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Live Coverage: Commonwealth Games - August 2

Sports Mole's live news coverage of the Commonwealth Games on Saturday August 2.
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Here is the live coverage that Sports Mole brought you for day 10 of the Commonwealth Games.

Saturday's events saw athletics return to the forefront, and all eyes were on the Men's relay when Usain Bolt's Jamaica came up against Adam Gemili and co. for England.

We also had a whole host of semi-final clashes in the boxing plus Tom Daley's appearance in the men's 10m diving final, as the Scotland extravaganza rolled on.

Here's how the day unfolded.


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Good morning all and welcome to Sports Mole's live coverage of day 10 of the Commonwealth Games. Today's action sees athletics return to the forefront of the action and this evening sees the Men's relay where a certain Usain Bolt will be competing.

The fastest man on the planet has been speaking to Sports Mole ahead of this evening's relay run, and here's what he has had to say.

Bolt has been speaking further just days after being forced to deny reports that he slammed the Games earlier this week. The Jamaican has since stated that the games have been "brilliant" and the only thing he hasn't liked about the Scotland event has been the weather! Catch the full story here.

The Women's netball semi-final gets underway later this morning and England captain Pamela Cookey has delivered something of a rallying cry via Twitter...



England's Chris and Gabby Adcock are through to Sunday's badminton final after seeing off the threat of Scotland's Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier. We'll have more on that and coverage of the second semi-final to come.

Lynsey Sharp, who took silver in the 800m on Friday, has been explaining how she left hospital at 5.30am, just hours before finishing with a medal in her event. Catch the full story here.

Sunday's badminton final will be an all-English affair after the teams of Chris and Gabby Adcock and Chris Langridge and Heather Olver won their respective semi-finals. Catch the full results here.

We're into the fourth quarter of the netball semi-final. England currently lead New Zealand 33-31 with around six minutes to go. We'll get that result to you as and when it happens.

NEW ZEALAND NICK IT! The Kiwis netted the final point in the last two seconds of the match. What a conclusion to the semi-final. We'll have the result with you shortly.

Well what a dramatic end to the match that was. New Zealand go on to Sunday's final against Australia or Jamaica. England still have the chance to play for a bronze medal. Catch the full result here.

Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour has taken just 16 minutes to wrap the first game against Ting Jing Ji in the badminton semi-final. The Scot won it 21-13.

Joanne Harten has described her feeling after the gut-wrenching defeat for England's netball team. She said she was left 'devastated' by the result. Full story here.

Dan Lewis here, taking you through the next four hours or so. I'll start by bringing you a result from the women's powerlifting where Nigeria's Loveline Obiji set a new world record in the Para-sport heavyweight discipline to take gold for her country.

England's men's hockey team saw there dreams of winning gold at Glasgow 2014 come to an end earlier today following defeat against Australia. Barry Middleton has now turned his attention to tomorrow's bronze-medal final, and says that his side will not need any extra motivating ahead of the showdown.

Ashley Bryant reflecting on his decathlon silver



UPDATE! England are currently leading Singapore 2-1 on games in their bronze-medal match at the Scotstoun Sports Campus. We will provide updates throughout along with a full report following the conclusion of the match.

MEDAL UPDATE! England's mixed doubles table tennis pairing have just won bronze, meaning an English clean sweep of the medals! More to follow...

As promised, here's a look at how England won bronze in the table tennis mixed doubles to continue their domination in the event.

RESULT! New Zealand have lost 3-2 to India, meaning that the Kiwis will now face England in tomorrow's bronze-medal final. Read how the action unfolded by clicking here.

MEDAL UPDATES! Husband and wife couple Joanna and Paul Drinkhall have edged the all-English mixed doubles final to win gold this afternoon. England were guaranteed a clean sweep of the medals following Kelly Sibley and Danny Reed's earlier success in the bronze-medal final.

There's more joy for England, this time in boxing, as Nicola Adams beat Northern Ireland's Michaela Walsh moments ago to win gold in the women's flyweight final. Click here to read Callum Mulvihill's report from the SSE Hydro.


Speaking after her fight, Nicola Adams was quick to thank supporters who helped her achieve her gold-medal victory at the Commonwealth Games.

We've been bringing you exclusive interviews throughout the Commonwealth Games, and the latest competitor to speak to Sports Mole is English diver Tom Daley. The 20-year-old told Pascal Lemesre that he will give his now infamous 'twister' dive "his best shot" in tonight's 10m platform final. Read what else he had to say by clicking here.

BREAKING NEWS! Amantle Montsho of Botswana becomes the second Commonwealth Games competitor to fail a doping test. More to follow.

More on that breaking story now as it emerges that former world and commonwealth champions Amantle Montsho tested positive for banned stimulant methylhexaneamine. The 31-year-old old becomes the second competitor to fail a doping test along with Nigeria's Chika Amalaha. Click here to read more on the story.

History maker Nicola Adams showing off her medal in Glasgow



MEDAL UPDATE! England have won their 147th medal of Glasgow 2014 courtesy of Emma Beddoes and Alison Waters in the squash women's doubles. The duo were disappointed to miss out on the final, but their celebrations at the end of the bronze-medal final shows just how pleased they are to have bounced back.

Well that signals the end of my stint in the hotseat; I'll now pass the baton on to Simon Sinclair who will keep you up to date with all the latest goings on for the next four hours.

Cheers Dan, afternoon all. I'll be here to take through all the action at the Games until 8pm and we've got some great events coming up so stay tuned for all the action and reaction.

MEDAL! Northern Ireland's Michael Conlan has defeated England's Qais Ashfaq in the final of the men's 56kg bantam. That is Northern Ireland's second gold medal of the Games and Conlan looks absolutely delighted.

MEDAL! Team England duo Jenny Duncalf and Laura Massaro have lost their gold-medal match to India's Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa in the women's squash doubles on the Scotstoun Campus. The duo still claim a silver medal for their troubles though and that follows Alison Waters and Emma Beddoes bronze medal in the same event.

GOLD FOR SCOTLAND! Charlie Flynn has won gold for the host nation in the men's lightweight boxing final by defeating Northern Ireland's Joe Fitzpatrick. Gold number 18 for Scotland, what a Games they are having.

Charlie Flynn of Scotland celebrates after winning the Men's Light 60kg Semi-Finals Boxing at Scottish Exhibition And Conference Centre during day nine of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 1, 2014© Getty Images


England's Jenny Duncalf has been humble in her and teammate Laura Massaro's defeat in the women's doubles squash final to India, insisting that they were beaten by the better team. The duo still claimed a silver medal in the event and as mentioned earlier they could celebrate with Alison Waters and Emma Beddoes who won bronze.



MEDAL! A real gold rush for Scotland this afternoon as Josh Taylor wins the Commonwealth title in the men's welterweight boxing by defeating Namibia's Junias Jones in an unanimous points decision.

Team England's Ali Jawad has admitted that he is delighted with his performance at the Commonwealth Games as he broke the world record in the men's para-sport lightweight powerlifting event. Jawad was forced to settle for bronze due to the stipulations of the event as Nigeria's Paul Kehinde won the gold.

Joanna Drinkhall has been unable to follow up her success from earlier in the day in the table tennis, as she and teammate Kelly Sibley have lost their bronze-medal match in the women's doubles to Canada.

Scotland's Charlie Flynn has revealed that he is considering a career as a professional boxer following his gold-medal win at the Commonwealth Games. Flynn defeated Northern Ireland's Joe Fitzpatrick in the men's lightweight event in Glasgow.

BRONZE! Scotland duo Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier have won the bronze medal in their mixed doubles badminton clash against Malaysia in the Emirates Arena.

Paul Drinkhall believes that the state of table tennis in England is in a strong position following their gold and silver medal wins in the mixed doubles event at the Commonwealth Games.

England's Paul Drinkhall and Joanna Drinkhall celebrate after winning the table tennis mixed doubles gold medal match against England's Tin Tin Ho and Liam Pitchford in the Scotstoun Sports Complex at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, on A© Getty Images


It's a bit wet at Hampden Park this evening as the rain has been falling all day. Hopefully the track will be in good enough condition for some quality races this evening.



Reports suggest that the events at Hampden Park on the track have been delayed because of the heavy rain in Glasgow. It looks to be at least a 45-minute delay at the moment.

NO DELAY! The events are starting on time after all and the women's 5000m final has just started. England's Jo Pavey and Helen Clitheroe are competing as potential medal hopefuls for the home nations.

BRONZE! England secure a bronze medal in the women's 3m diving springboard final as Hannah Starling finishes in third place. Australia's Esther Qin takes the gold, while Canada's Jennifer Abel wins silver.

MORE BRONZE! England get another bronze medal as Jo Pavey finishes in third place in the 5000m at Hampden Park. The 40-year-old matched the Kenyan athletes all the way and just managed to edge herself into the bronze position to claim a medal. A great run!

BREAKING! Savannah Marshall wins gold for Team England in the ring as she defeat's Canada's Arian Fortin to clinch the Commonwealth title.

BREAKING! More gold for England in the ring as Scott Fitzgerald defeats India's Mandeep Jangra to claim the gold medal in the men's welterweight.

Another medal for England on the track and the women's 4x400m relay team have won bronze in Hampden Park with a fine performance. Jamaica won the gold medal in the event while Nigeria claimed the silver.

Well that's it from me this evening. I'll pass you over to Giuseppe Labellarte, who will take you through the rest of the action from the Commonwealth Games today.

Thanking you, Simon! We've got a bumper Commonwealth Games evening ahead of us, with England's Tom Daley and Jamaica's Usain Bolt in action tonight, plus much more! Stay tuned to Sports Mole for all the latest news!

BREAKING! Team England boxer Anthony Fowler has just made it four golds for his nation by beating India's Vijender Vijender in the Commonwealth Games middleweight final!

BREAKING! Matthew Hudson-Smith pips Chris Brown of the Bahamas over the finish line to power Team England to 4x400m relay gold!

Now for some reaction. Jo Pavey, who won bronze in the women's 5000m, has told reporters that she could scarcely believe that she claimed a medal in the event.

BREAKING! England's golden boy Tom Daley has won the Commonwealth Games diving gold in spectacular fashion! The rest of the field was barely in the running for first place as the Plymouth-born diver did so well on each attempt, including the 'demon dive'! A stunning performance!

And now, we prepare for one of the most highly-anticipated events at this year's Games, the men's 4x100m relay. A certain athlete competing in this event tonight has won six Olympic gold medals and eight World gold medals, but never a Commonwealth gold. Will tonight be Usain Bolt and Jamaica's night, or will England, featuring Adam Gemili, rain on his parade?

BREAKING! And he's done it! Usain Bolt has produced an incredible grandstand finish to help his Jamaica team to gold in the men's 4x100m relay! The stadium is absolutely buzzing as the world's fastest man does it again!

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in the Men’s 4x100 metres relay final at Hampden Park during day ten of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 2, 2014© Getty Images


BREAKING! England have completed an amazing night in the boxing, as Joe Joyce takes gold in the men's super heavyweight bout, beating Australia's Joseph Goodall!

It's been an action-packed night in the athletics this evening. Team England sealed bronze in both the women's 4x400m relay and 4x100m relay, while England and Wales both gained medals in the pole vault.

England's age-old penalty shootout heartbreak in the football has sadly filtered to another sport, as the women's hockey team lose to Australia in the gold medal match. They were 11 seconds from victory in normal time too. Nevertheless, the silver is theirs.

Time now for some badminton results, as England secure bronze in both the men's doubles and the women's doubles.

Sports Mole's very own Pascal Lemesre has been chatting to Tom Daley this evening. The golden boy from Plymouth has admitted that he is "chuffed" at having won the gold medal in the men's 10m diving event, and has also claimed that he can beat the much-fancied Chinese divers at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in two years' time.

Tom Daley of England celebrates on the podium after winning the Gold medal in the Men's 10m Platform Final at the Royal Commonwealth Pool during day ten of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 2, 2014 © Getty Images


Now for some news from the Jamaican camp. Our very own Barney Corkhill has spoken to Jason Livermore, part of the winning men's 4x100 relay team, who hailed his teammates while also paying tribute to rivals England. Meanwhile, reports have come from Glasgow claiming that Usain Bolt will be retiring after the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London, which would undoubtedly be a massive blow for the discipline.

You can't help but feel sorry for England's hockey ladies, who lost in such dramatic fashion against Australia in the final, conceding an equaliser with 11 seconds to go before losing on penalties. Captain Kate Richardson-Walsh has pulled no punches, describing the defeat as "heartbreaking" and "devastating".

Well folks, it's been an absolute pleasure taking you through these last four hours, arguably the most exciting, dramatic and star-studded of the entire Commonwealth Games. And they have not disappointed, have they? England sweeping up in the boxing, the heartbreaking hockey defeat to Australia, and of course, arguably the two biggest names at the Games, Tom Daley and Usain Bolt, delivering the goods and sealing the golds!

Before I go, don't forget to check out Sports Mole's exclusive interviews with athletes in Glasgow, and of course, don't forget to tune in tomorrow for the final day of the Games!

Have a good night, everyone, and thanks once again for tuning in!


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