All Blacks Sevens blow it
The All Blacks Sevens have blown a glorious possibility for an additional Commonwealth Online games gold.
Main 14- with the hooter having sounded for halftime in their semifinal towards Fiji, the Kiwi facet opted to assault from midfield to try out and extend their direct just before the split, but threw an intercept, with Fiji closing the hole to 14-7 at halftime.
It was a miscalculation that proved pivotal in a chaotic conclusion to the clash.
Acquiring led by means of a try to Regan Ware and a penalty attempt for a higher tackle on Ware that lessened Fiji to 6 males for two minutes, New Zealand must have been comfortably in front. In its place, Fiji struck in the 2nd half as very well, levelling the scores, in advance of New Zealand’s comedy of errors continued.
On assault 20 metres out with time up on the clock, Tone Ng Shiu knocked the ball on, ahead of Akuila Rokolisoa was yellow carded on the up coming possession for a unsuccessful intercept try.
A late deal with from Leroy Carter then saw New Zealand minimized to 5 adult males, and though they managed to deliver the video game to more time with desperate defence, their numerical downside came again to bite them on the initially engage in of the added period of time. Soon after New Zealand curiously kicked off deep to give absent possession, Fiji raced away to go into the gold medal match.
Tone Ng Shiu of New Zealand dejected following defeat. Picture / Photosport
A lot like their female counterparts, the Kiwi gentlemen will now enjoy for bronze, versus Australia, at 8.12am. Australia have been defeated 24-12 by South Africa in their semifinal.
Cyclists skip out on medals
A day of shut phone calls and defeats for New Zealand cyclists on the monitor has prolonged in heartbreaking vogue.
Rebecca Petch was in line for a bronze medal with just 1 rider remaining in the women’s 500m time demo, just after a excellent journey.
Nonetheless, that remaining rider was Kristina Clonan, who set a Commonwealth Games file to claim gold by .06 seconds about Kelsey Mitchell, with Petch bumped to fourth.
Before, the Kiwi men’s sprinters were being unable to hold up with the feats of their friends, or their rivals on the observe.
Callum Saunders, Sam Webster and Sam Dakin all bowed out early in the men’s sprint.
Saunders was the to start with to go, ending 17th in the qualification round which observed him miss the slice-off by just just one spot, edged out by Webster who took the 16th and remaining spot.
Webster was then rapidly despatched packing as well by keirin gold medallist Nicholas Paul in the 1/8 finals, right before Dakin, who was New Zealand’s leading qualifier in 10th, was beaten by .037 seconds by Shah Sharom to depart all the Kiwis to check out on from the sidelines for the remainder of the opposition.
The Kiwi trio in the 25km women’s factors race also skipped out on the medals, inspite of some combative rides.
Michaela Drummond, Bryony Botha and Emily Shearman all managed to consider a lap on the area in the 100 lap race, but none could accumulate the more points expected in the sprints held just about every 10 laps to get onto the podium.
Drummond was the closest, being in the combine till the ultimate laps, but the a few leaders peeled off the front in the ultimate laps and mopped up the remaining details, with Australia’s Ga Baker profitable gold on 55 details over Scotland’s Neah Evans on 36, with Eluned King of Wales in third on 32 factors.
Drummond concluded in fifth on 27 factors, with Botha in eighth with 23 and Shearman ninth with 22.
There was superior information in the qualification for the scratch race, with Campbell Stewart, Corbin Powerful and George Jackson all advancing to the closing at 5.42am.
Triathletes end fourth
The New Zealand triathlon relay crew has missed the podium, finishing fourth.
Hayden Wilde experienced the Kiwi squad in next immediately after the to start with leg, but 20 seconds guiding England’s Alex Yee as the hosts ran absent to a large benefit, leaving the rest of the groups battling for second.
That fight was in between Wales, Australia, Scotland and New Zealand, with the Kiwis in fourth immediately after Nicole van de Kaay’s leg, shifting up to third adhering to Tayler Reid’s attempts as Scotland dropped away.
That left Andrea Hansen battling from Wales’ Non Stanford and Australia’s Sophie Linn for the remaining medals, and she stored in contact by way of the swim and the bicycle legs, but with her rivals each superior runners she fell away, with Wales having a shock silver, 46 seconds behind England, and Australia bronze, a few seconds even more back.
Hansen crossed the line eight seconds later for fourth put.
Clareburt quickest once more
Kiwi swimmer Lewis Clareburt has capable speediest for a 2nd consecutive remaining, breezing into the remaining of the 200m butterfly.
Clareburt, who gained gold in the 400m particular person medley immediately after currently being leading qualifier from the heats, will have a likelihood for again-to-back golds immediately after clocking 1:56:76 in his butterfly warmth, edging Chad le Clos by .09 seconds, with Duncan Scott third, .72 seconds back again.
Clareburt concluded seventh in the event four several years in the past, but is now a severe gold medal hope. South African wonderful Le Clos, aiming for a fourth straight title in the event, will be his greatest challenger.
The final is at 6.28am.
Clareburt is not the only medal contender in the pool, with Andrew Jeffcoat qualifying 2nd swiftest for the semifinals in the 50m backstroke.
Jeffcoat, who finished fourth in the 100m backstroke ultimate, gained his warmth with a time of 25.04 seconds, with only 100m gold medallist Pieter Coetze heading more quickly in the other heats, by .09 seconds.
Cameron Grey, who gained bronze in the 50m butterfly, is also via to the semifinals with the 12th quickest time. Grey also moved into the semifinals of the 100m freestyle, in 14th.
On the women’s facet, Helena Gasson has skilled next speediest for the 50m butterfly semifinals, with her time of 26.52 good adequate to gain her heat and sit only powering Margaret McNeil among all qualifiers.
Vanessa Ouwehand also moved through to the semifinals with the 15th greatest time.
In the 200m breaststroke, Mya Rasmussen missed the ultimate, finishing 10th.
Coll survives scare
Kiwi squash star Paul Coll has survived a scare to advance into the quarter-finals of the men’s singles.
The environment No 2 was envisioned to easily stroll via but was specified a astonishing examination by entire world No 93 Emyr Evans, who received the initial recreation 11-8.
Coll stormed back to gain the future two games 11- and 11-5, but Evans again proved a challenging opponent to place absent in the fourth sport, with Coll having to struggle to acquire 12-10.
The Greymouth products will engage in earth No 26 Adrian Waller at 11.45pm tonight in the quarter-finals.
There ended up no these kinds of challenges for earth No 5 Joelle King, who took down earth No 62 Ga Adderley 11-3 11-5 11-5 to cruise into the quarter-finals, where by she will perform Lucy Turmel (world No 28) at 11pm tonight.
Coll no longer has corporation in the women’s attract nevertheless, with Kiwi Kaitlyn Watts shedding to Joshana Chinappa 8-11 11-9 4-11 6-11 in the round of 16.
Black Sticks on the board
The Black Sticks adult males have picked up their initial win of the Commonwealth Games, beating Pakistan 4-1.
After a strange 5-5 draw with Scotland to commence the Game titles, there was much less drama in opposition to Pakistan, hitting the entrance in the 2nd quarter as a result of two targets to Hugo Inglis.
Pakistan hit back again in advance of the interval but Dylan Thomas prolonged the direct right before Sam Lane created it secure in the remaining moment.
The Black Sticks go prime of their pool for the time staying, with their subsequent sport a important matchup against Australia on Tuesday early morning.