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Result: Jack Laugher, Chris Mears defend Commonwealth title

Jack Laugher and Chris Mears defend their title in the men's 3m synchro at the Commonwealth Games.

Jack Laugher and Chris Mears have comfortably defended their title in the men's 3m synchro event at the Commonwealth Games.

The pair took top honours in Glasgow four years ago shortly after they began competing together and have since gone on to win gold together at the Rio Olympics.

In truth there was little in the way of competition for the duo tonight, with their higher-tariff dive list effectively making them a shoo-in for the gold barring any serious mishaps.

Their total score of 436.17 was more than 20 points clear of the competition and included a stunning 92.43 for their penultimate jump, the forward 2-1/2 with 3 twists.

Experienced Canadian duo Philippe Gagne and Francois Imbeau-Dulac took home the silver, their final total of 415.23 including a top score of 81.90 for their reverse 3-1/2.

Bronze went the way of Australia as Domonic Bedggood and Matthew Carter notched up a decent tally of 408.12.

England had one other pairing in the event, brothers Ross Haslam and Jack Haslam, who finished in fifth on a score of 395.31.

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Wednesday's key events


ROWING
· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
· Katie Ledecky could make it two golds in one morning as she goes into the 1500m freestyle final as heavy favourite, having broken the Olympic record in qualifying (3.54am)
· Team GB were by far the fastest qualifiers for the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final and will therefore be favourites for another gold in the pool (4.26am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
· The sevens gold medal match takes place at Tokyo Stadium, with the winner of Great Britain vs. New Zealand taking on either Argentina or Fiji (10am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Joe Fraser and James Hall compete for Team GB in the men's all-around final (11.15am-2.10pm)

CYCLING
· Anna Shackley will take part in the women's road time trial (from 3.30am)
· Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart have medal ambitions for Great Britain in the men's road time trial, although both will need to recover from the crash they suffered on Saturday (6am)

DIVING
· Jack Laugher bids to retain his men's 3m synchro diving title alongside new partner Daniel Goodfellow (7am)

EQUESTRIAN
· Charlotte Dujardin will look to add to her already legendary status with a third successive Olympic individual dressage title (9.30am-1.25pm)

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