Rugby 7s

The Rugby 7s conclude today with the gold medal match at 16.45. After a 100 per cent start to their campaign yesterday, including a 21-19 victory over Australia in the pool matches, England begin their assault on the podium against Samoa in the quarter-finals.


The men hold England hockey’s last medal hopes of gold after the women went down 1-0 to Australia in the semi-finals. The men take on free-scoring India in their semis at 17.30.


England hope to banish memories of their semi-final defeat to Australia in Melbourne four years ago as the two nations clash at the same stage in Delhi. Action at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex starts at 13.00.



England’s women have drawn lane four in the 4x100m relay final and will be looking to capitalise on it in the race tomorrow at 17.55. The men’s team will run ten minutes later, after coming second to Canada in their qualifying heat.

Andy Baddeley and Tom Lancashire qualified for the 1500m final this evening, finishing third and fourth in their heat. They will take to the track at 18.20 tomorrow.

Both the women’s and the men’s 4x400m relay teams will also compete in the final of their events.

Charlotte Purdue goes in the 5000m.


Kate Dennison will jump second and Emma Lyons seventh in the women’s pole vault final after the success of Steven Lewis and Max Eaves who won silver and bronze respectively today in the men’s events.

Larry Achike and Nathan Douglas leap for medals in the triple jump final at 18.00.


World champion Tom Daley dives into his first Commonwealth Games, partnering Max Brick in the men’s 10m platform synchronised final at 11.00am.

Also on the boards, Nick Robinson-Baker pairs up with Chris Mears and Oliver Dingley dives with 15 year-old Jack Laugher in the men’s 3m springboard synchronised. 

Rebecca Gallantree and England’s youngest competitor in these Games, Alicia Blagg, go in the women’s 1m springboard.


Mike Babb won gold in Manchester and Melbourne.  He looks for his hat-trick in the men’s 50m prone pairs partnered by Richard Wilson at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range. Gorgs Geikie and Julia Lydall aim for gold in the women’s 10m air pistol pairs final at  9.00am, looking to add to their bronze from the 25m pistol pairs on day two.

Sharon Lee and Michelle Smith shoot in the women’s 50m rifle prone singles. They won silver in the doubles version of the event today.

Mike Gault has had a disappointing last Commonwealth Games by his exceptionally high standards. He will be looking to end his Commonwealth career on a high note in the last two days of shooting in Delhi. Today he goes in the men’s 25m standard fire pistol pairs with Iqbal Ubhi.

Table Tennis

There’s a busy day in store for England’s table tennis players – they are in action in the men’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles, all against Singaporean opposition.

In the men’s singles quarter-final Paul Drinkhall is up against Yang Zi.

In the men’s doubles quarters Andy Baggaley and Liam Pitchford face Cai Xiaoli and Ma Liang. 

Mixed doubles Drinkhall and Joanna Parker are through to the semi-finals after cruising through two rounds today to set up their tie with Zi and Wang Yuegu.

Lawn Bowls

England had an excellent day on the greens today, with women’s pairs team Ellen Faulkner and Amy Monkhouse winning gold and Mervyn King and Stuart Airey getting the silver in the men’s pairs.

There are no medals on offer tomorrow but a full day of men’s and women’s singles matches will see Games debutants Sam Tolchard and Natalie Melmore in action.


Three English doubles pairings will feature in semi and quarter-final action tomorrow.

Jenny Duncalf plays twice as she partners Laura Massaro in their women’s doubles semi-final against Australians Kasey Brown and Donna Urquhart at midday then joins fellow singles silver medal winner James Willstrop two hours later to face Brown and Cameron Pilley in the mixed doubles quarters.

Adrian Grant and singles champion Nick Matthew also come across Australian Pilley in the men’s doubles semis.


Nathan Robertson and Jenny Wallwork are first up on court two of the Siri Fort Sports Complex tomorrow at 17.00 after beating Scotland’s Watson Briggs and Imogen Bankier in the quarter-finals today.

Liz Cann takes on Malaysian Mew Choo Wong before Wallwork comes back on to partner Gabby White in another semi-final against Singapore’s Shinta Sari and Lei Yao.

Robertson only gets one game rest more than his mixed doubles partner as he then joins Anthony Clark to face another Singapore pairing in the men’s doubles.

Men’s second seed Rajiv Ouseph was pleased with his day’s work today after claiming a place in the men’s singles semi-finals tomorrow.  He will face India’s sixth seed Kashyap Parupalli in the third game on court three.


England’s gymnasts won 12 medals in the artistic events in Delhi, now the attention turns to rhythmic gymnastics. Rachel Ennis featured in the team which came fourth in Melbourne in 2006. This time around she is joined by Francesca Fox and Lynne Hutchison. The heats at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium start at 14.00, with the final from 18.00.


Three para-sport powerlifters carry England’s last hopes of adding to 16-year-old Zoe Smith’s bronze. World junior champion Zoe Newson lifts in the women’s bench press final, and Ali Jawad and Chris Rattenbury go in the last weightlifting event at the Delhi Games, the men’s bench press final.