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Kiwi skiers and snowboarders star as Winter Games NZ freeride events begin

Kiwi skiers and snowboarders star as Winter Games NZ freeride events begin
Gustav Legnavsky during final training for the men's freeski halfpipe at the Winter Games at Cardrona on Monday. In the end competition was called off, with Legnavksy declared the winner from earlier qualifying.

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Gustav Legnavsky during final training for the men’s freeski halfpipe at the Winter Games at Cardrona on Monday. In the end competition was called off, with Legnavksy declared the winner from earlier qualifying.

Ronan Thompson and Jessie Violet led the way for New Zealand as the first of the freeride events at the Winter Games NZ began at The Remarkables skifield in Queenstown on Monday.

New Zealand skiers and snowboarders landed six of the 12 podium places in the North Face Frontier 2-star event, held in icy underfoot conditions with snow showers throughout the day

Thompson led an all-Kiwi podium in the men’s snowboard, which he won in 2020. He impressed the judges with fast riding and a huge 360. Scott Beacom finished second and Max King third.

“That was tough out there,” he said. “I just wanted to do the 360, that was my goal for the day. It was a real fast run out with not great snow but I’ve done that before, so I thought I’ll go with what I know.”

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It was a Kiwi one-two in the women’s ski field with Violet beating Elke Marshall. Violet, 19, has made the podium at junior freeride events, but proved that she is ready to make her mark on a bigger stage, incorporating a huge air into her run. “The bottom half of the course is fun, but the top half is really challenging. Conditions were really icy but I thought my run was ok and I liked that bottom air.”

Ronan Thompson in action during the North Face Frontier 2-star event at The Remarkables.

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Ronan Thompson in action during the North Face Frontier 2-star event at The Remarkables.

Kiwi Lach Powell picked up a second place finish behind Japan’s Tenra Katsuno in the men’s ski, while Canada’s Jaimie Figueira won the women’s snowboard.

The 4-star event will be held on Thursday.

High winds and low visibility meant that finals for some other disciplines on Monday had to be halted, with the leaders in those events on Thursday and Saturday declared the winners.

Jessie Violet flies during the The North Face Frontier 2-star event.

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Jessie Violet flies during the The North Face Frontier 2-star event.

Cardrona local and Beijing 2022 Winter Olympian 16-year-old Gustav Legnavsky won the men’s freeski halfpipe category with an impressive run that included three double corks, scoring 94.33.

He was disappointed that the finals were cancelled, but nonetheless was stoked to take the overall win.

“Since the Olympics I’ve been getting fired up wanting to have those better results. It definitely feels a lot better and I have been more consistent.

“I am pretty excited, it’s great to get another gold back at my home mountain.”

Fellow Kiwi Ben Harrington, who had an ugly crash when trying to qualify for the Olympics final in February, finished in second place, right behind Legnavsky, with a score of 93 flat.

Eighteen-year-old Kiwi Campbell Melville finished third in the men’s snowboard halfpike, won by Chaeun Lee of Japan, while Gaon Choi of Korea won the women’s event.

Ruby Andrews of Queenstown salutes after her win in the freeski slopestyle, flanked by Yuna Koga, left, who was second and third-placed Madeleine Disbrowe.

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Ruby Andrews of Queenstown salutes after her win in the freeski slopestyle, flanked by Yuna Koga, left, who was second and third-placed Madeleine Disbrowe.

Ruby Andrews of Queenstown and Luca Harrington of Wānaka topped the women’s and men’s freeski slopestyle, with results from qualification on Saturday used as the final results.

Andrews was in second place after the first run and knew she had to do something special to secure the top spot – and pulled out a switch misty 900 down, which she had not done before.

“I am stoked, over the moon – this is my home mountain and coming away with a result like today, I couldn’t ask for anything better,” she said.

Freeski judge Kat Alexander was impressed with Harrington’s win.

“Luca’s first run was unreal, his right double cork 1260 tail grab was perfection and then he got massive amplitude on his switch right double cork 1260 on the final jump, that just blew us out of the water.”

Harrington said: “It definitely was challenging with the weather; qualification day was the best day we had so I just tried to put something down that was clean and turned out that it worked out in my favour, so I am pretty happy.”

Wānaka athletes Lucia Georgalli and Ava Beer finished in second and third in the women’s snowboard slopestyle behind Mari Fukada of Japan, while Jesse Parkinson was a standout winner of the men’s event.

Eighteen-year-old Campbell Melville finished third in the men’s snowboard halfpike, won by Chaeun Lee of Japan, while Gaon Choi of Korea won the women’s event.

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Canada 55-plus Games goes Into the Wild for wrap-up event

Canada 55-plus Games goes Into the Wild for wrap-up event

The event — Into the Wild — will feature music from Barney Bentall, along with dancing, food trucks and a beer garden

Participants are encouraged to celebrate their experience at the Canada 55-plus Games at a wrap-up event on Thursday at the BC Wildlife Park.

The event — Into the Wild — will feature music from Barney Bentall, along with dancing, food trucks and a beer garden.

Doors open at 5 p.m., with Bentall slated to hit the stage at 6:30 p.m.

“This is just a great opportunity for athletes to come out after a long day of playing games and hang out with each other and meet other people,” said Morgan Yeomans, director of sponsorship, special events and protocol for the Games.

“Lots of these people have actually met before at past Games.”

Tickets are $30 and available online at

The price includes admission for a tour of the park (9077 Dallas Dr.) between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

“It’s an opportunity for everyone to have a fun time,” Yeomans said.

Tourism Kamloops notes the Games — the first of their kind to be held in B.C. — are expected to have an economic impact of about $3.5 million on the city, with about 5,000 people coming to town for the three-day event that got underway on Tuesday.

Games media contact Elsa Poppleton told KTW on Tuesday that Kamloopsians have stepped up to fill required volunteer positions. More than 600 helpers are needed, according to a Games press release.

The Canada 55-plus Games is a multi-sport event open to adults ages 55 and over, with focus on the social, physical and psychological wellbeing of the participants.

Nearly 3,000 participants are expected to compete in 26 events at 28 venues across the city, many of them contributing to about 6,000 room nights in local hotels.

“We are encouraging all of our local restaurants and attractions to staff up and be prepared for a major influx of visitors throughout the week,” Lisa Strachan of Tourism Kamloops said in a Kamloops Sports Council press release.

“This is going to be a fun-filled week of competitions, socialization and special events.”

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Alabama Credit Union to Again Provide Free Admission to Charger Park Events, Volleyball Games – UAH Athletics

Alabama Credit Union to Again Provide Free Admission to Charger Park Events, Volleyball Games - UAH Athletics

HUNTSVILLE | The University of Alabama in Huntsville Department of Athletics announced on Monday that thanks to a continued generous corporate commitment from Alabama Credit Union, admission to all UAH regular season events at Charger Park along with volleyball games at Kelly Court at Spragins Hall will be free for all spectators.
This is the second straight year UAH has partnered with ACU to provide free admission to all spectators for volleyball and at Charger Park.
The first opportunities for Charger fans to take advantage of this special offer for the 2022-23 academic year come this week as women’s soccer opens up the home slate on Thursday at Charger Park followed by the men’s soccer home-opener on Sunday.
Women’s soccer welcomes Trevecca Nazarene at 5 p.m. on Thursday, followed by the men’s game on Sunday against North Georgia at 2 p.m. at Charger Park. Volleyball’s first home action will also be the beginning of Gulf South Conference play on Sept. 16 against West Alabama at 6 p.m.
About Alabama Credit Union
Founded in 1956 by people who wanted a cooperative approach to banking, Alabama Credit Union remains a people-driven organization that exists to serve its members, support its employees and their families, and enhance the communities we serve.
We are part of the communities we serve; we work and live where our members work and live and take pride in being “real people who offer real help”. We are here to give our members a hand, make life easier, and share money know-how tips to achieve their goals. “Good enough” isn’t how we do things—at Alabama Credit Union we get it right. We offer everyday banking and “loans for real life” with rates and service that make our members smile. At Alabama Credit Union it is not just about the bottom line—we know that taking care of business means taking care of people.

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Islamic Solidarity Games “valuable” for hosting more events, says Konya Mayor

Konya Mayor Uğur İbrahim Altay is hoping to use the experience of staging the Islamic Solidarity Games to host further major events ©Konya 2021

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SASKATOON HILLTOPS – Regular Season Home Games – GlobalNews Events

SASKATOON HILLTOPS vs WINNIPEG RIFLES: Sunday, Aug. 14th, 1:00pm @SMF Field.  Children 5 & under are FREE.  Tickets:

SASKATOON HILLTOPS vs EDMONTON HUSKIES: Sunday, Aug. 21st, 1:00pm @SMF Field.  Children 5 & under are FREE.  Tickets:

SASKATOON HILLTOPS vs REGINA THUNDER: Saturday, Sept. 10th, 7:00pm @SMF Field.  Children 5 & under are FREE.  Tickets:  This is also the date of the annual Endzone Dinner at Gordie Howe Sports Complex, with guest speakers Neal Hughes and om Sargeant.  Doors Open @4:15pm, Dinner @5:15pm.

SASKATOON HILLTOPS vs CALGARY COLTS: Sunday, Oct. 16th, 1:00pm @SMF Field.  Children 5 & under are FREE.  Tickets:


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Juno-winning singer/songwriter Susan Aglukark headlines Wainfleet Summer Games event

Juno-winning singer/songwriter Susan Aglukark headlines Wainfleet Summer Games event
Juno-winning singer and songwriter Susan Aglukark will headline the special one-day Canada Summer Games event taking place in Wainfleet on Aug. 16
Juno-winning singer and songwriter Susan Aglukark will headline the special one-day Canada Summer Games event taking place in Wainfleet on Aug. 16

It’s not every day that a Juno Award-winning artist makes the trek all the way to Wainfleet, but ‘Fleeters will get to see a big-name Canadian act perform — for three, to boot — when the township hosts its 2022 Canada Summer Games 13 for 13 Cultural Festival event next week.

The Games, which kicked off Aug. 6 and have brought more than 5,000 athletes, coaches and managers, and volunteers from across Canada, are seeing each of Niagara’s 12 cities and towns hosting events. They will showcase the unique cultural heritage, entertainment, art and culinary experiences of different provinces and territories.

Wainfleet is hosting the Nunavut experience on Tuesday, Aug. 16, in Wainfleet Arena park at 31943 Park St. The event will feature headliner and Juno Award-winning Nunavut performer and songwriter Susan Aglukark.

The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with kids/francophone programming, followed by a performance by local artists Great Lakes Swimmers at 7 p.m. and Aglukark at 8:30 p.m.

Last fall, Wainfleet Township’s director of operations, Richard Nan, told township council that the regional Summer Games committee suggested each municipality establish their own Games committee to hold special one-day events. Nan, who sits on Wainfleet’s committee, said the committee lucked out by having one member with deep connections with the tourism and culture industry in Nunavut in the far north.

That helped pave the way for the township to land Aglukark.

Nan said the township was also moving its local farmers market from its regularly scheduled day to coincide with the 13/13 event on Aug. 16.


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Commonwealth Games 2022, Day 11: India Schedule, Events List On August 8, Live Streaming, IST Time, TV Channel

CWG 2022, Day 11: India Schedule

India will be chasing five gold medals on Day 11 of CWG 2022 and three of them will be in Badminton — women’s singles, men’s single and men’s doubles.

It will be safe to assume that India are in with a good chance to win all three of those gold medals as they will field PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen in singles.

In the doubles, India have on their ranks Chirag Shetty and Satwik Sairaj Renkireddy, and they too are in a good space to win the yellow metal.

In table tennis also, India will pursue a gold in men’s singles. In hockey, India men will face their Australian counterparts in the gold medal match, and which will also be India’s final competitive event in CWG 2022.

India will certainly want a gold in the hockey as women team ended up with a bronze after that controversial penalty shootout against Australia in their semifinals.

However, the task — winning the gold and extracting some vengeance on Australia — will not be easy for the Indians as the Aussies are quite the formidable side.

The closing ceremony is scheduled for 12 AM midnight, bringing curtains down on a sporting event that gave us some thrills and disappointments over the last fortnight.

Here we are giving India’s Day 11 schedule at the Commonwealth Games. The matches can be accessed on Sony Sports Networks and live streaming will be on Sony LIV.


Women’s Singles Finals: PV Sindhu vs Michelle Li – 1:20 pm

Men’s Singles Finals: Lakshya Sen vs Ng Tze Yong – 2:10 pm

Men’s Doubles Finals: Chirag/Satwik vs Sean Vendy and Ben Lane – 3:00 pm.

Table Tennis

Men’s Bronze Medal Match: G Sathiyan vs Paul Drinkhal – 3:35 pm

Men’s Gold Medal Match: Achanta Sharath Kamal vs Liam Pitchford- 4:25 pm


India vs Australia: 5 pm

Closing Ceremony: 12 am

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Here’s how the cycling events went at the 2022 Commonwealth Games – CyclingTips

Here's how the cycling events went at the 2022 Commonwealth Games - CyclingTips

If you’re reading this from somewhere outside the British Commonwealth, you probably don’t understand all the fuss about the Commonwealth Games. Sure, they aren’t the Olympics, and sure, the cycling events are missing the top European riders, but for the athletes that compete, the Commonwealth Games are still a big deal. Just ask Chloe Hosking.

As of Sunday evening, the cycling events at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games are now complete. With that in mind, let’s take a quick look back at the biggest results from the past couple weeks and which nations performed best in cycling overall.

Road racing

Women’s time trial

Australia’s Grace Brown (FDJ Suez Futuroscope) started as the favourite for this 29 km effort around Wolverhampton and duly delivered. The 30-year-old Victorian powered to the gold medal ahead of fellow WorldTour riders Anna Henderson (England/Jumbo-Visma) and Georgia Williams (New Zealand/BikeExchange-Jayco).

The win was Brown’s first at a Commonwealth Games.

Men’s time trial

It was another gold for Australia in the men’s time trial, with former world champion Rohan Dennis (Jumbo-Visma) taking the win. The increasingly impressive Fred Wright (England/Bahrain Victorious) claimed silver ahead of Geraint Thomas (Wales/Ineos Grenadiers).

Dennis’s gold adds to the silver medal he took in the time trial at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, in Glasgow.

Women’s road race

After 112 flat kilometres around Warwick on Sunday morning, the women’s road race came down to a bunch sprint. Pre-race favourites Australia had controlled the race throughout and then Ruby Roseman-Gannon and Alex Manly rode a strong lead-out for Georgia Baker who took gold in the sprint – her third gold of the Games.

Silver went to Scotswoman Neah Evans, while Australia’s Sarah Roy took bronze after riding as a sweeper for Baker.

Men’s road race

A group of 15 got away early in the 160 km men’s race and with a bunch of WorldTour riders in that break, it was soon clear the move would stick. There were plenty of attacks from that lead group, including from Luke Plapp (Australia/Ineos Grenadiers) and Fred Wright (England/Bahrain Victorious), plus a dangerous late salvo from Geraint Thomas (Wales/Ineos Grenadiers).

But in the five-up sprint that eventually decided the race, it was Continental-level Kiwi pro Aaron Gate (Bolton Equities Black Spoke Pro Cycling) that took the win ahead of Daryl Impey (South Africa/Israel-Premier Tech) and Scotland’s Finn Crockett (Ribble Weldtite).

The gold medal was Gate’s fourth of the Games, after wins in (spoiler alert) the points race, individual pursuit, and team pursuit on the track.

Track racing

Follow the link for a full breakdown of all the track racing at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, but here are the results that most caught our eye:

Women’s team pursuit

The women’s team pursuit final came down to Australia and New Zealand with the Australian quartet of Georgia Baker, Sophie Edwards, Chloe Moran and Maeve Plouffe taking a comfortable victory. Their time of 4:12.234 was a new Commonwealth Games record … but eight seconds off the world record set by the German team at last year’s Olympics.

England took the bronze medal ahead of Wales.

Men’s team pursuit

It was New Zealand vs England in the men’s team pursuit gold medal race, with New Zealand taking the top prize by roughly two seconds. Their time of 3:47.575 was also a Commonwealth Games record for Aaron Gate, Jordan Kerby, Tom Sexton and Campbell Stewart, but 4.5 seconds slower than the world record set by the Italians at the Tokyo Olympics.

Australia took the bronze medal ahead of Wales.

Women’s points race

It was a comfortable win in the 25 km points race for Georgia Baker (Australia) who easily accounted for Scotland’s Neah Evans (also second to Baker in the road race), and Eluned King (Wales).

Men’s points race

It was a Kiwi 1-2 in the men’s 40 km points race with Aaron Gate and Campbell Stewart taking gold and silver, with England’s Oli Wood taking home bronze.

Women’s scratch race

The women’s scratch race was taken out by the most successful British athlete in Olympic history, Dame Laura Kenny. The seven-time world champion took the win ahead of New Zealand’s Michaela Drummond and Canadian Maggie Coles-Lyster.

Men’s scratch race

More success for New Zealand in the men’s 15 km event with Corbin Strong beating John Archibald (Scotland) and William Roberts (Wales).

Women’s individual pursuit

New Zealand’s Bryony Botha set a new Games record of 3:18.456 in her comfortable victory over Australia’s Maeve Plouffe in the 3,000 m race.

Neah Evans (Scotland) beat Australian track recruit Sarah Roy in the bronze medal race.

Men’s individual pursuit

Another gold medal for Kiwi Aaron Gate who took a comfortable win over compatriot Tom Sexton in the 4,000 m event. Australia’s Conor Leahy won the bronze medal race ahead of Charlie Tanfield (England).

Mountain biking

Women’s cross country

World champion Evie Richards (England) started as the top favourite and she certainly delivered on that billing. In a field of just eight riders, Richards rode to a comfortable victory, adding to her silver medal from four years earlier. It was a welcome result for the 25-year-old who has had a torrid year with a back injury, a stomach bug and COVID

Australia’s Zoe Cuthbert took silver, while South Africa’s Candice Lill claimed bronze.

Men’s cross country

Kiwi Sam Gaze repeated his gold medal from four years earlier with a strong performance in the men’s cross-country race. Gaze rode away to victory on lap six of eight as his compatriot Ben Oliver took silver and Namibia’s Alexander Miller claimed bronze.

The final medal tally

Here’s how the final medal tally looked for the cycling events at Birmingham 2022. It was close at the top of the table!

This table appears courtesy of Wikipedia. England is highlighted because it is the host nation of Birmingham 2022.

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2022 CrossFit Games Event 11 “The Alpaca” Results — Khrennikov Commanding with Kettlebells | BarBend

2022 CrossFit Games Event 11 “The Alpaca” Results — Khrennikov Commanding with Kettlebells | BarBend

The final day of the 2022 CrossFit Games had a doozy of an opening event. “The Alpaca” featured a custom sled filled with kettlebells and challenged the remaining athletes who survived the cut (anyone in 30th place overall or better on their respective leaderboard) to prowler pushes and kettlebell clean & jerks.

Defending five-time Fittest Woman on Earth®, Tia-Clair Toomey, held a 98-point lead over Mal O’Brien in second place. A sixth consecutive title seemed all but guaranteed for Toomey if she could avoid disaster on the final day. The race for the bronze in the Individual Women’s division was where the heat was, as Emma Lawson was only five points ahead of fourth-place Danielle Brandon.

Defending reigning Fittest Man on Earth®, Justin Medeiros, was 17 points ahead of second-place Ricky Garard on the overall leaderboard entering the final day. Roman Khrennikov was 22 points behind Garard, so while the Men’s leaderboard was likely going to be those three men, where on the podium they would stand was still in flux.

Event 11 — “The Alpaca” Results

Here are the full results:

Individual Women’s Results

  1. Laura Horvath — 6:46.96
  2. Dani Speegle — 7:25.72
  3. Karin Freyová — 7:57.17
  4. Ellie Turner — 8:00.90
  5. Gabriela Migała — 8:04.36
  6. Alexis Raptis — 8:06.83
  7. Emma McQuaid — 8:28.28
  8. Amanda Barnhart — 8:38.24
  9. Kara Saunders — 8:45.35
  10. Arielle Loewen — 8:49.08

Individual Men’s Results

  1. Roman Khrennikov — 6:23.92
  2. Sam Kwant — 6:39.88
  3. Pat Vellner — 6:41.12
  4. Guilherme Malheiros — 6:44.79
  5. Justin Medeiros — 6:46.48
  6. Jayson Hopper — 6:48.56
  7. Ricky Garard — 6:50.63
  8. Tim Paulson — 6:53.66
  9. Lazar Đukić — 6:58.07
  10. Jonne Koski — 7:01.54

[Check In: 2022 NOBULL CrossFit Games Results and Leaderboard]

Event 11 — The Alpaca

For time:

  • 126-foot Sled Push (decreasing in load)
  • 20 Kettlebell Clean & Jerks
  • 42-foot Sled Push with Two Kettlebells
  • 15 Kettlebell Clean & Jerks
  • 42-foot Sled Push with Four Kettlebells
  • 10 Kettlebell Clean & Jerks
  • 42-foot Sled Push with Six Kettlebells

Women: Six 24-kilogram kettlebells | Men: Six 32-kilogram kettlebells.

Time cap: 18 minutes.

The event initially programmed rope climbs, but the slick conditions caused by rain compelled the CrossFit Games Demo Team and Director of Programming Adrian Bozman to remove the rope climbs for safety concerns.

Athletes will start with a sled loaded with six kettlebells. They will progress down the field, unloading pairs of kettlebells as they go. Once to the other side, they will complete 20 kettlebell clean & jerks with the first pair. They will then load the kettlebells into the sled and push it downfield to the second pair of kettlebells. They’ll do 15 clean & jerks, load the sled, and continue downfield. Then they’ll do 10 clean & jerks with the third pair of kettlebells and push the fully loaded sled to the finish line.

[Related: Don Faul, a Retired Marine and Former Tech Exec, is the New CEO of CrossFit]

Event 11 Recap

All 30 remaining men in the competition took the field simultaneously for Event 11. The “Alpaca Sled” was designed by Rogue specifically for this event. Travis Mayer and Sam Kwant figured out the most efficient way to push it the quickest, as they were the first two to reach the first round of clean & jerks.

Vellner and Khrennikov joined Kwant and Mayer in the lead, but Khrennikov was the first back to the sled. Garard was towards the front of the field, but notably ahead of Medeiros, who was the only man in the event he cared to beat.

Justin Medeiros has fallen off the pace — currently eighth in the heat!

Khrennikov furthered his lead, but Garard and Kwant did their best to prevent Khrennikov from running away with it. Khrennikov paid them no heed as he took his second event win of the competition. Kwant was the runner-up with Vellner behind him. Medeiros surged at the final moment to overtake Garard and finish two ranks ahead, extending his lead over the Australian.

[Related: Kealan Henry Withdraws From the 2022 CrossFit Games on Day Three]

Women’s Heat

Rebecca Fuselier was in 30th place overall to make the cut at the end of day four and moved to the field with the other 29 remaining athletes. Brandon made a mistake early in the heat as she stopped pushing the sled at the wrong mark. Building the momentum back up cost her valuable time. 

The kettlebells appeared to be very heavy as much of the field struggled with stability. Horvath was the first to finish the initial round of kettlebells and separated herself from the field. Freyová and Speegle joined Horvath at the second rank downfield but had a handful of clean & jerks to make up. Toomey was 17 reps behind Horvath.

Brandon sought to beat Lawson in the event to move into podium position and made up for her early stumble as Lawson suffered several unfortunate no-reps. Horvath finished her final clean & jerks in an almost casual fashion, thanks to the buffer she built between herself and the rest of the field. She crossed the finish line first in a time of 6:46.96. It was the fifth Games event win of her career.

Speegle crossed the finish line second, extending her excellent back half of the competition. Migała and Turner raced for third, and though it seemed like Migała was going to take it, she abandoned her sled too early and had to run back to push it past the finish line.

Featured image: @roman_khrennikov on Instagram

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Barber outlasts fellow Aussie to win as HUGE line-up of events loom: Comm Games LIVE

Barber outlasts fellow Aussie to win as HUGE line-up of events loom: Comm Games LIVE

Australia took home a stunning nine gold medals on Saturday and there are plenty more chances to add to the tally on Day 10 of the Commonwealth Games. has you covered with live updates from all the key events, which you can follow below!

DAY 9 WRAP: Aussies claim nine gold in staggering Commonwealth Games blitz

MEDAL TALLY: Aussies’ gold rush after Poms turn up heat in Comm Games race


Australia was a whisker away of earning a podium finish in the women’s 4 x 100m women’s relay, but it sadly wasn’t to be.

Ella Connolly ran a blistering opening leg and the Aussies were in the lead at the halfway mark, but sadly fell away as Jamaica crept ahead on the final stretch thanks to a blistering leg from Elaine Thompson-Herah.

The race was won by Nigeria.


Despite throwing two personal bests, Mackenzie Little could not dethrone Kelsey-Lee Barber as she secured her first Commonwealth Games gold medal.

Barber took the lead with her first throw of 63.52m, but Little quickly surged ahead and set a new personal best of 64.03m.

Little then extended the gap at the top even more with a throw of 64.27m as she smashed her personal best yet again.

But under enormous pressue, Barber pulled out a throw of 64.43m to oust Little and win the gold.


Callum Peters can count himself extremely unlucky as he lost the gold medal fight in the men’s middleweight to Scotland’s Sam Hickey.



Australia’s Declan Tingay led for most of the men’s 10km walk but was unfortunately pipped to the gold medal as Canada’s Evan Dunfee won the event.


Kaye Scott’s tilt at a gold medal has unfortunately ended at the hands of Wales’ Rosie Eccles.

Eccles outclassed Scott throughout the fight as both women showed they were willing to trade early in the first round.

But it was the Welsh star who got the better of the exchanges and forced the referee into a standing count for Scott with a minute left in the first round.

Scott survived and finished with flurries of punches, but was almost certainly behind on the judges’ scorecards.

The tough times continued into the second round, as Scott faced a standing count with two minutes to go before a third and final standing count arrived with 90 seconds remaining.

Despite the unfortunate ending, it is an improvement on Scott’s previous Commonwealth Games performance in which she won the bronze medal.


Georgia Baker has won Australia’s first gold medal of the day after taking out the women’s road race in the cycling.

It was a gruelling race that pushed the six-strong Australian contingent to the brink, but Baker finished first over the line in what was her third gold medal in Birmingham.

Baker is joined on the podium by fellow Aussie Sarah Roy, who came third.

Georgia Baker wins the gold medal. Picture: Channel 7
Georgia Baker wins the gold medal. Picture: Channel 7Source: Supplied


In his first Commonwealth Games, Lin Ma has secured a silver medal for Australia in the men’s table tennis singles Classes 8-10.

Ma sadly lost to Wales’ Joshua Stacey, who won by three sets to two.


Michelle Jenneke was unfortunately outclassed in the women’s 100m hurdles final, as Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan took home the gold medal.

Jenneke was right in the mix at the very start, but the heavy hitters eventually pulled away.



Australian cycling star Rohan Dennis has unfortunately been forced to withdraw from the men’s road race, joining Caleb Ewan on the sidelines.

An Aus Cycling statement read: “Rohan Dennis will take no further part in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games following medical advice.

Dennis, who took gold in the Men’s Individual Time Trial on Thursday, woke up on Saturday morning in discomfort and was taken to a local hospital to undergo tests and observations.

As a precaution, Dennis was advised to withdraw from today’s road race, but remains comfortable and under observation.”

Australia’s six-man team for the event is now down to four, with Luke Durbridge, Luke Plapp, Miles Scotson and Sam Fox set to compete.

Australian Michelle Jenneke came fifth in the 100m hurdles final. Picture: Michael KleinSource: News Corp Australia


All eyes will no doubt be on Peter Bol, who is competing in the men’s 800m final at around 4.35am.

Jessica Hull is also a strong chance at a medal when she competes in the women’s 1500m final alongside fellow Australians Abbey Caldwell and Linden Hall.

Caldwell and Hall progressed to the final after finishing inside the top four of their race with times of 4:13.59 and 4:14.08 respectively while Hull had a time of 4:16.13.


Australia won a thriller in the opening pool game against India but will they be able to get past their fierce rivals when it matters most?

The two will face off for the gold medal in the T20 final, with that game scheduled for around 2am.

Hot favourites Australia toppled New Zealand by five wickets in their semi-final while India edged England by four runs in a thrilling contest.

Ash Gardner was the hero when these two sides met in the pool stages, striking an unbeaten 52 from 35 balls to help the gold medal favourites chase down a 155-run target.

Australia struggled early in that game, with Indian seamer Renuka Singh recording 4-18 in just four overs as the top-order fell apart before Gardner’s heroics saved the day.


It all comes down to this for our Aussie Diamonds, who will take on Jamaica in the gold medal match at 5.30am.

Australia gave up a six-goal lead in a stunning 57-55 loss to Jamaica in the pool stages, with international superstar Jhaniele Fowler starring in the upset win.

The West Coast Fever sensation scored 47 goals and backed it up with a perfect 54 from just as many attempts as a perfect shooting night saw Jamaica take down the Silver Ferns in the semis.

Australia booked its spot in the final with a 60-51 win over England in a spiteful game in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Gretel Bueta was the standout in that victory, with 43 goals at 98 per cent accuracy.

Gretel Bueta in action. (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images


And as if the cricket and netball finals were not enough, the Hockeyroos will also be in action against England in the women’s gold medal match.

That final is scheduled for midnight, with Australia booking its spot in the decider after defeating New Zealand and India.


There are two chances for Australia to claim gold in beach volleyball, with the first final at 1am as Paul Burnett and Chris McHugh take on Canada.

Later in the early hours of the morning, attention will turn towards the women’s doubles final. Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy took home silver for Australia at Tokyo and will be looking to make it gold at Birmingham when they face defending champions Canada at 6am.


Four men will be representing Australia in the men’s road race at 9:30pm.


Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen and Gronya Somerville will be looking to progress through to the gold medal match when they play England in the women’s doubles semi-final.

Meanwhile, Yangzi Liu will be going for bronze in the women’s singles table tennis at 8.05pm before Finn Luu and Nicholas Lum do the same in the men’s doubles event at 10.05pm.

Gronya Somerville of Team Australia celebrates winning a point. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images


14-year-old starlet Charli Petrov and veteran Melissa Wu took gold in the women’s 10m synchronised dive and there are more opportunities for medals on Sunday.

All eyes will be on Brittany O’Brien, Maddison Keeney and Georgia Sheehan as they compete for a medal in the women’s 3m springboard prelims at 8.44pm.

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