Commonwealth Games: Live updates - day four

  • 08/04/2018

12:02am - Campbell Stewart claims his second silver of the track cycling programme, following up his scratch race surprise with a courageous second in the points race.

He and Scotsman Mark Stewart duel for the gold over the final sprint, but the veteran is too canny for the Kiwi teenager, holding him off for victory.

11:56pm - Stewart has taken another sprint and surely cannot lose a medal here. Double points on the final sprint though, so who has something left for that?

11:53pm - And Coll has won it! What a tremendous comeback - it has been a night for them, after Jo Edwards' bowls rally earlier.

Coll will now meet Englishman James Willstrop for the gold medal at 9:30pm tomorrow .

11:50pm - Stewart has just taken his three consecutive sprint to consolidate his silver-medal position.

Match point to Coll at the squash.

11:47pm - Stewart takes another sprint to consolidate his medal claims - he's into second.

Colls is two points away from progressing to the squash singles final, but this is a gruelling contest.

11:45pm - Stewart moves into the bronze-medal position with victory in the next sprint and just five more sprints to go. 

11:42pm - Just past halfway in the points race at the velodrome, the three Kiwis are well up the field - Campbell Stewart and Tom Sexton are tied in fifth, just two points off the podium.

11:35pm - Coll is hanging tough at the squash and has taken the fourth set - this semi will go the distance, with momentum in the Kiwi's favour. 

11:25pm - The O'Dea brothers have accounted for England at the beach volleyball and will qualify top of their group for the quarter-finals on Tuesday.

11:17pm - The last race of the track cycling programme is now underway, with three Kiwis contesting the points race.

Paul Coll has clawed a set back from his Welsh opponent in the squash semis and now trails 2-1 in the best-of-five format.

And the O'Dea brothers have evened their encounter with England at a set each and are 7-1 up in the third.

10:57pm - Hansen has a bronze medal in the keirin behind two Australians. This has been a great Games for the Kiwi, her third medal.

10:55pm - Coll has just dropped his second set to Makin at the squash semis, but lost it on a contentious no-let call.

10:50pm - England take the first set 21-14 against the O'Dea bros at the beach volleyball.

Women's keirin final coming up soon, with Natasha Hansen and Olivia Podmore.

10:36pm - Paul Coll has dropped the first set of his squash singles semi-final against Welshman Joel Makin.

10:33pm - Sixteen-year-old Celyn Edwards is just out of the medals in the men's para 200m individual medley at the pool, finishing a second behind bronze-medallist Phillipe Vachon of Canada.

10:15pm - No joy for New Zealand in the pool tonight. Daniel Hunter finishes eighth in the men's 100 freestyle final with 49.30s.

Laticia Transom, Carina Doyle and Georgia Marris can't make the women's final, with Doyle the quickest in 56.18s.

But Olivia Podmore has joined Hansen in the keirin final later tonight at the velodrome.

10:13pm - Natasha Hansen is through to the keirin final, finishing second in her semi-final, but Emma Cumming can not progress from that first heat.

10:02pm - Glaetzer does it! He smashes Dawkins' Games record with 59.340s - an amazing ride. Dawkins has silver and Williams slides off the podium.

10pm - Scotland's Callum Skinner pushes Williams back into third, but cannot get near Dawkins. Just Aussie Matt Glaetzer left.

9:55pm - Williams comes home in the second-fastest time (1m 01.132s) so far and New Zealand is guaranteed a medal in the kilo. Just two more riders to come.

9:54pm - Malawi beat Silver Ferns 57-52 - least said the better.

9:52pm - Jacob Truman from England gives Dawkins a scare, but ties up badly to drop off the pace. Truman is half a second up at one stage, but finishes with the fifth-fastest time.

Kiwi Zac Williams next.

9:50pm - Phew, let's catch up on everything else happening. King is into the women's singles final at the squash, after defeating eight-world champion Nicole David.

Dawkins still leads the kilo time trial, but Kennett is out of the medal positions.

And the Silver Ferns are about to lose for the first time to Malawi - they're four goals down with three minutes left.

9:42pm - Edwards has done it! She has defended her Commonwealth Games singles title with a come-from-behind win over Laura Daniels of Wales, 21-17.

Great comeback!

9:36pm - Jo Edwards just one shot away from gold at the bowls, after taking three shots on the 22nd end. 

9:34pm - Kennett clocks 1m 01.546s and slots into third on the kilo rankings.

Malawi has just taken the lead against the Silver Ferns 42-41 in the third quarter.

9:31pm - Dylan Kennett is next on the track for the kilo. Dawkins still leads and no-one else has broken 1m 01s, so he's looking good.

Edwards has drawn even at the bowls, 17-17, while King has taken the second set against David in the squash semi. It's all happening at once.

9:23pm - Joelle King has taken the first set off Nicole David in their squash semi-final.

At the bowls, Edwards has closed to 17-16 against Laura Daniels in the singles final. This is a thriller!

9:20pm - Dawkins still leads the kilo time trial after 10 riders, but Aussie Patrick Constable is up and could challenge.

Nope, he's off the pace from the start and can only manage 1m 01.438s, good enough only for second.

9:13pm - Silver Ferns 32-25 ahead of Malawi at half-time of the netball, which means they weere 14-14 over that second quarter.

Edwards closes to 15-13 in the bowls final, but time must be running out for her.

At the basketball, Prince Charles is now being introduced to the Tall Ferns - told you he was a fan.

9:08pm - Tall Ferns defeat India 90-55, with Micaela Cocks dropping 21 points.

Joelle King out to a quick start in her squash semi-final against former world champion Nicole David of Malaysia, winning the first three points.

9:02pm - Benny has won her bout at the boxing and now progresses to the semi-finals.

Dawkins has just ripped out a new Games record of 59.928s and now sits atop the time trial rankings. Long wait now until the next Kiwi, pursuit bronze medallist Dylan Kennett.

8:59pm - Dawkins is up next on the track for the kilo - Trinidadian Nicholas Paul is fastest so far with 1m 01.899s.

Edwards just dropped three shots to fall further behind Daniels at the bowls and Malawi is outscoring the Silver Ferns in the second quarter at the netball.

8:51pm - Cyclist now into the men's kilo time trial - 24 riders, including three Kiwis. Eddie Dawkins is fifth on the track.

Edwards picks up two shots on the 14th end and now trails Daniels 12-10.

8:48pm - Silver Ferns lead Malawi 18-11 after the opening quarter of their netball encounter. 

Tasmyn Benny taking the ring for her 45-48kg boxing quarter-final against an opponent from Botswana.

8:45pm - Cumming and Podmore are safely through to the keirin second round.

India battle on level terms (19-19) with the Tall Ferns over the third quarter, but still trail 73-41.

Daniels 12-8 over Jo Edwards after 13 ends of the women's bowls final.

8:35pm - Silver Ferns are 6-3 up on Malawi within the first four minutes.

Olivia Podmore and Emma Cumming have another chance to progress in the keirin, and join Natasha Hansen in the second round. They're about to line up in their repechage.

8:29pm - Laura Daniels still leading Kiwi Jo Edwards 10-7 after 10 ends of the women's bowls final.

Regan Gough and Campbell Stewart ease through to the men's points race at the velodrome. Stewart actually wins the second heat, after lapping the field.

8:23pm - The Silver Ferns are about to take on Malawi in their third pool game of these Games. They are 2-0 so far, but haven't looked convincing, certainly not in medal form.

Prince Charles has fronted up at the basketball, no doubt to watch the Tall Ferns in action. They're 57-22 ahead of India in the third quarter.

8:16pm - Jo Edwards has clawed her way back to 6-5 behind Laura Daniels after seven ends of the bowls final - still a long way to go there.

8:09pm - New Zealand have completed a 6-0 win over South Africa, their second win from as many games.

The Tall Ferns are ahead of India 54-22 in the basketball, with Cocks scoring 18 points over the first 20 minutes.  

8:07pm - Tom Sexton is safely through to the cyling points race final, after winning the final sprint to consolidate his qualifying spot. Campbell Stewart and Regan Gough are in the next heat.

7:59pm - After four ends of the women's singles bowls final, Wales is 4-1 up on New Zealand's Jo Edwards.

The Tall Ferns are 42-18 ahead of India, while the men are in points-race qualifying at the velodrome.

The Black Sticks men are now 6-0 up on South African, with just a few moments remaining in their pool game.

7:44pm - Olivia Podmore and Emma Cumming have missed automatic qualifying in the women's keirin, but they will get another chance through repechage.

The Tall Ferns are on top of India 25-12 in the opening quarter, with Micaela Cocks scoring 11 points.

7:35pm - In Cairns, the unbeaten Tall Ferns have just tipped off against India.

At the gymnastics, Kiwi Devy Dyson has finished sixth in the rings final and at the velodrome, Natasha Hansen has won her keirin heat, with two more Kiwis yet to race.

7:11pm - Nic Woods puts another one away for the Black Sticks. 4-0 at halftime. 

7:06pm - The men's Black Sticks are dominating South Africa 3-0 at the end of the second quarter. 

6:52pm -  Walsh's monstrous throw has propelled him straight to the shot put finals. 

6:47pm - Walsh's first attempt has been confirmed as a Commonwealth Games record and his second best throw ever. 

6:41pm - Shot putter Tom Walsh throws a whopping 22.45 metres in his first attempt. 

6:37pm - The men's Black Sticks lead South Africa 1-0 in the 1st quarter of a pool match. 

6:25pm - The women's beach volley ball team lead Singapore 1-0.  

5:55pm - Shot putter and Olympic bronze medallist Tom Walsh is set to compete in a qualifying round at 6:25pm tonight. 

5:34pm - The Silver Ferns are set to take Malawi at 8:20 tonight in their third match of the competition. 

5:04pm - Kiwi gymnast Ethan Dick has finished fifth in the men’s artistic gymnastics floor exercise final with a score of 13.4500.  

4:41pm - Edwards will challenge Wales' Laura Daniels in a fight for gold tonight, 7:30pm NZT. 

4:36pm - And Edwards is off to the gold medal final with a 21 - 17 win over South Africa! 

4:34pm - Edwards comfortably ahead of South Africa. 21 - 17. 

4:23pm - Edwards jumps ahead. Match still neck and neck on 18-17. 

4:17pm - Edwards loses lead. South Africa ahead, 17-15. 

4:06pm - Edwards on 15-15 with South Africa. 

3:56pm - Shooter Chloe Tipple has finished 7th in the women's Skeet heat with a score of 68. 

3:48pm - Edwards jumps ahead with score now at 14-10. 

3:41pm - South Africa creeping up on Edwards with score at 11-10. 

3:31pm - Jo Edwards leads 11-6 against South Africa in lawn bowls singles semi-final. 

3:09pm - Chloe Tipple is currently eighth in the skeet shooting.  

3:03pm - The match is over, Canada survive! What a display by the Canadians, especially their Goalie Kaitlyn Williamson! She was amazing. 

Next up for New Zealand is Australia in their final pool match. 

2:53pm - Still no goals between New Zealand and Canada. 

2:43pm - Black Sticks denied goal in 4th quarter. 

2:36pm - End of Black Sticks 3rd quarter. Deadlock remains at 0-0. 

2:23pm - Women's lawn bowls (singles) semi-final to commence at 2:30. Jo Edwards to challenge South Africa. 

2:11pm - Black Sticks women sit on 0-0 at the halfway mark of their pool match against Canada. 

1:54pm - Kiwi weightlifter Andrea Hams finishes 6th in the Women’s 69kg final. 

1:44pm - Black Sticks women well underway with a 0-0 score in the 1st quarter. 

1:27pm - The Kiwi lawn bowls mixed pair have been defeated by Scotland with a score of 5-23. 

1:21pm - In ten minutes the Black Sticks women will face Canada in a pool match. 

1:15pm - Kiwi swimmers Georgia Marris, Laticia Leigh-Transom and Carina Doyle have all qualified for the 100m women's freestyle semi-final. 

1:06pm - Bobbi Gilchard finishes 4th in the Women's 200m backstroke heat 3. 

1:00pm - Click here to read a recap of Barber's silver winning race.

12:50pm - Barber takes silver in the 20 kilometres women's race walk, finishing in 1:34:18. 

12:24pm - Barber in third at 14 kilometres. 6 to go. 

12:12pm - Barber still in third after 12 kilometres. 

11:49am - Barber has lost her lead in the race walk, sitting behind two Australians. She remains in the hunt for a medal. 

11:42am - The New Zealand Men's para bowls team have defeated Singapore in round 1 with a score of 28-6. 

11:31am - Barber still leading on the Gold Coast. There is a big group behind her but she is holding her opponents off. 

11:24am - Alana Barber is leading after the first lap. 

11:16am - Our female race walker, Alana Barber is under way in her race.

11:14am - Not long till more Kiwis are in action. 

10:32am - Alana Barber will compete in the women's 20km race walk after 11am also. 

10:31am - No more Kiwis in action till 11am when our para mixed pairs bowls play, while Chloe Tipple competes in the women's skeet shooting qualifying.

10:23am - Quentin Rew finishes in 5th place with a time of 1:21:47. Dane Bird-Smith of Australia wins the gold. 

10:07am - Only 3km remain in the walk. Rew will likely finish fifth. Lots of space between him and fourth, and him and sixth. 

10:01am - Meanwhile our Kiwi has fallen away from the leading pack in the race walk.. He is nearly 1minute behind the leading group.  

10:00am - Somebody is happy that the Commonwealth Games are on! 

9:51am - Our Kiwi is now fifth after 10km. 

9:36am - Rew remains in seventh, 12 seconds behind Australian Dane Bird-Smith. 

9:19am - Rew is sitting in seventh right now - he is just behin the leading back. 

9:02am - Listen to this to get in the mood for the race walking action. 

9:00am - The 20km walk is unerway on the Gold Coast. Our Kiwi has made a strong start.  

8:55am - Action starts earlier today on the Gold Coast with Kiwi Quentin Rew competing in the 20km walk which will start very shortly. 

Kia ora, good morning... welcome to our live updates of day four of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

We have a number of New Zealanders in action today with our walkers, swimmers, shootings and plenty more in action as our Kiwis look to add to their 12 meals at the Commonwealth Games.

Also in action today is Tom Walsh, and our cyclists are on later on tonight.

For a full list of day three action, click here