GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) – Highlights on day four of the Commonwealth Games on Monday (times GMT):
1220 SIMBINE STORMS TO 100M GOLD
South African sprinter Akani Simbine romped home to win the men’s 100 metres gold in 10.03 seconds, ahead of compatriot Henricho Bruintjies.
Jamaica’s former world champion Yohan Blake started poorly out of the blocks and had to settle for bronze.
1150 AHYE WINS 100M GOLD
Trinidad and Tobago sprinter Michelle-Lee Ahye clocked 11.14 seconds to win the women’s 100 metres gold. Jamaica’s Christania Williams and Gayon Evans take silver and bronze respectively.
1100 LITI CLAIMS GOLD WITH RECORD-BREAKING LIFT
New Zealand weightlifter David Liti claims Commonwealth gold in men’s +105kg division with a Games record total of 403kg.
Samoa’s Lauititi Lui took the second spot, while Muhammad Nooh Dastgir Butt of Pakistan finished third.
1000 TITMUS WINS WOMEN’S 800M FREESTYLE
Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus collected her third medal at the games with victory in he women’s 800m freestyle.
Jessica Ashwood (silver) and Kiah Melverton (bronze) make it another Australian one-two-three finish.
0945 AUSTRALIANS SECURE ONE-TWO-THREE IN 200M BACKSTROKE
Australian swimmer Mitch Larkin took his third gold of the Games with a time of one minute, 56.10 seconds in the men’s 200 metres backstroke final, ahead of team mates Bradley Woodward and Josh Beaver.
0800 WILSON MAKES IT FIVE
England gymnast Nile Wilson won his fifth medal at Gold Coast after securing top spot in men’s horizontal bar.
The 22-year-old earlier won silver in the parallel bars, having already won all-around and men’s team gold as well as rings silver behind team mate Courtney Tulloch.
0730 ENGLAND’S GEMILI OUT OF 100M FINAL
English sprinter Adam Gemili has pulled out of the 100 metres final with a thigh injury.
The 24-year-old, who won the silver medal at the Glasgow Games four years ago, ran 10.11 seconds in his semi-final to qualify for Monday’s final.
0630 KINSELLA CLAIMS GYMNASTICS GOLD
English gymnast Alice Kinsella won gold in the beam. The 17-year-old, who won bronze in the all-around and silver in the women’s team final, finished ahead of Australia’s Georgia-Rose Brown. Kinsella’s team mate Kelly Simm took bronze.
0615 TRANSGENDER WEIGHTLIFTER WITHDRAWS WITH INJURY
Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard withdrew midway suffering an arm injury, having led the standings after the snatch in the 90+kg division. Samoa’s Feagaiga Stowers went on to claim gold.
0230 EUROPEAN CHAMPION GALE SUFFERS SHOCK EXIT
Australian boxer Caitlin Parker beat favourite Natasha Gale of England in the women’s 75kg division quarter-finals.
0200 GREENE OUT OF GAMES WITH INJURY
Wales’ former world 400 metres champion Dai Greene has withdrawn from the Games with a hamstring injury. Greene won the European and Commonwealth titles in 2010 and was crowned world champion a year later in Daegu, South Korea.
“I am really disappointed to miss out on what would have been my fourth Commonwealth Games,” the 31-year-old said. “It’s been an emotional 18 months and this is hard to take at such a late stage.”
0145 WALES PAIR WIN BOWLS GOLD
Daniel Salmon and Marc Wyatt clinched Wales’ first bowls gold medal in the men’s pairs as they fought back from a 5-1 deficit to beat defending champions Paul Foster and Alexander Marshall of Scotland 12-10.
The Cook Islands’ Aidan Zittersteijn and Taiki Paniani took bronze with a 17-11 win over Malta’s Shaun Parnis and Brendan Aquilina.
0015 DECATHLON BEGINS AT ATHLETICS TRACK
Canada’s Damian Warner began the defence of his decathlon title with a season’s best 10.29 seconds in the 100m. Jamaica’s Yohan Blake and Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye will be bidding to be crowned the Commonwealth’s fastest sprinters with the 100m titles held later on day five, while world champion Tom Walsh is a heavy favourite for the men’s shot. The pool competition enters its penultimate day, while medals are decided in the badminton teams event, men’s and women’s singles in the squash and in the individual apparatus at the gymnastics.
(Compiled by Hardik Vyas and Greg Stutchbury in Gold Coast; Editing by John O’Brien)