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Commonwealth Games live: Day four

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comment by shivfan (U2435266)

posted Oct 7, 2010

Bahamas did very well in the 400 heats this morning....

Conrad Williams of England wins the first heat of the 400 in 45.78, with Bahamaian Michael Mathieu coming in second in 46.22....

Another Bahamaian, Ramon Miller, comfortably won the second heat in 46.12. And a third, Anretti Bain, wins the third in 46.20.

Jamaica's Oral Thompson wins the fourth heat in 46.60, with Trinidad's Gordon struggling to come in third. A good run by Dominica's Erison Hurtault to win the final heat in 46.50.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

There's something dodgy with your medals table. Unless South Africa got a few bronzes upgraded to golds it can't be right.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Loved Anna Meares' little 'battle' with Mahitha Mohan. Very very sporting of her.
And also loved the 'whoops' from Danielle Brown. What a girl.

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comment by Lauren (U14639041)

posted Oct 7, 2010

I'm very excited about the mens hockey game coming up - England v Canada! Enjoying some excellent banter with my Canadian friend - just hoping the boys come through now. Shame I'm at work so I can't watch.

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comment by GinnyR (U14637020)

posted Oct 7, 2010

I was looking forward to watching my sister play in the Wales vs Malaysia game online and now see the schedule has been changed. Gutted, what do you suggest?

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posted Oct 7, 2010

men's 400 looks like being England vs Bahamas, with Tobin and Williams both looking strong for England (Williams close to his PB) and the three Bahamas athletes mentioned by shivfan also going well. Another open event that one...

In the women's 1500, Steph Twell of Scotland, and the English duo of Hannah England and Helen Clitheroe all qualified comfortably for the final, where they will face a strong Kenyan trio.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Looking at the medal table, do the Aussies only win Gold when sitting down or indeed when completely horizontal .....?

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comment by TheMF8 (U13830422)

posted Oct 7, 2010

@Pranev of the BBC

Thank you for covering the Archery :-)

And thank you for doing research on a sport that I am sure is alien to you.

However a minor point arrows can indeed be shot or loosed *but* the only way to fire an arrow is to set it alight with a safety match.

So good to see the the Brits doing well though...

Take care

TMF

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comment by Brenzo (U14637080)

posted Oct 7, 2010

Hey anyone know what time Scotland v England in the badminton today? 2 home nations for the price of one surely got to be live .....?

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posted Oct 7, 2010

I am loving the archery minus the screaming of the indian audience. Should not they be asked for silence while shooting (or is it loosing?)

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comment by TheMF8 (U13830422)

posted Oct 7, 2010

Interesting point...

The last competition that I was in, admittedly of a different sort to compound or recurve, there was a constant noise from the audience but you just shut it all out.

Take care

TMF

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comment by shivfan (U2435266)

posted Oct 7, 2010

Nothing wrong with the screaming....

It makes a refreshing change from the deathly silence that prevails at most of the other events, including the 100 metres yesterday. Only three men and a dog seem to have turned up for most events.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

So far I have been very disappointed with the coverage of the Commonwealth Games by the BBC. On the TV, as I have to work, and don't get home till about 6:30pm, there is little coverage left, the only program left is the 'highlights' program, which has so little sporting action that it is hardly worth watching.

The coverage on these pages is very poor, with very little information about the action that is taking place. We get occasional snippets on the 'live' page, but that is sporadic, and usually late, and not always accurate. Apart from that there is a 'results' page, on which is difficult to find the latest results; and the rest seems to consist of loads of blogs complaining about everything.

It seems to me that the media are determined to get one story from these games, and that is the death of the Commonwealth games!

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posted Oct 7, 2010

y is der so much disparity in swimming.
comparing the timings you find that aussie or english women are faster than some of the guys from weaker sporting nations!!!

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comment by shivfan (U2435266)

posted Oct 7, 2010

I agree, Barties....

the highlights programme was only acceptable to swimming fans. I can't believe that the BBC only showed one 100m race.

Thankfully, I'm working from home now, so I get the opportunity to see most of the action on the red button. But even then the coverage can be disappointing. I can't understand why the BBC insists on ignoring the netball....

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Great. At 7:34 on day 4, the live text tells us what happened in the tennis on day 3! Anna Smith should've finished her quarterfinal by now and Heather Watson's should be getting under way. Will we have to wait till 7:30am tomorrow to find out who won?

Wouldn't be so bad but the live scoring at the tennis event is worse than useless.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Becky James comes so close to pushing Meares to a decisive sprint, losing the second leg of the final by the narrowest of margins (maybe a quarter of a wheel, at most). Brilliant effort, she lacked the power but her tactics were spot on.

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comment by Peace (U14190554)

posted Oct 7, 2010

Re: Importance of CWG - Well, for sport's lovers, its a rare opportunity to watch current and maybe future Olympic Champions! The Bindra's and Addlington's are just awesome to watch!! Come on CWG!!!

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comment by stuartdm (U910120)

posted Oct 7, 2010

Really difficult to follow the games at work. The official site's results are mainly missing as are the BBCs. The best bet seems to be wikipedia, but they aren't really covering all the sports.

ps. did something interesting happen in heat 5 of the first round of 100m. Couldn't find anything on iplayer - heard there was a re-run.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Shame to hear Addlington is so ill! What an inspiration she is!
Plus I want to add, as another English woman in Oz I am so tired of the Aussie anthem. Come on the home countries!

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comment by bigbang (U7881822)

posted Oct 7, 2010

Now when all the events are progressing well, some slimy opportunists (from media and ex-sportsmen) are talking about sparse crowd and "Delhi" belly
a. Sparse crowd: I want to tell you that people work and go to job during weekdays; there is no state sponsor benefit system in India, ok. You will see some crowd in the evening and more on the weekends
b. "Delhi" belly: Are you saying that no one has an upset tummy when you travel elsewhere? Every region has different food habits and how it is prepared. The so called "developed countries" with sinister attitude should have carried own food then, if they can't control the diet
And i have a question for these slimy and nit-picking opportunists: can they explain the latest finding; “Used condoms clog CWG athletes' toilets in sports village”. Is that how they behave back in their own countries, home and when they use sports facilities?

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comment by shivfan (U2435266)

posted Oct 7, 2010

"for sport's lovers, its a rare opportunity to watch current and maybe future Olympic Champions!"

Exactly....

I can't understand why the Indian crowd has stayed away from the 100m, just because Usain Bolt isn't there. Obviously, Bolt is going to retire one day, and the promising young Jamaican sprinters Oshane Bailey and Ramone McKenzie could be future Olympic champions.

Indians have the opportunity to one day say, 'I was in Delhi to see this guy run, and that's before he became famous.' They are missing this opportunity....

Top seed Rodionova beat Watson at love and two. You can search for results here:

http://results.cwgdelhi2010.org/en/Comp.mvc/DetailedScheduleByDate?sportCode=TE

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comment by TheMF8 (U13830422)

posted Oct 7, 2010

South Africa win the Bronze medal, Australia lose in the men's compound after an embarrassing delay when the timing system failed during one of the ends.

England and India next......

Take care

TMF

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comment by shivfan (U2435266)

posted Oct 7, 2010

stuart, this thread covers the fifth heat of the men's 100....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A75148842

"Sparse crowd: I want to tell you that people work and go to job during weekdays; there is no state sponsor benefit system in India, ok. You will see some crowd in the evening and more on the weekends"

Funny, but while the CWG was going on, there was a Test match at Mohali between India and Australia, and there was a much larger crowd there. The second ODI will be on a Wednesday, and will start at 2pm local time, and I'm willing to bet it will be sold out and packed before it starts.

If you really want to go, you will book your holidays in advance. The simple truth is that Indians are not terribly interested in anything other than cricket, it seems.

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comment by TheMF8 (U13830422)

posted Oct 7, 2010

Men's Compound Archery Final

England score maximum after first six arrows

India down three

Take care
TMF

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posted Oct 7, 2010

"It seems to me that the media are determined to get one story from these games, and that is the death of the Commonwealth games! "

I disagree, I think that's the headline you're looking for. How can you say the coverage has been poor when there have been 4 or more live streams on the website covering a variety of different sports? It seems to me that some people are simply looking for something to complain about.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

As an it's a shame winning gold in the cycling and gymnastics with England sending second string teams, now there is the "Commonwealth" Spirit.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

I'd like to echo the comments above re the highlights programme. Less mindless banter, more action, please. We recorded the programme last night, fast-forwarded through the inanities, and were left with about 20 minutes of sport to watch. The coverage of the 100m heats was risible, and the montage for the gymnastics was just daft.

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comment by TheMF8 (U13830422)

posted Oct 7, 2010

Men's Compound Archery Final

England score drop in one nine after first twelve arrows

India down five

Take care

TMF

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posted Oct 7, 2010

follow all resuts day by day on this page..i found this the quickest and most comprehensive
http://cwg.ndtv.com/commonwealth/result.html

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comment by TheMF8 (U13830422)

posted Oct 7, 2010

Men's Compound Archery Final

England score a single nine and an eight in the next six arrows

India down five

Take care

TMF

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comment by shivfan (U2435266)

posted Oct 7, 2010

The decathlon's looking interesting....

Leader Jamie Nelson of Canada had the best throw in the shot putt, the third event,followed by 2002 champ Claston Bernard of Jamaica, with two Indians coming third and fourth.

Here's the standings after three events:

1) Nelson 2583
2) Brent Newdick (NZ) 2487
3) Singh (Ind) 2484
4) Bernard 2408
5) Joseph (Ind) 2367
6) Adolphus Jones (Grenada) 2341

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comment by TheMF8 (U13830422)

posted Oct 7, 2010

Men's Compound Archery Final

England 231
India 229

Gold for England but a shame the rather partisan crowd were screeching for the last two England ends but *not* when India were shooting... Oh well

Take care

TMF

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comment by kairav (U14577992)

posted Oct 7, 2010

India has got a realistic chance of getting more than a minimum of 50 gold medals & 120 medals in all.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

whats with the warm up pool? seems it is being linked to the sickness over coming many swimmers, England australia both have swimmers getting ill, not sure about other countries. Its not good enough, I don't think they should have been given these games at all

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comment by shivfan (U2435266)

posted Oct 7, 2010

Or better still, oz cric, all these sickly athletes should have just stayed at home....
:-/
Ian Thorpe said it right - you go to Delhi and do the job, regardless of the conditions. Complaining and whingeing about 'Delhi belly' just doesn't cut it.

An interesting netball match is underway, with Australia leading Jamaica 49-35. It's a pity the BBC don't see fit to show this on any of the six red button options.
:-/

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Oh dear. Have just looked at the medals table and see that Australia are leading by an almost insurmountable margin. 23 gold medals to England's measly 7. And to make matters worse the top 5 leading countries all have more gold medals than they do any other medal, apart from England. So they all have less chokers than we do.

Just as well this is only a second rate Olympics, and as such, pointless.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

"Just as well this is only a second rate Olympics, and as such, pointless. "

Why pointless? It's a chance to compete at a high level. In fact it's a great warm up for the Olympics. Do you think European Championship athletics are pointless because they don't include the American and African athletes? Is the CONMEBOL championship pointless because the European teams are missing?

I don't get this downer everyone has with the CWG. If you don't like it then don't watch it.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Is your medal table updater an Australian? It seems the medal table reflects Aussie gold very quickly, but takes half a day to update with any English gold.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Fine finish from Burnett in the men's 100 freestyle, snatching silver from Sullivan of Australia in the last few meters!

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Proposition

Eamon Sullivan is the biggest choker Australian swimming has produced.

Discuss

He must be gutted that he is unable to produce his best in a final. I'm sure his competitors love it.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

juat woke up i hate the time diffrence lol, anyways nice to wake up to a good laugh - Gillian Turks and Caicos Islands on their travels? lmao this cracked me up :), anyways any medals for SCOTLAND?

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posted Oct 7, 2010

YAY our ladies beat Trinidad 6-1, good news, bad news we play Australia tomorrow lol :|

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posted Oct 7, 2010

In 6 years times, India will be better and more successful then England/GB team in the Olympics for a very long time <ok>

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posted Oct 7, 2010

in 4 years time Scotland will dominate the commonwealth :)

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Scotland should be happy with 4th place behind, Aus, Eng, India

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posted Oct 7, 2010

"posted 7 Minutes Ago

In 6 years times, India will be better and more successful then England/GB team in the Olympics for a very long time ok"

lol, dream on :) India managed 1 gold and 2 bronze in Beijing; GB got 19 Gold, 13 Silver and 15 Bronze. You seriously think India are going to make that much progress in just two Olympics' time?

Don't forget that many of the home nations' best athletes are not at these games. No Christine Ohurugu (400m champion), no Victoria Pendleton or Chris Hoy in the cycling and no rowing or sailing events (that we always do well in) at all. And that's to name just a few.

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comment by Lauren (U14639041)

posted Oct 7, 2010

England losing 1-0 in the mens hockey against Canada. I'm losing the banter war with my Canadian friend!!

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Where is the netball coverage? I haven't heard any netball results on TV or radio.

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posted Oct 7, 2010

Anyone know what's happened to the Men's 77kg weightlifting? I was hoping to see some coverage.

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