Commonwealth Games 2018 day three: basketball, cycling, hockey and more – live!

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Triathlon – Mixed Team Relay








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Welcome to day three

Hi there! Welcome to day three.

Australia continued its domination of Gold Coast 2018 yesterday as the action remained centred on the pool and the velodrome. Of the 17 gold medals awarded eight went to the hosts. Three locals now have multiple golds.

There were stories to celebrate elsewhere, including student cycling star Charlie Tanfield, and the City of Derby swimming club.

There’s plenty of action to get to today, including the distribution of 22 gold medals, so let’s dive straight in.

England have started strongly, taking out gold and silver in the Men’s Individual All-Around Gymnastics final, adding to golds in both the men’s and women’s PTWC Triathlon. India collected its third weightlifting gold.

Coming up

Here’s what’s still to come on day three. Remember, all times are local – the Gold Coast is GMT +10:00 and EST +14:00.

  • The Triathlon Mixed Team Relay final featuring the Brownlee brothers will conclude shortly.
  • From 4.40pm Australia’s Georgia Goodwin – a Gold Coast native – will be in the medal hunt in the Women’s Individual All-Around Gymnastics final.
  • Two more weightlifting gold medals will be awarded following Sathish Kumar Sivalingam’s earlier victory for India in the men’s 77kg category.
  • From 6.30pm another rash of medals will be handed out in the velodrome, including the men’s sprint finals at 8.50pm.
  • Medals are on offer in the pool from 7.30pm, when Adam Peaty is expected to star in the 100m breaststroke.
  • Although no medals are on offer there’s action in plenty of other disciplines including badminton (quarterfinals), basketball (group stage matches headlined by Australia’s Boomers against New Zealand’s Tall Blacks at 9pm), beach volleyball (pool matches), boxing (round of 16), hockey (pool matches), lawn bowls (group phase and quarterfinals), netball (pool matches), squash (knockout stages), and table tennis (quarterfinals).

As always, if you would like to join in the conversation, please send emails to: jonathan.howcroft.freelance@guardian.co.uk or tweet me @JPHowcroft.



Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee are both in action on another busy day at the Commonwealth Games.

Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee are both in action on another busy day at the Commonwealth Games. Photograph: Dean Lewins/EPA

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