Team England has enjoyed a successful morning on the second day of the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast as they head in to the afternoon looking to add to their flurry of medals that saw them top the medal table yesterday.
In the pool, Adam Peaty was in action for the first time and he cruised through his 100m breast stroke heat in first place and looked in scintillating form, finishing just two seconds outside of his winning time at the Rio Olympics.
England's Lewis White is also looking tremendous in the water this morning, setting a new British record of 56.83 seconds in his heat of the men's S9 100m freestyle, qualifying for the final. The swimmers will be back in action again later this afternoon where as many as eight medals are up for grabs.
The morning also saw a personal best and new British Record for Fraer Morrow in the women's 53kg weightlifting final, who finished in a very impressive fifth place.
She said: “I think I could have done even better but I am always going to think that. If I had got that last snatch then that would have been the perfect day but it’s my first Commonwealth Games and I’m still only 19 so I can settle for five lifts from six.”
There was a comfortable 7-0 win for the England Men’s Hockey team against Malaysia. The team were in control throughout the match, easily picking off their opponents after storming in to an early lead.
The Badminton team were also in top form on the court as they thrashed their South African counterparts 5-0 in the mixed team events – and they will face rivals Australia later this afternoon. One of the matches saw left handers Chris Adcock and Ben Lane team up in the men’s doubles for the first time and it was a useful experience for the younger Lane.
He said: “It felt really good. We are both left handed so we play a similar style and it was a great experience for me playing with Chris. He’s played in so many multi team events so it was great to finally get the chance to play alongside him.”
Adcock said: “Ben is playing more mixed doubles than I am so he will teach me a thing or two I think! It’s a great opportunity for us to play together for Team England here. We had a good start, and it’s a tough one for us this afternoon against Australia – it’s a tough draw, but we’re happy to be there.”
England's Lewis White is also looking tremendous in the waters this morning. He set a new British record of 56.83 seconds in his heat of the men's S9 100m freestyle to qualify for the final.
Rednall overcame one of the favourites, Jo Edwards of New Zealand with a 21-17 win and was clearly delighted with her performance. She said: “I thought my third bowl had got it to be honest, but the wind played it’s part and I was a bit concerned it may have done that on my last bowl too.
“But I’m over the moon with that win because Jo (Edwards) is one of the best, if not the best, and I have a huge amount of respect for her. She probably wasn’t at her best today but I put the pressure on early doors and that was the main aim and so really happy with how I played.”
Elsewhere in the boxing, England's Galal Yafai won his first bout with a dominant display in the 46-49kg round of 16, as he cruised in to the last eight.