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Australia wins silver and bronze in decathlon but misses gold for first time | Commonwealth Games 2022

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Australia started Day 8 of the Commonwealth Games with 50 gold medals. Instead, the Australian side stalled for the first time after such an underwhelming opening week, failing to add to his tally for Golden at Birmingham.

Hosts England quickly closed the gap on the medal board to claim gold and place in 47th place. But just because we had a day of drought doesn’t mean the day was a complete disappointment for Australia.

Decathlete Cedric Dubler will forever be remembered for the outstanding sportsmanship and selflessness he displayed at last year’s Tokyo Olympics. Now he has bronze.

Over the past two days, Queenslanders have been the stars of the decathlon as they engage in a fascinating battle between Grenadian Lyndon Victor and fellow Australian Daniel Golubovich. After eight events, Dubler took the lead. But Commonwealth defending his Games champion Victor rebounded strongly in his favorite event, the javelin throw, to take the lead. In the end, Golubovich also passed the doubler to take the silver medal in the 1500m.

Australia also won medals in the gymnastics and aquatic centres, while Jayden Lawrence won bronze in the wrestling 86 kg class. Despite having torn his anterior cruciate ligament in his last two games, the 27-year-old was able to win his country’s first medal in the sport since his 2010 Delhi Games. Seven Network; “Bloody Oath”

Diver Brittany O’Brien struggled to jump off the platform in the 10m event, which she did well a year ago. That’s when her coach suggested a change in her focus. She switched to her springboard and after a great effort in the 1m she returned to Australia with her silver medal.

Sam Fricker teamed with Li Shixin for bronze in the 3m springboard, while Dom Bezigood and Cassiel Rousseau achieved the feat in the synchronized 10m platform. Alexandra Kiroy-Bogatyleva also won the bronze medal in all-around rhythmic gymnastics.

Brittany O’Brien won the silver medal in the 1m springboard. Photo: Darren England/AAP

On the track, Ella Connolly qualified for the women’s 200m final with a time of 23.41 seconds, while Michel Jenneke hit a spectacular hurdle in the 100m. Connolly had a great semi-final with her second place behind Namibia’s teenage Christine her Mboma, putting in a great performance of hers which she described as “crazy”.

The final appeal as a match race between Mboma, who is looking to complete the Commonwealth Games 100m and 200m sprint doubles after achieving feats at the Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo Olympics, and Jamaican legend Elaine Thompson-Herah. But Connery vowed to give her best to fight for a medal: “I need to get off to a good start again, keep my form and relax in her final 100m,” she said. Told.

Jenneke posted a personal best of 12.63 seconds in qualifying for the 100m hurdles final, but it doesn’t count towards her official record because it was wind-assisted. The key to getting her back in shape and having a successful weekend is to stay happy and relaxed. That’s what I do,” she said.

But there was disappointing news for cycling star Caleb Yuan, who was forced to withdraw from Sunday’s road race after undergoing surgery to remove a plate from his collarbone. Silver medalist Nicola Oris Ragers likewise withdrew from Saturday’s women’s high jump final with a torn calf.

The Hockey Loose capped off a fun Friday by defeating India on penalties. In doing so, they avenged a heartbreaking defeat in the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics. India were forced into a penalty shootout as he equalized 1–1 in the closing stages. Australia were able to make their first three attempts in the penalty shootout, but India failed to convert and advanced to the final against England on Sunday. .