Lewis Clareburt won gold in the 400m at the Commonwealth Games. photo sport
Everything you need to know about day two of the Commonwealth Games.
More from the Velodrome?
A quirk for the New Zealand team on day one – more than half of their medals were not won in Birmingham. It was a successful day in London, home of track cycling, home of the 2012 Olympics. There could be more success tomorrow morning. The women’s sprint team, consisting of Ellesse Andrews, Rebecca Petch and Olivia King, will seek to confirm their gold medal rides in the individual sprint competition – Final from 4.51 a.m. The men’s sprint riders will also compete in the Kerin, the final will take place at 5:17 a.m.
In the endurance women, Bryony Botha will have a chance to medal with the gold medal ride in the women’s 3000m individual pursuit 3.30 a.m. The men’s final is coming up 4:26 a.m with Jordan Kerby, Aaron Gate and Tom Sexton all eyeing more gold, but they may need to go up against a teammate to earn it.
gold in the water
Lewis Clareburt and Andrew Jeffcoat are New Zealand’s biggest medal hopes in the pool tomorrow morning. Clareburt finished fourth in the IM 400m at the Tokyo Olympics and was set to go into the final as a favorite 7:49 a.m Morning. Jeffcoat really impressed in the semifinals of the 100m backstroke, finishing second in his run. Don’t rule him out as a gold chance in the finals 8:05 a.m.
Cameron Gray also competes in the men’s 50m butterfly final 6.07 a.m while other final seats could be booked in the first session tonight.
Rugby Sevens Sides Eye Final
Track cycling and swimming are the only sports capable of producing medals for New Zealand on day two, but there will be plenty of interest in Rugby Sevens. The New Zealand women compete against England 10:06 p.m as they try to lead their group. They would then have a semi-final on 7:42 a.m. The All Blacks Sevens escaped with a pool game win over Samoa and defeated England in their final group game 11:34 p.m. They have a potential quarterfinal of about 8:26 a.m.
1998 was the last time New Zealand played cricket at the Commonwealth Games – that was a 50-over win over Sri Lanka for the bronze medal. Now it’s the turn of the women and T20. The White Ferns open their tournament against South Africa 22 O `clock. It’s a crucial game in a strong group with England and Sri Lanka. If you lose this, New Zealand will need to remain undefeated to take gold.
Kiwi medals on day one
Gold – Men’s Track Cycling Team Pursuit – Aaron Gate, Jordan Kerby, Tom Sexton and Campbell Stewart
Gold – Track Cycling Women’s Team Sprint – Ellesse Andrews, Rebecca Petch and Olivia King
Gold – Dame Sophie Pascoe – Swimming – Women’s 100m Freestyle S9
Silver – Hayden Wilde – Men’s Triathlon
Silver – Women’s Track Cycling Team Pursuit – Bryony Botha, Michaela Drummond, Emily Shearman, Ellesse Andrews
Silver – Jesse Reynolds – Swimming – 100m Backstroke, Men’s S9
Bronze – Men’s Track Cycling Team Sprint – Bradly Knipe, Sam Dakin and Sam Webster
Sky TV will broadcast the Commonwealth Games on six channels. Streaming service Sky Sport Now is also offering a special Commonwealth Games Pass for $24.99. Free-to-air coverage including daily highlights shows will be available on Prime TV.
How can I listen?
In addition to the NZ Herald’s extensive digital and print coverage, you can listen to live Gold Sport commentary with commentators Jason Pine, Elliott Smith, Malcolm Jordan, Andrew Alderson and Nick Bewley every night from 7pm, as well as regular updates on Newstalk ZUM EXAMPLE.
And download our daily Commonwealth Games podcast Birmingham Bulletin.
Day 2) Saturday 30th July to Sunday 31st July
Medal odds in bold
7:30pm – Lawn Bowls – Women’s Singles – Katelyn Inch v Olivia Eunice (Niue)
7.30pm – Lawn Bowls – Men’s trebles – v Scotland
9:02pm – Track Cycling – Women’s Sprint Qualification (Ellesse Andrews, Olivia King, Rebecca Petch)
9.30pm – Swimming – Men’s 200m Freestyle – Cameron Gray
9.41pm – Track Cycling – Women’s 3000m Individual Pursuit, Qualification – Bryony Botha, Emily Shearman
10pm – Cricket Group B – White Ferns – South Africa
10.06pm – Rugby 7 – Women’s group match v England
10:18pm – Swimming – Women’s 100 Backstroke – Vanessa Ouwehand
10.30pm – Swimming – Men’s 400 IM heats – Lewis Clareburt
10.30pm – Lawn Bowls – Women’s Singles – Katelyn Inch v Amy Pharoah (England)
10:33pm – Track Cycling – Women’s Sprint 1/8 – Potential
11pm – Squash – Women’s Singles Round of 32 – Joelle King v Leungo Katse (Botswana)
11:06pm – Track Cycling – Women’s Sprint Quarter – Potential
11.22pm – Track Cycling – Men’s 4000m Individual Pursuit Qualification – Aaron Gate, Jordan Kerby, Tom Sexton
11.34pm – Rugby 7 – Men’s group match v England
12pm – Boxing – Women 70kg – Round of 16 – Arianne Nicholson v Lovlina Borgohain (India)
12:15 am – Squash – Women’s Singles – Round of 16 – Kaitlyn Watts – Mary Fung-a-Fat (Guyana)
02:00 – Lawn Bowls – Women’s Foursomes – Round Three v South Africa
2:00 am – Lawn Bowls – Parasport B6/B7/B8 Men’s Pairs – Round Four v South Africa
03:02 – Track Cycling – Men’s First Round – Callum Saunders, Sam Dakin, Sam Webster
3.22am – Track Cycling – Women’s Sprint Semifinals – Potential
3.30am – Track Cycling – Women’s 3000m Individual Pursuit Final – Bryony Botha, Emily Shearman
3.44am – Track Cycling – Men’s Repechage
4.10am – 3×3 Basketball – NZ Men v England
4.35am – 3×3 Basketball – NZ Women v England
4.26am – Track Cycling – Men’s 4000m Individual Pursuit Final
4.41am – Track Cycling – Men’s Second Round
4.51am – Track Cycling – Women’s Sprint Finals – Potential
5am – Lawn Bowls – Parasport B6 Pairs – Round Four v Australia
5am - Lawn Bowls – Men’s Pairs – Round Four v Jersey
5:30am – Squash – Men’s Singles Round of 32 – Lwamba Chileshe – Nick Sachvie (Canada), Temwa Chileshe – Rory Stewart (Scotland)
5.17am – Track Cycling – Men’s Core Finals
6am – Beach Volleyball – Women’s group match vs. Kenya
6.07am – Swimming – Men’s 50m Butterfly Final – Cameron Gray
6.43am – Swimming – Potential for Men’s 200m Freestyle Final
6.55am – 3×3 Basketball – NZ Women v Canada
07:00 – Beach Volleyball – Men’s group match vs Cyprus
7:00 am Netball Group B New Zealand vs Uganda
7.22am – Swimming – Potential for semifinals over 100 women’s backstroke – Hazel Vanessa Ouwehand, Helena Gasson
7.42am – Rugby 7 – Women’s Semi-Finals
7.49am – Swimming – Men’s 400 IM Final – Lewis Clareburt
7.58am – Swimming – Women’s 100 Butterfly Finals Potential – Hazel Vanessa Ouwehand, Helena Gasson
08:00 – Women’s Group B Ice Hockey Game – v. Scotland
8.04am – Rugby 7 – Women’s Semi-Finals
8.05 – Swimming – Men’s 100m Backstroke Final – Andrew Jeffcoat
8.10am – 3×3 Basketball – New Zealand Men v Canada
8.26am – Rugby 7 – Men’s Quarterfinals