Commonwealth Games 2022: cycling, hockey and athletics on day 10 – live!

Key events

Cycling: the breakaway group has now been more or less caught by an Australia-led break out from the front of the peloton

A little more recommended reading: esports have made their debut at these Commonwealth Games, and Andy Bull has been soaking it up. His verdict: the kids are alright, but beware besuited adults with pound signs in their eyes.

It wasn’t the gaming, which is as good a way as any to spend your screen time, or the players, who were mostly teenagers, it was all the executives trying to get in on the action.

Cycling: we have a proper breakaway, of five riders, with 38km to go – comprising Anna Henderson of England, Australia’s Ruby Roseman-Gannon, New Zealand’s Niamh Fisher-Black, Alison Jackson of Canada and Scotland’s Anna Shackley.

Badminton: In the mixed doubles semis, the English pair of Lauren Smith and Marcus Ellis have cruised into the gold medal match, beating Scotland’s Adam Hall and Julie MacPherson 2-0 (21-14, 21-7). In the other semi Singapore’s Hee Yong Kai Terry and Tan Wei Han are a game up on Malaysia’s Kian Meng and Lai Pei Jeng.

Cycling: there’s 47km to go in the women’s cycling road race and we’re yet to see a meaningful breakaway, with England’s Anna Henderson and Maddie Leech prominent at the front of the peloton. Grace Brown of Australia is also well positioned.

Preamble

Morning everyone. And welcome to a ram-packed final full day of action from Birmingham 2022. The women’s cycling road race is already under way, while in the next couple of hours on the track we’ve got the finals of the women’s 100m hurdles (10.25am BST) and 400m (11am), the men’s 400m (10.45am) as well as the men’s triple jump (10.15am), the women’s javelin (11.35am) and the 4x100m relays at 12.40pm (men) and 12.54pm (women).

Elsewhere, there was semi-final heartbreak for England’s women yesterday in the cricket and netball, and they’ll be seeking bronzes in matches against New Zealand in each sport this morning and lunchtime. (And spare a thought for New Zealand’s cricketers facing an early start after a late finish against Australia at Edgbaston yesterday). This morning there’s also boxing, diving and squash, and that’s all before a captivating evening on the track.

To get us in the mood, here’s Sean Ingle’s report from last night’s action at Alexander Stadium, including an extraordinary run from Kenya’s Mary Moraa to pip Keely Hodgkinson to 800m gold:

source: theguardian.com