Commonwealth Games: Live updates - day three

  • 07/04/2018

12:00pm - Thanks for joining us today. Join us again tomorrow at 9am, when the race walkers, including Kiwi Quentin Rew, get us off to an early start.

Commonwealth Games: Kiwis in Action, April 8 (Day Four)

11:52pm - The Tall Blacks are still ahead of Australia (40-35) in basketball pool play, with Shea Ili's 10 points leading the way.

Jo Edwards will meet South African Colleen Piketh in her bowls semi-final tomorrow, and we're still waiting for Joelle King and Paul Coll to take the court for their squash quarter-finals tonight.

King is now two hours behind schedule for her match. We may have to catch up on those results in the morning.

11:44pm - And Pascoe is unchallenged for the gold medal, adding New Zealand's second in just a few moments. That should help us up the medal table.

Her time is 2m 27.72s, about half a second slower than her hear earlier today, but still four seconds clear of Canadian Aurelie Rivard.

11:42pm - NZ flagbearer Sophie Pascoe is in the pool for her para 200m medley final. She takes an early lead through the butterfly leg and is extending it through backstroke.

11:39pm - In Cairns, the Tall Blacks are ahead of Australia 37-31 late in the second quarter. Remember these two teams met for the gold medal in 2006, with the Boomers prevailing.

11:37pm - In fact, Edwards wins 21-9 and is through to tomorrow's semis, but she's still waiting to learn who she faces there.

11:29pm - The men's pair are out of medal contention at the bowls, with Shannon McIlroy and Blake Signal losing their quarter-final to Wales 20-7.

But Jo Edwards seems safely through to the semis in the women's singles - she's 20-9 up over Emma Firyana Saroji of Malaysia.

11:23pm - Webster leads out and tries to take his rival with a lap to go. Carlin comes around the outside down the home straight, but Webster barely holds him off for his second gold at these Games.

It also sees him defend both individual and team titles from Glasgow four years ago - great result!

11:19pm - Coming up to Webster's second race in his sprint final at the velodrome. He can grab gold with one more win over Jack Carlin here.

11:10pm - Daniel Hunter finishes fifth in the second 100m freestyle, clocking 49.11s - a national record. That will get him into tomorrow's final as eighth fastest.

11:06pm - Kiwis Matt Stanley and Sam Perry feature in the first of the men's 100 m freestyle semi-finals - they are in the outside lanes and will probably need a national record to progress to the final.

Perry turns third at the 50, but fades down the stretch. Stanley finishes fifth with 49.61s and Perry is seventh with 49.83s. We need to see what happens in heat two.

10:54pm - Sam Webster is off to a great start in his quest for a second sprint gold medal and a double title defence from Glasgow. In the first ride of his individual final against Jack Carlin, he simply blows his rival away down the back straight and cannot be caught.

Only one win separates him from another gold.

10:44pm - Only Englishwoman Katy Marchant can deprive Cumming a bronze medal in the 500m time trial, but she can't do it. New Zealand has another medal on the cycling track, with Emma Cumming finishing third and Natsha Hansen fourth.

10:40pm - Cumming is still holding third place with just two riders left to ride. Indian Deborah Deborah is the first of those, but she never challenges.

Cumming can do now worse than fourth.

10:30pm - Hansen clocks 34.238s, which is marginally slower than Cumming and puts her third with five riders to come. She seemed to clip a marker on the inside of the track, which would have slowed her.

10:27pm - Emma Cumming is next up at the velodrome. Andrews has slipped out of the medal positions with each subsequent rider. Cumming is the 10th to ride, with Natasha Hansen immediately after.

Cumming records 34.230s, good for second so far. Hansen next.

10:10pm - The first of the Kiwi women, Ellesse Andrews, clocks 35.850s over the time trial, which is the quickest to that point, but is beaten by Welsh rider Eleanor Coster on the very next ride.

10:04pm - At the velodrome, the women's 500m time trial has just started, with 16 riders- including three Kiwis - racing against the clock over two laps of the track.

10:01pm - The next round of quarter-finals has begun at the bowls, with defending women's singles champion Jo Edwards 8-1 up over her Malaysian opponent early and the men's pair taking on Wales.

9:55pm - At the velodrome, Rushlee Buchanan will finish out of the medals in the women's points race. She picks up 10 points to finish fifth, seven points out of a bronze medal.

9:41pm - In the pool, Lewis Clareburt can't repeat his heroics from last night. In the men's 200m butterfly, he's finished seventh in 1m 58.51s, more than four seconds behind the winner.

9:21pm - Patterson is out of the weightlifting and won't defend his title, after failing a third snatch attempt at 143kg.

9:18pm - Patterson fails his second attempt at 143kg and now must make his next lift if he hopes to defend his title.

9:16pm - Webster on the track for the second race of his sprint semi against the Malaysian ... just as Patterson comes to the bar. He fails his first attempt at 143kg.

Webster is way too strong for his opponent and will now race for gold later tonight.

9:12pm - The bar is now at 140kg in the weightlifting, but Patterson has delayed his entry to 143kg now. There are definitely some mind games at play here.

8:46pm - At the weightlifting, the men's 85kg competition is underway, with Kiwi Richie Patterson scheduled to enter the snatch at 140kg. The bar is currently at 120k.

8:44pm - The men's sprint semi-finals are underway at the velodrome, with Sam Webster going one up on Malaysian Muhammad Shah Firdaus Sahrom in their best-of-three series.

8:38pm - The women's four of Katelyn Inch, Mandy Boyd, Tayla Bruce, Val Smith have also departed the bowls competition, falling 16-8 to South Africa. That's their second loss to the same team today.

Next up, singles exponent Jo Edwards faces a Malaysian opponent and the men's pair take on Wales, both at 9:30pm (NZ time). 

8:08pm - And the first of our bowls teams have been eliminated from medal contention, as Mike Nagy, Paul Girdler and Ali Forsyth fall 25-10 to Australia in the triples quarter-finals.

7:57pm - Both our bowls teams in quarter-final action are currently trailling - the men's triple are 21-10 behind Australia, while the women's triple are 13-5 down to South Africa.

7:19pm - Just a little lull in proceedings at the moment, with just the bowlers in action. We're waiting for the men's 85kg weightlifting at 8:40pm, where Ritchie Patterson will seek to defend his title.

6:49pm - The first of the bowls quarter-finals are underway. The NZ men's triple trails Australia 10-3 after six ends, while the women's four are up against South Africa.

6:28pm - With three withdrawals in this scratch race heat, only one rider must be eliminated from this second heat. Stewart is at the back of the field, but well clear of the backmarkers, qualifying with a minimum of fuss.

Three Kiwis in the scratch race final then, timed for 11:47pm.

6:16pm - Earlier, Nick Kergozou and Dylan Kennett qualified for the final of the scratch race, finishing sixth and seventh in the first heat, with 12 to qualify. Campbell Stewart is on the track in the second heat now.

6:13pm - Webster is through to the sprint semi-finals with a second straight win over England's Ryan Owens, coming from behind down the home straight to roll over the rop of his rival on the line. 

6:09pm - At the velodrome, Kiwi Ethan Mitchell is out of the sprint event, losing his second race-off against Aussie Jacob Schmid. Remember, he was the third-fastest qualifer this afternoon, but couldn't replicate that form in a head-to-head format.

Sam Webster up next.

6:06pm - The Kiwi O'Dea brothers have overcome a one-set deficit to beat Mozambique at the beach volleyball, 19-21 21-9 15-11.

5:24pm - Ethan Mitchell has dropped the first race of his best-of-three sprint quarterfinal to Aussie Jacob Schmid, but Sam Webster goes one up on England's Ryan Owens.

5:18pm - The lawn bowls have reached quarter-final stages for women's singles and fours, and men's pairs and triples. All four NZ teams have qualified.

Defending women's singles champion Jo Edwards faces a Malaysian opponent at 9:30pm, while the women's four take on South Africa at 6:01pm.

Our men's triple are up against Australia at 6:01pm, and the pair of Blake Signal and Shannon McIlroy take on Wales at 9:30pm.

5:08pm - NZ women have beaten Rwanda in straight sets at the beach volleyball, while boxer Leroy Hindley has beaten Lesotho opponent Mokhachane Moshoeshoe in a split decision to progress to the quarter-finals.

He will face Northern Irishman Aidan Walsh on Tuesday.

4:57pm - Eddie Dawkins won't be adding to his medal haul at the velodrome - he was eliminated in the 1/8 finals of the individual sprint, losing his one-off race against Englishman Joseph Truman.

So with thier earlier wins, Mitchell and Webster advance to the quarter-finals.

4:43pm - At the bowls, the NZ women's fours have fallen to their first loss, 16-11 to South Africa, while the men's pair have mainted their unbeaten run with a 14-12 decision over England.

4:41pm - At Coolangatta, the NZ women are facing Rwanda in beach volleyball, while the men's are into their sprint 1/8 finals at the velodrome.

Kiwi Ethan Mitchell has gone one-up against Aussie Patrick Constable, while Sam Webster has taken the first race against England's Philip Hindes.

4:18pm - Birtwhistle brings Australia home to victory - he's carrying an Aussie flag across the line. He's put time on Brownlee over the run, finishing 52 seconds clear.

Back in third, Reid is still ahead of Sharpe and will take bronze for New Zealand. He's become a cult favourite at these Games, so his fans will be happy.

Canada are seven seconds back.

4:16pm - Reid is 10 seconds of Canada through the transiton, but remember he tied up badly in this stage of the individual event two days ago.

4:13pm - Australia are still ahead of the triathlon relay, with England's Alistair Brownlee trying to chase down Jacob Birtwhistle on the cycle stage. The margin is just 25 seconds at transition into the final run. 

4:07pm - In the relay, Reid is a strong swimmer and has taken time out of Canadian Matt Sharpe in the water - can he hold on for the bronze medal?

4:03pm - At the velodrome, Ethan Mitchell has clocked the third-fastest time in sprint qualifying with 9.654s, with Eddie Dawkins seventh and Sam Webster 12th. Top 16 qualify for the next stage.

4:01pm - Hewitt has passed Canada in the run leg and changes over to Tayler Reid a minute behind leaders Australia, five seconds clear of Canada.

3:55pm - Drama at the front of the relay, with Learmonth stumbling in transition off the bike and slowly noticeably. Hewitt has lost seven seconds to Canada and is now fourth in the run stage. 

3:53pm - Webster has clocked 9.809s, good for fifth so far in the cycle sprint qualifying with eight riders still to come.

Hewitt is still holding third in the relay, with Canada sticking to her.

3:50pm - At the velodrome, the men are into sprint qualifying, with Sam Webster up soon, and Eddie Dawkins and Ethan Mitchel to follow.

Canada have bridged the gap on Hewitt during the bike leg of the triathlon relay, while Gentle has Australian into the lead, passing England.

3:43pm - Jess Learmonth finished second in the women's race two days ago and is one of the world's best swimmers, so she has England ahead at the first transiton of the third leg.

Ashleigh Gentle is second out of the water for Australia, 15 seconds behind, with Hewitt still in the bronze-medal spot, 1m 11s down.

Wales and Canada are 13 seconds behind NZ.

3:40pm - Hauser just pips Brownlee at the handover, but Sissons has put the Kiwis clear in third over the run, handing over to Andrea Hewitt 56 seconds behind and 11 seconds up on Wales in fourth.

3:33pm - England and Australia still leading the relay off the bike, with Canada, Wales and NZ now 49 seconds back. Sissons was particularly strong on the run in the individual race two days ago, so let's see if he can stake a claim for that bronze medal.

3:31pm - Sissons seems to be calling for his rivals to share the pace, and chase the English and Aussie triathletes up front. Maybe Wales and Canada have decided the first two medals are already gone, and they're racing for bronze.

3:09pm - Out of the water, Canada have rejoined the group battling for bronze, with Wales and Sissons for NZ.

3:22pm - In the triathlon relay, Ryan Sissons is fourth into the water at the start of the second relay leg, with Wales passing him in transition. Johnny Brownlee has England in front, from Australia's Matt Hauser.

3:19pm - At the bowls, the NZ women's four, unbeaten to this point, are up against it, trailling South Africa 12-3 through eight ends. This is moving day, with the knockout stages looming.

The men's pair are leading England 10-5 after 11 ends.

3:17pm - The Kiwis are 28 seconds behind the race leaders in the tri relay, as van der Kaay enters the 1.5km run leg. England starting to draw away from Australia up front.

3:14pm - Australia and England have quickly separated themselves from the rest of the field in the triathlon relay, with NZ, Canada and Wales battling it out for third right now.

3:09pm - The Tall Ferns beat Jamaica comfortably in the end, with a 80-49 win, as Charlisse Leger-Walker scored 18 points. That's two wins from two outings now, and they face India tomorrow.

3:01pm - The triathlon is underway. Van der Kay is first in action for NZ. 

3:00pm - Nicole van der Kay, Ryan Sissons, Andrea Hewitt and Tayler Reid all competing in the mixed team relay. 

2:50pm - Coming up in the next hour, we have the triathlon - mixed team relay just after 3pm, while the men's sprint cycling qualifying is on around 3:30pm.

2:46pm - The End of the third quarter, the Tall Ferns lead Jamaica 60-39.

2:36pm - Jo Edwards progresses to the quarter final of the Women's singles the be held at 9:30pm this evening. 

Meanwhile, the men's triples team progress through to the quarter finals at 6:01pm this evening.

2:20pm - The Tall Ferns are up 41-25 at the half against Jamacia. 

2:15pm - Pritchard has won with a first round TKO. All over in about two minutes.  

2:12pm - Alexis Pritchard is taking on Mantoa Ranone in the women's lightweight boxing. 

2:04pm - Hunter finishes fourth in his heat with a time of 49.65... All three Kiwis have qualified for tonight's semi-finals - which will be around 11pm tonight. 

Hunter finished 10th, Stanley 14th and Perry 16th.

2:02pm - Daniel Hunter will swim in the final 100m freestyle heat. 

1:59pm - Matthew Stanley finishes with a time of 49.49 and Sam Perry 49.90. They finish fifth and sixth in their heat. 

1:58pm - Cameron McTaggart ends up seventh in the 77kg weightlifting.

1:54pm - Matthew Stanley and Sam Perry will hit the pool for their 100m freestyle heat shortly. They will be swimming in lanes two and six respectively.

1:50pm - The Tall Ferns trailed early, but they lead Jamaica 17-16 at the end of the first quarter in Cairns.  

1:46pm - Our Artistic gymnastics have also missed out on medals.  Ethan Dick finishes 11th with 77.950 points, while Misha Koudinov finishes 15th with 75.200 points.

1:41pm - Cameron McTaggart has slipped to seventh, with two more competitions to go. 

1:39pm - Helena Gasson has finished second in her 50m butterfly heat. Her semi-final and will be at10.39pm tonight. 

1:32pm - Sadly, McTaggart has just slipped to fourth, and is out of medal contention.

1:31pm - Olivia McTaggart had a lovely message for her brother competing in weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games today.

1:18pm - Her final will be around 11:30pm tonight. 

1:16pm - Sophie Pascoe has blitz her field in her heat. What a showing by the Kiwi! She finished with a time of 2:27.26, second was Katherine Downie with a time of 2:35.49. 

1:11pm - Time for Sophie Pascoe to jump into the outdoor pool.

1:07pm - NZ men's triples  bowls team have defeated Namibia in Round 5 with a score of 28-8.

1:04pm - Reynolds finishes fourth, Edwards fifth. 

1:03pm - Jo Edwards has defeated Emma Firyana Saroji of Malaysia in Round 5 with a score of 21-7 in the Women's singles.

1:02pm - But first, Celyn Edwards and Jesse Reynolds are in the water for the Men's 100m Breaststroke first heat.

12:57pm - Not long until New Zealand flag-bearer, Sophie Pascoe hits the water for 200m individual medley heat.

12:53pm - Ethan Dick and Mikhail Koudinov are 13th and 14th respectively heading into the final two rotations. 

12:47pm - Cameron McTaggart is currently tied for sixth in the weightlifting final. 

12:40pm - That final will be at 9:37pm (NZ time). 

12:38pm - Ashby finishes sixth in his heat with a time of 2.00.30. Not goo enough to make the final. Lewis Clareburt qualifies sixth for the final.  

12:35pm - The 18-year-old finishes third in his heat with a time of 1.58.32. Now Bradlee Ashby will compete in his heat.

12:32pm - Lewis Clareburt are now in the pool in the men's 200m butterfly heats.

12:28pm - Cameron McTaggart can't lift 133kg in the snatch. 

12:26pm - Jo Edwards is crushing her Malaysian opponent, leading 16-5. The men's trio are up 22-1

12:24pm - Cameron McTaggart completes the 130kg snatch. He has also completed 127 also. 

12:18pm - Misha Koudinov moves to 39.450 points overall after his third rotation. He sits in 11th, Ethan Dick is 14th.

11:58am - Misha Koudinov  scores13.000 on the rings in the second rotation while Ethan Dick scored 13.900 on the vault.

11:43am - Jo Edwards leads 6-4 against Malaysia after seven ends while the men’s triple are up 9-0 over Namibia after five ends.

11:38am - Cameron McTaggart will be in action shortly, competing in the men's under 77kg weightlifting final. 

11:31am - Koudinov scored a 12.850 and Dick scored a 12.700. Ninth and 13th on the ladder respectively. 

11:23am - Jo Edwards is leading 4-2 after three ends in her match against Malaysia. Meanwhile, the NZ men’s bowls triple are leading Namibia 4-0 after three ends 

11:19am - Ethan Dick and Misha Koudinov will take to the apparatus shortly in the Artistic gymnastics final.  

11:08am - The action is underway on day three of the games. Right now Joe Edwards is in action for the women's bowls singles, while the men's triples are also competing. 

Our Artistic gymnastics are also competing.Kia ora, good morning... welcome to our live updates of day three of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

We have a number of New Zealanders in action today with NZ team flagbearer Sophie Pascoe making her first appearance in the pool, while our cyclists will look to add many more medals to their tally.

Also, weightlifter Richie Patterson is hunting for his third Commonwealth Games medal.

For a full list of day three action, click here