Games move into top gear on day 3 ( admin posted on January 15th, 2019 )

The Commonwealth Games moves into top gear with 27 gold medals up for grabs on a busy third full day of the competition.

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There are gold medals up for grabs tonight with Australia’s best chances being at the velodrome and the pool, with Liesel Jones defending her 200m breaststroke title, and the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay team expected to be in the medals.

Geoff Huegill will attempt to complete a fairytale transformation losing over 40kgs to compete in this Commonwealth Games when he competes in the 50m butterfly.

The gold medal events in swimming include:

Men’s 200m backstroke – AEDT 2130

Women’s 100m freestyle – AEDT 2136

Men’s Parasport 50m freestyle – AEDT 2211

Women’s 200m breaststroke – AEDT 2216

Men’s 50m butterfly – AEDT 2222

Women’s 100m backstroke – AEDT 2240

Men’s 100m breaststroke – AEDT 2252

Women’s 4 x 200m freestyle – AEDT 2304

Men’s 4x 200m freestyle – AEDT 2321

The track and field events also start this evening at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium with the blue ribbon men’s 100 m sprint heats get underway, but with all the big names staying away, the field is wide open.

Australian hurdler Sally Pearson in the heats for the 100m Hurdles and the 100m sprint.

Two events will result in gold medals this evening including the 5000metres including three Australian runners headlined by Collis Birmingham.

Women’s shot put Parasport – AEDT 2305

Men’s 5000m – AEDT 0125

At the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex the Australian cyclists will be looking to continue their dominance of the medal events with a medal chance in the key events of the women’s team sprint, including Anna Meares and Kaarle Mcculloch.

Tonight’s cycling:

Women’s 25km points race – AEDT 1800

Women’s team sprint – AEDT 1905

Men’s Kierin//1405 M Kierin – AEDT 1935

Men’s 40km points race – AEDT 1940

The gymnastics also continues this evening with Australian’s with a chance of gold in the all round events.

Tonight’s gymnastics:

Men’s starts – individual all round comp – AEDT 1900

Women’s starts – individual all round comp – AEDT 2230

Australia’s hockey teams will be in action, not quite ready for the medal rounds the Australians will look to dominate in the men’s, but will take on India in what could be a hotly contested match with India having a strong hockey history.

Men’s – AUST v SCOTLAND AEDT – 1400

Women’s – AUST v INDIA AEDT – 1900

Australia currently dominates the medal table, however with 27 gold medals up for grabs in just one day it could rapidly change.

Medal Table

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total

Australia 9 9 5 23

India 5 4 2 11

England 2 6 4 12

Malaysia 2 2 1 5

RSA 2 2 1 5

Canada 2 0 5 7

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