Live: Commonwealth Games day seven action from Birmingham
After New Zealand’s rush of 10 medals including three gold medals on day six, it’s a little quieter in Birmingham on Thursday night (NZT) with a handful of top hopefuls.
Top of the list is cyclist Aaron Gate who is aiming for his fourth gold medal of these Commonwealth Games when he hits the road in the men’s time trial alongside fellow pursuit gold medalist Tom Sexton .
The men set off near Wolverhampton from 11pm NZT, two hours after the women as Henrietta Christie, Mikayla Harvey and Georgia Williams try to boost cycling’s impressive medal haul for the first time.
Bowler Shannon McIlroy kicks off the action for New Zealand on day seven, then it’s the women’s Black Sticks who take on South Africa at 8pm with a semi-final likely against hosts England which are looming.
On the track, there’s qualifying for the women’s hammer throw with three New Zealanders including 2018 champion Julia Ratcliffe, while high jumper Keeley O’Hagan and 1500m runner Sam Tanner also throw in.
Discus thrower Connor Bell tosses medals at 7:40 a.m., boxers Troy Garton, Wendell Stanley and Uila Mau’u look to win their quarter-finals and a guaranteed medal, before the Silver Ferns determine their semi-final opponents with a game against confident hosts England at 8am.
Team sports are heating up, with the White Ferns testing their unbeaten record against England (first ball at 5am) ahead of their semi-finals.
Men’s singles squash gold medalist Paul Coll teams up with Joelle King in a round of 16 match, chasing another Commonwealth Games gold medal in mixed doubles.
The Kiwis in action on day seven of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday (New Zealand times, *indicates if qualified):
7:30 p.m.: Singles men (Shannon McIlroy) round 4 against Chris Locke (Falkland Islands)
10:30 p.m.: Singles men (Shannon McIlroy) round 5 against Iain McLean (Scotland)
8 p.m.: Black Sticks Women v South Africa Pool B Women
9 p.m.: Women’s Hammer Throw Qualifications (Nicole Bradley, Lauren Bruce, Julia Ratcliffe)
10:05 p.m.: Women’s high jump qualification (Keeley O’Hagan)
10:34 p.m.: 1500m men, round 1 (Sam Taner)
9 p.m.: Women’s time trial (Henrietta Christie, Mikayla Harvey, Georgia Williams)
11 p.m.: Men’s time trial (Aaron Gate, Tom Sexton)
11 p.m.: Individual all around (Havana Hopman, Paris Menton)
11:30 p.m.: Round of 16 men’s doubles (Lwamba Chileshe, Temwa Chileshe) against Papua New Guinea
(Friday August 5-)
00:05: Men’s 1m Springboard Preliminary (Liam Stone)
1h33: Women’s 10m Platform Preliminaries (Mikali Dawson)
12:45 a.m.: Women’s U60kg Lightweight Quarter-Final, Troy Garton against Jaismine Jaismine (India)
1h: Round of 16 women’s doubles (Joelle King, Amanda Landers-Murphy) against Guyana
5am: Mixed doubles, round of 16 (Joelle King, Paul Coll) against pakistan
6:15 a.m.: Women’s doubles, round of 16 (Abbie Palmer, Kaitlyn Watts) against Scotland
2h: four men (Ali Forsyth, Mike Galloway, Andrew Kelly, Tony Grantham) round 4 against Malta
5am: Four men, 5th round v Scotland
5am: White Ferns v England, Group B
5:05 a.m.: Men’s 1m Springboard Final* (Liam Stone)
6:34 a.m.: Women’s 10m platform final* (Mikali Dawson)
6am: Black Sticks Men v South Africa, Pool A Men
6:08 a.m.: Women’s 400m hurdles, round 1 (Portia Bing)
7:40 a.m.: Men’s disc final* (Connor Bell)
7am: Round of 16 mixed doubles (Oliver Leydon-Davis, Anona Pak) against Mauritius
7:45 a.m.: Light middleweight U71 kg, men’s quarter-finals, Wendell Stanley against Tiago Muxanga (Mozambique)
8:30 a.m.: Super heavyweight 92 kg+ men, quarter-finals, Uila Mau’u against Leran Regis (Saint Lucia)
8am: Silver Ferns v England, Pool B