Commonwealth Games: Saturday review including Adam Peaty

Last Updated April 07 2018, 16:49Other Sports
Adam Peaty celebrates
Adam Peaty celebrates

A review of Saturday's action in the Commonwealth Games.

Adam Peaty is determined to dominate his sport for years to come after completing a four-year sweep of major titles by retaining his world 100 metres breaststroke title at the Commonwealth Games.

The 23-year-old Olympic, world and European champion clocked 58.84 seconds to beat James Wilby into second place in 59.43secs,

Asked how long his unbeaten sequence can continue, Peaty said "a lifetime - if I keep at it." He has previously said he hopes to compete up to the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics.

He added: "The more worrying thing for me is how can I keep the sport new, how can I keep my motivation high. That's going to be my next challenge now, to keep pushing and keep pushing."

England's Molly Renshaw took women's 200m silver, while Chloe Tutton claimed bronze for Wales' first medal in the pool of the Games.

Scotland's Duncan Scott earlier took 200m butterfly bronze as South Africa's Chad le Clos won a third straight title in his main event.

There was another Home Nations bronze, for England's women's 4x200m freestyle relay team of Eleanor Faulkner, Siobhan O'Connor, Freya Anderson and Holly Hibbott, as Australia won gold.

Nile Wilson held off England team-mate James Hall in a dramatic finish to the men's all-around gymnastics title.

The 22-year-old impressed with his concluding high bar routine to claim his second gold of the Games after heading into the final piece of apparatus with just one fortieth of a point separating him from Hall and Cypriot Marios Georgiou.

Wilson said: "It's difficult not to be aware (of the scores) with the big scoreboard and the crowd, but for me it's all about that feeling when I land that high bar dismount and the roar and the buzz I get from that."

Alice Kinsella won bronze in the women's all-around event behind gold medal winner Ellie Black of Canada.

Elinor Barker won track cycling gold for Wales in the women's points race as Katie Archibald and Neah Evans took silver and bronze respectively for Scotland.

Barker, an Olympic team pursuit champion, had chosen not to take part in the pursuit races and her fresher legs showed as she took a lap on the field midway through the race to vault to the top of the standings.

"It feels amazing, it's a really good feeling," Barker said of her first Commonwealth title.

Archibald followed up her gold in the individual pursuit on Friday with a strong ride but could not match her Great Britain team-mate.

Scotland's Jack Carlin won silver in the men's sprint as New Zealand's Sam Webster took gold.

Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott won gold for England in the women's B&VI 1000m time trial, breaking their own world record with a time of 1:04.623, while Scotland pair Neil Fachie and Matt Rotherham picked up their second gold of the Games in the men's B&VI sprint.

England's Zoe Smith won her third consecutive Commonwealth Games weightlifting medal with silver in the women's 63kg class behind Maude Charron of Canada, while Jack Oliver took silver in the men's 77kg class.

England's injury-hit triathlon team were forced to settle for team relay silver behind Australia.

Alistair and Jonny Brownlee and team-mates Vicky Holland and Jess Learmonth failed to catch the home favourites, capping a miserable campaign for the Brownlee brothers who had both failed to medal in the individual event.

Defending champion Nick Matthew crashed out in the quarter-finals of the men's squash competition to Nafiizwan Adnan of Malaysia, while women's top seed Laura Massaro was beaten by Tesni Evans of Wales.

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