England’s archers have been bang on target in the men’s and women’s team compound events in Delhi but things have been tougher in the recurve, with a silver in the women’s team event and no medal for the men.
Alison Williamson is out to change that as she begins the day facing Kateri Vrakking in the quarter-finals. She’ll hope to end it as the Commonwealth champion – as will Amy Oliver, Larry Godfrey and Simon Terry, all in the hunt for medals.
Mick Gault needs three more medals to to surpass Australia’s Phillip Adams as the most medalled Commonwealth Games competitor ever. And he has three more chances, starting with the 25m centre fire pistol singles final tomorrow.
England have 10 medals in the shooting so far and medal winners Aaron Heading and David Kirk return to the range. Sheree Cox and Sharon Lee shoot in the women’s 10m air rifle singles.
Emma Pooley will hope to carry her form from the British road race championships, where she beat Olympic champion Nicole Cook, into the 112km race here.
Emma Trott follows sister Laura into action, while Russell Downing, Chris Froome, Alex Dowsett and Jeremy Hunt all take to the road for the men’s race over 168km at 13.00.
Highlights on the track include the women’s and men’s 200m semis and final. Marlon Devonish and Leon Baptiste impressed in the men’s heats while Laura Turner will be hoping to put that 100m DQ behind her in the women’s semis.
David Hughes has the difficult lane two to contend with in the men’s 400m hurdles final at 18.30, plus European championship one-two Welshmen Dai Greene and Rhys Williams. Richard Yates will run in lane four. Birchfield Harrier Meghan Beesley runs in the women’s 400m hurdles finals.
Darren St Clair comes up against three world class Kenyans in the final of the men’s 800m.
Stephanie Pywell, Vikki Hubbard and Kay Humberstone compete in the women’s high jump final. The discus final at 17.50 is the men’s focus in the field, with Carl Myerscough, Emeka Udechuku and Chris Scott all throwing for England.
There are four golds up for grabs in the final day of wrestling at Delhi 2010 – Scott Gregory (55kg), fourth at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in India last year, is one of four English grapplers hoping to emulate Myroslav Dykun, England’s first Commonwealth wrestling champion.
Having played together for silver, Ken Skupski and Ross Hutchins will face each other across the net on Sunday as they are joined by Sarah Borwell and Anna Smith, respectively, for the mixed doubles bronze medal match.
England’s men must beat South Africa in the midday heat to avoid world and Commonwealth champions Australia in the semi-finals.
Mark Bantock, Rob Newman and Graham Shadwell are in the men’s triples semi-final while the women’s triples als earned a semi-finals place. Women’s pair Ellen Falkner and Amy Monkhouse are also in the knock-outs.
Men’s pairs Stuart Airey and Mervyn King are top of their group with knock-outs to come, while Natalie Melmore makes her Commonwealth Games debut in the first round of the women’s singles against Carol Difford of Wales.
Boxing moves to the quarter-finals without bantamweight Iain Weaver, beaten 11-6 by India’s defending champion Akhil Kumar.
Six Englishmen will be in the ring though, including lightweight Thomas Stalker against Australian Luke Jackson in the afternoon, and middleweight Anthony Ogogo fighting Lawal Lukmon of Nigeria in the evening.
England bounced back in impressive style from their defeat to the Kiwis to thump the Cook Islands 81-33. They should make easy work of Papua New Guinea tomorrow to clinch their place in the semi-finals against Australia.
Alicia Blagg, the Delhi England team’s youngest member, will partner Rebecca Gallantree in the 3m springboard final.
After silver in the men’s team event this evening, England’s players will be back at the table for the men’s and women’s singles and men’s doubles. The para-sport competition also opens at the Yamuna Sports Complex.
The doubles competition could well yield more squash medals for England, who have four of the six contested so far. All singles medal winners – Nick Matthew (gold) James Willstrop (silver) Jenny Duncalf (silver) and Peter Barker (bronze) - are in action again.
Mixed doubles top seeds Nathan Robertson and Jenny Wallwork open their campaign against Georgie Cupion and Juliette Ah-Wan of the Seychelles on court one. The men’s and women’s singles and doubles are also underway.