Jason Mohammad and Hazel Irvine present live coverage of day nine of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The afternoon's action is all about gymnastics.
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Can the British gymnasts live up to the Hydro Hype?
England's Kristian Thomas goes in the men's vault
He led the way in qualifying and is targeting his first
Then, after Kristian Thomas exits the gymnastics.
He's followed by teammates Claudia Fragapane and Becky Downie,
and Wales's Lizzie Beddoe and Georgina Hockenhull,
Over on BBC Three, it's Scotland v England, in the gold
Gold has gone to South Africa, with Norland are -- Northern Ireland
taking the bronze medal. And Liam Pitchford and Paul
Drinkhall fell to Singapore. Drink all -- Pringle had a chance to make
amends later. the women's single that is where we
are going first Kirsty Gilmour looking to book a place in Michelle
this will be a wonderful results for it is a good lift. She was late on
that this is the best I have seen Kirsty Gilmour play in this
tournament. It is the beautifully. Sinking well. Her shots
are working. I know you have said Gilmore could
not with the second game, I think if she gets a good
I know you have said Gilmore could not with the second game, I start to
the Demons of the last Mike play on the
Yes. That is her chance at the moment. Gilmore is playing far
better, and she is just, as I say, Michelle Chan will have to wait for
that window of opportunity, and hope she can stay in the game long tough
-- enough for Gilmore to get nervous. That has landed in. To do
that, play the forehand side rather than the backhand side, because
Gilmore has more options from that backhand side than her forehand
side. Providing she plays the normal round the head shot. Yes. Yes.
A little nod from Michelle Chan to her coaches, but... She missed it
but she was happy with the rally. quite well. If she
Keep going. So he, is haven't is convinced
having long rallies, just like I, that an opportunity will come. This
is one of them that was going wide. that an opportunity will come. This
That was going well wide. Deflected by the cord and brought it back in.
That is one of the small things you now and again need.
Then it stopped. Well, she does seem to still be
pumping the Well, she does seem to still be
Gilmore deep backhand side, and you're shaking your head, more on
the. Obviously, every player is having good and bad shots in this.
That shot, actually landing in one of my favourite positions, and I
would have pumped that clear down the line,
would have pumped that clear down the really flat from the backhand
side and down the line to that forehand side, but you know,
everyone is having their own favourite shots and that was just
one of mine. Backhand serve again. This time low.
Good reply. Yes. Five. Seven. It sounds strange what
I am going to say now, but I think even though that Gilmore lost this
rally, it was still a good change. That was a good change from Chan.
Oh my goodness. Trying to play that with a round the head action, surely
he should have played a backhand. Yes.
-- she should have played a backhand. He has to be ready now.
Oh, my goodness! From that situation, two shots are
coming, either the drive down the line, which we saw or the drop shot.
That is the two shots that will come.
It is looking good from Kirstie, you can follow the conclusion of this
match on the website. The reason we are leaving the
Emirates arena is because we heading to the Hydro, a packed crowd across
the river yesterday, the world class athlete showing just why they are
the best on the planet and what a day it was.
There you go. That is so impressive. Another gold for Max Whitlock.
And it is England Claudia Fragapane, she could get gold.
Daniel Keatings is in with a chance for a medal.
There is your golden boy! Scotland's Daniel Keatings!
Max Whitlock with the silver, and Louis Smith with a bronze.
Becky Downie. This is the impressive bit. Speeding up into the full
twist. Rebecca Downie is Commonwealth
champion! There you go, Daniel Purvis.
Very nice. He takes the bronze medal.
There is a row -- there is a roar as the finalists have entered. In this
final, there is one Englishman and two Scotsman. From England, it is
Kristian Thomas. There he is. He took in France paddle in the World
Championships in 2003. Scott Morgan, the Canadian, being introduced will
stop another gymnast from Scotland, Adam Cox, listen to the roar from
the home crowd! Ashish Kumar is the next gymnast
being induced. It is the young lad from Scotland
next, Frank Baines. Kent Peterson from Australia.
And Jaffray rounds off the finalists.
Sitting beside me is Beth Tweddle. It is a big day for both of those
lads, Kristian and Frank. They have been quiet on the
individual medal fronts. They will want to go out and prove
themselves as individuals. Frank has three finals, Kristian has
two. Before we get down there, the gymnasts will be doing two vaults.
gymnasts will be doing They both need to have different
entries and the scores will be averaged. The difficulty especially
with Kristian Thomas is unbelievable. He performs under
pressure. All eyes are on the gymnasts in the
arena, nothing else is going on apart from these individual finals.
It really is nerve wracking. The first gymnast is Wah Toon Hoe.
This is the first of his two vaults. Let us join your commentators.
He qualified in fourth place. A double twist. 5.2 difficulty. Very
nice opener. That will give him a good platform for his second
attempt. A good first vaults, not the most
difficult, scored out of 5.2. A bit of a deduction on legs apart. He
snaps them together to make the two twists. A big step on landing. The
execution scores, and of ten. I think the judges will be able to
take a little bit off there. One vaults in the locker. Mentioning
earlier, it is important they have a decent second vaults, a reliable
second vaults, that is always the challenge.
Actually, he landed quite well, just putting his arms out to stabilise.
He stepped back and brought the foot back in, 0.1. Good in terms of
direction. You will see a difficulty score. We
already know that will be 5.2. Then an execution score which will
be the one added, to make the difference.
His second vaults, same difficulty, 5.2.
I'd take a guess he will be going forward, obviously. It is a 5.2.
That is his Commonwealth Games over. He was seventh on the floor,
he has put in a very good bid for medal here.
A lovely, clean gymnast. His first was a bit ragged.
That one wasn't. It was but the direction was good. The height was
good. This was even better. One wasn't. It was but the direction was
good. The height was good. This was even better the landing, a tiny
deviation from that red line down the middle. His legs a bit apart on
the flight. But it is harder for the judges to spot when you are doing a
forward vaults. -- vault. He came into the final as the fourth
highest qualifier. You never know what is going to happen with the
landings. That is right. Two good, steady
vaults even with not the highest difficulty, could be better than
chancing your arm. Very nice in the air.
chancing your arm. average score that counts. It is the
one at the top. Very good execution. Over 9.0. Keep your eye on that
execution score. So, for England, Kristian Thomas. So
off in Great Britain have relied on his expertise. But, today, it is all
about him as an individual gymnast. A score of 6.0 on the difficulty
school board -- score. Such an impressive vaulter. A double
pike. Boat! He has overcooked it. You cannot hold onto that pike for
too long because you will get an excess of rotation which is what
happened. Huge disappointment, you can see it
written all over his face. He has another vaults but it is the average
of both which count. I was surprised, he blocked it and
went up really well. He held on a little too long to the
pipe. A fantastically difficult Vokes. His hips were behind his
feet. He did not have a chance -- vault.
He was dead centre as well. He held onto the pike for a little too long.
You could argue Riu -- you could argue he had so much height, that is
the reason why he over rotated. Yes. He probably felt, I don't
believe I can beat this high, perfect technique. But, by the time
he came round about now, he needs to be letting go of the legs... Not
now, the first somersault, but about now. He waited until the feat almost
landed before he let go. He obviously did not feel he was as
high as he was. Kristian Thomas, his score. So,
still a huge score. The Scottish team watching.
This one is slightly easier, 5.6, but still incredibly difficult.
This one is slightly easier, 5.6, will want to show everybody what he
can do here. He has doubled backwards,
doubles forward. That is more like doubles forward. That is more like
it, just the pace. It is not easy to time the double front.
He did that really well. disappointed after the first.
Sometimes that might affect disappointed after the first.
second but he didn't let it. He could still get a medal here.
Yes, immense difficulty. That is one of the advantages. He could still be
in with a chance. He gets the hand in really quickly,
in with a chance. punches up, spins around twice,
makes the landing. He will have wanted to play a little bit safe. It
is easier to step forwards than back. His effectiveness of the top
of the platform is wonderful. It is interesting the order you put
those in, why would he go for the double pike backwards first?
Because that is the one he competes with in competition. The double pike
back. And this is his second. He would have done the one he is most
confident with, first. Enormous height. To kill that
rotation. You were quite right, a medal is
definitely still on the cards because that second will stand him
in very good stead indeed. And the first, other than the fall,
there wasn't much to take off. It was still a good, high score.
First gymnast ago watching the board eagerly.
Kristian Thomas goes into the lead. A huge execution school, that second
attempt. -- score.
Scott Morgan here. Gold on rings, silver on floor.
What has he got to offer? Power. Bucket loads.
Look at that, he really does attack it. Very nice double twist and a
straight front. Not as high, though?
But massively long. Almost three quarters of the landing platform.
Amazing length. But there will be some deductions for height. And he
was slightly off line as well. The reason it was so long is he rolled
his shoulders before he blocked off the top. But that is a really
difficult vault. And he is a very powerful gymnast. A
perfect illustration, the shoulders in front of the hands, the
conversion upwards will be delayed. It would make this more easy to
land, without over rotating. There should be deductions for lack
of height because he almost levered it over.
Huge power, though. Massive. ", he put up a difficulty of 5.6 for
both attempts -- in the qualification, he put up a
difficulty score. Likely to put in an extra half
twist. 5.6 difficulty. Yes! That is a very strong bid.
Consistent, and he knows it. Surely that is a third medal? For sure, he
is absolutely delighted. He is very well orientated in that vault.
Twisting it is not easy to land. He turns on, snapped the body and wraps
in the 2.5 twists. Really strong work. A step to the side will be
in the 2.5 twists. Really strong 0.1 deduction. And a slight lack of
height. having. highest qualifier. Saw how
wide his arms were onto the platform. He is a very strong
gymnast. Uses his strength. You can see him look at the floor so he
knows where he is so he can adjust his landing. No doubt, he takes the
lead. He taken lead, 14 point 733 is the score to beat. Christian Thomas
drops into second place. Adam Cox from Scotland introduced. This is
his swansong. This will be the last time we see him. He will give it
everything. Easier in the difficult to look good in the execution.
Phillips on. But the twist in. It was one twist. Good extension
through the shoulders. That will be a deduction, ending Brenes off. He
uses a tapper and kick out technique. It will be interesting to
see what he does with the order of vaults. He may have gone to the
easier one first. It might be a technical error that they put the
wrong vaults up first. I don't know how much of it he can see! Adam Cox
with his second vault. Nothing wrong with that board system. Adam playing
South and enjoying the moment. That is it for Adam Cox 's. He will now
retire. He soaks up the feeling and what appealing to leave gymnastics
with, Chris? What are failing to do in your own home city, make the
finals and float into a perfect landing, what a way to finish. It
was a dream of a vaults. It was, not very difficult because he did not
add any twists. It is a great feeling to float through the air,
knowing you will not be scrabbling for a landing. I think when gymnasts
retire, one of the things they miss the most will be flying through the
air. I remember it well, flying through the air. Let's rechristen
this, flying Friday for all of the X gymnasts who remember that feeling.
Adam Cox 's: Congratulations on a wonderful career. Happy retirement.
We all know what this means. Scott Morgan, the current leader watches
on. Stand by your bed is everyone. Double pipe. He has got to keep the
pike otherwise it drop to 5.6. I was a little bit nervous watching this.
The all-around competition, it wasn't great. This was very nice. It
will be interesting to see what the judges said. It was a pike verb but
the second was a somersault. Here is the view. Legs straight. I don't
think they are straight enough. It should be a five .6 will stop but
full marks for determination. Fabulous flight. I think the same
happened with Fabulous flight. I think the same
gave him 5.6. Slightly lower than Christian Thomas's first vault.
He was way too early kicking that one out. Could there be a zero? You
have to get your feet down to get a score. Let's look at the replay.
Surely that would have taken the wind out of his sails? Definitely.
It will have jolted him. Good block. He brought his knees back in the
wrong direction. He probably knew he had done that. He plummeted. Baled
out early, no choice. What a shame. He is having exactly the same
conversation, he did not get his heels over. No time to put that
right now, his Commonwealth Games 2014 is over. There is your leader
at the moment, Scott Morgan. Of Kristian Thomas from England. Frank
Baines for Scotland. He is in all three finals today so a very busy
day ahead for him. But Frank Baines is certainly in he knows he could
get a medal. This is a 5.6 difficulty. An extra half twist can
do the damage. I think the problem is he tries to be too perfect. It
was so high, waited for the pure moment to wrap the
was so high, waited for the pure moment to twist in, it was too late.
He goes on, up high. Perfect technique. Sometimes you have to
compromise a bit. His feet were way down on the deck. That twist was
started very late. I am sure everyone will appreciate his
absolute style as we see the slow motion. Just unfortunately for him,
the floor was not low enough! Technically beautiful. Lovely line.
Look at that. You could almost see it in his face. When he saw the
floor he probably knew it was a little bit too high without
rotation. Still plenty of medal chances for him today. No doubt,
Chris, he will be thinking compromise in his mind here? Go for
landing on the feet! Well done! He got the roach. He really got that.
Perfect timing with his heels over his head. He got his feet down
first. That will be significant, if he can make a bigger vault like
that, it will lift his chances of pressing into the senior British
men's team. This is a big day for Frank gains. He times that very
nicely. He is such a good gymnast. He is just not quite a seasoned
competitor. He hasn't found the way to make it work. 19 years old, it is
worth noting, in a gymnast's career, you have those growing spurts,
having a smaller body is easier to rotate. Suddenly the bigger gymnast
wake up one day and they are an inch taller. It did not happen to me! It
is an interesting point, Chris? He has grown while he was injured. He
is stronger. He has got a man's body now. When he was competing as a
junior, he was very slight. Talk about rockets off the top. Frank
James, 14.0 16 puts him into fourth. He will be back on the high bars.
Scott Morgan from Canada leads this field. Kristian Thomas in second
place for England. Wah Toon Hoe hanging on in at the brands medal at
the moment. -- bronze medal. He got a silver at the championships this
year. Seventh highest qualifier. It was deep but he got it right. He is
so relieved. He did get it down but he also sat on the floor at the end
of it. If you sit down, what deduction are you talking? A
hallmark, I would think. You'll get another view in a second. He did
touch. Just scraped it. Nothing like the height Frank Baines achieved.
What he really speeds. Look how closely he gets his head into his
knees. That increases the rotation. We will probably see here... Feet
down. Difficult to tell. Yes, one marker off. But that is still a
score. They didn't take a mark of. Wah Toon Hoe in bronze medal
position will be watching this very closely. Pieterse with his second
vaults. 1.5 twists will stop a little bit off-line but that was not
in doubt. Much less dynamic as well. First was saved, and he got a
good score for it. -- safe. Half well. First was saved, and he got a
good score for it. -- safe. turns on this time. Straight body, 1.5
twists. Lack of control on the landing.
this time. Straight body, 1.5 twists. Lack of Wraps in a 1.5.
Manages to control it. Pleased with his work. His average will be quite
impressive. 14.099 for Kent Pieterse as he gives an invitation for the
next games. That guarantees Kristian Thomas a medal. At Lois a bronze
with one gymnast left to go. -- at least a bronze. -- Aizat Bin
Muhammad Jufrie will be the last to go.
The front somersault straight. And they have done well, the gymnasts
from Singapore. . Very well indeed. they have done well, the gymnasts
Both the men and the women, very much improved. This was a bit untidy
I think. Legs apart at the start. Snap
I think. deep, in the pike, when he landed.
I think. Legs were apart on that turn on.
They were together in the twist off, so the double twist. Yes,
interesting you so the double twist. Yes,
twist because of the one hand if front of the other approach, but to
my mind I have always front of the other approach, but to
that is is a handspring with one hand in front of the other.
Technically it was a double twist. Yes, I agree, Mitch, for my mind,
that is like a handspring, but, in the code, in the jumping manual, if
you make one hand in front of the other it is considered to be a turn
on, and then a double twist off. Absolutely.
14 scored then, for Aizat Bin Muhammad Jufrie's first vault. He
need an outreach of over 14.195 to get up into the medals.
So everything, then on this last vault, for Jufrie.
A 5.2 difficulty. He will be concentrating on
execution here. He has got to absolutely nail it.
Well, there you you go. That was a handspring, one-and-a-half twist.
Same vault with one hand, I am not happy, I never have been. I am
picking up on that, both vaults have to have a different entry, you are
saying one hand is a bit further in front of the other. Yes. As oppose
to making a turn on. It is a bit of a loophole in the judging manual,
this time you see he goes on both hands parallel, one-and-a-half
twists off. And it really was very similar to the first vault, but it
is allowed, and he performed it really quite, I think he performed
this vault better than the other one. He blocked well; buzz his chest
was right down on that landing. That is where the marks will be lost.
Little delay coming off. The rotation stopped. Shoulders down and
he piked his feet down, and that is, that is the big deduction, it can be
as much as half a mark for landing like that is You were saying
howening shurks how wonderful the Singapore gymnasts have been, that
puts him into sixth. His compatriot from Singapore, he will take the
bronze medal. But there is your Commonwealth
champion on vault, Scott Morgan from Canada, to match his gold on rings
and a silver he got on floor, but what a moment for Wah Toon Hoe. He
takes the bronze medal. And England's Kristian Thomas, he takes
the silver here. In the men's vault final.
Celebration indeed, another step forward. Huge moment for Singapore.
I am sure that it is not the colour that Kristian Thomas was off but he
will be happy with a medal. And individual medal. It shows his
quality as a vaulter when you can make a mistake like that and still
take the silver medal. Well, Scott Morgan, you absolutely
see he is delighted. He is having a storming Commonwealth competition.
But for Wah Toon Hoe, they will always remember Glasgow 2014.
So a 28th gold medal for Canada, wonderful atmosphere inside the
Hydro and also, today. We will be popping back to the Hydro
in about 15 minutes time for the women's beam final. In the meantime
I'm going to bring you up to date with what has been happening at
Glasgow Green, we with what has been happening at
to the gold medal match in the women's hockey. Is there no stopping
Australia? They have made it through to the final. Beating South Africa
7-1. South Africa couldn't keep up with Australia's pace and energy.
Australia scored somel xent goals in the second half. They have scored 32
goals in five games, some excellent. Led by Adam Commons that are coach,
they are heading for the gold medal by the looks of it.
On BBC Three, in just a few mopes time, you will be able to watch New
Zealand taking on England. That is the other semifinal, Australia
waiting in the final then, will it be Danny Kerry's England, can he
lead them to the final? What a final that would be, England against
Australia in the gold medal match. So that is on BBC Three very
shortly, and the reason it is not on yet is because it is a Scotland
versus England bat in the lawn bowls, in the men's pair, and
Scotland lead 14-15 after 11 ends, so basically if you want the women's
hockey, what you need to do is go to the website.
Well, let us go to the SECC now, and in boxing, there could be a real
gold rush of medals for the Home Nations, over the weekend. What we
are going to focus on is the men's bantamweight semifinal line up. It
is box office stuff for the bout between Michael Conlan, he is taking
on the defending champion Sean McGoldrick of Wales. England's Qais
Ashfaq. We start in round two, Conlan ahead
of all three cards. First round to the taller man in
red. Michael Conlan's Northern Ireland, boxing in his second
Commonwealth Games. He lost a controversial round in Delhi to
Jason Maloney. It was ten points apiece and Maloney got the nod
because of his superior work rate. Connor looks -- Conlan looks as if
he is about to pick that up. McGoldrick has that problem of
getting inside the longer reach of the Northern Irish man, the boy from
Belfast, boxer out of the St John Boscoe Club. McGoldrick used to move
his head more. Conlon is working well with his jab. He is
concentrating on bent arm work. He has to quicken his feet up. There is
demonstrating there from Conlon he is prepared the work on the inside
as well. That will give chance there to McGoldrick, but he has to take
the opportunity tons inside. Again another single shot came in from the
Welshman in blue. Conlan, throwing more leather as they say in the pro
game. Good right hand into the ribs by Conlan. Lost in the semifinal of
the Olympics in London a couple of year ago to the eventual gold medal
winner Ramirez, one of those difficult Cuban, midway through the
second. Again, Conlan just slipping that left hand into the ribs of the
Welshman and being first after the break. He is boxing as a southpaw
now, switching back to orthodox, so he is confident, trying to confuse
McGoldrick a bit. McGoldrick, he is confident, trying to confuse
feet are too slow. He is too far out, that is his problem, his
problem is closing that gap down, without getting hit, and that is why
he needs. to work.
There has to be tactic change from both boxers. McGoldrick has to get
on the front foot but Conlan has to box at distance and protect that
eye. Look at McGoldrick, all he is focussing on is the right eye of his
opponent Conlan, who is having trouble seeing out of that eye. That
is main worry. Conlan is boxing well. They will look at it again and
this is not looking good for Michael Conlan, the number two ranked
bantamweight in the world. Ooh. He is shaking his head. He is shaking
his head. It is the blood running into the eye that is the problem. He
wipe as much of it away as possible. He stopped it. It has been stopped!
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, from Michael Conlan, can you believe
that? A terrific contest shaping up there, but it might come down to a
technical decision if it was with the head, we will have to wait and
see. If it was with the head it will the head, we will have to wait and
go to the judges' scores. Conlan was certainly leading, but if it was
done with a punch it will be a stodge and McGoldrick will go
through to the final and Conlan will have to settle for bronze. Now was
this the head? I think it was. Definitely was the head. Definitely
was the head. What we said Definitely was the head. Definitely
tournament. You have to be lucky, you have to go through five contests
without receiving a head clash, that is very very difficult indeed. Even
with Conlan's is very very difficult indeed. Even
long range, here they come together, and he is just unfortunate. If they
had head guards on that wouldn't have happened.
Well, Michael Conlan has raised his hand. Heck cobbed it was caused by
the head and therefore they are going to go to the judge -- judges'
scores. Our referee has stopped this contest in round number two, we
therefore go to the judges' score cards, the winner, by unanimous
decision, and through to the final, in the red corner, Michael Conlan.
That is a nasty looking crescent shaped cut above his eye, to have
only 24 hours to work on it. But Michael Conlan has gone through, and
having been disappointed in Delhi four years ago, he will be
disappointed with the outcome that in terms of what it meant to him.
Michael Conlan is the first Northern Irish boxer through to the finals
here in Glasgow 2014. A bit of controversy about it, there is no
question he was the wetter boxer all the way through, and Michael Conlan
knows he is badly cut and he knows a lot of skill is going to be
required. And Shaun McGoldrick who got to the final four yearses ago
and was given the gold medal will have to settle for bronze. What an
end to the contest, none sat factory you could say but Michael Conlan has
-- unsatisfactory you could say. Michael was taken away for treatment
due to that bad cut. You will notice the women fighters will still wear
head-guard in this Commonwealth Games whereas the men don't. The
boxing authority say male fighters are more likely to suffer concussion
if they wear protection, a consequence, we have seen a bit of
blood in the ring, unlike as recent Commonwealths, so to the men's
flyweight. In the first of two semifinals, Waseem of Pakistan beat
Omar. We join the second one, mechanic fan -- McFadden versus
Moloney. So moving to the third and final
round. 52 kilogram flyweight semifinal action. McFadden wearing
red. Looking to book his place in the final, he has talked of being a
man of destiny. He has used the crowd and the atmosphere in and the
energy throughout the course of this tournament. But this is a hugely
tactical and cagey encounter against the man in blue from Australia.
Everything to compete for. The prize of cause is a gold or silver medal.
Minute gone in this third and final round and the cagey pattern
continues. The referee warned him for being low. McFadden onto the
front foot. Lovely shot from McFadden. Here is where the crowd
can play a part. Beyond the halfway stage. McFadden has landed perhaps
the more eye-catching shots. Body shot success from McFadden. Very
often the boxer who leads is often the one who gets caught with the
shots. This is where he has got to go to work on the inside now. The
final 30 seconds will be crucial. His opponent steps away now and
again with a low left hand. McFadden took a quick glance to his corner.
It is going to be furious finish. Back to the ropes. Setting a trap
for Maloney again. Comes forward. McFadden feels he has done enough.
Going into the third and final round it was tied. One judge had it in
favour of McFadden. Just looking to see if there is a slight cut on his
eye. I think this might be split. Just did the better work for me. It
was nothing in it. Very close. Maloney still did not want to commit
but that made McFadden come forward. Maybe one or two getting through.
Very close indeed. I just think McFadden has got the nod. We have a
split decision. In favour of the winner, now through to the final, in
the blue corner Andrew Moloney. Andrew Moloney jumps the joy. Just
booked his place in the gold-medal bout. The fairy tale run of Reece
McFadden comes to an end at the semifinal stage but the 19-year-old
from Motherwell acknowledges the crowd because he has illuminated
this tournament with his skill, tenacity and comes away with a
Commonwealth Games bronze medal. Just 19 years of age and most
certainly a name we will see in huge international tournaments
representing Scotland and Great Britain. From Belarus... I promised
at the start we had some wonderful boxing from the SEC see. It has
proved and it looks like we will have a gold rush of medals for the
home nations. We will go back to the Hydro and Kristian Thomas and see
him getting his silver medal. Well done to Kristian Thomas. England's
only representative, led the way in qualifying and had a great chance to
win his first individual Commonwealth Games medal. Canada's
Scott Morgan winning the gold. He won silver on the floor and gold on
the rings. Many congratulations to Kristian Thomas. Canada have now won
their 28th gold medal. There are the three medal winners.
Scott Morgan, Kristian Thomas There are the three medal winners.
right. Just incredible. It all goes well for the future. They have
organised themselves in Singapore. Rewards of a bronze medal will see
them in good stead. We are awaiting the arrival of the gymnasts for the
beam final. We have got two English gymnasts and two Welsh gymnasts
going in that particular final. Home nations doing incredibly well. There
could be a chance of another Welsh medal. Christine, your gymnasts,
Georgina Hockenhull. What a work have you been doing? The beam is her
best piece and we are delighted she has made the final. Realistically
there are perhaps three or four others with higher starter scores.
Sometimes she can get a little bit nervous? She can, she worked first
in the individual all-round. Rebecca Downie, Lauren Mitchell and Claudia
Fragapane aim have the big difficulty value. It is a piece of
apparatus you can never call. It is a story of who stays on? And also
who stays on without wobbles. Quite often to get your star value you
have two link two elements. If often to get your star value you
first one does not go well, you don't do the second. Here are the
top eight don't do the second. Here are the
Rebecca Downie, Claudia Fragapane E. Elisabeth Beddoe from Wales.
Georgina Hockenhull from Wales and Ellie Black from Canada, who
Georgina Hockenhull from Wales and the last one to go in this final. We
watched Rebecca warming up this morning and she was looking sharp.
She is beautiful on the beam. I think if she goes without major
error she will probably is the first gymnast post is scored the others
will struggle to beat. But she is coming into the arena, you don't
warm up in the arena. Rebecca being introduced to the Hydro arena.
Maryanne Munton, the Australian beam champion. She has just watched her
compatriot take gold. Georgina Hockenhull for Wales. Ellie Black,
who has already had a silver medal in vault. Ellie Black has the most
difficult routine. If she hits everything she has the highest
difficulty score. But it is difficult and she cannot always hit
it. I think it will suit their keep being first appear, Chris? Yes, I
do. She has a plan in her mind, she just walked straight into this arena
here and we'll just go for it. Of course, she won the gold medal on
the bars yesterday. Commonwealth champion, European champion on the
bars, so she should be feeling the positive vibe. First gymnast to go
in the women's beam final. Rebecca Downie for England. Steadies her
nerve. Slow, quiet start. Just splits. She has a wonderful range of
movement. Has to focus hard on this first summer self. She didn't get
both feet on. She made the same error in qualification but got back
on and did so well and still made the final. This is a very difficult
combination. And off again. That is the trouble is, once you allow
yourself to be unsettled. It is pressure, we watched her go through
those combinations this morning. She is very skilful and very
experienced. Now she is allowing herself to be completely rattled. It
is an nerve wracking situation. You come into this cool drink, 13,000
people watching just you. Also when you have such expectation of
yourself as well, Chris? When she settles into a rhythm, she will be
better. Back spin, free walkover. Straight into a very good jump. Side
somersault. All her elements are very well performed. Second change
leg lead. -- leap. Just the dismount. Straight, back somersault.
She knows the damage was done, no point in risking injury to her sort
ankle. Now it is open. Huge disappointment for Rebecca Downie.
She knew she would lead the gymnasts to beat if she hit. That is her
Commonwealth Games over. It is, but she takes home two gold medals. She
will be sorry she did not manage that, but the peas she really
wanted, the bars she made that. Never really got hold of things
afterwards. It is a difficult combination. It does get a lot of
marks, the free cartwheel. And then you land immediately into a
somersault. That is your two flighted moves that need to be
joined. I thought she looked in line but she was a slow recovering in the
shoulders. It is always tricky, especially when one leg is held up
in the splits. She decided not to risk the double pike back off the
beam. Just floated the straight somersault down, but this will be
quite a low score. As far as home nation hope
Jason Mohammad and Hazel Irvine present live coverage of day nine of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
This afternoon's action is all about gymnastics, and there's a sizeable Home Nations presence. Reiss Beckford, who won a silver medal at the Delhi Games four years ago, goes again in the final of the men's parallel bars, followed by Sam Oldham, also of England, in the final of the horizontal bars - Oldham won silver at the World Championships last year.