McKeone, Chalmers eye of more gold;  Historic Aussie comeback misses: Comm Games LIVE

McKeone, Chalmers eye of more gold; Historic Aussie comeback misses: Comm Games LIVE

LIVE: Emma McKeon has reached another final as Australia’s swimming sensation continues her assault on the history books on day four of the Commonwealth Games.

On Day 3, McKeon broke the Commonwealth Games record with a stunning 11th career gold medal and her meet is not over yet, with more medals still up for grabs.

In the swimming final, which is scheduled for Tuesday morning (AEST), McKeon headlines a line-up of Australians including Kyle Chalmers, who has withdrawn from one event in favor of a massive 100m freestyle final.

Catch all the action from day four at the Commonwealth Games on our LIVE BLOG below! See the full schedule below.

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McKeon was back in the pool – and now he’s back in another final.Source: Getty Images

McKeon hit the pool again on day four in the women’s 100m freestyle heats, with teammates Shayna Jack and Mollie O’Callaghan also successfully qualifying for the semi-finals.

O’Callaghan qualified first in 54.28s, ahead of him Jackthird in a comfortable 54.28s.

“I was definitely trying to hold back,” Jack said after the race.

McKeon She was only the third fastest in her run and sixth overall, reaching the finish line in 55.36 seconds.

The 28-year-old won the same event at the Tokyo Games last year and has a great chance of doing the same in Birmingham.

Read more about the remaining swim results below or skip to the morning finals schedule below.

GENERAL COMEBACK IS SHORT

Australia’s men’s triples team on grass came within an inch of one of the great comebacks of all time, but fell just short of a heart for the gold medal.

Barry Lester, Carl Healey and Ben Twist – all sporting brilliant gold haircuts – lost to an England team of Louis Ridout, Nick Brett and Jamie Chestney by as much as 12-1.

But the Aussies stormed back into the fight as the home side began to crumble, with Australia capturing four in the 12th over en route to leveling the scores at 12 apiece.

England didn’t score from the ninth over until the 16th but claimed a single in the penultimate over and then did the same in the last over – after Australia had wasted a number of chances at the death.

DIAMONDS DEMOLISH SA… BUT COP BIG BLOW

In their toughest test of the Commonwealth Games to date, the gold medal favorites Diamonds stepped up to beat South Africa 74-49.

The Diamonds were in good form from the start, shooting with exceptional accuracy and harassing the South Africans all over the court with exceptional pressure.

Australia are unbeaten after three Group A matches. They play Wales tomorrow before a huge game with more than dark horses Jamaica.

But a calf injury to Paige Hadley, who played just 15 minutes in the second game after not missing the opener, looms as a potentially defining moment in their campaign.

Diamonds coach Diamonds coach Stacey Marinkovich said it was a repeat injury from the previous camp: “I don’t know the update. She obviously tweaked her calf. We will see what the result will be. The medical staff will sort it out and we’ll just go through our plans to fix the healing. Everything looked good. She moved well. She played really well.”

FULL STORY.

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Kyle Bruce almost won an incredible gold medal with this lift.Source: Channel 7

AUSSIE ROBBED IN WILD HEART

Kyle Bruce was controversially robbed of the men’s 81kg weightlifting gold medal after a heartbreaking decision by the judges.

Bruce, 23, was a gifted rugby player who only joined the gym to improve his skills on the pitch before switching to weightlifting full-time and winning a silver medal four years ago.

This time he finished second in the jerking portion of the competition, lifting 143kg before failing to lift 147kg twice.

He successfully lifted 180kg in the clean section and achieved an impressive total of 323kg, placing him in second place. Then, with a gold medal on the line, he attempted to lift 183kg on his final attempt.

He struggled with the lift and wobbled, but initially got three green lights from the judges for a successful lift… only to be overturned almost immediately afterwards by the judges, who noticed a little movement in Bruce’s left elbow.

This moved him to the silver medal behind England’s Chris Murray in the overall Games record 325kg.

He said: “It was overruled because of duress. I haven’t seen the video so I’m not sure. But that’s how it goes in sports sometimes, and you know, congratulations to Chris on the win

“He was a good competitor that day and I was a bit unlucky there, but that’s how it is, I’m humbled by the defeat and I’m happy.”

He adds: “Walking away with silver, I’m not going to lie, it’s pretty disappointing… I’ll be ready for 2026. I’ll be back and have some redemption.”

FULL STORY: ‘Devastated’ Aussie in tears after gold was ‘stolen’

Meantime, Sarah Maureen Cochrane competing in the women’s 64kg final at 11pm AEST.

Resilient Chalmers set a game record | 00:27

CHALMERS RETRIEVING AS AUSSIES GO FOR MORE FINALS

Kyle Chalmers withdrew from the 100m butterfly to focus on his 100m freestyle final in the evening.

His thrilling semi-final swim last night (local) made him the hot favorite to win gold in his favorite event and it’s no surprise he’s going all-in.

Team mate Cody Simpson qualified fifth for the semifinals in 52.47s, just behind fourth Matt Temple, the Australian record holder touched with a time of 52.28 s.

“It’s hot for him,” said Channel 7’s Ian Thorpe of Temple.

Simpson has already won a gold medal for participating in the first heat of the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay, although he did not swim in the final.

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Australian swimmer Kyle Chalmers won his semi-final in the 100 m freestyle. Image: Michael KleinSource: News Corp Australia

Meantime, Kaylee McKeown qualified fastest for the 200m breaststroke final (2:10.95s), with fellow Aussie Minna Atherton also fighting his way to third (2:11.38 s)

McKeown won the event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the recent 2022 World Championships in Budapest.

She also reached the final of the women’s 200m individual medley and qualified behind Abbey Harkin also fourth with 2:13.24 and Ella Ramsay sixth in 2:14.03. McKeown was seventh in 2:14.23s.

All three Australians also qualified for the semi-finals of the women’s 100m breaststroke: Chelsea Hodges fourth in 1:07.68, Jenna Strauch fifth in 1:07.80 and Abbey Harkin sixth in 1:07.85.

Debutant Grayson Bell qualified for the men’s 50m breaststroke semi-finals in fifth after winning his heat in a personal best 27.63s. Sam Williamson he won his own heat in 27.20 and qualified third fastest. Joshua Yong also qualified with his 27.96s.

Recent World Championship silver medalist Lani Pallister she qualified first for the women’s 800m freestyle final in a strong 8:32.67s. Ariarne Titmus he qualified second fastest with a very measured 8:36.17. Kiah Melverton was fourth fastest in 8:40.29. Could we see another step up to the podium?

MORE COVERAGE

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AUSSIES LAWN BOWL MEDAL COLLECTION SET

Australia Day started in sensational style in the Lawn Bowls, with all three teams winning their semi-finals.

Carl Healey, Barrie Lester, and Ben Twist are into the men’s triples final (9pm AEST) after beating Fiji 26-13. They will face England, who beat Wales 15-5 in the other semi-final.

Damian Delgado and Chris Favel are into the men’s B6-B8 doubles final after beating England 17-4.

AND Serena Bonnell and Cheryl Lindfield are into the B6-B8 women’s doubles final after seeing off South Africa 19-12 in their semi-final. Both B6-B8 doubles finals take place on Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile Aussie Ellen Ryan compete in the women’s singles final at 1.30am AEST on Tuesday.

Team Australia’s Ellen Ryan is in the women’s singles final.Source: Getty Images

SIX-TIME AUSSIE LEADS BRONZE

Six-time Australian Commonwealth Games competitor Jian Fang Lay led the Aussie team to bronze in women’s table tennis.

She won the opening doubles match with Yangzi Liu, who won her own singles before Jian Fang Lay sealed a 3-0 win over Wales with a singles win of her own.

Jian Fang Lay now has eight minor medals to his credit.

Minhyung Jee he was the second member of the team.

Jian Fang Lay leads Aussies to bronze in table tennis!Source: Getty Images

KEY NIGHT EVENTS

SWIMMING

In the morning session (Tuesday 4:00 AEST), the medals on offer are:

– men’s 100 m freestyle final (Kyle ChalmersWilliam Xu Yang, Zac Incerti)

– women’s 200m breaststroke final (Kaylee McKeown, Minna Atherton)

– women’s 200m individual medley final (Kaylee McKeown, Abbey Harkin, Ella Ramsay)

– men’s 50m freestyle final S7 (Matthew Levy, Joel Mundie)

– women’s 100m breaststroke final SB6 (Isabella Vincent, Ella Jones)

– men’s 50m breaststroke final (Ben Armbruster, Andrew Jeffcoat, Bradley Woodward)

– women’s 50m butterfly final (Alex Perkins, Emma McKeon, Holly Barratt)

– men’s 4x200m freestyle relay final (Australian team)

HOCKEY: The Kookaburras play their second match of the games – facing NZ at 6am AEST.

JUDO: Australian judoka Joshua Katz (60kg) and brother Nathan (66kg) battle for bronze medals overnight.

PROGRAM DAY FOUR (ALL TIMES AEST)

Bowls and Para Lawns Bowls, 5.30pm

Hockey, 6 p.m

Table tennis and para table tennis, 6:30 p.m

Weightlifting, 6:30 p.m

Judo, 7 p.m

Swimming and paraswimming, 7:30 p.m

Badminton, 8 p.m

Boxing, 9 p.m

Netball, 9pm

Squash, 9 p.m

Artistic gymnastics, 10 p.m

Track and Para Track Cycling, 11pm

Hockey, 11 p.m

Weightlifting, 11 p.m

Beach volleyball, 11:30 p.m

Boxing, 3:30

Weightlifting, 3:30 p.m

Hockey, 4:00

Swimming and paraswimming, 4:00

Beach volleyball, 4:00

3×3 Basketball and 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball, 4:30

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