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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:


England and Nigeria celebrate winning 4x100m relay golds

Jack Rathborn7 August 2022 13:05

England takes silver as Nigeria storm to Women’s 4x100m Relay gold

It’s silver for England, Nigeria storm to victory in the women’s 4x100m.

A shock bronze for Jamaica, and they would have been empty-handed without a rapid anchor leg from Elaine Thompson-Herah.

Asha Philip, Imani Lansiquot, Bianca Williams and Daryll Neita post 42.41.

Jack Rathborn7 August 2022 12:58

England react to men’s 4x100m relay gold

Jona Efoloko: “It was amazing, now on the team, second time, second medal. It's the best crowd I've ever had. The noise gave me that extra boost.

Zharnel Hughes: “I was focusing on getting the job done. I ran into Nethaneel, I was like OK, this is it.

Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake: “I didn’t [hear him], it’s deafening, I’m glad we could deliver.”

Ojie Edoburun: “Thank god, first of all, it’s not easy after last year, I’m so happy to come in and kill it with the boys. I didn’t want to miss out, the responsibility to bring it home. I take this confidence through to Europeans.”

Jack Rathborn7 August 2022 12:52

Men’s 4x100m relay: England win gold!

Nigeria vs England already after one leg of this relay.

It’s gold for England, 38.35! They defend their title from four years ago.

Hughes with a belter of a second leg, but then a slightly awkward change-over. Mitchell-Blake had to pull his hand away after the final change-over after celebrating three clean legs and a lead down the home straight.

Ojie Edoburun with a fine performance to bring it home, valuable experience after Eugene too. This will be huge for Team GB moving forward after a turbulent 12 months since Tokyo.

Trinidad take silver (38.70). Nigeria take bronze (38.81).

Jack Rathborn7 August 2022 12:44

Sam Hickey wins historic boxing gold for Scotland

Sam Hickey and Callum Peters produced arguably the fight of the Commonwealth Games, a cracking final sees the Scot get the split decision for gold!

A first ever for Team Scotland in the middleweight division.

The 22-year-old showed immense heart to get the better of the 19-year-old Australian.

It’s also Scotland’s first Commonwealth boxing gold since Charlie Flynn and Josh Taylor in 2014. History.

Jack Rathborn7 August 2022 12:24

Aidan and Michaela Walsh chasing golden glory at Commonwealth Games

Siblings Aidan and Michaela Walsh are enjoying every moment of their boxing success as they both prepare to go for gold in Sunday’s Commonwealth finals.

The Northern Irish duo both won their semi-final bouts on Saturday, with Aidan beating Wales’ Garan Croft while Michaela won by unanimous decision against South Africa’s Phiwokuhle Sbusisiwe Mnguni.

Both fighters are guaranteed to match their silver medals on the Gold Coast in 2018 and have the chance to upgrade to gold in Birmingham.

Michaela faces Elizabeth Oshoba of Nigeria in her featherweight final, and is bursting with pride being able to share her Commonwealth experience with her brother.

Jack Rathborn7 August 2022 12:05

Matt Hudson-Smith misses out on gold as Muzala Samukonga stuns 400m favourite

Matt Hudson-Smith lost out on gold as Zambia’s Muzala Samukonga stunned the 400m favourite at the Commonwealth Games.

The 27-year-old – on his home track – had to settle for silver as Samukonga made a late break in the final 50m to go from fifth to first.

He ran 44.66 seconds with British record holder Hudson-Smith crossing the line in 44.81 seconds.

He at least adds to the bronze he won at the World Championships last month in Eugene.

Yet it also continues his Commonwealth Games frustration after he was disqualified from the event in 2018 for running out of his lane.

Jack Rathborn7 August 2022 11:51

Scotland’s Neah Evans takes silver in women’s road race as Australia’s Georgia Baker takes gold

Scotland’s Neah Evans takes silver in women’s road race, Australia’s Georgia Baker with the gold after a thrilling final sprint.

“I’m not going to lie, I wanted to try get a gold on the track, but coming away with three medals is special,” says Evans.

“Having a team, strength in depth, it makes a huge difference.”

Jack Rathborn7 August 2022 11:22

Sada Williams destroys field to win 400m gold as Victoria Ohuruogu and Jodie Williams take silver and bronze

It’s 49.90 (GR) and gold for Sada Williams of Barbados! Sensational!

A silver and bronze for England though: Victoria Ohuruogu (50.72, PB) and Jodie Williams (51.26, SB). Ama Pipi just misses out in fourth.

A statement performance from the Bajan!

Sada Williams of Team Barbados crosses the finish line to win gold
Sada Williams of Team Barbados crosses the finish line to win gold (Getty Images)
Jack Rathborn7 August 2022 11:03

Matthew Hudson-Smith denied by Muzala Samukonga in 400m final

It's silver for Hudson-Smith (44.81), who is hunted down by Muzala Samukonga (44.66, PB), who charges late to snatch gold for the Zambia!

Incredible race and the home-town hero is denied at the Alexander Stadium.

It’s bronze for Jonathan Jones (44.89) of Barbados.

(Getty Images)
Jack Rathborn7 August 2022 10:49

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