How the 2018 Commonwealth Games changed for para-athletes

How the 2018 Commonwealth Games changed for para-athletes

How the 2018 Commonwealth Games changed for para-athletes

IT was a big day for Australia's team sports on day 10 of the Commonwealth Games with the Opals and Kookaburras each taking gold, while the Hockeyroos took silver and the men's rugby sevens were eliminated from medal contention.

Helen Housby scored in the final second to give England a 52-51 victory.

"They are clearly fighters, that's what you have on your hands with England".

"It's my dream come true", said Neville.

'The girls have worked so hard over the last worldwide phase.

"Australia are the renowned, world number ones and to beat them at that time, I'm really, really proud - the feeling of that is incredible".

WA boxer Caitlin Parker, of Gosnells, took silver after losing to Wales' Lauren Price 4-1 in the gold medal bout of the women's 75kg class. England took the final centre pass and as the clock showed five seconds to go, England's Jo Harten, 29, missed a shot at goal.

Andy has become one of Britain's top endurance runners and qualified in stunning fashion for the Games at last year's London Marathon and finished 11 minutes ahead of fellow Welshman Josh Griffiths, who was an early pacemaker.

The netballers are strong favourites to take gold against England today after a 64-44 semi final triumph over New Zealand. "This is the best day of my life", she added.

Geva Mentor, playing at her fifth games, said: "I hope this lifts our profile.We've got a World Cup in our back yard and it's time to cement what we've achieved here".

Mentor - Bassett's captain at Sunshine Coast Lightning - matched up to the 6ft 3in shooter, with England's experience in the Australian domestic league fuelling their victory.

Four-time Olympic rowing gold medallist Sir Matthew Pinsent: Netball - such an emblematic gold. "I didn't come here for bronze".

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