Hello and welcome to Telegraph Sport’s protection of day 9 of the Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham.
With the motion drawing to a detailed there stays a number of medals handy out and at this time will see what’s prone to be some nice leisure on the tracks, fields and pitches of England’s second metropolis.
The highlights of at this time embody a number of finals on the observe.
Within the males’s 1,500 Scotland’s Jake Wightman will probably be trying to again up his World Championship gold with one other on the Alexandra Stadium. He is the favorite for this race and is likely eager to enhance on his bronze from the Gold Coast 4 years in the past. Additionally getting into that race are his compatriots Josh Kerr and Neil Gourley, and for England Elliot Giles and Matthew Stonier will carry the house hopes.
Wightman’s father and coach Geoff will once more be on commentary duties because the English-born however Edinburgh-raised star targets gold for Scotland. That race is one to look at over your lunch with a 1.10 begin time.
Within the night Laura Muir and Keely Hodgkinson goes within the girls’s 800m closing, trying to make it a double gold for Scotland in center distance (relying on how Wightman does earlier…), Zharnel Hughes runs for England within the males’s 200m closing, and Beth Dobbin will carry the hopes of Scotland within the girls’s 200m.
On high of all that there is the T20 semi-finals, the boys’s hockey semis and the ultimate of the boys’s garden bowls. Northern Eire’s Gary Kelly faces Malaysia’s Fairul Izwan Abd Muin within the first semi, with Scotland’s Ian McLean dealing with Australia’s Aaron Wilson within the different.
All this on a day after historical past was made when Scotland’s George Miller turned the oldest gold medallist within the historical past of the Video games when Scotland beat Wales within the B2/B3 blended pairs bowls.
The 75-year-old Miller is director for visually impaired bowler Melanie Innes, who together with Robert Barr and his lead director Sarah Jane beat Wales 16-9 within the closing at Victoria Park, Lymington Spa.
“A 12 months in the past I by no means dreamed of being right here. I obtained a telephone name, and almost fell off my chair to be sincere. Right here we’re – the place are we going to go from right here?” Miller advised the BBC.
“Bowls is less complicated for older individuals however any sport … strolling soccer, rugby, you identify it. Get on the market and train, play video games, and compete. It is good no matter age you’re.”
Miller took the report as oldest gold medallist from Rosemary Lenton, additionally from Scotland, who at 72 received gold within the Para girls’s pairs bowls final Wednesday.