Hazel Irvine and Gary Lineker present the evening's live coverage of the Commonwealth Games on the penultimate day in Glasgow.
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Hello again. It's the last Saturday of Glasgow's Commonwealth Games, the
20th Commonwealth Games, and with no fewer than 33 gold medals up for
grabs today, we reckon we've saved some of the best till last. There's
no doubt that it really was OK without him but it really is much
better with the big man, Usain Bolt, in the house. He'll be at Hampden
Park once again. He lit it up last night and is searching for the one
gold medal that he doesn't have. Yes, he's got more gold reserves
than entire countries but he's never claimed one of the Commonwealth
rioting. He could be on track in the sprint relay if they can get the
baton to him! From Glasgow, where Tom Daley takes
the plunge to defend his ten metre title. Can he conquer his so-called
demon died tonight? Can Australia make it three gold in
a row in the women's hockey final? England aim to hold down the
opponents. And it's all kicking off again.
Saturday night's all right for more fighting in the Hydro. Boxing finals
to come with four English men and women in the ring.
There are so many highlights and pinch points on the programme
tonight we can't possibly fit them all in on BBC One. These are the key
moments this evening: We're coming towards the end of
these fabulous Games in Glasgow and over the last ten days, we've been
trying to give you a flavour of the culture here in Glasgow and we've
been doing that by giving you some examples of the famous Glasgow
patter, the banter. We've been doing it through our wee Xie words of the
day. Some have been completely on broadcast above. We thought it would
be interesting to bring them all together so, in that spirit, I'm
going to leave it to Des Clark, one of Glasgow's best loved funnymen to
help out. unique way the Glaswegians talk? The
banter that goes at a canter. Just don't get them mixed up. There are
loads of The Commonwealth Games - how you
doing? A week and a half of gold in Glasgow.
Just one more time for a wee whistle-stop tour.
Glasgow's changing. We used to be the city that built ships and now we
build champions. We are a city of hard water and hard men like Ross
Murdoch, swimming his way to glory and brooding on the podium that real
men do cry. And that wasn't just crying. As we say round here, Ross,
you were pure greeting, man. For a crying. As we say round here, Ross,
modern city steeped in history, we have a motto about
modern city steeped in history, we never grew. A bell that never rang.
modern city steeped in history, we But all that is wrong because we can
do things and we've proved that over the last week and a half.
do things and we've proved that over jumping and flying better than ever
and, more jumping and flying better than ever
these people will remember this. That's the legacy of Glasgow 2014.
Well done, we man. We are Glasgow, a city full of surprises - bright,
fresh, different, things popping up from nowhere that you don't expect.
fresh, different, things popping up We are the only city in the
fresh, different, things popping up that would take an iconic
fresh, different, things popping up Wellington and put this on his head.
In Glasgow, this is a work of art and so are the people of Glasgow,
welcoming the world with open arms for 11 days for our Commonwealth
Games. The world have a party at our house and we loved having you but
all good parties have to come to an end so from Glasgow, thanks and
haste you back, pals. end so from Glasgow, thanks and
I noticed there was a bit of trouble with the boys in blue potentially!
I noticed there was a bit of trouble There was a stooshie. What have you
most enjoyed? Making that has been the highlight! I didn't know half of
that was going to happen. The guy who was making it, called Dave, went
out to commandeer police who was making it, called Dave, went
the horses. It's the first time who was making it, called Dave, went
chased the police and brought them towards me and we were a great
laugh. The thing overall is that it's just been such a welcoming
games and we've loved having everyone in Glasgow. We'll miss this
when the circus leaves town. It's been such a major part of the city.
We thought about the Glasgow humour and never being allowed to take
yourself too seriously and you mentioned the Duke of Wellington
with the come on his head. You have to tread a very fine line in this
city, don't you? Yes, they don't like you getting above your
station. People are starting to recognise me and people say, "can I
get a photograph, mate? I hate you but my wife loves you!" Glasgow
comedy is notorious for that. A great audience, they're up for it,
but they'll let you know right away if you're not doing well. We have
Elaine C Smith, Kevin Bridges and others. It's also been the graveyard
of comedians from elsewhere! So many stories from way back in the day. I
think there was a double act with Bernie Winters and another guy and
Billy Connolly tells a great story about family entertained the crowd
and was getting nothing in and then his brother Bernie popped his head
up and said, "oh, no, there's two of them". A mate of mine from Surrey
played the Glasgow comedy Festival and had never played in Scotland
before and after a few minutes, he wasn't being heckled - he was being
ignored. That's worse. A guy in the crowd turned round and said, "who
said that". Everybody in the city has been up for this and I know that
our producer and the cameraman that word with you said it was one of the
funniest days they've had, not just because they were working with you
but because there was so much interaction with the general public.
In fact, so much so they made another piece just for you. You will
love this! A week and a half of gold in
Glasgow. It has been purely brilliant. Oh, I forgot the line!
Right, here we go. We used to be the city that built ships. Now we build
champions. There's Chris Hoy! This is actually mental. So what about
these Weegiewords, the unique way Glaswegians talk and the banter that
goes at a canter? All right, mate? How you doing, Powell?
Go. Go for it! I'm happy to go for it. Sorry, are these show ponies?
We're just trying to find out. I've never done a link with two horses.
Never work with children or animals or the polis! You're looking great.
The place with the motto of the tree that never grew, the thing that
never... Right. I think what will stay with him is the laughs on that
particular shoot. What do you hope will have changed for Glasgow as a
result of these games? Well, I'll learn the motto for Glasgow! I think
we've always known that we've got a great city here and it's changed
over the years. I said it's a modern city with a lot of history. I hope
the perception of Glasgow changes because people are seeing this great
backdrop and seeing new things. It's full of surprises and we might get
more tourists. What do you hope will not change? The sense of humour, the
fact you can just walk out on the street with two horses, and use the
word numpty in everyday life and get away with it. You have a busy day
because you are filming but you are also appearing at the Edinburgh
fringe, which has been busy. I hope you have made friends with the
police because you are going to have to nip over the motorway to get to
Edinburgh shortly. But you have been working on the closing ceremony. Can
you tell us anything? I can exclusively reveal I am Lulu's body
double. I think the theme will be a party. All good Glasgow events end
with a party and we want to give people something to remember us by.
I'm very much looking forward to seeing you and Lulu and others to be
confirmed. I know Kylie is playing. She is going to be there. We are
similar height, which is great for me!
We are moving from the light to the serious business and it is the
closing stages of the hockey events and it's been a very busy time down
there at Glasgow Green. The semifinals of the men's hockey
earlier today, and the Aussies have never lost a gold medal since the
team sports were introduced in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur so England knew they
were up against it this morning. England in their white shirts and
red shorts and will be attacking the goal to our left. Australia in green
and gold going from left to right for a place in the Common Wealth
games final. We're under way. Highball immediately logged forward
by England, courtesy of Iain Lewers. Highball. It's fallen well for
Australia into the circle. Looking for a ball across and a penalty
corner. Adam Dixon on the end of a little bit of skill. Australia lined
up and ready to pounce here. What a start for Australia. Tristan White
puts Australia at 1-0 in front and George Pinner looks a little sorry
for himself, the England keeper. That wasn't in the game plan. A soft
goal for England to concede this early in the game. Fox. Fox has let
it grow. It's fallen currently for Australia. A reverse shot and it's
in. 2-0 for Australia. Australia. A reverse shot and it's
mistake. Dan Fox was trying to get out of a difficult position. Again,
he gets the ball out of the deep and fires across the front of pin into
the corner. England are counterattacking all the way to the
D. A penalty corner. Nick Catlin is getting really annoyed with the
umpire and being told to shut up in no uncertain terms. Australia still
have possession and they're pressuring Pinner's goal all the
time. Another shot on goal. This one goes behind. Orchard puts the ball
through and look at that speculative attack by the Australians.
The Australians have poached it again, attacking England's goal.
First shot is saved. A good shot from George Pinner. England with a
shooting opportunity. It's safe for Australia for the moment.
Orchard for Australia. Pinner had to react with a flying stick as well as
a spinning ball! react with a flying stick as well as
plenty of time and space for Australia. They'll be looking for an
England foot on the ball. It almost fell. A moment of relief for
England. Well trapped. A little bit of space opening up for England.
Just off the foot. An attempted ball forward blocked by
Australia. A chance for a shot on goal, saved by Pinner.
passing. Chance for an England shot, looking for the penalty corner, none
given. Little barge and Harry Martin, but you have to play on.
Tristan Whyte, the scorer of the first Australian goal. It is too
easy, I'm afraid. Little change of science, saved. Ashley Jackson on
the left for England, leaving scorer in the tournament. -- leading.
the left for England, leaving scorer England look strong, it is in,
England have a goal, England look strong, it is in,
match. Condon's goal for England. England look strong, it is in,
2-1. Lovely run, fantastic ball off the backhand. Condon forcing it
back, looks like it went back to Phil Roper. Great pressure by
England. They get their reward. We think Harry Martin has been
awarded the gold. Meanwhile Australia almost score another one.
The attempt by Australia. England in on goal. A chance.
The attempt by Australia. England in ball. Coming down to the stick.
Penalty corner, simple again. Here it comes. Another penalty corner.
Sorello, gold. England's five checking it. -- Cirello. England are
checking it. Anything going on? Didn't look like it. Nothing
blocking that ball. Or the target of the ball. It is the worst news as
far as England are concerned, Cirello's goal stands. England have
taken the goalie off. That means they have the extra outfield player.
They have two, Australia have two off the pitch. Englandhave one.
Desperate measures in the dying minutes. Chance of a shot. England
still looking for the elusive penalty corner. Nothing coming their
way. Into the last 1.5 minutes. This has bounced kindly for Australia,
open goal. Scored. Australia finish it off, 4-1. Eddie Ockenden. That is
the danger, if you can get into that offence. Easy finish. Harry Weir.
Australia demolish England, 4-1. They will have too regroup and
return on Sunday, battling it out for Commonwealth bronze. Barry
Middleton alongside me, a very tough match, we knew that going into it.
There were moments when you have a chance? It was tough, they started
hard, we did not get into the game, giving them a 2-0 lead, we showed
when we had a go, we could cause trouble, pretty open at 2-1.
Conceding at the corner made it too hard. We showed we could have a go,
but the final push, we did not have enough. When you are up with
Australia, with their strength, conceding early, how much of a blow
is that, to recover? It gives them confidence, they can press hard. We
have two open up and play. At the start of the second half we showed
we could do it, we believed we could get into it. Probably the third one
was the bigger bloody body blow. Picking yourself up after such a
defeat, difficult to get yourself up for the bronze medal match? It is
tough, pretty down today. You have to do everything right tonight,
coming back for a game in 24 hours. We have been through it enough,
back-to-back games, we have done it before, we will do everything
professionally, come out flying tomorrow. We want a medal. Probably
not the colour we wanted, if we get one tomorrow, but we don't want
forth again. Commiserations, go get the medal tomorrow. They will have
two play New Zealand, they lost to India. 3-2. India through. They won
silver in Delhi, we have a repeat of the last final, India against
Australia. Going for their fifth gold medal. The clock is ticking
until the women's final, 8:15 p.m., Australia trying to do the golden
hat-trick, playing England. England lost in the group stages, 3-0. It is
absolutely pouring down, we can only hope the weather improves.
Glasgow's programme of Para sport has been the most extensive of any
Commonwealth. Today saw the entrance of the powerlifters, in the
Armadillo. This is how it is done. Our lifting is a Para sport,
competitors bench pressing a barbel on a specially adapted bench. There
are two weight categories for men and women, lightweight and
heavyweight. Each country can have a total of three athletes, we've two
competing in the same weight group. The re-educate each lift. In
powerlifting, also a 5-member jury, acting as a jury of appeal. Appeals
are requested by the nations' team official, and are performed by video
replay. Each athlete with a maximum of three left, with the formula
multiplying the competitor's body weight by the heaviest weight they
have lifted. Welcome into the auditorium where
the weightlifting equipment and stage has been converted into the
first of our powerlifting Championships, the women's
lightweight competition. On we go to Natalie Blake. Coming out to a huge
cheer. Asking for 87 kilos, the heaviest weight, she came in at 57.
Looking forward to a really good sequence. She has had her ups and
downs in the sport. Natalie Blake goes into first place, 91.7. This is
just the first of three attempts. Look at the determination, she once
the adrenaline rush from the audience. 31 years of age,
representing England. She has pushed the bar up by for kilos. That will
take 296 points, distancing her from third and fourth. We'll be very
difficult to catch the Nigerian. Drives. That timing looks OK.
Looking pretty solid, so that the referees. Team Blake going well. 96
points, consolidating her in the silver medal position. What a lift.
Natalie Blake, absolutely assured of the silver medal. She has gone up
five kilos, 87. This will take to 100 points.
Very experienced. This would get hurt over 100 points. Just pushing
up. I have a feeling it may be a majority. It only takes two white
lights. She did what she had to, awesome strength. Three out of
three, you cannot ask for more. Improving all the way. So
controlled. Nothing but strength and determination. Awesome to see a home
nation athlete performing like that. Natalie Blake, she has won silver is
an bronze at major competitions. Natalie Blake, she has won silver is
silvers and bronze. For her, even though she is in Glasgow, it will
feel like a home stage, why not have a few tears. A great achievement.
Seven men in this division. The Englishman, Ali Jawad, the world
champion in Dubai. He is itching to get on stage. His weight is 109.
That is a high start, giving him 207 points. He has about 50 supporters,
you can hear them in the background. A very gutsy lift, coming in that
heavy. So solid. He said he is determined to add to the English
gold rush at this games. When he comes out like this, much more in
the zone. This will give him 206 points. He will stay in third. He
will want a world record. A new world record attempt. I have never
seen a world record look that easy. Remarkably easy. Waiting to see what
he does on this next lift. Looking at this in slow motion, it was up,
like picking up a paper bag. Nice and controls, no real struggle at
all. -- controlled. So straightforward, I'm dumbfounded.
This would be 209 points, keeping him in third. He wants a world
record. Surely not? What an amazing
celebration! Awesome. He told us he was going to do that, that he may
get told off, he would still do it. Takes him up to 209.4, in the bronze
medal position. And its Ali Jawad to receive his bronze medal. Such a
great attitude and the crowd loved him. The bronze medal and the world
record to boot. The last of those events is going on
right now in the Armadillo. Across the river, one of the most
profitable venues for home Nations success has been the hydro. It was
boxing today but for the last five days, it has been the home of the
artistic gymnasts. One of my friends calls at the big mushroom and
success has mushroomed for England, Scotland and Wales in the last few
days. These were the most successful, while games ever for
those gymnasts. These are heady times for British gymnasts.
That's so, so impressive. Another gold for Max Whitlock. She's got
gold here! This is all about Claudia Fragapane. Here is our golden boy,
Scotland's Daniel Keatings. Rebecca Downie is Commonwealth champion!
What a super for formance! -- performance. Scotland goes crazy for
Dan Purvis's gold medal. A golden glory team with a golden girl. A
star was born here. There were plenty of stars born and look at
this - what about that for a medal haul? Max Whitlock won three gold,
one silver and one bronze. And Nile Wilson won gold, two silver and a
bronze. These have been a world in few days, haven't they? They've been
amazing, not just for me but for all of us. We've all done absolutely
fantastic. We've won 19 medals and I believe we greatest tree. This was
your first major senior competition. You won five gold
medals at the juniors. Realistically, what did you expect,
to Glasgow? I certainly wasn't expecting four medals. It's been
unbelievable, this whole experience. I didn't quite know how I'd handle
the pressure competing in front of thousands of people and of being in
the senior team but my performances were great this week and I can't be
happier. We think back to it and it has been a whirlwind five days for
you because this is the first time this format has been attempted. When
the medals started to roll in on Tuesday, did you get a sniff, an
inkling, of domination that would follow for home Nations gymnasts?
You do slightly but you have to try not to think about it. You have to
think about your job and the main focus was the team. It was split
over two days, which was very different. It was a big game for us
to get a team gold and after that, it really calmed us down. We could
look forward to the rest of the competitions over the week. We
prepared so well. Five straight days in competition was tough but we
managed to pull it off and come up with some great results. That was
Tuesday. It was individual all-around on Wednesday and we can
see you nailing the landing. You went for broke on this. You didn't
hold back, did you? No, I didn't want to hold back. I had some
targets. Me and my coach went out here and I have things I wanted to
try and scores I wanted to hit and I wanted to hit 90 and above and I was
so happy to do that and prove I could do it and hopefully, the next
thing is to try and do it on the world stage. The Japanese gymnast is
the man you're after and he has so many golds and silvers over the
years. You stated publicly that you would like a signature move named
after you, a Whitlock. What's it going to be? Definitely, I would
love to have a Whitlock move named after me. That would be an honour.
Preferably, I'd love it to be on it, horse. I've got a move in mind but
it would take me a long time to learn. Hopefully I can keep pushing
it and in the future, it will be shown. You are only 18 and you have
a lot to live up to with this fella because he is breaking all kinds of
records. But when you first started out in gymnastics, what was the
attraction and who were you following? Who was your role model?
I started when I was four years old and I think my first memory of a
major games was Athens 2004 Olympics was top I remember a Russian gymnast
called Aleksei name of on the high bar and he did five releasing
catches and an amazing dismount and I remember saying to my mum, "I want
to do that," and since then I've progressed and made my way up the
ranks and it has been a very tough journey. I think this competition is
a great start and I hope I can make it to Rio. Obviously, the high bar,
where you were following Aleksei, your individual gold on the
where you were following Aleksei, raised a lot of eyebrows. Can you
describe to us the feeling of being so spatially aware? How do you learn
that and what does it actually feel like? That's a tough question. I
mean, you've got to have a loss of strength and flexibility - that's
the main part of the sport. We wouldn't be able to do any of this
without the hard work and our body being in the best state it can. But
we train six hours every day. We're on the trampoline, we're
somersaulting constantly, so your body and mind just get used to it.
You become very aware. People are different. I'm a very feebly person
and different. I'm a very feebly person
I could probably do some of different. I'm a very feebly person
routines with my eyes full top -- a feeling person. You look to the
floor, look for certain things. Everyone is different.
floor, look for certain things. lot of falling off. When does
floor, look for certain things. Fiat leave you? Does it ever? To be
honest, you don't really think about it. You can't, can you? To be
honest, if it's a scary move it. You can't, can you? To be
you're learning something, it's mainly adrenaline that is pumping
you're learning something, it's through your body and you get the
same feeling in competition. It's absolutely amazing. Every time we go
out to competitions, especially in absolutely amazing. Every time we go
this arena, you get goose bumps. The think that's what really helped us
perform the way we did. Tom Daley always says he's got a demon died
and he's going to try always says he's got a demon died
those demons in the Commonwealth pool. Is there one move where you
think, "oh, I've got to do that again"? To be honest, I can't pick
out one. I love training on all six pieces of apparatus and I'm so
happy. It's such hard work pieces of apparatus and I'm so
can pull it off on the day, it makes it worth it. Can you describe the
feeling of flying, and what's the attraction for you of gymnastics?
What gives you the bus to keep coming back to it? I think, watching
what we do, all of it is buzzing and, like Max says, the adrenaline
and everything flowing through your body. When you nail a routine, stick
a dismount or do something really perfect, that buzz is
a dismount or do something really indescribable. I think that's why I
love the sport and it showed this week, I was really getting pumped
and the buzzing off the crowd... The crowd were unbelievable in that
arena. It's hard to describe what it feels like. It's something we
arena. It's hard to describe what it every day, it's like a job, really.
We will never know! Try it! I'm a bit old for it
We will never know! Try it! I'm a a load of kids that have been
watching you that really want to take this up, and you can go to the
Get Inspired pages on the BBC website which has details of how you
can get involved. But I remember, Max, in 2008 when Louis Smith was
winning that bronze medal on the pommel horse, that was the first
gymnastics medal for 100 years for Great Britain and that was hope
rather than expectation. Now its expectation. The stakes have changed
completely for British Asterix. Yes, it's very different on the pressure
has completely changed. -- British gymnastics. People expect us to do
well and that's what we are pushing for. It shows there is potential and
these medals have helped prove that. Hopefully, we can score the same
scores we did here on the world stage and that's the main thing and
we are already looking forward to it. We've always taught about the
Commonwealth Games being a place where people like you come and get a
first taste of senior competition and go home with a sack full of
medals. How do you think you've changed over the last few days and
how will it help you over the coming months? This experience has been a
great stepping stone for my senior gymnastics, being able to compete
and live with these lads who have done it before has helped me so
much. It's given me a a lot of experience and competing five days
in a row in that arena has given me loads of experience and I hope this
is a stepping stone towards Rio. I hope I can make the world team. At
the start of the year, it wasn't in my mind that I could go to the World
Championships but we'll keep going and working really hard and
hopefully I can get to Rio. You've had five hard days and an even
harder 24 hours talking to us all about it. I hope you're going to get
a rest now! Yeah, we've got a couple of days in the village. We don't be
little Monday so I'm looking forward to the closing ceremony and after
that, we've got maybe a week of downtime and then we are trying to
get back into it for the Worlds. On behalf of everyone, you have given
us so much thrilling entertainment. Thank you.
Once again, a fantastic stage for gymnastics but these Commonwealth
Games have also been a great stage for the sport of squash and for the
top players in the world, this really is their Olympic Games. They
don't compete in a multisport environment at any other point apart
from the Commonwealth Games and it has been a real platform and
showcase for the sport. The men's singles final was won by Nick
Matthew and we're going back there for the women's doubles final now,
with a gold medal up for steak. It's Jenny Metcalfe and Laura Massaro.
They're playing the Indian duo. Down the middle worked a treat
again. Good play from the Indian pair. It's always tough to come back
from such a big deficit but they haven't been deterred.
Laura Massaro not getting out of the way. Doubles rarely played on the
squash circuit. You imagine that the standard has got better and better
as each match has evolved through the group stages - quarterfinal,
semifinal and here today. The run of points comes to an end. A
bit of pressure now for the English girls. They started well. They were
being more attacking but the attacking shots are going down at
the moment. That is favouring the Indian pair.
A conversation between Massaro and her team-mate. It's interesting to
note that they are quite often switching which side of the court
they are playing on, trying to mix things up.
It's a gorgeous shot from Jennifer. She's been on this left court the
whole time. Laura Massaro has been mostly on the right court but not
all the time. There was an opportunity there for Jenny to go
for that drop-shot but having hit some down, she chose to drive. She
should have dropped. So good! And from 7-2 down, the
Indians are now ahead in the second game. A great finish. It takes
nerves to be a champion. All the girls know that on court. But right
now, it's that young lady. She is doing the job.
the start of the game, coming back to the correct tactics, mixing it up
the use of lead. -- beautifully. Two points from the gold medal.
Racing forward. Can you imagine the pressure they feel under right now?
No let. Asking for it, not given. Three gold medal points.
Can the English possibly rescue this right at the death?
Wonderful. Two real heroines of India. They were just brilliant. 7-2
down in the second game, ending up with the gold medal, India's
first-ever squash gold medal. Jenny, Laura, the commentators said the
Indians use the court better, is that fair? That is fair, I don't
have too many regrets, we had a fantastic week, we played well in
the final, they were better, they used the space better. Looking back,
things we could have done differently, in the heat of the
moment, that is differently, in the heat of the
very quickly, hard to explain that. differently, in the heat of the
A silver in Delhi, de Silva here, really annoying or a fantastic
achievement? I would go with really annoying or a fantastic
first one, we don't play doubles that often,
first one, we don't play doubles always a danger, they showed why,
they have a bit always a danger, they showed why,
arsenal than we do. They turned it around very well. Are you turning
arsenal than we do. They turned it into singles specialist? They are
very dangerous on the doubles court. You have had an amazing 18 months?
It has been brilliant, winning gold would have been the perfect icing on
the cake. The Indians were very good, playing well. Every credit to
them, I am proud of our partnership. Having a silver four years later, we
are 31, good to be battling with these youngsters. I have enjoyed my
week. Well done, we enjoy seeing you on the podium.
A second silver medal for Laura Massaro, that is India's first-ever
gold in squash, also their first-ever medal. To the bat, Joanna
Drinkhall has had a pretty busy day, her and her husband have
already taken the mixed doubles gold medal, she is back in action in the
women's bronze medal match, with Kelly Sibley. They are up against
the Canadian duo, the English pair three games in front.
The idea was right from Kelly Sibley, she had to go after it.
There is Paul, with his red and white tracksuit on.
Suddenly the Canadian body language looks a bit deflated. They head to
the time-out. The coach is the mother of the girl the right-hand
side, as well as the coach. -- on the right-hand side. Let's look at
what they are up against, that heavy knife slice from Joanna Drinkhall,
the flat loops from Kelly Sibley. Very tough to play against. There is
the error. Drawn from the English team. To her frustration. She is one
for stamping her feet, the Canadian. That is one way to kill a point. A
menacing finish. Heavy, heavy slice, landing right in the belly of the
table, she almost had a late lunch! The Canadians ramping up the power,
rushing the English pair. Very cagey point from both sides of
the net. The women in red coming good in the end. Great accuracy.
Xiang is grimacing, she knows it is the last chance saloon. The English
are just compounding the pressure. Fabulous return from Kelly Sibley.
Onto it in a heartbeat. A dead net cord. The confidence
allowing the English Jew to play with a bit more freedom. -- English
duo to play with a bit more freedom. Not enough topspin on that one
though. Keeping the NEG up, in the English
camp, as the Canadians are scrapping well to reduce the deficit. --
keeping the energy up. The youngsters shelling tenacity, a bit
of luck, finding the paint on the end line.
They cannot afford that at this stage. They have had a real
stranglehold on this game, the Canadians doing well to wrestle away
the advantage. Kelly Sibley have the chance,
hesitating. -- had the chance. Just prodding it back, only for the
Canadians to take the advantage. Game point to Canada.
They are still in it, they Canadians. Winning the third game,
11-8. In fact the English pair lost the next two, this is match point.
Hard to stomach. A brilliant comeback, the Canadians are the
champions and the women's doubles. We will stay with the racket sports,
we will head back to the Emirates Arena. After our little heatwave
last week, that was summer, welcome to autumn. The water levels in the
River Clyde returning to normal. If you are heading to the hockey,
wellingtons may be the footwear of choice. Back to the badminton, we
have bronze medal play-offs. We would dip into the mixed doubles.
Robert Blair and Imogen Bankie. from the coaches to the Scottish
pair was to dominate from the start of the resumption.
Imogen Bankie had to go forward to the net and Blair was advised just
to vary the angle. Out! And the bid is up to nine
points. Well, that's exactly what the
coaches were asking for. Concentrating on angle of the smash.
Acute angle rather than full power, using his height, the leap in the
air. Couldn't get out of the way, Imogen
Bankier. Again, fatal hesitation. And
confusion. But nine points in front, still. It
should be enough. Yeah, the service errors coming
rapidly and these are 11th bronze medal points for Blair and Bankier.
It was a wonderful shot. One of the rare occasions that the Malaysians
have been on the attack. Imogen Bankier, who decided to leave
the Great Britain setup and move out to Scotland, will feel now that rat
decision has been fully vindicated. 21-17, 2111 in 37 minutes and
Scotland have a second medal from the badminton competition because,
remember, Kirsty Gilmore goes for gold in the women's singles
tomorrow. Congratulations to Imogen and Robert
because that is their first ever Commonwealth medal. I bet they are
delighted. We see me a lot of racket sports in the last hour or so and
just like squash, these games have been a brilliant platform for the
sport of netball. This is, again, the biggest stage at which the
netball team will play. They are not included in any other multisport
events. I have produced some quite pulsating drama over the last few
days and none more so than this morning in the semifinal between New
Zealand, the three-time defending champions, and England, who got so
close to beating Australia, the world champions, in an earlier pool
match. That defeat meant they had to face the Kiwis right now. Everybody
in our office was watching this and work ground to a halt.
COMMENTATOR: Sensing the moment now and that ball was potentially at the
other end. Joe Hart and needs to get herself more into the game. This is
a quality line-out in terms of the work being done now. Ticking towards
the 3.45 Mark when England seemed to stop scoring. Three goals given. It
isn't enough. Brown gets the goal. It's been a while coming for New
Zealand but we have seen them get the possession and England have got
to be careful. That's the critical point for
England. You said it, we've said it so many
times, with the finish line in sight, how do England respond with
Just puts that victory in their grasp?
Just puts that there. Whatever workload she's been
under. I'm sensing a time-out but it won't
happen, will it? Timeout called. A chance for England. Is there to be a
change? We look, we look, we wait and Rachel Dunn is not called
forward. The tension just lifted a little bit
by the music being played in the arena. That will be a big call to
bring the youngster on. It's all about the mindset of the English.
Some will be thinking about the mindset of the English.
against Australia where it looked like they had won and then Australia
started coming around this like they had won and then Australia
eventually won the game off a Joe Hart miss. Lots of pats on the back
for Kadeem Corbin there. They've got to step up. Quality words on the
Kiwi side but this is ours. Chambers is the one who has gone off and
Stacey Francis has come on. That's a surprise defensively. New Zealand
have only scored five goals in the quarter. You can't do much better
than that. So that the change -- so the change coming at the attacking
end. Working so hard to put pressure over
the ball. New Zealand showing their patients.
That they take from Sara Bayman. I'd like to see that again. Forced over
the body of Langman who was shifting a ball. It looked like a hand on the
ball. You've got to make the most of those. Everyone was on their feet.
Hardly anybody can stand still at all. So, so nervous. This is where
it becomes mental. The final in this fourth quarter. A chance for Corbin
to put England's back in front. There you can see a request for
calm. Great support. Corbin miles offside.
Perhaps too much blind faith from Anna Mayes. Careful, com posed play
by Brown. They've been here before, New Zealand. They're not doing
anything silly. Just pulling the de-fence. 34 goals all.
anything silly. Just pulling the de-fence. It's now do or die. Who
has it within them to make it into the gold medal match? Contact. Good
tracking. Whose centre passes it? I've forgotten. It's been so since
we've had a goal. Brown has come up short.
England get possession. It will surely be the last blade. The crowd
are going absolutely bonkers. They don't want to rush it. They've got
time. She's thrown it away! Kadeem Corbin.
One more chance for New Zealand. If they don't score, we go to extra
time. Seven minutes each way of extra time. It might not come to it.
Brown to win it. Too tired to win it! New Zealand are over the line.
New Zealand have won with two seconds left on the block.
Heartbreak for England and, once again, they come up short in a major
semifinal and, for the second time in this competition, they lose by a
goal to the top two sides in the world. Kadeem Corbin is on the
ground in tears. Bayman can't believe it. But England, who led for
all of the second half, apart from the final three seconds, go out in
the semifinal. New Zealand will face Australia, as
they have done for the Games, in the final, there has never been a
non-Antipodean final. England will play Jamaica from 10am, and the
final is from 12:30pm. Heartache, very close, for England. It has been
a wet day, and it is just as well that
very close, for England. It has been a wet day, and it is just as a lot
of the key action has been happening in doors.
Northern Ireland's wait for gold medals was ended in the boxing. And
there was more home nations success, with possibly more to come this
evening. England have won their first ever
powerlifting medals today. A silver medal in the lightweight,
powerlifting medals today. A silver medal in and a bronze medal in the
men's competition. This husband and wife team won a
gold medal in the all English mixed doubles table tennis final.
And, Botswana, -- Botswana's Berner has been provisionally suspended
following a drugs test after the 400 metres final. Herb B sample will be
tested on Monday. We have a weather update. It is not
too great if you are heading to Hampden Park. The field events have
been delayed by 45 minutes, because of torrential weather. This has been
the heaviest showers so far, but we are hopeful of starting the track on
time. We should have finals in the men's javelin and the women's pole
vault. Will feature -- the Kenyans will feature in the track races.
Phillips Idowu will be there, and we have the sprint relays. They will
feature the wonderful Jamaican champions Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
and Usain Bolt. This is my last day in this studio,
and Usain Bolt. This is my last day in thank you to my team for all of
their help. And thank you to you for your company and allowing me to show
you these wonderful views of Glasgow. I hope you have enjoyed it.
I will see you at the closing ceremony. Goodbye for now.
turned but trust me, we have a sensational Saturday evening
Hazel Irvine and Gary Lineker present the evening's live coverage of the Commonwealth Games on the penultimate day in Glasgow.
It's all eyes on the track for the final athletics action of the Games. In time-honoured fashion the thrills and spills of the relays will provide a fitting send-off with the biggest star of the Games, Usain Bolt, hoping to lead Jamaica to 4x100m gold.
Another face of London 2012, diver Tom Daley, will also be in action, looking to turn his Olympic 10m individual bronze medal into Glasgow gold.