Commonwealth Games 2022: Aug 5 / 6
Sam Fricker goes for gold, plus Lawn Bowls, Hockey, Athletics & Netball.
Here are Commonwealth Games highlights across Seven / 7mate/ 7plus:
5.30pm | Lawn bowls: 2018 champions Rebecca Van Asch and Natasha van Eldik will be joined by Lynsey Clarke – who skipped Gold Coast as she had just given birth – in the women’s triples. Then, Gold Coast 2018 gold medallist, Jake Fehlberg, is looking to become the first para lawn bowls player to win back to back gold medals with new partner, Helen Boardman. Jake will be directed by Matthew Northcott, while Peter Doherty will guide Helen in the mixed B2/B3 pairs event.
7.00pm | Athletics: The men’s decathlon continues with the final five events – 110m hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw and 1500m. Can Aussies Cedric Dubler, Daniel Golubovic and Alec Diamond upset defending champion Lindon Victor of Grenada? Celeste Mucci and Michelle Jenneke will compete in the heats of the women’s 100m hurdles and Australia’s Abbey Caldwell, Linden Hall and Jessica Hull will line up for the heats of the women’s 1500m. The women’s long jump qualifying will feature Brooke Buschkuehl and Samantha Dale.
8.00pm | Diving: Tik Tok sensation, Sam Fricker will go for gold in the final of the men’s synchronised 3m springboard along with partner, Li Shixin.
11.30pm | Gymnastics: Will Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva, Ashari Gill and Lidiia Iakovleva make it through to the individual finals? The last time Australia won a medal in this event was Naazmi Johnston’s gold in 2010!
3.00am | Diving: Brittany O’Brien, Esther Qin and Georgia Sheehan headline Australia’s chances in the women’s 1m spring board final.
3.45am | Athletics: We begin the day’s athletics with Madison de Rozario and Matt Denny receiving their gold medals! Ella Connolly and Jacinta Beecher feature in the semis of the women’s 200m and Amy Cashin and Brielle Erbacher will go for gold in the final of the women’s 3000m steeplechase.
5.00am | Hockey: The Hockeyroos will be eyeing redemption when they meet India in the women’s hockey semi-final. Last August, India broke Aussie hearts when they claimed the 1-0 victory in the Tokyo 2020 quarter-finals. Can our girls go one better and move one step closer to a Birmingham 2022 gold medal?
6.00pm | Netball: Who will the Australian Diamonds come up against in the semi-final, following a shock loss to Jamaica?
7.00pm | Athletics: The final of the women’s high jump will produce an epic battle between Aussie rivals Tokyo 2020 Olympic silver medallist, Nicola Olyslagers (nee McDermott) and Glasgow 2014 gold medallist, Eleanor Patterson. The final of the men’s 1500m will be one of the highlights of the athletics program. Ollie Hoare shattered the Australian mile record in Oslo in June and is a great chance to receive a medal in the all-important race.
8:30pm | Boxing: Aussie Kaye Scott will meet Mozambique boxer, Alcinda Helena Panguane, in the women’s light-middle semi-final. Then, Callum Peters continues Australia’s medal chances when he takes on Simnikiwe Bongco of South Africa in the men’s middleweight semi-final.
*All times AEST