GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Highlights on day four of the Commonwealth Games on Sunday (times GMT):
The Australian team, consisting of Elijah Winnington, Kyle Chalmers, Alexander Graham and Mack Horton, have won the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay final in dominant fashion, setting a new Games record of seven minutes and 5.97 seconds to grab the gold.
James Guy helped England finish nearly three seconds behind the hosts to take silver while Scotland were a further second adrift in third.
Scotland cyclist Mark Stewart improved on his bronze medal at the World Championships by winning the gold in the men’s 40km points race finals.
Stewart took the early lead and hold on for the win ahead of New Zealand’s Campbell Stewart and England’s Ethan Hayter in the final race at the velodrome.
1155 INDIAN WOMEN STUN SINGAPORE TO CLINCH HISTORIC TEAM GOLD
Two singles victories from Manika Batra helped the Indian women’s team win their first ever table tennis gold medal by beating favorites Singapore 3-1 in the final.
England edged out Australia for the bronze.
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1145 AUSTRALIANS SECURE ONE-TWO-THREE IN 50M BUTTERFLY
Home favorite Cate Campbell won her third gold medal at the Gold Coast Games in the women’s 50m butterfly with a time of 25.59 seconds to finish ahead of compatriots Holly Barratt and Madeline Groves, who took silver and bronze respectively.
Australian Mitch Larkin grabbed gold in the men’s 50m backstroke at the Gold Coast Games, bettering the silver he won in Glasgow four years ago.
Compatriots Benjamin Treffers, who finished just 0.6 seconds behind Larkin, and Zac Incerti completed the podium.
1133 O’CONNOR DOMINATES IN 200M INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY WIN
England’s Siobhan-Marie O’Connor won gold in the women’s 200m individual medley for the second consecutive Games while compatriot Aimee Willmott and Scotland’s Hannah Miley both failed to add to their medals.
Canadian duo Sarah Darcel and Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson won the silver and the bronze medals respectively.
O’Connor was the only swimmer to clock under two minutes 10 seconds.
Home favorites Stephanie Morton and Kaarle McCulloch charged to an Australian one-two finish in the women’s keirin with New Zealand’s Natasha Hansen taking the bronze.
Morton, who won gold in the team and individual sprints along with a silver in the 500m time trial, won her fourth medal of the Games after finishing 0.079 seconds ahead of McCulloch.
Australia put in a solid team performance to help Amy Cure win her second gold medal at this year’s Games in the women’s 10km scratch race.
Cure, who along with her team mates won the team pursuit, finished ahead of Scotland’s Neah Evans and England’s Emily Kay after a close race.
Individual pursuit gold medalist Katie Archibald, of Scotland, narrowly missed out on a medal.
England’s weightlifter Emily Godley lifted a combined total of 222kg to win the women’s 75kg final. She won by a single kg, ahead of second-placed Canadian Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau.
Wales’ Laura Hughes took the bronze.
World, European and Olympic champion Adam Peaty is on course for a clean sweep of gold medals after surpassing his own Games record to finish quickest in the men’s 50m breaststroke semi-finals with a time of 26.49 seconds.
South African Cameron van der Burgh had the second fastest time of 26.95 seconds and England’s James Wilby, who won the 200m breaststroke in Peaty’s absence earlier, was third in 27.41 seconds.
Australian sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell along with 17-year-old Canadian Taylor Ruck were the three fastest swimmers in the women’s 100m freestyle semi-finals.
Cate Campbell, who has already won two Gold medals and a silver at the Gold Coast Games, set a new Games record time of 52.64 seconds to qualify fastest while Ruck, who has won six medals so far, was second followed by Bronte.
“I had goosebumps when the crowd started shouting Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi,” Cate Campbell, 25, said after her swim.
Australian cyclist Matthew Glaetzer, who is the world champion in sprint, blitzed around the track to set a new Games record time of 59.340 seconds and grab the gold medal in the men’s 1000m time trial final.
New Zealand’s Edward Dawkins and Callum Skinner of Scotland won the silver and bronze respectively.
Glaetzer, a silver medalist in the time trial at Apeldoorn, suffered a shock exit in the preliminary rounds of the sprint event but bounced back to grab gold in the men’s keirin finals on Friday.
0950 SCOTT EDGES LE CLOS, CHALMERS TO WIN 100M FREESTYLE TITLE
Scotland’s Duncan Scott won his fourth medal at Gold Coast after recording a shock win over South African Chad le Clos and Australian Kyle Chalmers in the men’s 100m freestyle final.
Le Clos, who won the 50m and 200m butterfly events earlier in the competition, and Olympic champion Chalmers finished joint-second with times of 48.15 seconds while Scott raced to the title in a time of 48.02 seconds.
Chalmers’ compatriot Cameron McEvoy finished fourth.
Canadian Kylie Masse led a Canadian one-two finish in the women’s 200m backstroke final ahead of world champion Emily Seebohm, as the 22-year-old and compatriot Taylor Ruck won the gold and silver medals respectively.
Masse, who ousted Seebohm in the 100m event on Saturday, set a new Games record of two minutes 05.98 seconds to seal the gold. Ruck, aged 17, has now won six medals at this year’s Games.
England gymnast Nile Wilson is eager to add to his tally of two gold medals and one silver when the final day of the artistic gymnastics competitions is held on Monday.
“... It’s an incredible feeling to get a silver on the rings,” Wilson told BBC.
“But I am absolutely exhausted now. One more day to get through after an ice bath recovery tonight. We’re coming out here and putting together some great routines. I’m loving it and excited to get back out there.”
Wilson’s compatriot Courtney Tulloch, who is the rings and team all-round gold medalist, is already looking ahead to the World Championships.
“I can’t believe I’m a double Commonwealth champion. This is a good stepping stone towards the World Championships,” Tulloch said.
Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake has qualified in first place for the men’s 100m final after blazing to a time of 10.06 seconds in the semi-finals.
Cayman Islands’ Kemar Hyman was second fastest and finished ahead of England’s Adam Gemili, the world 4x100 relay gold medalist at London.
Blake, a former world champion, is among the favorites to win the event and re-establish Jamaica’s dominance following the retirement of multiple Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt.
0820 PHILIP SECURES FIRST SPOT IN WOMEN’S 100M SEMI-FINALS
England’s Asha Philip qualified fastest for the women’s 100m finals with a time of 11.21 seconds in the semi-finals, narrowly ahead of Jamaican Christania Williams, the 4x100 relay silver medalist at the Rio Olympics, who finished in 11.22 seconds.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye was the third fastest.
England’s 17-year-old Georgia Mae-Fenton added to the nation’s medal rush in gymnastics at this year’s Games by winning the gold in women’s uneven bars finals with a score of 14.600.
Canadian Brittany Rogers, who was part of her country’s gold medal-winning squad in the team all-round event on Friday, grabbed the silver followed by Australia’s Georgia Goodwin in third.
0730 TULLOCH, WILSON SEAL ENGLAND ONE-TWO IN GYMNASTICS
England’s Courtney Tulloch and Nile Wilson, both of whom were part of the team that won the all-round finals on the opening day, have won the gold and silver respectively in the men’s rings final.
Wilson adds to his individual all-round gold he won on Saturday.
Canada’s Scott Morgan rounds out the podium.
A late flourish helped Ugandan sprinter Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei clinch gold in the men’s 5000m final ahead of Canadian Mohammed Ahmed.
Ahmed took the early lead and after a classic chase Cheptegei, who won silver in the 10000m race at last year’s world championships, raced ahead with four laps to go and held on to win.
Kenyan Edward Pingua Zakayo won the bronze.
0645 MCCLENAGHAN ON HIS ‘HUGE’ WIN OVER WHITLOCK
Northern Ireland’s gold-medal winning gymnast Rhys McClenaghan believes his victory over reigning Olympic champion Max Whitlock in the men’s pommel horse final puts him among the best in the sport.
“Max has been my idol growing up and I’ve been watching him since 2010 when he was competing in the Delhi Commonwealths,” the 18-year-old told BBC.
“I’ve always felt though that one day I could be up there with the best and beating them and this is a huge result for me.”
0640 ELEFTHERIOU EDGES OUT HILL TO WIN WOMEN’S SHOOTING GOLD
Cypriot Andri Eleftheriou set a new Games record after hitting 52 of the 60 targets to grab the gold medal in the women’s skeet shooting finals.
England’s Amber Hill, who won the gold medal in the event in the 2017 Commonwealth Championships and 2015 European Games, took silver and Eleftheriou’s compatriot Panagiota Andreou won bronze.
0620 HUDSON-SMITH DISQUALIFIED IN 400M HEATS
England sprinter Matt Hudson-Smith was disqualified from the men’s 400m after stepping out of his lane in the heats.
Grenada’s Bralon Taplin qualified the fastest with a time of 45.11 seconds.
0612 OLSEN LEADS CANADIAN ONE-TWO IN WOMEN’S VAULT
Shallon Olsen and Elsabeth Black won the gold and silver medals respectively in the women’s vault with Australia’s Emily Whitehead taking the bronze.
0610 MCCLENAGHAN PIPS WHITLOCK TO WIN NORTHERN IRELAND’S FIRST MEDAL
Reigning Olympic champion Max Whitlock suffered another blow as Rhys McClenaghan clinched Northern Ireland’s first medal of this year’s Games after winning gold in the men’s pommel horse final.
England’s Whitlock and McClenaghan both recorded a score of 15.100 in the tiebreak, with the Englishman having a higher difficulty score and the Irishman having a higher execution score, but the latter was handed the gold.
Whitlock settled for silver while Canada’s Zachary Clay took the bronze.
England’s double Olympic champion Max Whitlock, who was favorite to defend his title from the 2014 Glasgow Games, secured a disappointing sixth-placed finish in the men’s floor exercise final after qualifying in first position.
Gymnast Marios Georgiou, of Cyprus, clinched the nation’s first gold medal at this year’s Games as he finished ahead of Canadian Scott Morgan and Scotland’s Daniel Purvis.
Georgiou adds to the bronze medal he won in the men’s individual all-round final on Saturday.
England’s Nick Miller set a new Commonwealth Games and British record of 80.26m at the Carrara Stadium to win the gold medal in the men’s hammer throw final.
Australian Matthew Denny recorded his personal best of 74.88m to take silver ahead of Scotland’s Mark Dry, who sealed bronze with his final throw of the event.
Australian Dane Sampson won the gold in the men’s 10m air rifle final after setting a new Games record score of 245.0.
Bangladesh’s Abdullah Hel Baki won silver while India’s Ravi Kumar took the bronze.
0240 RECORD-BREAKING BHAKER WINS SHOOTING GOLD
India’s Manu Bhaker won her nation’s sixth gold medal at this year’s Games, notching a Games record score of 240.9 to win the women’s 10m air pistol finals.
The 16-year-old finished ahead of compatriot Heena Sidhu and Australian Elena Galiabovitch.
India’s Punam Yadav claimed gold in the women’s 69kg weightlifting division with a combined weight of 222kg.
England’s Sarah Davies took silver with 217kg after she failed to lift 128kg on her final clean and jerk. Yadav had failed with her own second lift of 122kg.
The 22-year-old Yadav, however, succeeded on her third lift to clinch gold, adding to the bronze she won in the 63kg weight division four years ago in Glasgow.
Fiji’s Apolonia Vaivai won bronze with a combined total of 216kgs.
Australia’s Jemima Montag won the women’s 20km walk after her compatriot Claire Tallent was disqualified about two kilometres from the finish and just after she had reeled in and passed the 20-year-old to take the lead.
“That’s not the way I wanted to win the gold medal with a close team mate being relegated to the sidelines, but you can’t let it affect your focus,” Montag said. “Claire will come back.”
New Zealand’s Alana Barber took the silver, with Bethan Davies from Wales taking bronze.
Montag’s victory completed an Australian double in the first athletics disciplines on the program, with preliminary rounds in the men’s and women’s 100m set to get under way later at Carrara Stadium.
2300 BIRD-SMITH WINS FIRST ATHLETICS MEDAL
Australia’s Dane Bird-Smith produced a stunning burst in the final few hundred meters to win the first athletics medal at the Gold Coast Games in the men’s 20km walk.
England’s Tom Bosworth took silver just four seconds behind the Rio Olympics bronze medalist, with Kenya’s Samuel Ireri Gathimba finishing third.
“The last 500m hurt so much but I had everyone behind me which made it so special,” Bird-Smith said. “It was unbelievable, a bloody unreal feeling.
“I am over the moon and I cannot thank (the crowd) enough. As I came around the bend they went absolutely ballistic.”
Compiled by Greg Stutchbury in Gold Coast and Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; Editing by John O'Brien/Nick Mulvenney/Toby Davis