 BST
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A thrilling penultimate day at Birmingham 2022 has delivered more action to this thoroughly entertaining Commonwealth Games, with 45 gold medals in total set to be dished out by the end of the evening.

Tonight was all about Laura Muir, and the Scotland star produced a brilliant kick to win gold in the women’s 1500m final, adding to her 800m bronze from the previous evening. Later, a wide-open men’s 800m final, was won by Kenya’s Wyclife Kinyamal ahead of Australia’s Peter Bol, with England’s Ben Pattison taking bronze.

Eilish McColgan added to her 10,000m gold with a gutsy silver in the 5,000m and there was further joy as England’s women wrapped up the action at the Alexander Stadium with a dramatic gold in the 4x400m final. It was short lived, however, after the team was disqualified following a lane infringment.

Earlier, home-town hero Matt Hudson-Smith was left disappointed when forced to settle for silver in the men’s 400m, while Victoria Ohuruogu was more upbeat, grabbing a silver in the women’s 400m final. There was drama in the 4x100m relay finals, with England men and Nigeria women prevailing.

In the afternoon, a dramatic men’s cycling road race saw Geraint Thomas fall just short with a late push to break the lead group, leaving New Zealand’s Aaron Gate to sprint clear and win a fourth gold at these Games. And in the result of the day, England pulled off a shock to stun Australia and win Commonwealth gold in the women’s hockey final. Follow all the action throughout the evening below:


Muir savours 1500m gold as England denied 4x400m relay title after DQ

Laura Muir missed the last Commonwealth Games to take her veterinary exams and she’s certainly passed this test in Birmingham with flying colours too.

The world and Olympic medallist added 1500m gold to her 800m bronze, while England were denied a second relay gold after a late disqualification on the final day of the athletics programme.

It’s fair to say Muir’s relationship with these Games has not been an easy one. Eight years ago, she arrived in Glasgow as her sport’s rising star, only to get tripped in the final when shaping for a medal bid. She watched the Gold Coast on her phone in her surgical scrubs but now, finally, she’s got the gold she craved.

Report by James Toney in Birmingham

Laura Muir savours 1500m gold as England denied 4x400m relay title after DQ

The Scottish star ended an eight-year wait for Commonwealth Games glory as the joy of England’s crowning gold in the 4x400m relay final was short-lived

Jamie Braidwood7 August 2022 22:15

Confirmed: England disqualified from 4x400m relay

England appealed their disqualification from the 4x400m relay - but the confirmation is just in, they have been stripped of the gold medal.

The infringement came following the first changeover as Victoria Ohuruogu handed over to Jodie Williams. Both runners stepped out of the lane.

The appeal was swiftly dismissed. It means Canada take the title ahead of Jamaica and bumps Scotland up to bronze.

Jamie Braidwood7 August 2022 22:00

Orie savours taste of victory after claiming gold medal in Birmingham

Delicious Orie turned his focus to emulating Anthony Joshua after surviving a rough-and-ready Commonwealth Games final against Sagar Ahlawat to become England’s latest super-heavyweight boxing gold medallist.

The Birmingham 25-year-old lost the first round on all five judges’ cards before rallying to claim a unanimous decision victory and take the hosts’ final gold medal count to two on the final day of competition at the NEC.

England heavyweight Lewis Williams also won gold, Scotland trio Reese Lynch, Sam Hickey and Sean Lazzerini made history for Scotland, Welsh duo Rosie Eccles and Ioan Croft also topped the podium, and there were an incredible five gold medals for Northern Ireland.

But the conclusion of the competition belonged to Orie, who slugged desperately through the final round, repelling the Indian’s lumbering advances and leaving his opponent nursing a bloody cut around his left eye.

“I might have been doubted but I will always prove people wrong,” said Orie. “I am so proud to be English and representing England, and I can’t wait for the Olympics in Paris.”

Delicious Orie savours taste of victory after claiming gold medal in Birmingham

The 25-year-old rallied to claim a unanimous decision victory over Sagar Ahlawat

Jamie Braidwood7 August 2022 21:51

Breaking: England disqualified from 4x400m

Wow - this just in, England have been disqualified from the 4x400m relay after a lane infringement. England won the gold medal in a photo finish and have appealed the decision.

Jamie Braidwood7 August 2022 21:40

Muir targets summer treble after 1500m Commonwealth Games glory

Laura Muir stormed to 1500m gold on Sunday evening to collect her second medal of the Commonwealth Games and immediately targeted a summer treble.

“Oh my God, the 1500m-800m double,” said Muir, who picked up 1500m bronze at the World Championships in Eugene last month. “Two down, one to go. I came into this year wanting to run at all three and medal at all three. I have done two out of three so far.

“I cannot thank everyone enough for the support, all my friends and family, my coach, my physio. Everybody has just been amazing, I couldn’t have wished for a better support crew.”

She continued: “I think I would have said to the Laura Muir of 2014, ‘Your time will come’ (after finishing 11th at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games).

“It’s rotten at the time but you learn from it and you come back stronger. This meant a lot to me – missing the Gold Coast (in 2018) as well, it’s been bugging me for eight years.

“It is so nice to come here and not just get one medal but two and in such a competitive field. Those girls are fast. It means a lot.”

Scotland’s Laura Muir targets summer treble after 1500m Commonwealth Games glory

The 29-year-old on Sunday evening claimed her second medal of the weekend

Jamie Braidwood7 August 2022 21:27

Commonwealth Games: Athletics

It’s official... England win gold in a photo finish! It’s England’s first gold medal in the 4x400m since 1994.

“I couldn’t think of a better ending,” says Williams. But here’s Knight: “They put me in a really good position, I was just thinking get round. I was so happy to hang on.”

Jamie Braidwood7 August 2022 21:11

Commonwealth Games: Athletics

Over to Jessie Knight with England having a big lead on the last leg! Jamaica and Canada are fighting back, can Knight make it?

Knight throws her arm out as Canada make it at the line!

What a finish!

Jamie Braidwood7 August 2022 21:09

Commonwealth Games: Athletics

Jamaica lead at halfway, but England are in pursuit. Ama Pipi surges around the outside to give England the lead! Canada aren’t out of it either...

Jamie Braidwood7 August 2022 21:09

Commonwealth Games: Athletics

Underway in the women’s 4x400m! Zoey Clarke makes a great start for Scotland on the outside lane, but Jamaica are looking strong.

England come into it too with Jodie Williams and they take the lead at the break, as Beth Dobbin tries to get Scotland back into the top three.

Jamie Braidwood7 August 2022 21:08

Commonwealth Games: Athletics

There is one final medal to be won at the Alexander Stadium, as the women’s 4x400m relay final crowns another brilliant night of athletics at the Commonwealth Games. Victoria Ohuruogu, fresh from her silver medal in the 400m, leads an England team while Beth Dobbin goes the distance for the Scotland side.

The men’s 4x400m relay gold was won by Trinidad and Tobago ahead of Botswana and Kenya.

Jamie Braidwood7 August 2022 20:53

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