LIVE — The Hockeyroos are one match away from successful gold, having survived a penalty shootout in opposition to India in controversial circumstances to progress via to the gold medal match.
After conceding a late purpose, Australia, who have been knocked out within the quarter-finals of the Olympics final yr by the identical opponent, have been gifted an early reprieve from the umpire as Rosie Malone was allowed to re-take the primary try of the penalty shootout.
Malone had missed her try, however the official timer on the shot had not been began appropriately – giving her a second probability.
“That might be a nationwide outrage if that occurred to Australia,” commentator Alastair Nichoson mentioned on Channel 7.
“It’s newbie and unlucky,” mentioned former Hockeyroo Georgie Parker.
In the meantime, an Australian athlete delivered one of many gutsiest performances of the Commonwealth Video games up to now, efficiently successful a bronze medal regardless of tearing his ACL within the semi-final.
However Australia’s lead within the medal tally evaporated on day eight as England garnered a number of gold medals, leaving them inside touching distance of overhauling Australia.
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HOCKEYROOS SURVIVE GIANT SCARE, THROUGH TO GOLD MEDAL MATCH
Three “scientific” penalties in opposition to India have seen the Hockeyroos progress via to the gold medal match in opposition to England.
After conceding a late purpose, the Hockeyroos, who have been knocked out by India within the quarter-finals of final yr’s Olympics, have been pressured to do it the onerous manner in a penalty shootout.
It seemed like that they had obtained off to the worst potential begin when Rosie Malone missed. However the goal-scorer was given a reprieve by the officers and he or she made no mistake second time spherical.
From there India capitulated, lacking with all three makes an attempt whereas Australia confirmed their class as Kaitlin Nobbs banged it house with Australia’s second try and Amy Lawton confirmed her class by flicking over the keeper.
India captain Savita Punia was all class as she responded to the drama by saying: “Such choices are robust to take however it’s a part of sport and you need to settle for it.”
India head coach Janneke Schopman alsosaid: “I don’t assume even the officers understood what occurred… it’s not an excuse however that didn’t assist the crew.”
AUSSIE WINS BRONZE WITH TORN ACL
Australia’s Jayden Lawrence confirmed outstanding braveness to win a bronze medal within the males’s freestyle 86kg class regardless of tearing his ACL within the semi-final.
“I obtained the medal. It’s third time fortunate and it’s been a very long time coming. I’ve been coaching actually, actually onerous for this, given up so much. I’m so glad,” he instructed Seven.
“Within the Pakistan match I obtained injured, I tore my ACL. I used to be a bit knackered there,” three-time Commonwealth Video games athlete Lawrence mentioned. “In 5 minutes I will be unable to stroll.”
However requested if it was value it, the 27-year-old memorably declared: “Bloody oath.”
It’s Australia’s first wrestling medal since 2010.
DUBLER IN GOLD HUNT IN EPIC DECATHLON FINALE
In one of many nice decathlons in latest reminiscence, Australia’s Daniel Golubovic claimed silver and Cedric Dubler bronze in a two-day-long battle that went all the way down to the wire.
Dubler was in second coming into the ultimate occasion, the 1500m, having fought with Grenada’s Lindon Victor for the lead within the factors all through the competitors.
Victor had overtaken Dubler with a sensational effort within the javelin, the penultimate occasion, organising an exhilarating finale.
Nevertheless it was one other Aussie in Golubovic who stole the present with a surprising run, storming away from the sector to win by a mile.
All eyes have been on the time hole because the Grenadian appeared lifeless on his ft within the ultimate metres, ending over 20 seconds behind Golubovic – however the Aussie wanted to greatest him by greater than 23 seconds to overhaul him within the complete factors race.
Victor completed with 8233 factors, with Golubovic simply behind on 8197 factors and Dubler struggling within the run to complete on 8030.
Golubovic instructed Seven: “It’s been an unimaginable expertise, coming down and transferring again to Australia and again to Brisbane throughout COVID, it’s been a wild few years and it’s been an extended course of to get right here. It feels so good to be on this stage proper now.”
Celeste Mucci ran a robust 100m hurdles warmth, matching her private greatest time of 12.96, which noticed her end third.
Comeback star Michelle Jenneke was up subsequent and comfortably completed second with a time of 12.63 to undergo to the ultimate on Sunday night time. The time is the quickest she’s ever run the occasion, though it doesn’t rely as an official PB as a consequence of huge tailwinds.
Ella Connolly certified robotically for the ladies’s 200m ultimate after ending second in her semi-final. Fellow Australian Jacinta Beecher simply missed out after ending fourth in her warmth in 23.41. Beecher ran 23.40
“I’m so pumped. It’s loopy. It feels good,” Connolly mentioned on Seven. “You possibly can’t clarify it. It’s wonderful. That was simply loopy. Actually loved it.”
Within the 1500m girls’s heats, Abbey Caldwell and Linden Corridor have progressed to the ultimate after ending inside the highest 4 of their race with occasions of 4:13.59 and 4:14.08 respectively. Jessica Hull was fourth in her tightly-run warmth and has additionally progressed with a time of 4:16.13.
Brooke Buschkuehl simply certified for the lengthy bounce ultimate throughout the morning session. Needing a bounce of 6.75m to robotically progress, Buschkuehl wanted simply two makes an attempt to achieve the mark.
Australia’s Sam Dale additionally went via, however not with out some drama. It appeared Dale had bowed out of the video games with two fouls and a bounce of simply 6.02m. Nonetheless, she was profitable in overutnring a foul name on her second bounce which noticed her undergo with an try of 6.35m.
Samuel Carter claimed bronze within the males’s T53/54 1500m ultimate, forward of fellow Aussie Jake Lappin in fourth. Carter was proper within the hunt for the victory till the ultimate phases.
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‘DEVASTATING’ NEWS FOR AUSSIE
There was absolute devastation for prime bounce famous person Nicola Olyslagers, with the Olympic silver medallist pressured to withdraw forward of the ultimate after struggling a torn calf.
“It’s each disappointing and devastating,” Olyslagers mentioned.
“What was regarded as a decent calf after my qualifying spherical turned out to be a torn muscle in my leaping leg.
“Of all of the feelings and shock I might really feel within the second, I nonetheless have peace. Profitable bronze on the Commonwealth Video games 4 years in the past allowed my skilled profession as a excessive jumper to start, it was a contest that modified the trajectory of my life.
“My prayer is that another person’s dream comes alive tomorrow as I cheer them on from the sidelines. Let’s go cheer Eleanor on as she jumps for Australia so nicely on the market.”
Eleanor Patterson, the world champion, will contest the ultimate for Australia.
Brittany O’Brien received silver within the 1m springboard diving. The Australian charged in direction of the gold medal earlier than Canada’s Mia Vallee surged house brilliantly to say gold with a complete rating of 291.85, forward of O’Brien’s 279.6.
Australia received bronze within the males’s synchronised 3m springboard ultimate with TikTok star Samuel Fricker and Shixin Li posting a complete of 374.52.
England’s Anthony Harding and Jack Laugher have been clear winners with 438.33, adopted by Malaysia’s Gabriel Daim and Muhammad Puteh, who narrowly pipped the Australians with 376.77.
BEACH VOLLEYBALL MARCH CONTINUES
Aussie duo Chris McHugh and Paul Bernett, in the meantime, are via to the semi ultimate of the seaside volleyball after downing Sri Lanka 15-9 in a 3rd and ultimate set.
The pair seemed shaky within the first set however ultimately steadied to safe the outcome, and preserve their dream of defending their 2018 Gold Coast crown alive.
Australia narrowly missed out on a bronze medal within the para combined pairs B2/B3 garden bowls with England successful 14-11.
Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Photo voltaic additionally reached the semi-finals, however in way more comfy trend, beating Scotland in straight units (21-11, 21-11).
The 2018 silver medal winners are again in motion on Saturday.
Australia’s Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva received bronze within the rhythmic gymnastics particular person all-around ultimate, her fourth Commonwealth Video games medal after bronze within the ball occasion and the crew’s competitors in 2018.
It’s Australia’s second rhythmic gymnastics medal these Video games.
Aussie duo Ellen Ryan and Kristina Krstic are into the ladies’s pairs gold medal match in garden bowls.
They beat Norfolk Island 19-12 quarter-final earlier within the day, earlier than defeating Malaysia 13-10 in a semi-final that simply concluded.
The gold medal match will happen on 5.30am AEST Sunday.
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