Wednesday, 17th September 2014

Bolt leads Jamaica to 4x100m relay final at Commonwealth Games


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Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt led Jamaica to the final of the men's 4X100m relay at the Commonwealth Games here on Friday.

Bolt, who will not run any individual events, anchored the win in their heat with a time of 38.99 seconds.

Kimmari Roach ran the first leg but looked apparent to have hurt his thigh, he managed to pass the baton to Julian Forte before Nickel Ashmeade and Bolt finished the race.

Bolt said afterwards, "I was kind of worried but Kimmari got the baton round, and that is sign of a true champion. My coach always taught us to run with pain."

The final will be held on Saturday night.

Australia's Eleanor Patterson cleared 1.94 meters to win the women's high jump title, her compatriot Sally Pearsonw won the women's 100m hurdles in 12.67 seconds.

Uganda's Moses Kipsiro clocked 27:56.11 to bring home the men's 10,000m gold.

Englishmen Lewis Steven and Luke Cutts finished 1-2 in the men's pole vault, both clearing 5.55 meters.

Gymnast Claudia Fragapane of England won her fourth golds at the Commonwealth Games by taking the floor.

The 16-year-old, who had already won the vault, the all-around and the team gold medals, became the first Englishwoman to win four golds in a single Commonwealth Games since 1930.

"I'm speechless I'm the most-decorated English woman at the Games in 84 years. It's incredible," said Fragapane.

England's star diver Tom Daley, who paired with James Denny, settled for a silver in the men's synchronized 10m platform.

Australian tandem Domonic Bedggood and Matthew Mitcham won the gold medal by only 0.18 points.

But Daley felt satisfied with the silver, saying, "We only started training for the first time last Friday and have only had three sessions, so I am really happy with the way it went."

Feng Tianwei beat fellow Singaporean Yu Mengyu to bag the women's table tennis singles title. The men's doubles gold also went to Singapore, won by Gao Ning and Li Hu who defeated Indian duo Sharath Kamal Achanta and Amalraj Anthony Arputharaj.

After the eigth day's competition, England led the medal tally with 48 golds, 49 silvers and 43 bronzes, followed by Australia (40-40-44) and Canada (30-14-31).

GLASGOW, Aug. 1 (Xinhua)


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