Johnson-Thompson and Campbell aim for gold

Johnson-Thompson and Campbell aim for gold

Johnson-Thompson and Campbell aim for gold

Emily Campbell sets out to add Commonwealth Games gold to her Olympic silver medal in women’s weightlifting as Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s heptathlon challenge comes to an end on the track.

Here, the PA news agency teased Wednesday’s action and retraces some of the highlights of day five.

Emily’s Golden Offering

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Emily Campbell sets out to add to her collection of major medals (Martin Rickett / PA)

Campbell rose to fame when she won a silver medal in the women’s 87kg + weightlifting category at the Tokyo Olympics.

The 28-year-old from Nottingham, who won bronze on the Gold Coast four years ago and is also the reigning European champion, is the favorite to snatch a gold medal in her home stage and continue England’s successful run in the competition.

Will Evie be short?

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Evie Richards is running to become cross-country queen (Mike Egerton / PA)

Evie Richards would like to put a year of injury and illness behind her by upgrading the mountain bike silver she won in 2018 to a gold medal, but said it must be realistic after months of back problems and a recent Covid attack. .

This could potentially open the doors to Scotsman Isla Short, while reigning New Zealand champion Sam Gaze is the favorite in the men’s race.

KJT conclusion

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson concludes her heptathlon offer (Martin Rickett / PA)

Reigning heptathlon champion Johnson-Thompson aims to keep her title as she goes into day two with a 109-point lead, but is likely to be pushed by England teammate Holly Mills, among others.

Still on the track, Daryll Neita scored a women’s 100m scorer by clocking 11.02 seconds in her heat and her eagerly awaited final 100m showdown with Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica is one of the most intriguing clashes. of the Games.

Moment on social media

Photo of the day

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Don Opeloge of Samoa celebrates victory in men’s weightlifting competition (Peter Byrne / PA)

The best of Tuesday’s action

Peaty completes the set

Adam Peaty roars with delight after winning the gold medal in the 50m breaststroke

Adam Peaty roars with delight after winning gold medal in 50m breaststroke (David Davis / PA)

Adam Peaty said he was “heartbroken” after his eight-year unbeaten run in the 100m breaststroke ended in fourth place in Sunday’s final, but then drew criticism for suggesting he “wasn’t worried” about this event and was instead focused on the Olympics in two years.

He responded to his critics with victory – and a surprising celebratory roar – in the 50 meters to complete the streak in major international championships. “I can retire now!” She joked to the BBC afterwards.

Jake’s clean sweep

Jake Jarman completed a stunning clean sweep in men’s gymnastics competition by claiming his fourth and final Games gold medal in the men’s vaulting final.

Teammate Joe Fraser had to settle for three golds after winning the parallels but falling off the horizontal bar. Alice Kinsella’s title ensured that England finished with 10 of the 14 artistic gymnastics gold medals offered.

Cyrille’s dream is over

Cyrille Tchatchet falls to the mat after her last attempt

Cyrille Tchatchet was defeated through injury (Peter Byrne / PA)

Cyrille Tchatchet’s dream of crowning her remarkable story with a Commonwealth medal for England was disappointed when she got stuck in the middle of the men’s 96kg weightlifting competition.

Tchatchet managed to snatch 158kg leaving him in the mid-stage silver medal position but collapsed after his first clean and jerk and two more failures prevented him from posting a final total.

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