Commonwealth Games Live Blog Day Five

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ianwhadcoatApril 9, 20189:20 am

Good morning and welcome to day five of the swimming finals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

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Ten of Team England’s swimmers will be competing in seven of the nine finals taking place today

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So we have a good chance of adding to the 17 medals already won on the Gold Coast

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The first final at the Optus Aquatic Arena begins at 10:37am UK time

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The first final this morning is the men’s 200m Backstroke

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Luke Greenbank goes in lane six for Team England after qualifying in 1:58.54

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It’s currently 23 degrees and partly cloudy on the Gold Coast

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Greenbank is keeping up with the three Australians – 50m to go

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1-2-3 for Australia – Luke Greenbank finished fourth

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Mitch Larkin took gold in 1:56.10, Bradley Woodward silver in 1:56.57 and Josh Beaver bronze in 1:57.04 – Greenbank finished in 1:57.43

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Great swim from Greenbank and agonisingly close to a bronze – he was more than a second quicker than his semi-final earlier this morning

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Next up is the women’s 800 Freestyle – Holly Hibbott is in lane two

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Hibbott qualified for the final in a time of 8:39.57

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Hibbott in third place after the first 50m – only another 15 lengths to go

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Hibbott moves up to second after the first 100m

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Australia’s Ariarne Titmus has a comfortable lead after 200m – with Hibbott still second

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Hibbott now third after 300m – Titmus first and Australia’s Jessica Ashwood second

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Halfway through the race and Hibbott is still in the bronze medal place

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200m to go and Hibbott is still in third – can she hang on?

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Titmus is almost five seconds ahead of second-placed Ashwood – Hibbott is still hanging on to third with 100m to go

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Hibbott is still third with 50m to go

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Hibbott was fourth as Australia take another clean sweep

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Titmus took gold in 8:20.02, Ashwood second in 8:27.60 and Kiah Melverton took the bronze in 8:28.59

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Hibbott set a new lifetime best as she finished in 8:29.05

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First of the day’s medal ceremonies now – it’s the men’s 200m Backstroke

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While the medals are being presented, why not catch up with what happened in this morning’s heats?

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The next two finals have no Team England swimmers competing in them

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They are the men’s S7 50m Freestyle and the Women’s SB9 100m Breaststroke

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The men’s S7 50m Freestyle gold went to Australia’s Matthew Levy in 28.60

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Adam is due to race in the 50m Breaststroke final at 12:07

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Right, it’s the women’s SB9 100m Breaststroke final now

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14-year-old Toni Shaw, of Scotland, goes in lane one in this race

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New Zealand’s Sophie Pascoe took gold in 1:18.09 – Toni Shaw was seventh in 1:27.99

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Semi-final action next with the men’s 50m Freestyle

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No Team England swimmers in race one but there are three in the second semi-final

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Ben Proud set a Commonwealth Games record of 21.45 in his heat this morning and is in lane four

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Tom Fannon is in lane three having qualified in 22.12, while David Cumberlidge’s time of 22.25 puts him in lane six

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Great effort

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James is racing at 12:07 and Emily’s final is at 12:28

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First men’s 50m Freestyle semi-final was won by South Africa’s Bradley Tandy in 21.92

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Time for Fannon, Proud and Cumberlidge to enter the arena for their semi-final

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Proud wins in 21.30 and sets a new Games record

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Tom Fannon finished joint third in 22.09

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David Cumberlidge finished fifth in 22.15

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Very impressive swim from Proud who lowered his own Commonwealth Games record he set in this morning’s heats

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All three Team England swimmers qualify for tomorrow’s final

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The SB9 100m Breaststroke medal ceremony is taking place now and then we’ll have the women’s 50m Backstroke semi-finals

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Anna Maine goes for Team England in the first semi-final in lane one – she qualified in a time of 29.29

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You can see Anna Hopkin race at 12:44

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Anna Maine finishes seventh in the 50m Backstroke semi-final in 29.33

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Georgia Davies, of Wales, won the race in 27.86

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There are no Team England swimmers in the second semi-final

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Jacob is swimming in the last event of the day at 12:59

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Anna Maine failed to qualify for the women’s 50m Backstroke final

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Next is the men’s 50m Breaststroke final

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Adam Peaty is in lane four after qualifying in a Games record time of 26.49

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James Wilby is in lane three after finishing in 27.41 in the semi-final

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SILVER for Adam Peaty

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South Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh took gold in 26.58

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Peaty was 0.04 seconds behind in 26.62

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James Wilby took the bronze medal in 27.37

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Next is the women’s 100m Breaststroke final

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Sarah Vasey, who won gold in the 50m Breaststroke, goes in lane one

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She qualified in a time of 1:08.50

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Vasey second after 50m

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But she couldn’t hold on to it and Vasey finished seventh in 1:08.36

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South Africa’s Tatjana Schoenmaker won the gold medal in a time of 1:06.41

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Adam Peaty and James Wilby about to receive their silver and bronze medals

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The next race is the women’s 200m Butterfly final

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Laura Stephens is in lane one for Team England. She qualified in 2:11.18

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Emily Large clocked 2:11.35 in her semi-final and is in lane eight

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Alys Thomas, of Wales, wins gold in a Games record time of 2:05.45

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Emily Large was seventh in 2:10.96, while Laura Stephens came eighth in 2:11.46

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Anna Hopkin in action next for Team England in the final of the women’s 100m Freestyle

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Australia’s Bronte Campbell wins gold in a Games record time of 52.27

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Her sister, Cate, was second in 52.69

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Anna Hopkin finished eighth in a time of 55.03

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The last race of the day is the men’s 100m Butterfly final

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James Guy is in lane five after clocking 52.34 in his semi-final

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And Jacob Peters goes from lane one after qualifying in a time of 53.40

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Another medal ceremony first – it’s the women’s 200m Butterfly

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Swimmers are heading into the arena for the men’s 100m Butterfly final

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South Africa’s Chad le Clos takes gold in a Games record time of 50.65

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Silver for James Guy in 51.31

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Jacob Peters was fifth in 53.11

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Guy’s silver medal was Team England’s 20th swimming medal of this Commonwealth Games

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James Guy has just received his silver medal

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That’s all from us – join us tomorrow for the final day of the swimming competition at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

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