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Netballers Win 1,000th Commonwealth Games Gold in Australia | Commonwealth Games 2022

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Another gold rush in Birmingham saw Australia reach a major milestone as the Diamond netball team won the country’s 1,000th Commonwealth Games gold medal. In the women’s T20 held at Edgbaston, her cricketers found success after beating India by nine her runs to win the Commonwealth’s first ever gold medal awarded to women.

Chef de Mission Petria Thomas said it was an honor to lead the team to such an important occasion.”Australia has a long and proud sporting history and this 1,000th The gold medal puts us at the top of the Commonwealth of Australia table,” said Thomas. “On behalf of the entire team, I would like to congratulate the Diamonds for bringing home this important medal in our great history and all those who have stood on the podium at this year’s Games and every Games going back to Hamilton in 1930. I congratulate you.”

At the NEC Arena, Gretal Vueta shot 100% in a 55-51 win over Jamaica. Australia bounced back from the disappointment of her gold and silver medals on the Coast four years ago, becoming the first country to reach the milestone with her 66th gold medal at these Games. at Birmingham.

In the final pool game between the two teams, Australia lost a six-goal lead at the final break to suffer their first Commonwealth defeat to Jamaica. Confident, the Jamaicans rout New Zealand.Australia found form when it was too strong for England.It set the tone for a fierce final.

But Australia was not going to make the same mistake again. Having tied the score by halftime, they took control in the third quarter, briefly trailing him by 10 points, and clinging to the gold medal in a hard-fought victory over their talented rivals.

Steph Wood said he had flashbacks to his traumatic loss to England in the final on the Gold Coast, but this time he found a way to stay focused. Afterwards, I was moved to tears. [and] There was a little bit of PTSD from the Gold Coast in that last bit,” she said.

On the athletics track, Peter Boll started chasing Kenya’s Wycliffe Kinyamal at Alexander Stadium, 0.14 seconds behind the record-breaker who became the first man to defend his Commonwealth Games 800m title in 1:47.52. I had to settle for the silver medal.

“I got a medal, that’s what we wanted,” Boll said. “There was a lot of pressure and a lot of expectations, but it lived up to it. It’s his first medal in a major championship.”

Earlier on Sunday, the Hockey Loose also had their second best performance in the final against England, losing 2–1. A week after the Lioness became the pride of England, chants of ‘Hockey is back’ rang out around the University of Birmingham when host nations won their first gold medal in women’s hockey. rice field.

There were some outstanding individual performances from the Australians leading up to the women’s team event later in the day.

Kelsey-Lee Barber throws for gold in Birmingham. Photo: Dean Lewins/AAP

Two-time javelin world champion Kelsey Leigh Barber gave her best until the end. The 30-year-old, who was hit by Covid-19 after her successful World Championships in Oregon, missed her opening ceremony and spent days isolated from her teammates. .

Her compatriot Mackenzie Little raised the bar by setting a personal best in the final of 64.27m. But Barber, who she was allowed to compete in later in the week, loves a challenge. She edged her teammate by 16cm on her final throw and went on to win gold in her major championships.

Cassiel Rousseau did a great dive to win the gold medal in the men’s 10m platform. She closed out the competition with her great effort as she scored a ton of points in her final entry in the morning qualifying.

Cyclist Georgia Baker also did her best to finish the women’s road race. In the process, the team won her third gold medal following her pursuit and points her race victory in London.

Chris McHugh and Paul Burnett also won national gold medals in beach volleyball as Australia’s cricket innings began. However, the title defense was not without drama either.

McHugh and Barnett, who were part of Australia’s winning duo on the Gold Coast, had two match points in the decider as they dropped the first set and beat Canada 17-21, 21-17, 20-18. I had to save. Amidst the tension, referee Giovanni Beik had to be substituted 12-all in the final set, ostensibly due to being scorched in the sun.

“It’s crazy. Two match points down is a surreal experience,” Burnett said. “This is why we perform. Moments like this, feelings like this.”

The women’s pair of Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Tariqua Clancy won the silver medal after losing in three sets to Canada’s Sara Pavan and Melissa Humana Paredes in the final.