Commonwealth Games 2022: Updates of all New Zealand teams and athletes on day 9

Commonwealth Games 2022: Updates of all New Zealand teams and athletes on day 9

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Tom Walsh wins gold and Jacko Gill wins silver in the men’s shot put. Video / Sky Sport

All the action from day nine of the Commonwealth Games.

To see a complete list of all achievements for each kiwi athlete and team, check out our full schedule and results.

New Zealand wins bronze in bowls

New Zealand won third bronze in lawn bowls at the Commonwealth Games, with Selina Goddard and Katelyn Inch winning their medal in women’s pairs.

Goddard and Inch beat the Malaysian duo of Emma Firyana Saroji and Siti Zalina Ahmad 20-15 in their bout for the bronze medal, to join the women’s triple and women’s four in taking home bronze from the Games.

The Kiwi duo looked poised for a comfortable win when they led 11-4 after 10 finals, but the Malaysian duo came back with two fantastic finals to take a 12-11 lead.

But Goddard and Inch reacted, taking a 15-12 lead that soon extended to 18-13. Malaysia did not go quietly, reducing the disadvantage to three, but the Kiwis ended the game by concluding the New Zealand bowls campaign with a third bronze.

Silver ferns destroyed

The Commonwealth Games’ golden drought of silver ferns will last at least another four years.

The Ferns were beaten 67-51 by Jamaica in the Birmingham semifinals, a third straight game in which they were unable to reach their ultimate goal.

Even if this year’s attempt didn’t reach the lows of 2018 and the defeat to Malawi, the Ferns could still end up with the same result.

We expect a bronze medal match in which Ferns will be underdogs against Australia or England, and if they finish fourth, as in 2018, there could be no complaints after the Kiwi team was not competitive in the league. most important matches.

A 10-goal defeat to England in today’s group was followed by the biggest defeat in history against Jamaica – and only the sixth of all time, yet it came as no surprise.

By the end of the first quarter the result was already clear, with Jamaica scoring 18-9 in the wake of few mistakes, with some sloppy Ferns passes, and coach Noeline Taurua’s changes didn’t have much impact when the lead is climbed to 36-22 in the interval.

When the New Zealand shooters took the ball, they were accurate, hitting 51 out of 55 attempts, but Jamaica was overwhelming, not only producing more attempts than the Ferns, but hitting them all.

Led by Jhaniele Fowler’s superb return of 54/54 and a show of confidence from Shanice Beckford’s attack on goal, Jamaica have been all too good, leading up to 22 goals as they achieved victory.

The high jumper impresses

Kiwi high jumper Keeley O’Hagan produced an impressive performance in her final at the Commonwealth Games.

O’Hagan came to the event with the eleventh-highest personal best of all jumpers in the competition, but extended her PB by an inch to jump 1.89m and finish sixth.

O’Hagan flirted with danger early, only surpassing 1.81m on his third and final attempt, but did the same at 1.89m to register a new mark.

Facing 1.92m to stay in the competition and even equal the New Zealand record set by Tania Murray in 1991, O’Hagan couldn’t leap to new heights, but the 28-year-old can still walk away proud of her efforts.

Lamara Distin of Jamaica won gold as the only jumper to exceed 1.95m.

Sam Tanner also set a personal best in the 1500m final, which surpassed his previous record of 3: 34.72, running 3: 31.34 to finish sixth.

In a quick run, Tanner settled in the back but ended up forcefully overtaking several endangered runners. However, he was too far behind to contest medals, with Australian Ollie Hoare coming home late to stun 2019 world champion Timothy Cheruiyot by 0.09 seconds. Hoare overtook the Kenyan in the closing seconds to win with a record time of 3:30:12, with current world champion Jake Wightman in third place.

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