All of the motion from day 9 in Birmingham

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

With the motion drawing to an in depth there stays a number of medals handy out and in the present day will see what’s more likely to be some nice leisure on the tracks, fields and pitches of England’s second metropolis. 

The highlights of in the present day embrace a number of finals on the observe. 

Within the males’s 1,500 Scotland’s Jake Wightman shall be seeking to again up his World Championship gold with one other on the Alexandra Stadium. He is the favorite for this race and is probably eager to enhance on his bronze from the Gold Coast 4 years in the past. Additionally moving into that race are his compatriots Josh Kerr and Neil Gourley, and for England Elliot Giles and Matthew Stonier will carry the house hopes. 

Wightman’s father and coach Geoff will once more be on commentary duties because the English-born however Edinburgh-raised star targets gold for Scotland. That race is one to observe over your lunch with a 1.10 begin time. 

Within the night Laura Muir and Keely Hodgkinson goes within the ladies’s 800m last, seeking to make it a double gold for Scotland in center distance (relying on how Wightman does earlier…), Zharnel Hughes runs for England within the males’s 200m last, and Beth Dobbin will carry the hopes of Scotland within the ladies’s 200m. 

On prime of all that there is the T20 semi-finals, the boys’s hockey semis and the ultimate of the boys’s garden bowls. Northern Eire’s Gary Kelly faces Malaysia’s Fairul Izwan Abd Muin within the first semi, with Scotland’s Ian McLean going through Australia’s Aaron Wilson within the different. 

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

The 75-year-old Miller is director for visually impaired bowler Melanie Innes, who together with Robert Barr and his lead director Sarah Jane beat Wales 16-9 within the last at Victoria Park, Lymington Spa.

“A yr in the past I by no means dreamed of being right here. I obtained a cellphone name, and practically fell off my chair to be sincere. Right here we’re – the place are we going to go from right here?” Miller instructed the BBC.

“Bowls is less complicated for older folks however any sport … strolling soccer, rugby, you title it. Get on the market and train, play video games, and compete. It is good no matter age you’re.”

Miller took the document as oldest gold medallist from Rosemary Lenton, additionally from Scotland, who at 72 received gold within the Para ladies’s pairs bowls final Wednesday.

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