Commonwealth Games: Uganda beaten by England in badminton

Kristopher Nichols
April 8, 2018

Morgan was nearly two and a half seconds behind le Clos while Irvine appeared set to claim bronze but was touched out by Scotland's Duncan Scott.

Annette Edmondson has credited the "whirlwind" new regime in Australian cycling for paving the way for a dominant Commonwealth Games gold medal ride in the women's team pursuit.

Wilmott, beaten by Miley in the 2014 Glasgow final, fought back tenaciously in the final freestyle leg to pip the Scot by 0.26secs with Australia's Blair Evans third.

Edmondson hopes it is just the start of the success to come under Cycling Australia's high-performance boss Simon Jones, who was poached from Team Sky previous year and has revamped the national program with an eye to Tokyo 2020.

"I think that is what we have done".

England's James Guy has withdrawn from the men's 200m butterfly final later on Saturday, with British media reporting that the 22-year-old is being treated for dehydration. "I can't choose a medal but they're all special".

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Demonstrators march on the streets of Gold Coast in Australia. "To swim a sub-24 seconds is something that only a handful of people can do, and have done in history".

To cap a barn-storming night for Australia, there were further gold medals for Mitch Larkin (100m backstroke), Clyde Lewis (400m individual medley) and Emma McKeon (100m butterfly).

England settled for the silver medal while the New Zealand quartet finished third.

Their performance comes despite some DIY rehab and recovery sessions for India's weightlifters after their physio missed the accreditation deadline and was denied access to the Games village.

"It's good. Just swimming in front of the home crowd is unreal".

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