Well, what an exciting finish to day five of the Commonwealth Games. Australia have had another productive session, collecting plenty of medals in the pool, there was a squash final to savour for England’s James Willstrop, Adam Peaty being stunned by Cameron van Der Burgh and it finished with the surprise of Yohan Blake failing to produce in the men’s 100m final.
India have moved up the medals standings are placed third right currently on Day 5. India will add more numbers to the medals tally as the Badminton and Table Tennis teams are assured of medals. Day 5 of the 2018 CWG began well for India with Pardeep Singh clinching Silver in the 105 kg category of weightlifting. Ace marksman Jitu Rai and Om Prakash Mitharval have added to the medals tally with Gold and Bronze in the men’s 10m Air Pistol event.
Akani Simbine rips away from the field to win in 10.03sec! Henricho Bruintjies, another South African, takes silver and Jamaica’s Yohan Blake, who was the favourite, started poorly out of the blocks and had to settle for bronze after making up for it with a strong finish. He just about saw off Nigeria’s Seye Ogunlewe, who looked like he was going to finish third for much of the race. Simbine can’t quite believe it. He was a bit of an outsider – but he’s a 100m champion now!
It’s the first gold for a female athlete at the Commonwealth Games! Michelle-Lee Ahye is the sprinter who’s made history for her country. Jamaica’s Christania Williams had a poor start but recovered to take silver ahead of her team-mate, Gayon Evans. Asha Philip finished fourth.