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All of the motion from day 9 in Birmingham

huhhi there and welcome to Telegraph Sport’s protection of day 9 of the Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham.

Because the motion attracts to an in depth, there are nonetheless a number of medals left handy out and at the moment we’ll see what’s prone to be nice leisure on the circuits, fields and fields of England’s second metropolis.

As we speak’s highlights embrace a number of on-track finals.

Among the many 1,500 males from Scotland, Jake Wightman will attempt to bolster his World Cup gold with one other gold at Alexandra Stadium. He’s the favourite for this race and little question desires to enhance on his Gold Coast bronze 4 years in the past. Additionally in that race are compatriots Josh Kerr and Neil Gourley, and for England Elliot Giles and Matthew Stonier will convey dwelling hope.

Wightman’s father and coach Geoff will remark once more if the British-born however Edinburgh-raised star desires gold for Scotland. That race is one to regulate your lunch with a begin time of 1.10.

Within the night Laura Muir and Keely Hodgkinson head to the ladies’s 800m ultimate, searching for a double gold for Scotland within the center distance (relying on how Wightman does earlier than…), Zharnel Hughes runs to England within the males’s 200m ultimate, and Beth Dobbin will carry Scotland’s hopes within the girls’s 200m.

As well as, there are the T20 semi-finals, the lads’s hockey semi-finals and the lads’s garden bowls ultimate. Northern Eire’s Gary Kelly takes on Malaysia’s Fairul Izwan Abd Muin within the first half, whereas Scotland’s Ian McLean faces Australian Aaron Wilson within the different semi-final.

All this on a day after historical past was made when Scotland’s George Miller turned the oldest gold medalist within the historical past of the Video games when Scotland defeated Wales within the B2/B3 combined pairs bowls.

Miller, 75, directs visually impaired bowler Melanie Innes, who alongside Robert Barr and his principal director Sarah Jane defeated Wales 16-9 within the ultimate at Victoria Park, Lymington Spa.

“A yr in the past I by no means dreamed of being right here. I bought a name and virtually fell off my chair to be sincere. Right here we’re – the place can we go from right here?” Miller informed the BBC.

“Bowls are simpler for older folks, however any sport… strolling soccer, rugby, you title it. Exit and play sports activities, play video games and compete. It is nice irrespective of your age.”

Miller took the report because the oldest gold medalist from Rosemary Lenton, additionally from Scotland, who gained gold within the Para girls’s bowls final Wednesday on the age of 72.

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