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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:


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Kinyamal and Bol hit the front, Webb looks to move round the outside. Pattison is boxed in. Here comes the bell!

Jamie Braidwood7 August 2022 19:37

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And it’s time for the men’s 800m final, which should be wide open.

England’s Ben Pattison and Jamie Webb and Scotland’s Guy Learmonth have a chance - though Kenya’s Wyclife Kinyamal and Australia’s Peter Bol start as favourites.

And we’re off!

Jamie Braidwood7 August 2022 19:36

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Muir is draped in the Scotland flag, a familiar sight after what was been a brilliant few weeks. She finally gets the Commonwealth gold after heartbreak in Glasgow and missing out on the Gold Coast.

“My strength is in my kick, I trusted it,” Muir tells the BBC. “I hard as fast as I could. I knew my time would come. For eight years the Commonwealths have been bugging me.”

(AFP via Getty Images)
Jamie Braidwood7 August 2022 19:32

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Muir collapses to her knees! McGeeham takes silver for Northern Ireland! Australia’s Abbey Caldwell wins bronze.

But what a run frum Muir. A dominant kick with 500m to go.

Jamie Braidwood7 August 2022 19:27

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Muir grits her teeth as she is chased down by Northern Ireland’s Kiera McGeehan!

But Laura Muir puts her foot down! And she pulls away!


Jamie Braidwood7 August 2022 19:25

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How will that trigger the field? It still hasn’t gone, as we reach 800m.

Muir breaks at the bell!

Jamie Braidwood7 August 2022 19:25

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Jessica Hull sets the pace out in front, with Muir and Jemma Reekie hanging back through the first 400m.

Muir and Reekie then look to move around the outside as we reach the halfway mark. And Muir hits the front.

Jamie Braidwood7 August 2022 19:23

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Here we go... lovely late evening sunshine in the stadium, can Muir make it a memorable ending to the Commonwealth Games!

We’re underway!

Jamie Braidwood7 August 2022 19:22

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Crackling atmosphere in the Alexander Stadium as the 1500m finallists come out ahead of the final in just a few minutes time.

Muir is favourite to add gold but how will her effort in the 800m yesterday play into that?

(AFP via Getty Images)
Jamie Braidwood7 August 2022 19:17

Men’s Road Race: New Zealand’s Aaron Gate reacts to winning cycling gold

New Zealand’s Aaron Gate reacts to winning cycling gold in the men’s road race to top up his tally of golds to four at Birmingham 2022.

The Kiwi said: “I honestly [can’t believe it]. It wasn’t a good situation when I was up there by myself, hoping that there would be some other Kiwis bridge across.

“It just didn’t go that way so when the attacks happened in the last three laps I just had to be with every single one that counted. Luckily I still had enough legs to sprint at the end. It’s going to take a while for it to sink in [winning four gold medals]. I was super happy with three. I was here today mainly to help the team. So when the opportunity arose to go for a fourth one I just had to try to grab it with both hands and it felt phenomenal.”

(Getty Images)

Jack Rathborn7 August 2022 19:10

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