Glasgow 2014 day-by-day guide: Day 8 highlights

  • 31 July 2014
Teenage diver Victoria Vincent Image copyright Martin Rickett
Image caption Victoria Vincent, 13, will be hoping to dive to Commonwealth glory

Every day, Newsround will bring you a daily guide to the main events, big names and best stories at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

We will look ahead to where and when we might expect some of each day's key moments.

Gold medals to be won today: 25. Athletics (men's 200m, 800m, 400m hurdles, discus and Para-sport 1500m T54, women's 200m, 400m hurdles, long jump and Para-sport 1500m T54), cycling - road (men's and women's time trials), diving (men's 3m, women's 10m), gymnastics (artistic apparatus - men's floor, pommel horse and rings, women's vault and uneven bars), lawn bowls (Para-sport open triples B6/B7/B8, women's triples), weightlifting (men's +105kg), wrestling (men's 65kg and 86kg, women's 55kg and 63kg).

Highlights include:

From 10am - Cycling time trials: The Commonwealth's fastest road cyclists hit the time trial circuit - 40km for men, 30km for women - taking in Glasgow's East End as well as the surrounding countryside.

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Image caption Sir Bradley Wiggins aims to add to the silver medal that he won in the 4,000m team pursuit

Sir Bradley Wiggins will be the favourite for men's time trial gold. Australia's strong road team includes national time trial champion Michael Hepburn, while defending Commonwealth champion David Millar is included in the Scotland line-up.

In the women's time trial, New Zealand's Linda Villumsen looks a strong prospect, having won silver in Delhi and medals at world level for each of the past five years.

Northern Ireland's Wendy Houvenaghel, three times a world champion on the track and now back working as a dentist at the age of 39, will be on the time trial start line alongside England's Emma Pooley, who is one of the pre-race favourites and the new British national champion. Scotland will be represented by rising talent Katie Archibald.

10.05am - Diving: The men's 3m springboard and women's 10m platform events take place today. One to watch is England's Victoria Vincent, who at only 13 years old takes part in the women's individual competition.

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Image caption Can England's Louis Smith win gold in the pommel horse?

3pm - Artistic gymnastics: Today sees the start of gymnastics' individual apparatus finals, the day's highlight being the men's pommel horse, expected to star England's Louis Smith. The 25-year-old won Britain's first individual Olympic gymnastics medal in a century on the pommel horse at Beijing 2008, upgrading that bronze to silver at London 2012.

Team-mate Max Whitlock, the world silver medallist, is likely to form his strongest rival, while Scotland's Dan Keatings has twice won the European pommel horse title.

7pm - Athletics:Dai Greene defends his 400m hurdles titles on behalf of Wales, with Trinidad and Tobago's world champion Jehue Gordon also set to feature.

Six-time Paralympic champion David Weir leads an eight-strong Para-sport squad within the English athletics team and will compete in Thursday's 1500m T54 with team-mate Will Smith. Shelly Woods, Jade Jones and Lauren Rowles represent England in the women's 1500m T54, alongside Meggan Dawson-Farrell and Samantha Kinghorn for Scotland.

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Jamaica look set to dominate the men's 200m, even without Usain Bolt, with Rasheed Dwyer and Warren Weir in form.

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Image caption 100m gold medallist Blessing Okagbare hopes to repeat her success in the 200m

Nigerian superstar Blessing Okagbare, fresh from her gold medal performance in the 100m, is a leading contender in the women's 200m. Jodie Williams is set to feature for England.

Other sports today: Badminton (singles and doubles preliminaries), hockey (09:00 England men v Canada, 14:00 Australia men v Scotland, and other group stage matches plus women's classification matches), netball (classification matches), squash (women's doubles quarter-finals), table tennis (quarter-finals).

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