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Commonwealth Games 2022 LIVE: Day 6 update as Katarina Johnson-Thompson chases heptathlon gold

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Ashley McKenzie describes winning the judo gold medal at the Commonwealth Games

On day six of the Commonwealth Games, England’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson continues her run for gold in the heptathlon, which ends on the track tonight. The reigning Commonwealth Champion heads into day two with a 109-point lead but faces tough competition from team-mate Holly Mills, among others.

Emily Campbell is also bidding for a gold medal in women’s weightlifting. The 28-year-old rose to fame after winning the Olympic silver medal in the women’s 87kg category at the Tokyo Olympics, having also won Commonwealth bronze on the Gold Coast four years ago. She is the reigning European Champion and a favorite for the gold medal on her home stage.

Elsewhere, Evie Richards is fighting for the mountain bike title, which would be an improvement on the silver medal she won in 2018 but may be hampered by months of back problems and a recent streak with Covid. On the track, Daryll Neita is ready for a 100m final showdown with Olympic gold medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica in one of the most intriguing duels of the Games, while in the pool England will meet Tokyo champion Reece Dunn in the S14 200m freestyle, World champion Ben Proud in the men’s 50m free and men’s medley relay with Scotland represented by Tokyo silver medalist Duncan Scott in the men’s 200m medley.

Follow all live updates from the Commonwealth Games 2022:

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Gemma Howell settles for judo silver while Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard claims gold

Gemma Howell settled for a silver medal in the women’s judo category under 63kg in Coventry after losing to Canada’s Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard with a gold score.

The 32-year-old was ousted by Ippon, meaning she was unable to repeat the European gold medal she won in Bulgaria earlier this year.

Howell, who has undergone 10 surgeries for her sport and almost retired after missing out on a spot at the 2016 Rio Olympics, said she was proud of her achievement in reaching the podium.

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Commonwealth Games 2022 – Women’s Hockey

At the end of the third quarter at the University of Birmingham Hockey Centre. Scotland are still 1-0 down but Australia are pushing to extend their lead.

It’s tough training for the Scots and they’ll be happy if they can score a goal or two in the last quarter.

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Former refugee Cyrille Tchatchet’s Commonwealth medal dream ended in body cramps

Persistence has always been at the heart of Cyrille Tchatchet’s story.

This was demonstrated again at the NEC in Birmingham as the weightlifter returned to the Commonwealth Games stage, eight years after competing for his native country Cameroon in Glasgow in 2014.

A sprained ankle cost him a medal on that occasion and finished fifth in the 85kg category, leading to a turbulent period in his life after he decided to remain in the UK and seek asylum.

He experienced homelessness, depression and periods in immigration prisons before finally being granted British citizenship and a chance to represent Team England.

But his quest for redemption through the Commonwealth Games did not have the fairytale ending it deserved when the 27-year-old’s body was wracked with convulsions in the men’s 96kg final just a day after his birthday.

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Commonwealth Games 2022 – Women’s Hockey

Scotland are 1-0 behind Australia at half-time in Pool B. Shanea Tonkin appeared to put Australia ahead late in the second quarter but the goal was eventually awarded to Grace Stewart who gets a light touch to put it in the net.

Amy Costello initially blocked Australia’s penalty corner but they managed to recycle the ball and Tonkin’s shot was brought in by Stewart.

Scotland will need to come from behind in the second half of this game.

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Commonwealth Games 2022 – Medals Tally

Here’s the Commonwealth Games medal table after five days of sporting action:

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Commonwealth Games events today where Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Emily Campbell are aiming for gold

Emily Campbell is the star of day six of the Commonwealth Games as she fights for gold to complement her Olympic silver medal in women’s weightlifting.

Campbell rose to fame when she won a silver medal in the women’s weightlifting category over 87kg at the Tokyo Olympics, while Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s heptathlon challenge continues and is completed on the track.

Defending heptathlon champion Johnson-Thompson wants to retain her title if she goes into day two with a 109-point lead, but she is likely to be pushed by England team-mate Holly Mills, among others.

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Commonwealth Games 2022

Welcome to that of the independent Coverage of the sixth day of the Commonwealth Games. Today’s big draw is Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s pursuit of the heptathlon gold medal. She leads by 109 points in the title defense she won in 2018, but her England teammate Holly Mills also has her sights set on the top prize.

Also, Emily Campbell is looking to improve on her Olympic silver medal in women’s weightlifting, and there’s interest in mountain biking as Evie Richards attempts to clinch the title.

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Defending champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson wants to get back to winning ways

Defending Commonwealth Games champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson is aiming for a return to the top as she bids for her first heptathlon title in three years.

The 29-year-old is the overnight leaders at the Commonwealth Games after a solid first day at Alexander Stadium.

Johnson-Thompson is 109 ahead of Northern Ireland’s Kate O’Connor with 3765 points.

The pandemic and two serious hamstring and calf injuries have prevented Johnson-Thompson from winning a title since the 2019 World Cup, but she is close to a successful defense in Birmingham.

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“Wounded Lion” Adam Peaty Roars Back to Win Redemption Gold in the 50m Breaststroke

Adam Peaty apologized for “disrespecting” the Commonwealth Games and swam through the storm to gold in the 50m breaststroke.

The wounded lion bit back to claim victory and get his paws on the only major title he has eluded.

Before the broken foot last month, the 2018 loss to Cameron van der Burgh on the Gold Coast was the biggest setback of his career.

The 27-year-old responded by completing his career breaststroke titles, leading from block to wall in a time of 26.76 to claim the win.

By Tom Harle in Birmingham

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Gemma Howell settles for judo silver while Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard claims gold

Gemma Howell settled for a silver medal in the women’s judo category under 63kg in Coventry after losing to Canada’s Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard with a gold score.

The 32-year-old was ousted by Ippon, meaning she was unable to repeat the European gold medal she won in Bulgaria earlier this year.

Howell, who has undergone 10 surgeries for her sport and almost retired after missing out on a spot at the 2016 Rio Olympics, said she was proud of her achievement in reaching the podium.

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