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Commonwealth Games 2022 LIVE: Keely Hodgkinson qualifies as Jake Jarman and Joe Fraser eye more gold

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Day five of the 2022 Commonwealth Games promises to be a cracker. Team England are chasing more gold medals in the artistic gymnastics with one of the main hopes coming from Alice Kinsella who can bounce back her disappointment in the women’s all-around final. Two days after her tearful exit from contending that final Birmingham-born Kinsella will compete for individual apparatus gold on the beam as well as the women’s floor. Meanwhile, Jake Jarman is in the final vault and Joe Fraser competes in the parallel bars and horizontal bar. If they are victorious, both would end their Games with four gold medals apiece.

There is also the inspiring story of Cyrille Tchatchet who aims for a fairytale end to his story with a medal in the men’s weightlifting. Tchatchet quit the Cameroon team during the 2014 Glasgow games, contemplated suicide, and was eventually arrested and sought asylum. He is now a mental health nurse in the west midlands, the proud owner of a British passport, and a medal contender in the men’s 96kg weightlifting category. Can he claim a Commonwealth medal today?

Elsewhere, Heather Knight could return from injury to captain England against South Africa with another victory for the hosts moving them to the brink of the semi-finals. Adam Peaty is in 50m breaststroke action and European judo champion Gemma Howell competes in the women’s -63kg class with Walsall’s Daniel Powell taking part in the men’s -73kg.

All this is before mentioning that the athletics is on. The morning session features a first look at the heptathlon starring England’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson – the 2019 world champion and defending Commonwealth champion. Follow all the latest updates from the Commonwealth Games below:

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson goes to the top of the heptathlon standings after two events with her points from the high jump but she would have hoped for a bigger lead.

With 2032 points KJT leads Taneille Crase (2015) and Holly Mills (2000).

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson fails to clear 1.87m! It’s still a good effort the Commonwealth champion but she’ll be a little disappointed not to clear that.

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Two failures for defending champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson at 1.81m in the heptathlon high jump really piles the pressure onto her final effort.

Holly Mills and Northern Ireland’s Kate O’Connor can’t make the mark.

KJT then has a go at 1.84m and leaps over it on her first attempt. There’s a huge smile across her face de ella now, she’s the only athlete left in the high jump and ella will have a go at 1.87m to add more points to her tally de ella.

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Over on the heptathlon high jump Jada O’Dowda has cleared her personal best 1.75m but can’t compete with Katerina Johnson-Thompson, Holly Mills, Taneille Crase and Kate O’Connor on the next heights.

Johnson-Thompson clears 1.75 and 1.78 with her first two attempts but knocks off the bar going for 1.81m. She will be wanting to put in a good performance here after coming fifth in the 100m hurdles earlier.

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Scotland’s Laura Muir spoke to the BBC following her 800m heat saying:

“That was quick wasn’t it! The women’s 800m is so fast right now but it’s nice to be back in the 800m and to run that little bit quicker.

“It’s been tough [the quick turnaround from the world championships] but I was lucky enough to be at the start of the program at the World Champs.

“I feel good, I’ve tried to be sensible and I’m just happy to be here really.”

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Scotland’s Laura Muir spoke to the BBC following her 800m heat saying:

“That was quick wasn’t it! The women’s 800m is so fast right now but it’s nice to be back in the 800m and to run that little bit quicker.

“It’s been tough [the quick turnaround from the world championships] but I was lucky enough to be at the start of the program at the World Champs.

“I feel good, I’ve tried to be sensible and I’m just happy to be here really.”

(REUTERS)

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A fantastic partnership of 73 between Amy Jones (36*) and Katherine Brunt (38*) sees England finish on 167-5 from their 20 overs against South Africa at Edgbaston.

It’s a good score and Nat Sciver will be pleased with how her team closed out the innings. Victory for England will put them on the verge of the semi-finals.

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Here are the full qualifying results from the women’s 800m:

1. Natoya Goule (Jam) – 1:58.59

2. Laura Muir (Sco) – 1:58.84

3. Mary Moraa (Ken) – 1:59.22

4. Halimah Nakaayi (Uga) – 1:59.35

5. Alexandre Bell (Eng) – 1:59.76

6. Lindsey Butterworth (Can) – 2:00.04

7. Keely Hodgkinson (Eng) – 2:00.18

8. Catriona Bisset (Aus) – 2:00.40

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Keely Hodgkinson is through to the women’s 800m finals! Scotland’s Jemma Reekie finishes third but her time for her is n’t quick enough for her to qualify.

Australia’s Catriona Bisset took second place.

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Qualification for the women’s 800m final isn’t easy and there are a few competitors that could challenge. Alex Bell and Laura Muir take part in the second heat.

Muir positions herself in the middle of the group after the first lap with Bell just off the front. Inside the final 200m and Muir moves ahead of her English opponent.

Muir finishes second behind Jamaica’s Natoya Goule – who lead from the front – with Alex Bell holding off Canada’s Lindsey Butterworth to come third.

She’ll have to wait to see if her time is enough to get her into the final but it was a quick one – under two minutes – and she’ll be confident.

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