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Result: England dominate para-triathlon on Commonwealth Games debut

Team England win gold medals in both the men's and women's paratriathlon on the Gold Coast as the sport makes its debut at the Commonwealth Games.

Team England have won the first ever Commonwealth gold medals in the para-triathlon courtesy of success in both the men's and women's events on the Gold Coast this morning.

Joseph Townsend overcame a poor start to write his name in the history books as the event made its debut in the Games, emerging from the swimming leg in fifth place but storming back on the bike.

The 29-year-old was the fastest in each lap during the cycling stage to recover a deficit of four minutes and 22 seconds following the swim, eventually entering the run in front.

Townsend held off the challenge of home favourites Nic Beveridge and Bill Chaffey as Australia claimed silver and bronze, with England's Mark Conway crossing the line in fourth.

There was also a comfortable win for England in the women's event as Jade Jones - who won athletics bronze in Glasgow four years ago - also beat two Australians on her way to the historic gold.

Bronze medallist Lauren Parker led for the majority of the race, but began to tire on the run and was overtaken by both Jones and world number one Emily Tapp, who picked up silver.

Jones finished one minute and 49 seconds clear of Tapp in the end, but fellow Englishwoman Lizzie Tench could only manage a fifth-placed finish, one spot behind Scotland's Karen Darke.

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Monday's key events


ATHLETICS
· There are no Brits in the women's 100m hurdles final, but Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, fresh from breaking the Olympic record in the semis, will hope to pip world record holder Kendra Harrison to gold (3.50am)
· The women's 5000m final also has no Team GB representation, but two-time world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya will be looking to add an Olympic gold to her list of honours (1.40pm)

SAILING
· The women's skiff 49er FX (6.33am) and men's skiff 49er (7.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races

FOOTBALL
· A place in the women's gold medal match is up for grabs, starting with an all-North American semi-final between United States and Canada (9am)
· Australia, who edged past Team GB's in a seven-goal quarter-final thriller, take on Sweden in the second semi-final (12pm)

CYCLING
· The track cycling schedule gets underway, with Team GB holding a particular interest in the team pursuit qualifying. Laura Kenny is part of the women's team (7.54am), while the men's team includes Ed Clancy (9.02am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· The Gadirova twins Jessica and Jennifer will both take part in the women's floor final as they look to add to their team bronze (9.57am)

WEIGHTLIFTING
· Newly-crowned European champion Emily Campbell flies the flag for Great Britain in the women's +87kg, but faces stiff competition for medals from China's Li Wenwen and New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard (11.50am)

HOCKEY
· The women's hockey quarter-finals begin, with Team GB last up against Spain (1pm)

> Today's schedule in full
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