The Commonwealth Games conclude on Monday with medals still up for grabs, including the prospect of further diving glory for Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix.
Here, the PA news agency reflects on Sunday’s action and looks forward to the highlights that remain on the final day of the Games:
The success of Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix was one of the stories of the Games, with father Fred, the maitre d’ on Channel 4’s first dates, promising to take his daughter to New York after her gold medal in the women’s 10m bring.
The 17-year-old also won silver in the synchronized competition and will look to extend her medal haul when she teams up with Noah Williams in the mixed event on Monday. Kyle Kothari and Lois Toulson are also in action for England.
More hockey hopes
As Australia seeks a remarkable seventh straight gold in men’s hockey, England are struggling to win after an agonizing loss to the Kookaburras.
England secured their third consecutive bronze medal against South Africa on Monday morning.
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Ice hockey history for England
England had previously reached the women’s ice hockey final three times but lost each time, most recently in a heartbreaking penalty shoot-out loss to Australia in Glasgow in 2014.
But goals from Holly Hunt and Tess Howard in the second quarter sealed a 2-1 win over the Hockeyroos, who were outplayed, defeated and outplayed by the tournament hosts.
Netball and cricket teams flatter to deceive
England gave an emotional farewell to Eboni Usoro-Brown and Stacey Francis-Bayman after the veteran pair were eliminated from international netball with a disappointing 55-48 loss to New Zealand in the bronze medal play-off.
Fast bowler Katherine Brunt, meanwhile, says she has to “reconsider” playing cricket for England again after they were beaten by eight wickets in their bronze medal match against New Zealand. Brunt added: “It felt like the whole country was behind us. We are sad that we let them down.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/birmingham-fred-katherine-brunt-australia-first-dates-b2140372.html Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix fights for further glory on the final day of Birmingham 2022