LiveCOMMONWEALTH GAMES: July 29 live action

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10:40pm

That's all for tonight. It has been a day of highs and lows for Oxfordshire competitors at Glasgow 2014. Congratulations to Dan Rivers on his shooting gold, but commiserations to Lawrence Clarke and Hannah England

10:11pm

England didn't quite have the legs there and faded to seventh place in 4.11.10. Kenya's Faith Kibiegon won in 4.08.94, while England's Laura Weightman was second in 4.09.24.

9:56pm

England is seventh

9:55pm

400m left

9:55pm

Still very bunched

9:54pm

800m to go

9:54pm

1min 10secs at 400m so slow pace

9:53pm

Three laps to go

9:52pm

They're off!

9:51pm

Hannah England has countrywomen Laura Weightman and Jemma Simpson alongside her, while Scotland's Laura Muir carries home hopes

9:49pm

 The women's 1,500m final is imminent as the men's hammer final continues 

9:45pm

William Sharman gets a decent roar as he collect his 110m hurdles silver medal. He matches his feat from Delhi.

9:44pm

The athletes are out on the track for the women's 1,500m final. Both heats, the first in particular, were fast yesterday. Who will set the pace tonight or are we in for a tactical battle.

9:33pm

We have a couple of women's heptathlon 200m races before the 1,500m final

9:30pm

Good shout out from Hannah England's Oxford City AC clubmate Nathan Douglas, who will be in triple jump action on Friday.

9:29pm

9:27pm

Clarke has plenty of time to bounce back. He is much better than that.

9:15pm

9:13pm

Let's hope Hannah England has better fortune in the final race of the night - the 1,500m final.

9:01pm

Clarke had a race to forget and hit two hurdles hard as he tried to push towards the end. Clarke clocked 13.84secs, but there was a silver for England's Will Sharman. The winning time was 13.32secs, which is just outside Clarke's personal best.

8:50pm

Clarke finishes eighth

8:46pm

There are a few shouts from the crowd for England's William Sharman, who should challenge for gold.

8:43pm

The athletes are out for the 110m hurdles final.

8:40pm

The hurdles are being put out for the the 110m final. Can Lawrence Clarke match his medal from Delhi 2010?

8:38pm

Jamaica's Stephanie McPherson takes victory with a late surge to head a one-two-three for her country

8:33pm

The women's 400m final is now the only track event before Lawrence Clarke races.

8:26pm

Trinidad's Lalonde Gordon wins, but there is a shock as Botswana's Isaac Makwala misses out.

8:20pm

We have one more men's 400m semi-final before the ladies' final

8:16pm

Olympic champion Kirani James wins the second 400m semi-final in 45.14

8:11pm

It's 35 minutes until the 110m hurdles final where Oxfordshire's Lawrence Clarke goes in lane 8. He came fourth in the Olympic final from lane 1, so he can deal with being on the outside.

8:09pm

Rooney wins in 45.22.

8:06pm

Martyn Rooney runs for England in the first 400m semi-final

7:57pm

But before that we have the men's 100m medal ceremony

7:53pm

The next track event is the men's 400m semi-finals

7:49pm

Joyce Chepkiriu took victory after a sprint finish in 32.09.35

7:35pm

We now have a decisive break from the three Kenyans

7:29pm

Scotland's Beth Potter now leads the 10,000m, which the crowd love

7:25pm

They go through 5,000m at 16mins 32secs, so this should quicken up.

7:19pm

The 10,000m is proving a race of surges, but is hard to see beyond a Kenyan winner.

7:09pm

The women's 10,000m final is now under way - and there are already two groups after one lap!

6:55pm

The first final of the night is the women's triple jump.

6:51pm

6:49pm

Lawrence Clarke is first up at 8.45pm, while Hannah England's 1,500m closes the session at 9.50pm.

6:07pm

6:07pm

The evening athletics session begins in 25 minutes with the decathlon javelin. It's time to turn our attention to Lawrence Clarke and Hannah England in the 110m hurdles and 1,500m finals respectively.

5:40pm

Dan Rivers has said winning gold was amazing and that he took his chance with both hands. Look out for full coverage in tomorrow's Oxford Mail.

4:56pm

4:55pm

Rivers's fellow St Birinus School, Didcot old boy Ben Watson goes in the weightlifting tomorrow night. Hopefully, he can be inspired by his friend's success.

4:45pm

Dan Rivers has set the standard. Can Lawrence Clarke and Hannah England follow tonight?

4:44pm

Dan is definitely proving the man on twitter!

4:44pm

4:43pm

4:43pm

4:42pm

4:41pm

What a dominant display from Dan Rivers. He has now won two medals at Glasgow 2014. It's Rio 2016 next.

4:24pm

Rivers wins gold!

4:17pm

Rivers leads by 4.8!

4:12pm

Rivers now leads by 3.9 with two rounds and ten shots left

4:00pm

Having shot sitting and prone, the final stage is standing. We are two thirds of the way through and will now see shooters eliminated.

3:59pm

Rivers now 1.2 ahead of Parr. It's getting very close.

3:55pm

Rivers' lead cut to 1.6 points

3:53pm

Rivers extends his lead to 3.8 points after round four.

3:45pm

We are one third of the way through. 

3:42pm

Excellent stuff as Rivers leads by 3.1 points after round three.

3:39pm

Rivers lead by one point after round two.

3:35pm

Rivers is second after first round of shots. England teammate Kenny Parr leads.

3:31pm

Here we go. Come on Dan!

3:26pm

The shooters are getting ready at Carnoustie in the men's 50m rifle three positions competition. Didcot's Dan Rivers qualified in first place. Can he win a second medal?

1:55pm

England's Alice Barnes, who was born in Oxford, finished fifth in the women's mountain bike event at Cathkin Braes. Barnes recorded a time of 1hr 43mins 27secs.

1:27pm

Osagie was later disqualified for impeding Thomas, but England may appeal

1:12pm

Osagie takes third to make the semi-finals, despite colliding with Wales' Joe Thomas at the finish.

1:08pm

England's Andrew Osagie goes in 800m heat three and should be well placed to progress.

12:56pm

Rudisha cruises to victory ahead of England's Michael Rimmer

12:53pm

It's men's 800m time now, with Kenyan world record holder David Rudisha going in heat one. Rudisha is one of the real stars of world athletics and the 2012 Olympic champion

12:37pm

Earlier this morning, Oxford University graduate James Jurkiewicz was part of the Guernsey men's swimming team, who finished fifth in their 4x100m medley relay heat.

12:29pm

There is a huge roar as Child powers to victory in 55.56secs

12:27pm

Back on the track, home favourite Elidh Child goes in the women's 400m hurdles heats.

12:26pm

England's John Lane and Ashley Bryant are challenging for a bronze medal in the men's decathlon. England's No 3 ranked decathlete this year is Abingdon-based soldier Osman Muskwe. These games have come too soon for him as he set a personal best of 7,565 points earlier this month, but he is one to look out for.

12:17pm

Oxford Mail:

Team mate William Sharman (left) catching hurdle here joins Lawrence Clarke in this evenings 110m hurdles final.

 

12:07pm

Lawrence Clarke's second place in his 110 hurdles heat earns him a place in this evenings final. Shot by Damian Halliwell

Oxford Mail:

12:04pm

And Weir secures a popular victory. 

11:59am

Back on the track, David 'the weir wolf' Weir goes in the T54 1,500m

11:57am

11:55am

Lawrence Clarke's final is at 8.45pm tonight, with Hannah England in the 1,500m at 9.50pm. Meanwhile, Oxford triple jumper Nathan Douglas is preparing for his campaign, which starts on Friday.

11:48am

Dan Rivers's final is at 3.30pm. Can he claim a second medal of the games?

11:47am

11:35am

Didcot shooter Dan Rivers has qualified in first place for the 50m rifle three position final

11:21am

11:20am

Clarke said: "It was emotional. I was almost in tears on the start line. It's six years I have been waiting for this moment and now it's come true. I have an opportunity tonight, it's a home games and I'm hoping and praying that I piece it all together this evening."

11:16am

Clarke said the wind had changed during his race, while he was also almost running solo as Jamaican Hansle Parchment was a late withdrawal. Parchment, who has run 12.94 this season, was expected to challenge for gold and would have been in the next door lane to Clarke.

11:13am

Clarke clocked 13.63secs, but did enough to make the final. Fellow England man William Sharman joins him after finishing second in heat three.

11:02am

Clarke second so makes final

11:00am

Clarke is in lane 3. Come on Lawrence

10:58am

Clarke is out on the track going through his final preparations

10:57am

Turner led England's William Sharman and Clarke to an England 1-2-3 at Delhi 2010

10:56am

Andy Turner hits the second hurdle hard and pulls up. Disaster as the defending champion crashes out.

10:50am

Lawrence Clarke's England teammate and defending Commonwealth champion Andy Turner goes in heat one of the sprint hurdles in five minutes.

10:46am

Over at Carnoustie, the marathon three position rifle qualifying still goes on as Didcot's Dan Rivers seeks a final spot.

10:43am

We should have an idea of what time could reach the final from heat one.

10:43am

Lawrence Clarke goes in the second of three 110m hurdles heats. It's the first two and two fastest losers who will make tonight's final.

10:39am

There is also a Games record in the women's hepatathlon 100m hurdles as Canada's Jessica Zelinka clocks 12.83secs. This looks a good morning for hurdling.

10:35am

England men's hockey, featuring Oxford University graduate Dan Fox, lose 2-1 to New Zealand

10:28am

Oxford Mail: Here's the view from the press box

 

 

 

10:19am

England's Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford qualifies for the final with his first leap - an 8.05m effort.

10:16am

Canada's Damian Warner wins heat three in 13.50secs - a new Commonwealth decathlon record and a time that might be good enough to get into the individual final as well. Great work.

10:14am

We have the decathlon 110m hurdles to set the scene before Clarke and co show us how it's done

9:59am

The athletics action is about to begin at Hampden Park where Lawrence Clarke will take to the track in an hour's time.

9:36am

9:31am

Dan Rivers has consistently been in the top eight so far. It's looking good for the Didcot man.

9:19am

Also a little later, Alice Barnes, who was born in Oxford, races for England in the women's mountain bike event at Cathkin Braes. Her race starts at 11.31am.

9:12am

9:11am

There are 17 shooters in Dan Rivers's qualifier, with eight going through to the final at 3.30pm today.

8:36am

Lawrence Clarke, from Christmas Common, goes in the 110m hurdles heats at the very precise time of 11.01am.

8:32am

Meanwhile, over at the hockey it's a 9am pushback for England's men, featuring Oxford University graduate Dan Rivers, who take on New Zealand.

8:31am

Wantage Target Shooting Club member Rivers is looking to add to the 10m bronze he won on day one.

8:29am

It's an early start for Didcot shooter Dan Rivers, who begins his 50m rifle three position qualifying at 8.30am up at Carnoustie.

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