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Live Reporting

Caroline Chapman and Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thanks and goodbye

    So that is all we've got time for on day eight, what a day.

    Here are a few things you might need to read:

    We have coverage on BBC Two until 17:15 BST and a full round-up of today's action in Commonwealth Games: Today at the Games is on BBC Two at 18:30 BST.

    Thanks you for joining us and for all your comments. Our live coverage will be back up and running at 23:30 BST. Bye for now.

  2. Action on day nine

    There are 27 gold medals up for grabs on day nine of the Commonwealth Games.

    You'll get all this on Friday:

    • Athletics: Men's 3000m steeplechase, 10,000m, discus, T47 100m; Women's 800m, 100m hurdles, pole vault, shot put, heptathlon.
    • Diving: Men's 3m synchro, 10m synchro; Women's 1m springboard
    • Rhythmic gymnastics: Hoop, ball, clubs, ribbon
    • Lawn bowls: Men singles, fours; women's pair
    • Shooting: Men's 25m rapid fire pistol; Women's 50m rifle 3 pos, trap.
    • Table tennis: women's doubles
    • Wrestling: Men's 65kg, 97kg; women's 57kg, 68kg
  3. Other medals for home nations

    Wales: Olivia Breen - bronze (T38 100m); Curtis Dodge - bronze (74kg wrestling)

    Northern Ireland: Leon Reid - bronze (Men's 200m)

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  4. Scotland's medals on day eight

    Silver: Eilidh Doyle (women's 400m); women's triples lawn bowls;

    Bronze: Seonaid McIntosh (50m rifle)

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  5. Watch: Johnson-Thompson retakes heptathlon lead after 200m

    Athletics: Women's heptathlon

    And England are in a great position to win another medal tomorrow as Katarina Johnson-Thompson leads the way after four of seven events in the women's heptathlon.

    She dropped to third after the shot put, but regained the lead with a fine performance in the 200m.

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  6. England medals on day eight

    Gold (3): Annie Last (Mountain bike cross country); Sophie Hahn (T38 100m); Jack Laugher (men's 3m platform diving)

    Silver (2): Evie Richards (Mountain bike cross country); Kyle Langford (200m)

    Bronze (6): Shara Procter (long jump); Dina Asher-Smith (200m); Lois Toulson (women's 10m platform diving); women's triple bowls team; Georgina Nelthorpe (Women's 76kg wrestling); Luke Cutts (men's pole vault)

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  7. How it stands

    So let's have a quick round up of day eight, a hectic, thrilling and controversial day at the Commonwealth Games that left the medal table looking like this.

    Medal table
  8. England 'a class above the rest'

    Boxing: Men's 56kg semi-final

    In the men's 56kg semi-final tomorrow morning (10:47 BST), 2014 Youth Olympic bronze medallist Peter McGrail faces India's Hussamuddin Mohammed for a chance to claim Commonwealth gold.

    The 21-year-old defeated opponent Samuel Yaw Addo of Ghana 5-0 on points and won't settle for anything less than gold.

    Speaking on BBC TV, McGrail said: "I feel great. The vibe around the team is great and for nine of us I think it is to be through to the silver medal bout, all guaranteed a bronze, the coaches are buzzing and the supporters are buzzing and we just want to change the colour of our medals to gold.

    Peter McGrail

    "Its taken us back to when we went to the European Championships, where we got eight or nine medals, it's the same vibe as that and everyone is getting behind each other. We're all having a laugh and everyone's going out and putting the performances in.

    "I just think I think team England, men and women, we're just a class above the rest and it's showing in the ring - even outside the ring we have people from other countries telling you that you were great and for everyone to appreciate your skills is great."

  9. Duncalf 'gutted'

    Squash: Mixed doubles quarter-final

    In an all-England affair Alison Waters and Daryl Selby defeated Jenny Duncalf and team-mate Adrian Waller to reach the semi-finals of the mixed doubles squash competition.

    The game was decided in a tight third set, which Waters and Selby edged 11-10.

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  10. BreakingHughes disqualification confirmed

    Athletics: Men's 200m final

    Confirmation from Team England that Zharnel Hughes has been disqualified and his appeal against that disqualification has been unsuccessful.

    So it is gold for Jereem Richards of Trinidad, silver for Aaron Brown of Canada and bronze for Leon Reid of Northern Ireland.

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  11. Zharnel disqualification stands, says Reid

    Athletics: Men's 200m final

    Northern Ireland's Leon Reid has just posted on Twitter saying that Zharnel Hughes' disqualification stands.

    Hughes had finished first, but was judged to have impeded Jereem Richards, who was given the gold.

    If Reid is correct then he gets the bronze medal.

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  12. 'Lovely to share the podium'

    Mountain Biking

    And here are the delighted mountain bike gold and silver-medal winning England competitors.

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  13. High praise

    Women's cross country

    Olympic cyclist and 2014 Commonwealth Games road race gold medallist Lizzie Deignan seems impressed with Annie Last and Evie Richards' achievements this morning that saw a gold medal for Last in the women's mountain bike event and a silver for Richards.

    Deignan, the 2015 world champion, was forced to miss the Gold Coast Games as she is expecting her first child in September.

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  14. Mixed day for the home nations

    Badminton round-up

    England badminton star Chris Adcock lost his men's doubles round of 16 match alongside Ben Lane today, but did progress in the mixed doubles with partner Gabrielle Adcock.

    In the women's doubles, English pair Lauren Smith and Sarah Walker beat Scotland's Julie MacPherson and Eleanor O'Donnell, while there was a men's doubles win for England's Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge over Canada.

    Scotland's mixed doubles pair of Alexander Dunn and O'Donnell were beaten by Malaysian opposition, while Martin Campbell and Patrick Machugh lost in the men's doubles, but compatriots Alexander Dunn and Adam Hall enjoyed a win.

    Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland reached the women's singles quarter-finals with victory over England's Chloe Birch, while Northern Ireland's Sinead Chambers and Rachael Darragh lost their round of 16 women's doubles match against Malaysia, plus the Isle of Mann's Jessica Li had to retire from her match.

  15. Sibley reacts to table tennis exit

    Table tennis: Women's singles

    Earlier, England's Kelly Sibley - part of the women's team that won bronze earlier in the week - lost out to Singapore's Tianwei Feng in the quarter-final stage of the table tennis singles.

    She posted on Instagram: After having a great win against a higher ranked player in the last 16 I faced No.1 seed and world no.4 in the quarter finals. After putting up a great fight my run in the commonwealth games have come to end.

    "Overall I am very pleased we my performances here and very happy that I will be walking away with a bronze medal. Big thank you to everyone for all your support, it means a lot! Australia it’s been a pleasure!

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  16. English medallists 'so proud' of each other


    Nick Hope

    BBC Sport on the Gold Coast

    Diving’s power couple deliver big for England.

    Who would have predicted boyfriend and girlfriend duo Jack Laugher and Lois Toulson would have both landed honours on the same day?

    The English pair unsurprisingly tell me they’re “so proud” of one another, with Olympic champion Laugher predicting “huge things” for Toulson in the years ahead.

    Jack Laughter and Lois Toulson
  17. How to relax after a Commonwealth Games medal...

    England's Ellie Faulkner took swimming bronze in the women's 400m freestyle but hasn't exactly gone and put her feet up since...

    She posted on Instagram: "What an amazing experience to climb the Q1 building!"

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  18. 'I just want to enjoy it'

    Athletics: Heptathlon

    England's 18-year-old heptathlete Niamh Emerson finished day one of the heptathlon in fourth place, narrowly outside of the medal positions.

    "I'm really happy with today - it's just crazy performing in front of people," she said on BBC TV.

    "It's my season opener so I was always expecting more but I'm really happy because everything is solid. I just want to enjoy it as much as I did today because I can get really nervous. I just want to put a solid performance in.

    "Everyone wants to get a medal but no one expects it so in that sense I can be really chilled."

    Niamh Emerson
  19. Watch: Is this the goal of the Games?

    Hockey: Women's semi-final - Australia 1-0 India

    If you have not seen this, check out this stunning goal from the Australian women's hockey team in their match against India.

    That was the goal that won them their semi-final as the match ended 1-0. They meet New Zealand, who edged out England in a shootout, in the final on Saturday.

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  20. Get involved

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    Simon Mahon: Would love to know where these English lads have been practicing for the beach volleyball. Pretty committed to be on the north shore at Blackpool in January...

    Earlier today, England lost the bronze medal match in the men's beach volleyball against New Zealand.

    Jake Sheaf