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Gold flows again to Australia as Curtis Marshall defends pole vault title | Commonwealth Games 2022

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Curtis Marshall successfully defended his gold medal in the men’s pole vault and Australia rediscovered their winning spirit on day nine of the Commonwealth Games as the day ended with nine more gold medals.

Australia stalled on Day 8 in Birmingham, but gold came rushing in from early to late Saturday, placing 59th on the medal table and reaching the half-century mark with two days of competition remaining the most. It is nine places ahead of its close rivals England.

Marshall joins the great Steve Hooker (the man who inspired him to start the sport) in consecutive years after clearing 5.70m and defeating the British duo of Adam Haig and Harry Coppel to take silver and bronze respectively. won the pole vault title. .

Ollie Hoare ended a 64-year drought in the men’s 1500m and brought back memories of Australian legend Herb Elliott. The 25-year-old set a new game record of 3:30.12 with a perfect time at his stadium Alexander.

Jemima Montag kicked off her Australian momentum with the 10km walk, thanks to genetics she inherited from her grandmother Judith, a Holocaust survivor. Gold Four years ago she was the gold medalist in her 20km walk of her coast, and on Saturday she delivered a title-winning performance on the track and her 10km confined race.

Montag wears a gold bracelet in honor of her grandmother, who died just before the Tokyo Olympics last year. We further summarized the extraordinary resilience of

Jemima Montag crosses the finish line at Alexander Stadium. Photo: Dean Lewins/AAP

“In some letters and journals, she wrote about trying to get through the next hour and the next day. [to] I will meet my dad at the gate with bread,” she said.

“What I learned from that…she taught me to take one step at a time and also put things into perspective. Marching for days wearing sandals and barely any clothes, she and her sister took the waistbands, tied their wrists and said, “We’re either getting through this together or not at all.” .

Melissa Wu is no stranger to combinations. 5th Commonwealth Diving Competed in her game Her champion is half Wu’s age She is 14 years old Charlie Petrov and her 10m With that, she’s added another notable achievement to her resume. Madison Keaney and Annabelle Smith also put in some great performances, perfecting their twists, turns and landings to beat the talented field in the 3m synchronized dive.

At Bowling Green at Leamington Spa, Ellen Ryan and Christina Krustic scored Thriller, later joined by Aaron Wilson, to beat Northern Ireland’s Gary Kelly 21-3. “Getting the job done is absolutely amazing. I’m over the moon right now,” Wilson said.

At Arena Birmingham, Alexandra Kieroy Bogatyleva completed the full medal set of the competition by winning gold in the rhythmic gymnastics club final. In table tennis, Yangchen won gold in the women’s 6-10 class, but was too strong for her compatriot Lei. Lina in the final. The team competition was also exciting, and there was a scene where the medals were decided in the last two days.

Charli Petrov and Melissa Wu go for gold.
Charli Petrov and Melissa Wu go for gold. Photo: Dave Hunt/EPA

The Diamonds beat England in netball to face reigning conquistadors Jamaica in pool on Thursday in Sunday’s final, while the Australian cricketer played at Edgbaston Stadium after proving he was too strong for New Zealand. Clash with India in blockbuster finals.

Both beach volleyball teams will battle for gold after strong semifinal performances.

But among the joys were some disappointments. Eleanor Patterson said she had won the world championships in the high jump two weeks earlier, but had to settle for silver, jumping 3 cm from the gold medal she jumped 1.92 m high. .

The difficult Tour experienced by sprinter Rohan Browning continued when he stumbled and fell in the 4x100m relay, dashing Australia’s hopes of success.