Alice Kinsella will try to shake her disappointment at the women’s all-around final when she bids for two gold medals in gymnastics on Tuesday, while Cyrille Tchatchet could cap a fairytale tale with a medal in men’s weightlifting.
Here, the PA news agency looks forward to day five and reflects on some of Monday’s highlights.
Two days after her tearful exit from the women’s all-around title fight when she fell on the beam, Birmingham-born Alice Kinsella returns in search of individual apparatus gold on the same apparatus as well as on the women’s floor. Meanwhile, Jake Jarman, who is in the vault final, and Joe Fraser, who competes on parallel bars and high bar, finished their games with four gold medals each.
There are stories of sporting redress and then there is the case of Cyrille Tchatchet, who left the Cameroonian team during the 2014 games, contemplated suicide and was eventually arrested and sought asylum. Tchatchet is now a mental health nurse in the West Midlands, the proud holder of a British passport and a medal contender in the men’s 96kg weightlifting category.
Heather Knight could return to captain England against South Africa after missing the five-wicket win against Sri Lanka with persistent hip problems. Alice Capsey should be fine after starring over the weekend despite a black eye she suffered in warm-up. Another win for the hosts would put them on the brink of the semifinals.
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Dame Laura Kenny delivered a belated Commonwealth gold for England on the final day of track cycling at the Lee Valley VeloPark. With a late burst of speed, Kenny overtook Neah Evans as well as New Zealand’s Michaela Drummond and Canada’s Maggie Coles-Lyster to win the women’s scratch race, earning her the second Commonwealth gold medal of her illustrious career.
Chris Murray won gold in the men’s 81kg weightlifting final after Australia’s Kyle Bruce and Canada’s Nicolas Vachon failed to overtake him under dramatic circumstances. Murray set a new game record of 325 kg before Bruce’s greater effort was ruled out by the jury because his elbow was bent. Vachon was then denied gold after dropping the bar after apparently lifting clean.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/laura-kenny-birmingham-commonwealth-mint-cameroon-b2136137.html Day five at the Commonwealth Games: Alice Kinsella bids for two gold medals in gymnastics