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Commonwealth Games day Eight as it happened

  1. 04:00 Commentary  

    What? Only 14 gold medals on offer on "Medal Monday"? Quick, someone convene the Commonwealth Games day eight name-changing committee, we've got an emergency...

  2. 04:11 Shooting  

    The Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range has been a happy medal-hunting ground for the host nation - and once again India are favourites in the women's 50m rifle prone pairs, the first gold medal on offer on day eight, at 0430 BST. Tejaswini Sawant leads the field but there's plenty of home interest with Scotland duo Kay Copland and Jen McIntosh, England's Michelle Smith and Sharon Lee, Johanne Brekke and Helen Warnes for Wales and Lara Ward and Gemma Kermode representing the Isle of Man.

  3. 04:18 Commentary  

    So what other medals are on offer this fine autumnal Monday? The rundown goes a little something like this: Athletics (seven), diving (two), lawn bowls (two), shooting (two) and weightlifting (one). But in between the badminton, boxing, hockey, netball, rugby sevens, squash and table tennis are at varying stages of competition. All will be explained very soon...

  4. 04:29 Commentary  

    Ahhh weekends, late-morning lie-ins, endless TV cookery programmes, life-zapping supermarket queues, what's not to like? Monday mornings, however, are a different matter entirely. Talk me through yours via text 81111 (UK) or +44 7786200666 (worldwide - messages will be charged at your standard operator rate). The Bhangra is blasting out at Delhi University, venue of the rugby sevens, where South Africa take on Tonga in the first match of the day.

  5. 04:40 Badminton  

    Over at the Siri Fort Sports Complex, England's Chris Adcock and Gabby White are playing Indian duo Sanave Arattukulam and Thomas Balan Aparna for a place in the quarter-finals of the mixed doubles in the badminton. The English duo are 11-7 up in the first set. Meanwhile, South Africa hold a 17-0 lead over Tonga in the rugby sevens at half-time.

  6. 04:46 Hockey  

    Big game in prospect in the women's hockey at 0630 BST at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium where England take on defending champions Australia. The Hockeyroos are so far undefeated in the tournament but are one place below their opponents in the world rankings in sixth.

  7. 04:55 Rugby 7s  

    "I'm on TV" shouts someone who clearly shouldn't be on TV on the TV at Delhi University following South Africa's 22-0 Pool B win over Tonga in the rugby sevens. Next out are Wales, who take on hosts India. Should be a comfortable win for the world champions, whose arrival onto the turf is greeted with various bhangra-infused Bollywood tunes as the kites soar high above in the cobalt-blue, cloudless sky.

  8. 04:58 Rugby 7s  

    Three minutes in and Wales are 21-0 up against India. For those of you unfamiliar with the truncated version of the game played on a full pitch, seven minutes each half, drop-goals for conversions, three-man scrums and two-men line-outs. The rest is exactly like the 15-a-side game.

  9. 05:02 Rugby 7s  

    Half-time in the rugby and Wales are 28-7 up at half-time. "When we have the ball, keep it," is muttered in the Indian huddle. Excellent advice as two Welsh ladies, all limbs exposed to catch every proton of sunlight currently belting down on Delhi, slather on the protection.

  10. 05:05 Badminton  

    Success for Chris Adcock and Gabby White, who beat Indian duo Sanave Arattukulam and Thomas Balan Aparna 21-15 21-18 to qualify for the quarter-finals of the mixed badminton doubles.

  11. 05:12 Diving  

    Over at the wonderfully named Dr. S. P. Mukherjee Aquatics Complex, qualification for the men's 3m springboard final is under way with defending champion Alexandre Despatie aiming for a third successive title. Inevitably, the Canadian is top of the standings. England have representation with Jack Laugher, the world junior champion and Nick Robinson-Baker, who is currently fourth in the standings.

  12. 05:19 Rugby 7s  

    Victory for Wales against the hosts but attention now turns to defending champions New Zealand, who have won every gold medal on offer since rugby sevens was introduced at the Games in Kuala Lumpur in 1998. The All Blacks boast two of their three full internationals in their first match against Canada with Hosea Gear, brother of former Worcester winger Rico, and Ben Smith. The reigning champs are 21-0 up four minutes into the first half.

  13. BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce
    Contributor BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce  

    From Twitter: "Off to hockey for Ashes-style England v Australia dust-up. Tasty like a masala dosa."

  14. Rugby 7s  

    Following New Zealand's inevitable win over Canada, Scotland will open their Delhi sevens campaign against Guyana, the only South American country in the Commonwealth, while England take on Sri Lanka in the following match about 0555 BST.

  15. 05:33 Wrestling  

    I've just seen BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce shoulder throw a five-time Commonwealth Games wrestling medallist and I am eternally grateful that our intrepid reporter eschewed the leotard in favour of shorts and a sleeveless vest.

  16. 05:36 Rugby 7s  

    Victory for defending champions New Zealand, who beat Canada 43-7 in the sevens as Scotland take the field against South American minnows Guyana. Rugby-playing facts about Guyana. Errrrr....

  17. 05:40 Rugby 7s  

    Unlikely songs to play at a rugby sevens match before Scotland kick-off against Guyana - the Proclaimers's I'm Gonna Be (500 miles). Two minutes in Scotland have yet to notch.

  18. 05:48 Badminton  

    Swinging over to the Siri Fort Sports Complex, where England duo Jenny Wallwork and Nathan Robertson are taking on Singapore's Hendra Wijaya and Shinta Mulia in the mixed badinton doubles. Top seeds NaRo and JeWa needed just 13 minutes to win their opening match on Sunday, so they're hotter than a extra chili chana masala right now. They are 16-12 up in the second set having won the first.

  19. SMS  

    From Chris W: "My daughter's school in Sittingbourne, Kent, did a collection for the Guyana rugby team. We sent old shorts shirts etc. Seemingly one of the teachers son's was the rugby coach at the time."

    The Guyanese look particularly smart in their skin-tight dark green outfits with white streaks, and have put in a not-too-shabby performance against the Scots, trailing 14-0 with three minutes to go. Make that 21-0.

  20. 05:55 Badminton  

    Match point for Nathan Robertson and Jenny Wallwork - and it's duly converted to complete a 21-19 21-17 victory over their Singaporean opponents. The top seeds are through to the quarter-finals, along with compatriots Gabby White and Chris Adcock.

  21. 06:00 Commentary  

    Two tries in the final few minutes for Scotland seals a tougher-than-it-looked 26-0 win over Guyana as England, silver medallists in Melbourne four years ago, sprint on to the field in the balmy, early-morning north Indian heat to play Sri Lanka.

  22. 06:07 Rugby 7s  

    England look particularly resplendent in an all-white kit - white shorts, white socks and whiet jersey, although it looks a little too close to a junior school pupil's PE kit (although I doubt they would have to play in their pants and vest if they ever forgot their kit). These boys are pioneers in the world of sport as BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce discovered when he caught up with Ben Gollings, the most capped player in sevens history. The tin-foil tracksuits are particularly impressive - wouldn't be surprised to see an East London trendie turn up to a Shoreditch drinking establishment wearing one of those soon.

  23. 06:10 Breaking news FAILED DRUGS TEST  

    Unfortunately it's not good news - Nigeria's women's 100m gold medallist Damola Osayemi has tested positive for a banned substance. Commonwealth Games chief Mike Fennell said: "She has been notified, she has requested the testing of the B sample. The B sample will be tested today and a hearing will be held later today."

  24. 06:15 Rugby 7s  
    Sri Lanka have scored! Srinath touches down to give the South Asians their first points of the match, but they trail England by 40 points with three minutes to go. It's fair to say England have this match wrapped up like a lunchtime sandwich.
  25. 06:18 Breaking news  

    More news on Damola Osayemi's failed drugs test. The sprinter showed traces of a banned substance called Methylhexaneamine, only recently added to the World Anti-Doping Agency's prohibited list. Commonwealth Games chief Mike Fennell added: Any positive test is - whether in a high-profile event or not - is something that is very much regretted because we all strive for clean Games, sport and competition. One doesn't know what sort of damage will accrue but we want to let everyone know we are very vigilant and the testing is of the highest standard." Delhi organising committee general secretary Lalit Bhanot added: "We want dope-free Games. If somebody is caught, action will be taken. At the same time it is a message that no-one can escape."

  26. 06:22 Rugby 7s  

    England absolutely annihilate Sri Lanka 58-7 at full-time in the rugby sevens. Bosh. Decent crowd at the Delhi University North Campus as Australia, England's biggest rivals in Group D, take the field to play Uganda.

  27. BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce
    Contributor BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce At England v Australia women's hockey  

    "'Ooooh, we're all someone's daughter.... ooooh, we're all someone's son....' Yup, it can only be 'The Voice' from John Farnham, blasting out to inspire the Aussie team. 'Ooooh, looking at each other.... down the barrel of a guuuunnnn....'"

  28. 06:32 Breaking news FAILED DRUGS TEST  

    If you remember, the women's 100m final was riddled with controversy when race winner Sally Pearson of Australia was disqualified for a false start, with Osayemi taking the top spot on the podium. But if the Nigerian is stripped of her gold medal, then Natasha Mayers of St Vincent and the Grenadines would be promoted, earning what would be her country's second ever Commonwealth gold medal, with England's Katherine Endacott taking the silver medal - even though she finished fourth in the final. The ban for a stimulant would be three months, although the medal would be forfeited if Osayemi's B sample proves positive. Madness.

  29. 06:37 Medal alert WOMEN'S 50M RIFLE PRONE PAIRS  

    Kay Copland and Jen McIntosh win gold for Scotland!

  30. 06:40 Hockey  

    What with the breaking drugs test story, I completely forgot to inform you that England and Australia's women's hockey semi-final is under way at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium. It's 0-0 with 10 minutes played.

  31. BBC Radio 5 live's Karen Pickering
    Contributor BBC Radio 5 live's Karen Pickering  

    From Twitter: "Well done Jack Laugher, a personal best & 1st time over 400 points to qualify for 3m final and he's only 15 years old."

    Alex Despatie of Canada, who is seeking his third Commonwealth title in a row, qualifies in first place for the men's 3m springboard final, which is coming up at 1200 BST. England's Laugher, who won world junior gold this summer, qualified in seventh and team-mate Nick Robinson-Baker in eighth.

  32. 06:56 Shooting  

    More news from the women's rifle 50m prone pairs, where England's pair of Michelle Smith and Sharon Lee earn silver behind Scotland's gold medal-winning duo of Jen McIntosh and Kay Copland. Home favourites Tejaswini Sawant, India's first female world champion, and Meena Kumari take bronze.

  33. SMS  

    From Lee, Reading: "What a farce that womens 100m has become! I wonder what Katherine Endacott makes of it, she may get a silver, but did only finish fourth? Surely that same satisfying feeling can't be there? What with the womens 200m farce yesterday, whatever will happen next?!"

  34. 07:05 Rugby 7s  

    Sevens powerhouses Samoa are 26-12 up against Papua New Guinea in the rugby sevens. The Samoan jersey is a sight to behold - as if designed by a seven-year-old with an overactive imagination. You can't look at it for too long otherwise your eyes start hurting. I used to go to school with a lad whose parents had wallpaper very similar to that jersey.

  35. 07:12 Hockey  

    It's half-time in the women's hockey semi-final between Australia and England - and it's a tight affair as huge jets of water cool the scorching astroturf at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium. The heat is searing - and the play is equally as sizzling, despite the lack of goals. England, World Cup bronze medallists, have had the better chances but defending Commonwealth Games champions Australia are resolute defenders and have stood firm to thwart all of England's attacking enterprise.

  36. BBC Sport's Rishi Persad
    Contributor BBC Sport's Rishi Persad At the Dhyan Chand National Stadium  

    "George Michael doing the half-time entertainment - not literally, as he's otherwise engaged - with a rendition of 'Faith' at the hockey."

  37. SMS  

    From Paul, Canadian living in Manila, Philippines: "Doesn't look good for Canada catching India for third spot in the medals table. We're 14 down at the moment. Would need a big push in the next few days. Why isn't there a Commonwealth Winter Games? We'd clean up."

    I'd like to see this happen - with the worthy addition of snowball target shooting and snowman building.

  38. 07:21 Hockey  

    Disaster for England five minutes into the second half of their women's hockey semi-final against Australia. Madonna Blythe's strike from a short corner finds the back of the net via a double deflection, giving the defending champions a 1-0 lead. Still 30 minutes to go for England to overhaul the deficit though.

  39. 07:33 Shooting  

    Here's Jen McIntosh, one half of Scotland's gold medal-winning shooters alongside Kay Copland, on her exploits at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range: "It was pretty tough It wasn't easy out there today. The wind was up. It was quite strong. We shoot on a reasonably sheltered range back home so it was bit of a struggle." On edging the English pair out for the gold, she added: "We quite often shoot together so it is good to beat them. We're Great Britain team-mates and there is plenty of banter between us but I'm not going to lie to you, it feels good to win."

  40. SMS  

    From Ahmed, Brisbane: "As an Aussie, this 100m farce is saddening. Our Sally went through such heartbreak. Surely any girl who gets elevated to a medal now wont feel it justified. Poor officiating."

    For those of you joining us recently, Nigeria women's 100m gold medallist Damola Osayemi has tested positive for a banned substance. She has not been stripped of her gold medal but a B sample will be tested on Monday.

  41. 07:45 Hockey  

    It is sizzling in Delhi right now - not a cloud in sight and the temperatures are well into the high 30s at the women's hockey semi-final, where England trail Australia 1-0 win nine minutes to go. To slightly paraphrase the great darts commentator Sid Waddell: "Forget your Agatha Christie, forget your Alfred Hitchcock, this is pure hockey."

  42. 07:51 Breaking news FULL-TIME: AUSTRALIA 1-0 ENGLAND  

    Heartbreak.

  43. 07:55 Commentary  
    So Australia will play either New Zealand or South Africa, who contest the second semi-final, for gold while England will player the losers in the bronze medal play-off. Oh dear, there are tears too.
  44. BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce
    Contributor BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce At the Dhyan Chand National Stadium  

    From Twitter: "Aussie bloke behind me celebrating like a 5-0 Ashes win."

  45. SMS  
    From Howard, Sydney: "Just watched the women's hockey semi-final. A great backs-to-the-wall fighting win by our girls. England look like a pretty good team. Better luck next time."
    Superb magnanimity from Howard, hopefully that good will extends when the Ashes series starts next month. From both sides.
  46. BBC Sport's James Pearce
    Contributor BBC Sport's James Pearce  

    "I have recorded an exclusive interview with Suresh Kalmadi, the chairman of the Organising Committee for the Delhi Commonwealth Games. Mr Kalmadi claims that the photographs circulated around the world of the athletes' village accommodation before the Games were actually taken in servants' accommodation, although this is bound to be disputed by the teams who were shown that accommodation and refused to live in it. He defends the empty seats, claiming that even at the Beijing Olympics people many people stayed away during the first few days. Mr Kalmadi admits that he feared that some countries would boycott the Games when the bridge collapsed and the photographs from the village were circulated in the build up to the Games."

  47. BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce
    Contributor BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce At the Dhyan Chand National Stadium  

    From Twitter: "Crying English women everywhere I look. Filled with the instinctive male fear that somehow I might be to blame. Never been good with tears."

    For those of you joining us just now, England have lost their women's hockey semi-final against defending champions Australia. I'm assuming they are tears rather than rivulets of salty sweat as temperatures are flirting with the high 30s.

  48. BBC Sport's Rishi Persad
    Contributor BBC Sport's Rishi Persad At the Dhyan Chand National Stadium  

    "Very tearful England captain Kate Walsh interviewed after semi-final loss. Reporter also emotional."

  49. 08:32 Boxing  

    Time to swing over to the Talkatora Boxing Stadium for the start of the various weight categories's semi-finals. Second up is Northern Ireland's Paddy Barnes, the highly rated European champion, who faces home favourite Amandeep Singh, the winner of the Delhi test event earlier this year.

  50. 08:50 Table tennis  
    Two table tennis results from earlier to tell you about. England's Andrew Baggaley has beaten Nigeria's Seun Ajetunobi 4-1 and progresses into the third round, but team-mate 17-year-old Liam Pitchford was comprehensively beaten by Singapore's Yang Zi, the second highest player in the draw. World number 292 Pitchford had beaten the highest ranked player, Gao Ning, in the men's team final on Saturday.
  51. 08:57 Boxing  

    Confident start by Paddy Barnes in the light-flyweight semi-final against Amandeep Singh, taking three points from the first round. Indian Singh, in the blue corner, flails with no real direction as Barnes picks off his opponent's mistakes with clinical precision. Remember, Northern Ireland have yet to win a gold at these Games, so the man from Belfast is one of their last remaining hopes of a top podium finish.

  52. 09:01 Breaking news PADDY BARNES INTO BOXING FINAL  

    The European champion from Belfast eases into the final of the light-flyweight final following a 5-0 win over Amandeep Singh, securing at least a silver medal. And right on cue, Commonwealth Games coverage has just started on BBC Two. Next home nation boxer up is Wales's Sean McGoldrick in the bantamweight semis at about 0915 BST.

  53. Contributor BBC East Midlands Today's Colin Hazelden  

    At the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium: "Prince Edward arrives at the lawn bowls to much fuss, flowers and laughter. His 'Namaste' greeting is pretty practised - you can tell!"

  54. BBC Sport's Steve Cram
    Contributor BBC Sport's Steve Cram On Damola Osayemi's positive drugs test  

    "The stimulant she has been caught for has caused problems for athletes over the past year. It's a commonly used stimulant as a nasal decongestant and, leading into the Games, there were 11 Indians from different sports who had tested positive for methylhexaneamine, so it's pretty prevelant."

  55. 09:24 Breaking news WELSH BOXER INTO FINAL  

    Big shock in the bantamweight semi-final as Wales's Sean McGoldrick beats Olympic medallist Louis Julie 2-1 in one of the bouts of the competition.

  56. 09:32 Boxing  

    Next up at the Talkatora Boxing Stadium si England's Tom Stalker, the European lightweight champion, who takes on India's Jai Bhagwan, whose surname in Hindi means "God". Home fans will be hoping their man lives up to his surname - Bhagwan has scored two successive 11s in his previous two fights.

  57. 09:38 Rugby 7s  

    Dan Norton runs a length-of-the-pitch try to put England 5-0 up within 20 seconds of the start of their Group D match against Uganda in the rugby sevens before Matt Turner adds a second a minute later. Wales had earlier beaten Tonga 38-7 while Scotland just beaten Canada 19-17 in their second matches. All three teams have one more group match to go - England face a group-deciding encounter against Australia at about 1300 BST.

  58. 09:43 Breaking news  

    Jai Bhagwan's hopes of reaching the lightweight final are brought to an end by England's Tom Stalker following a 10-5 defeat. Stalker faces either Scotland's Josh Taylor or Tonga's Lomalito Moala. Stalker following a 10-5 defeat. Half-time in the rugby and England are 24-0 up against Uganda.

  59. SMS  
    From Anon: "Re Guyana rugby facts 5:36 - here are some more. The squad trained at Loughborough University as preparation for the Games and their progression has been aided by the uni's rugby clubs BOOST Programme over the last five years. It runs an exchange programme for coaches. Google 'Loughborough Guyana' for some more info. BOOST stands for Building On Overlooked Sporting Talent. - just wait til they beat NZ!"
  60. SMS  
    Delhi Colin Hazelden. Prince Edward arrives at the Lawn Bowls to much fuss, flowers and laughter. His ’Namaste’ greeting is pretty practiced - you can tell!
  61. 09:54 Boxing  

    The boxing has been as relentless as it has been ruthless, especially where the home boxers are concerned. Through to their respective finals are Paddy Barnes (who faces Namibia's Jafet Uutoni in the light flyweight battle) and Wales's Sean McGoldrick (who boxs Sri Lanka's Manju Wanniarachchi in the bantamweight final). And we have an all-British lightweight encounter with England's Tom Stalker and Scotland's Josh Taylor, who has beaten Tonga's Lomalito Moala in a 5-0 win, four of which came in the final round.

  62. 10:05 Boxing  

    England's Callum Smith is the next boxer wrapping the gloves around his wrist in the welterweight semi-final against Carl Hield of the Bahamas. The 20-year-old Liverpudlian is 2-1 up going into the third round.

  63. 10:12 Breaking news SMITH INTO BOXING FINAL  

    Unbelievable scenes! Callum Smith unleashes a scoring right jab with three seconds on the clock to snatch a place in the welterweight final following a 5-4 victory over Carl Hield! He becomes the third member of his family to earn a medal at the Commonwealth Games following on from brothers Paul and Stephen. His opponent in the final will either be Northern Ireland's Patrick Gallagher or India's Dilbag Singh.

  64. 10:18 Breaking news WELSH ATHLETICS WITHDRAWAL  

    My colleagues at BBC Wales have learned that Commonwealth and European 400m hurdles champion Dai Greene has pulled out from the Welsh squad for the 4x400m relay. No reasons have been given as yet, but we'll have more on that story when it comes in.

  65. 10:30 Breaking news MORE NORTHERN IRELAND BOXING SUCCESS  

    Another all-British bash-off awaits as Patrick Gallagher secures a place in the welterweight final against England's Callum Smith following a 5-4 victory over Dilbag Singh. Gallagher becomes the second pugilist from Northern Ireland into the finals following Paddy Barnes's earlier success in the light-flyweight division. Next up is Thomas McCarthy, anotherNorthern Irishman, this time in the light heavyweight semi-final against Kenya's Joshua Makonjio.

  66. Contributor BBC East Midlands Today's Colin Hazelden  

    At the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium: "A guaranteed gold or silver for England's men's pair lawn bowlers. Could yet be Scotland in the final. Meanwhile dozens of kites dive and swoop over the rinks hunting insects."

  67. 10:42 Commentary  

    Hot news from the world of lawn bowls - England will play South Africa in the final of the men's pairs. The South African pair produced a sterling performance to deny an all-British clash following a victory over Scotland in the semis following a second-set tie-break. All hope is not lost for the Scots, who play Malaysia for the bronze medal match.

  68. 10:49 Breaking news  

    It's a 100% record for every single home nation boxer in the semi-finals at the Talkatora Boxing Stadium as Thomas McCarthy secures a place in the light-heavyweight final following a 9-4 victory over Kenya's Joshua Makonjio. He is guaranteed a British opponent because Scotland's Callum Johnson is fighting Wales's Jermaine Asare in the other semi-final, the last fight of the morning session in the ring. Haroon Khan, younger brother of WBA light-welterweight champion Amir, is in action for Pakistan in the afternoon from about 1300 BST. The Bolton-born slugger is up against India's Suranjoy Mayengbam, a bout which is likely to attract plenty of interest given the result from the men's hockeyon Sunday between the two teams, a match watched by 19,000 people.

  69. 10:55 Breaking news SCOTTISH BOXER INTO FINAL  

    The referee ends the second light heavyweight semi-final in the second round as Scotland's Callum Johnson pounds Welsh opponent Jermaine Asare into submission. Johnson faces Northern Ireland's Thomas McCarthy in the final, the third and final all-British affair. Northern Ireland have yet to win a gold medal at these Games but could bag three in the ring if all goes to plan.

  70. 10:58 Athletics  

    More news coming in from BBC Wales about Dai Greene's withdrawal from the Welsh 4x400m relay team. The Commonwealth and European 400m hurdles champion is understood to have a foot injury.

  71. 11:14 Commentary  

    For those of you turning up late doors, here's a swift recap of what has happened on day eight - cue Alan Freeman-style impression:

    1. Women's 100m gold medallist Damola Osayemi tests positive for a banned substance. A result of a B sample has yet to be announced.

    2. Scotland's sharp shooters Jen McIntosh and Kay Copland hit the jackpot in the women's 50m rifle prone, with England duo Michelle Smith and Sharon Lee bagging silver.

    3. Heartbreak for England against defending champions Australia in the women's hockey semi-final, losing 1-0 to the Hockeyroos in the oven-like surroundings at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium.

    4. Three home nations finals await in the world of boxing following a very impressive morning for Britain's pugilists. Eight fighters in total are through for gold medal fights.

    5. The rugby sevens is well under way - and unsurprisingly the Pacific Island powerhouse of Samoa, defending champions New Zealand, Australia and England are all in decent nick.

  72. 11:18 Commentary  

    My time is nigh, the chipper and incredibly rosy-cheeked Ollie Williams will guide you through the rest of day eight. You have no excuse not to join me at 0400 on Tuesday morning. Unless you are asleep.

  73. 11:22 Commentary  

    Hello, everybody. The messiest 100m final of all time hasn't set the finest of moods today, but let's see if I can't find something to cheer you up. Stand by for a list of what we have to look forward to over the next few hours.

  74. 11:26 Commentary  

    Coming up shortly is the men's 3m springboard diving final, which stars England's Nick Robinson-Baker alongside team-mate Jack Laugher, who - ridiculously - is occasionally dubbed "the next Tom Daley". There you go, Tom. That's your shelf life. Turns out you're over the hill at 16 these days. The athletics schedule has been chopped and changed to accommodate the women's 200m final, which was postponed on Sunday in another disqualification debacle, but events in the stadium kick off at 1300 BST. And at 1324, England take on Australia in the rugby sevens. Boxing, badminton, hockey, squash and more to follow.

  75. 11:28 Medal alert SHOOTING - MEN'S SKEET PAIRS  

    Ten minutes since I took the reins and already, I deliver you a medal for the home nations. Cypriots Georgios Achilleos and Andreas Chasikos have won gold in the men's skeet pairs shooting, but the real action was between Canadian duo Jason Caswell and Richard McBride, battling England's Richard Brickell and Clive Bramley for silver. Both pairs shot the same score, 191, but the Canadians won on countback for added accuracy, so England settle for bronze.

  76. 11:31 Commentary  

    If you're in the UK, you can watch BBC Two online right now to see some boxing highlights, ahead of that men's 3m springboard diving final. Then English duo Monique Gladding and Tonia Couch are in women's platform final action.

  77. SMS  

    From a disappointed hockey fan: Sorry to see England women lose in the semi-final, however - as a fan and a player - I'm very disappointed with the timing of coach Danny Kerry's reaction. To make a point about the scheduling of games after losing the match against Australia makes them look like sore losers. I do not disagree with the point he is trying to make, but it should have been made before the tournament started as the scheduling would have been known then. This can't be an excuse for England losing, they had their chances, many of them, but they just couldn't convert.

    Did you watch the hockey? Having followed the England team to Champions Trophy and World Cup bronze earlier in the year, I'm not sure a third bronze is what they had in mind - but Australia were always the biggest test in Delhi.

  78. 11:35 Hockey  

    By the way, if you didn't get a chance to watch the hockey earlier, you can now watch highlights from England's 1-0 defeat by Australia on our website.

  79. Twitter  

    From Pakistan boxer Haroon Khan: Just left the athletes' village, on my way to the stadium. Gonna relax there - can't wait to get in that ring

    He's Amir Khan's younger brother and has had something of a public spat about being "overlooked" for selection by Britain and England, as you doubtless know by now. He fights India's Suranjoy Mayengbam later.

  80. BBC Sport's James Pearce
    Contributor BBC Sport's James Pearce  

    I've been at the house of Suresh Kalmadi, the chairman of the Delhi Organising Committee, recording an exclusive interview. Kalmadi claimed that nasty photos from the athletes' village before the Games were taken in staff accommodation, not that of the athletes. Others will disagree - Michael Kavanagh, the chairman of Commonwealth Games Scotland, says of Kalmadi's allegation about the photos: "There is no staff accommodation in the village!"

  81. SMS  

    From Anon: Don't forget to mention Wales and Scotland have matches in the rugby sevens! After all, Wales are the current Sevens World Cup champions. Maybe we'll get some of that Welsh Dubai magic of that spring (or whatever the Gulf equivalent is) of 2009 in Delhi. Or maybe not.

    The schedule in front of me - remember, schedules and the Commonwealth Games occasionally pass like ships in the night - suggests Wales will take on South Africa in Pool B at 1240 BST, with Scotland facing New Zealand in Pool A at 1302. You should be able to see those matches using our online video player, above, if you're in the UK.

  82. 11:46 Rugby 7s  

    And here's an update from the sevens: Guyana have been handed a bit of a hammering by Canada, losing 47-0. The home fans had a gutsy Indian performance to cheer but, despite putting up a decent fight, they still lost to Tonga.

  83. 11:48 Commentary  

    That medals table - on the right-hand side of the page, if you're viewing this on a computer and not a mobile - looks mighty tight between England and India, doesn't it?

  84. Twitter  

    From Danielle Sellwood: Very sad about the hockey - know how hard the England team have been working and how much it means. Onwards to 2012, girls. As for the athletics, it feels like the dark ages. I thought we had put all this behind us and am sorry for the sport, it's not a fair reflection.

  85. 11:57 Diving  

    English 15-year-old Jack Laugher, faux-windswept McFly hair sprayed into immaculate rigor mortis, slightly over-reaches his 3m springboard dive and doesn't quite finish perpendicular to the water, which is the ideal. Three of six dives down - you can watch this live online if you're in the UK.

  86. BBC World Service's Mukesh Sharma
    Contributor BBC World Service's Mukesh Sharma  

    On Twitter: A disappointing day for the Indians so far in the boxing ring. The first three boxers lost their bouts and had to settle for bronze.

  87. 12:03 Diving  

    Canada's Alexandre Despatie, who won the seventh Commonwealth Games gold medal of his career in Sunday's 1m springboard diving (the first Canadian to reach that number), is going for an eighth in the 3m contest here. He leads at the halfway stage with 245.85 points, ahead of England's Nick Robinson-Baker in second with 230.05. Jack Laugher is back in 10th, on 196.50 points.

  88. 12:06 Diving  

    Not marvellous from Nick Robinson-Baker with dive number four. Just 57 points. By comparison, the next diver - Malaysia's Ken Nee Yeoh - scores 79.20 to go into the lead.

  89. 606  

    From Chris T Porty: Great result for Josh Taylor. I am a teacher at his old high school, we are trying to find out exactly what time his fight is on Wednesday. Can anyone help? It would be nice to have the school watching the fight on the big screens.

    Taylor, who has reached the lightweight boxing final for Scotland - where he'll face England's Tom Stalker - will be the third fight after 1030 BST on Wednesday, according to my schedule. If you allow 10 to 15 minutes per fight, you're looking at around 1100-1115 BST, I reckon. Break time?

  90. 12:13 Diving  

    Despatie scores 94.50 points, which is gargantuan, with dive number four. Nick Robinson-Baker has plunged down to seventh place. If Despatie doesn't get another gold here, I will move to a poutine-only diet for a month.

  91. 12:15 Diving  

    Much better from Nick Robinson-Baker in his fifth dive, scoring 78.85, which gives him an outside chance of a medal behind the unstoppable Despatie.

  92. Twitter  

    From English diver Tom Daley: Sat up in the diving balcony with Prince Edward, talking him through this afternoon's finals.

  93. 12:22 Wales Dai Greene, out of athletics relays:  

    "I had been managing a foot problem all week but it got worse after each race. The physio and doctors support my decision not to race and risk further injury. The problem happened before in 2007 and ruined my season. It was a similar situation - I'd won the 400m hurdles with the foot problem and then did the relay. I didn't race again all year, it meant three months out."

  94. 12:24 Diving  

    Nick Robinson-Baker heads into the last round of 3m springboard diving in fourth place. Can he get a medal for England? We'll know in the next five minutes.

  95. 12:27 Diving  

    Robinson-Baker doesn't quite get the entry on his final dive right. Diving's good like that - it doesn't matter if you can't name a single type of dive, you still know something's wrong if you see a lot of splashing. Medal chances look a little more bleak. Jack Laugher finishes off the English action with a well-executed dive number six.

  96. 12:29 Breaking news  

    Not strictly relevant to the action in Delhi, but I can tell you UK Athletics have just this moment confirmed their "formal support" for West Ham United's bid to take over the Olympic Stadium after London 2012.

  97. 12:34 Medal alert DIVING - MEN'S 3M SPRINGBOARD  

    Alexandre Despatie wraps up one of the least tense gold medals of the Games to date for Canada, cruising to 3m springboard diving gold, the eighth Commonwealth victory of his career. He scores a mammoth 513.75, well ahead of team-mate Reuben Ross who takes silver with 457.15, and Australia's Grant Nel is third with 456.55. England's Nick Robinson-Baker is fifth, with English 15-year-old Jack Laugher 11th in the 12-man field.

  98. 12:38 Lawn bowls  

    England are taking on Australia in the bowls. They've just started the second set after the first ended 10-10. This is the women's pairs semi-final, and the winner here goes through to face either Wales or Malaysia. The final is coming up at around 1500 BST.

  99. 12:41 Rugby 7s  

    Papua New Guinea have wrapped up a 56-10 mauling of Malaysia in the rugby sevens. That means South Africa versus Wales is next up, and you can watch it live using our video player if you're in the UK.

  100. 12:42 Squash  

    If you're here looking for coverage of the squash doubles, actions begins at 1330 BST and you will be able to watch coverage online (if you're in the UK, as we must always point out) from 1530 BST.

  101. 12:45 Rugby 7s  

    Wales have wasted no time taking a 5-0 lead against South Africa in the sevens.

  102. SMS  

    From Phil, Isle of Man: Re the possibility of a poutine-only diet (see 12:13 entry), chips, cheese and gravy is a late-night delicacy here in the Isle of Man. A lot of locals would be more than happy with that!

  103. 12:51 Rugby 7s  

    Half-time in the rugby sevens and Wales, despite being quick out of the blocks, have contrived to find themselves trailing South Africa by three tries.

  104. 12:58 Alert What you can watch  

    We're approaching 1300 BST and that means the athletics is just about to crank into gear. In the next three or four hours you will see the men's pole vault, the women's 100m hurdles, that rescheduled women's 200m final, the women's discus, the men's 3,000m steeplechase and 10,000m finals, and the first of the 4x400m and 4x100m relay heats. Also coming up is the women's platform diving, starring two English competitors, which starts imminently, and the next sevens games are New Zealand v Scotland and England v Australia. It's a busy hour ahead of us, with boxing semi-finals and New Zealand v South Africa in the women's hockey also going on. All of the above, you can watch live online if you're in the UK.

  105. 13:02 Rugby 7s  

    Wales have lost their rugby sevens clash 21-5 with no further score against South Africa, so they will play the team which wins New Zealand and Scotland's group in the quarter-finals. We suspect that will be New Zealand. Those two play next.

  106. 13:04 Athletics  

    Here we go inside the athletics arena then, with the women's 100m hurdles final.

  107. 13:07 Medal alert ATHLETICS - WOMEN'S 100M HURDLES  

    Sally Pearson wins the women's 100m hurdles for Australia in a time of 12.67 seconds, and she breaks down over the finish line as, at last, a Commonwealth Games gold medal reaches her. "More tears - but this time, tears of joy," observes a colleague, who shall remain nameless.

  108. BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce
    Contributor BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce  

    Almost time for the key England v Australia rugby sevens clash, or part II of Monday's Almost Ashes. After the 1-0 defeat handed out by the Hockeyroos (poor nickname) this morning, England's men are keen to take revenge on behalf of their vanquished compadrettes (almost as bad a word as Hockeyroos).

  109. 13:11 Diving  

    England's Tonia Couch completes her opening platform dive in the women's final, and it's her most difficult - from which she scores 67.20 to put her into second place early on.

  110. 13:13 Rugby 7s  

    Yikes. Scotland 24-0 down to New Zealand at half-time in the rugby sevens. Wales v New Zealand in the quarter-finals looking rather likely - good luck with that, Wales. England v Australia, where Tom Fordyce is watching (see below), begins in around 10 minutes' time.

  111. 13:15 Boxing  

    Pakistan's Haroon Khan is about to take on India's Suranjoy Mayengbam in his flyweight boxing semi-final. Watch that one live if you're in the UK, using our video player.

  112. 13:17 Athletics  

    At long last the women's 200m final, aborted on Sunday, is about to be run...

  113. 13:23 Medal alert ATHLETICS - WOMEN'S 200M  

    The Cayman Islands' Cydonie Mothersill storms to women's 200m gold, her country's first in athletics. England's Abi Oyepitan wins silver, nowhere near Mothersill but well clear of the rest of the field.

  114. 13:24 Rugby 7s  

    Meanwhile, Scotland have lost 46-0 to New Zealand at the rugby. England v Australia about to start.

  115. 13:25 England Abi Oyepitan, 200m silver medallist:  

    "I wanted to have a go at Cydonie but she's got the legs for it and I haven't. It hasn't been a consistent season but it's been the best one I've had for six years. Hopefully next year and 2012 will be great years for me."

  116. 13:27 Rugby 7s  

    As we watch England v Australia get under way, I can tell you the Scotland result means they face South Africa in the quarter-finals. So it's Wales v New Zealand, Scotland v South Africa so far.

  117. 13:28 Boxing  

    At the boxing, Haroon Khan has lost 9-3 to India's Suranjoy Mayengbam, the flyweight favourite, so Khan - Amir's younger brother - will be taking a bronze medal home with him.

  118. 13:32 Commentary  

    Australia take a 7-0 lead over England in the sevens. A quick women's 200m update - behind silver medallist Oyepitan it was Canada's Adrienne Power taking bronze, with England's Joice Maduaka fourth and Scotland's Lee McConnell fifth.

  119. 606  

    From GreatWhitePathan: Clear bias against Haroon Khan. He caught the Indian with so many scoring punches and none were given. Outrageous scoring by the judges.

    Did you see the fight? What did you make of it?

  120. BBC World Service's Chris Mitchell
    Contributor BBC World Service's Chris Mitchell  

    It's nil-nil at the semi-final of the women's hockey. South Africa's women, who have never got this far before, were being encouraged by a lone South African fan blowing a vuvuzela with all his might... I'm not sure the others here appreciate his efforts. Security are having a word but it's smiles all round. New Zealand are the favourites but it's 0-0 at half-time.

  121. 13:39 Athletics  

    The first round of the men's 4x400m heats is off and running in the athletics arena, and Kenya are - well, not strolling that one, but certainly winning by some distance. England took second, Botswana third and India fourth. Guernsey came through in fifth place.

  122. 13:41 Rugby 7s  

    Rugby sevens game-in-a-nutshell: England lost Greg Barden to the sin-bin and their depleted defence couldn't hold out as the Aussies crossed for the only score of the first half. Whoever wins this avoids the Samoans in the next round, and Dan Caprice, 20, goes in under the posts straight from the kick-off and evens it up at 7-7. Now, with two minutes to go, Caprice has just crossed in the corner to put England 21-14 up. Drama!

  123. Twitter  

    From Aminul: I saw the fight and although Khan got a few shots in that should have scored, it was the right result in the end.

  124. 13:47 Rugby 7s FT: England 21-19 Australia  

    And the rugby sevens drama continues. Australia make it 21-19 as time runs out on the clock, and they need this conversion to tie the game up. But it goes wide, England win, and coach Ben Ryan's men are now likely to face Kenya and avoid Samoa. Kenya versus Samoa, the day's last game, is live for you to watch if you're in the UK.

  125. BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce
    Contributor BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce  

    On Twitter: Whoosh - Aussie try off last move of normal time, conversion on slight angle... missed! The Almost Ashes is 1-1! Come on lawn bowls...

  126. 13:50 Lawn bowls  

    And speaking of the lawn bowls, I can tell you that England's ladies have come back from 7-4 down in the second set - remember, the first was drawn 10-10 - to beat Australia in a final end shoot-out. That means England are through to the final, and the Aussies are left distraught having missed a chance to win with their final bowl - Australia's Natasha van Eldik is in tears. England's Ellen Faulkner and Amy Monkhouse face Malaysia for gold a little later.

  127. 13:55 Athletics  

    The 4x400m relay finalists have been decided. The heats are over and the first four through - England, Kenya, Botswana and India - have been joined by the the Bahamas, Australia and Wales, the fastest three from the second heat. Alas, I'm not sure who the remaining team are. Anyone spot that? All I know is they weren't Guernsey (nearly, though!).

  128. SMS  

    From Rich in London: Have Australia boxed clever in the rugby sevens and are they actually thinking ahead to the semis, and not facing New Zealand?

  129. 13:57 Diving  

    I've neglected the women's platform diving with all the rugby and athletics bursting onto the scene. The final round of dives is taking place now - watch live using our video player if you're in the UK.

  130. 13:59 Boxing  

    At the boxing, Bradley Saunders has just beaten Louis Colin from Mauritius, although it got a bit nervy at the end. Saunders was 9-3 up, but it went to 9-7 with 15 seconds to go before a hammer blow from Saunders re-established a three-point lead. The Englishman goes through to the light-welterweight final.

  131. 14:00 Hockey  

    In the women's hockey, still 0-0 between New Zealand and South Africa.

  132. 14:01 Athletics  

    Meanwhile, the women's 4x400m relay teams are out on the track for their heats.

  133. 14:02 Diving  

    England's Monique Gladding, who ruined her opening dive, gets a much more respectable 72.00 from her final effort, but she'll miss out on a medal.

  134. 14:04 Boxing  

    Plenty of home nations action coming up in the boxing. Anthony Ogogo has just started his middleweight semi-final against India's Vijender Singh, Eamonn O'Kane of Northern Ireland will face Wales' Keiran Harding in the other middleweight semi after that, then England's Simon Vallily fights Ghana's Awusone Yekeni in his heavyweight semi-final, before Scotland's Stephen Simmons takes on Northern Ireland's Steven Ward in the other semi. All of which is live using our video player if you're in the UK.

  135. 14:08 Athletics  

    In the first women's 4x400m relay heat, the Indian team raise the roof to qualify in first place, followed by Australia and Canada. India and Canada had a bit of a changeover collision, and Nigeria dropped the baton on the third leg and may struggle to reach the final - incident-packed.

  136. 14:09 Hockey  

    New Zealand have gone ahead against South Africa in the women's hockey. They're 1-0 up, the goal coming from a penalty corner.

  137. 14:10 Rugby 7s  

    It's all over at the rugby sevens for the day, and World Seven Series champions and number one seeds Samoa have lost 12-10 to Kenya. Its going to be a bruising start to Tuesday's action for Ben Ryan's men, as that means Samoa will play England next.

  138. 14:12 Medal alert DIVING - WOMEN'S PLATFORM  

    Pandelela Rinong Pamg has taken women's platform diving gold for Malaysia, ahead of Australian duo Melissa Wu and Alexandra Croak. English pair Monique Gladding and Tonia Couch came sixth and eighth respectively.

  139. BBC Sport's Martin Gough
    Contributor BBC Sport's Martin Gough  

    On Twitter: I know nothing but even I could see Pamg's final dive was an absolute cracker! Just snatching gold for Malaysia in the 10m platform.

  140. 14:17 Boxing  

    England's Anthony Ogogo puts in the "performance of his life" according to the BBC commentary team, but is still unable to find the score to come back from 3-2 down in the boxing - and then, suddenly, the Canadian referee, for the second time in the bout, awards Ogogo two points because Indian rival Vijender Singh is holding. Even I have to say Ogogo looked as though he wasn't getting any reward for a number of clear scoring shots but, on the back of those refereeing decisions, he reaches the middleweight final, winning 4-3.

  141. 14:19 Athletics  

    Botswana, England and Scotland go straight through to the final from the second heat of the women's 4x400m relay, and are joined by fastest losers Uganda.

  142. 14:20 Commentary  

    I may have been heard to remark in this office, a little earlier and in a moment of sheer insanity, that Monday in Delhi looked "a bit quiet". I've never been more wrong. From rugby to athletics to boxing to hockey to lawn bowls, there are big moments happening everywhere. What's been your highlight of the day thus far?

  143. SMS  

    From Mike in Worthing: Cracking performance from Anthony Ogogo. How on earth was he not considered to have hit one scoring shot in the whole fight? Better fighter by far.

  144. 14:25 Medal alert ATHLETICS - WOMEN'S DISCUS  

    India's women have taken a clean sweep in the discus. Krishna Poonia won with a best throw of 61.51m, with Harwant Kaur and Seema Antil behind her. As you can imagine, the home crowd made a lot of noise for that one - it's a wonder we got any of the track events started first time round. Wales' Philippa Roles came fourth with a distance of 57.99m, with England's Jade Nicholls sixth after posting 57.62m.

  145. 14:25 Hockey  

    In the women's hockey, New Zealand have finished up 1-0 winners over South Africa.

  146. 14:26 Boxing Haroon Khan, boxing bronze medallist:  

    "My aim was to come here and stand on that podium and I've got the bronze medal - it means so much to me. I'm sure my family's so happy with that. Now I can put my medal next to Amir's Olympic silver medal."

  147. 14:29 India  

    More on that women's discus. Winning gold means Krishna Poonia becomes the first Indian woman to earn an athletics gold medal at any Commonwealth Games. Hers is the nation's second Commonwealth gold ever, and the first since 1958 - in Cardiff - when Milkha Singh won the men's 440 yards.

  148. 14:31 Boxing  

    Northern Ireland's Eamonn O'Kane has beaten Wales' Keiran Harding 12-6 to reach the middleweight final - where he will fight England's Anthony Ogogo.

    The men's steeplechase is under way in the athletics, that's live now on your video player if you're in the UK.

  149. Twitter  

    From Felicity Hayward: Abi Oyepitan's silver after several difficult years is my highlight - offset by Joice Maduaka's disappointment at being fourth.

  150. 14:35 Boxing  

    England's Simon Vallily gets booed into the ring by the crowd at the boxing, who are not about to forgive that decision on penalty points in favour of team-mate Anthony Ogogo against India's Vijender Singh a few moments ago.

    But wait - Vallily won't even have to fight! Ghana's Awusone Yekeni has failed to turn up in the ring, so Vallily gets a walkover (and booed, again, as he leaves) in the easiest of circumstances. Through to the final he goes. Easiest guaranteed silver medal you'll ever see.

  151. 14:37 Boxing  

    Who will Vallily face in his heavyweight final? Steven Ward of Northern Ireland boxes Scotland's Stephen Simmons for that honour now, live on your video player if you're in the UK.

  152. Twitter  

    From English sprinter Joice Maduaka, fourth in the 200m final: Two words to describe how I feel. 'Gutted' and 'sore'. It wasn't meant to be.

  153. 14:40 Medal alert ATHLETICS - MEN'S STEEPLECHASE  

    The men's 3,000m steeplechase produces another Kenyan one-two-three, Richard Mateelong winning ahead of Ezekiel Kemboi and Brimin Kipruto. Stuart Stokes finished fifth for England.

  154. 14:43 Athletics  

    With all the boxing shenanigans, you may just have noticed on BBC One that the pole vault is hotting up. England's Steven Lewis and Australia's Steve Hooker are locked in battle. Carry on watching BBC One or our live athletics video on this website (if you're in the UK) to see how that one pans out.

  155. 14:47 Athletics  

    England's Steven Lewis fails to clear 5.70m so it looks as though will have to settle for pole vault silver, with team-mate Max Eaves taking bronze behind him. Australia's Steve Hooker, the Beijing Olympic gold medallist, will take the Commonwealth title - just as another Australian, Sally Pearson, finally gets her hands on a gold medal after that 100m hurdles win earlier.

  156. BBC World Service's Chris Mitchell
    Contributor BBC World Service's Chris Mitchell  

    New Zealand beat South Africa 1-0 here at the hockey, in a tight contest. The Black Sticks will now face Australia in the final and Gemma Flynn, from the New Zealand team, is looking forward to it already: "It's such a personal matter and we're going to use that. It's going to be physical and it's going to be tough."

    Marsha Mareschia, the South African captain, was positive in defeat: "I think it's extremely exciting that we got this far, something that everybody didn't expect from Team South Africa."

  157. 14:51 Boxing  

    Northern Ireland's Steven Ward dispatches Stephen Simmons of Scotland 6-1, sending him through to face England's Simon Vallily in boxing's heavyweight final.

  158. SMS  

    From Jatin in Delhi: Great performance by the Indian athletics team in these Games. A pleasant surprise.

  159. BBC Radio 5 live's Karen Pickering
    Contributor BBC Radio 5 live's Karen Pickering  

    On Twitter: Tonia Couch was upset after the women's platform diving final and didn't want to be interviewed, while Monique Gladding said she was disappointed with her first dive but happy with others.

  160. 14:58 England Anthony Ogogo, through to middleweight final:  

    "I found his Achilles heel. I've beaten him. I can't believe it, I'm very happy. I thrive on the pressure. Boxing is one of the most pressure sports and I thrive in that environment. No disrepect to the Indian crowd, they've shown nothing but hospitality to us. I wasn't taking the mickey. I blew a kiss because I wanted to thank them."

  161. 15:00 Medal alert ATHLETICS - MEN'S POLE VAULT  

    Confirmation that Steve Hooker has taken pole vault gold for Australia, with English duo Steve Lewis and Max Eaves behind him.

  162. 15:04 Alert What you can watch  

    If athletics isn't your bag, you also have badminton, weightlifting and lawn bowls to watch live if you're in the UK, as the boxing draws to a close. The lawn bowls sees England in action in both the men's and women's pairs finals.

  163. 15:07 Badminton  

    Bringing you up to speed on badminton developments, England's Nathan Robertson and Jenny Wallwork survived a real scare in the mixed doubles quarter-finals a little earlier. The top seeds were given a fright by Scotland's Imogen Bankier and Watson Briggs, who led in both games but choked, allowing England to squeeze over the line 22-20 23-21.

  164. Twitter  

    From NICommonwealth: Our five Northern Irish boxers will contest for the gold on Wednesday - outstanding achievement!

  165. 15:15 Lawn bowls  

    England are behind early on in both the lawn bowls finals they are currently contesting - trailing South Africa 2-0 in the men's pairs and 4-0 down to Malaysia in the women's equivalent.

  166. 15:21 Medal alert ATHLETICS - WOMEN'S 800M  

    India's Tintu Luka leads for the first 400m of the women's 800m final, urged on by thousands of fans, but soon Nancy Langat takes over. Luka fades at the end and the pack roar past her, but nobody can catch Langat, who takes gold ahead of New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin and Canada's Diane Cummins. Kenya's Cherono Koech falls just before the finish. English pair Emma Jackson and Hannah England finish fourth and fifth respectively, split by a lone hundredth of a second.

  167. 15:22 Athletics  

    A little earlier, England's Tom Lancashire and Andy Baddeley reached the final of the men's 1500m after coming second and fourth in the first heat.

  168. 15:24 England Emma Jackson, fourth in 800m:  

    "I woke up this morning to a text from Kelly Holmes giving me tactical and recovery advice. You can't ask for anything more to help."

  169. 15:25 England Hannah England, fifth in 800m:  

    "I didn't expect the Indian to go out so fast, and perhaps we got carried away and went out a bit faster. I'm really pleased, I've had two solid races and it's really exciting."

  170. 15:26 Athletics Steve Hooker, pole vault champion:  

    "One of the reasons it's been such a tough year is I've always had the Commonwealth Games in the back of my mind. A championship in October is a real challenge. If I'd come away from here with anything but the gold, it would really have been a disappointing season."

  171. 15:28 Hockey  

    Scotland's women are about to face Wales in their hockey play-off for seventh and eighth place. Scotland are ranked 21st in the world, Wales 27th. That's live on your video player if you're in the UK.

  172. BBC World Service's Mukesh Sharma
    Contributor BBC World Service's Mukesh Sharma  

    On Twitter: In the last few minutes India have lodged an official protest against the referee's decision in Vijender Singh's bout against England's Anthony Ogogo. The hearing will take place after today's bouts.

    I'll bring you more on this as soon as I can.

  173. 15:36 India Krishna Poonia, India's first athletics champion:  

    "It's amazing. I dedicate this medal to all the Indians. With this I think we wiped out everything bad that was happening before the Games and came out united."

  174. 15:40 Badminton  

    Scotland's Susan Egelstaff has just beaten Australia's Chia-Chi Huang 21-18 21-15 to reach the badminton women's singles semi-finals.

  175. 15:41 Hockey  

    And - it's all happening - Wales have equalised against Scotland in the women's hockey. It's 1-1 with 25 minutes of the first half left.

  176. 15:45 Commentary  

    A reminder of what's happened in the last couple of hours. England defeated Australia 21-19 in the rugby sevens and will face Samoa in the quarter-finals, while Scotland will play South Africa and Wales will take one the mighty New Zealand. In the athletics, England's Abi Oyepitan took 200m silver behind the Cayman Islands' Cydonie Mothersill (this earlier read Australia's Sally Pearson - my apologies, Pearson won the 100m hurdles), and Steve Lewis won pole vault silver, also behind an Australian in the shape of Steve Hooker. Canada's Alexandre Despatie won the eighth Commonwealth gold of his career in the men's 3m springboard diving. And, in the boxing ring, England's Anthony Ogogo won through to his final as Pakistan's Haroon Khan settled for bronze, while Northern Irish boxers had a day to remember, reaching final after final. Plenty of home nations interest there, but we're monitoring reports of an Indian protest over Ogogo's result.

  177. 15:46 England Steve Lewis, pole vault silver medallist:  

    "I knew it was going to take long and hard preparation to get here. But I leapt to 5.60m - that was a season's best and I started looking like a pole vaulter again."

  178. 15:47 England Max Eaves, pole vault bronze medallist:  

    "This was my first major and I got a personal best (5.40m). It looks promising for next year and hopefully I'll keep progressing."

  179. 15:52 Hockey  

    You might be tempted to conclude that, it being a play-off for seventh and eighth, the hockey game between Scotland and Wales isn't worth your time. You would be wrong, if only because I reckon the Scottish women have the best kit of the Games. Prove me wrong: better examples welcome via Twitter.

  180. 15:55 Hockey  

    And if you dutifully swapped to watch the hockey just then, you'd have seen Scotland's Catriona Forrest get a Welsh stick in the face. Happily, she seems OK. The kit wouldn't be improved by blood stains.

  181. 15:58 Athletics  

    England's men are safely through their 4x100m relay heat. That baton evaded the slippery grasp of gravity. Pleasantly surprised smiles all round.

  182. 16:01 Badminton  

    At the badminton, Singapore's Hendra Wuaya and Hendri Saputra have taken the first game of their men's doubles quarter-final 21-11 against Scotland's Paul van Rietvelde and Watson Briggs. That one is your live game on the video player if you're a UK viewer, there are others ongoing and I'll bring you scores when I can.

  183. Twitter  

    From James Naylor: The best extreme sport at the Commonwealth Games? Doubles squash! Dangerous and great to watch.

    The clamour for doubles squash action has reached torches-and-pitchforks-at-the-gates pitch. However, we do not currently have live video from this to offer you, much as I, too, am interested to investigate the concept of doubles squash. Now hush and watch the lawn bowls, where I expect an update imminently...

  184. 16:08 Boxing England boxing coach Rob McCracken:  

    "I can't see how they can overturn anything. Vijender was clearly holding and you're not allowed to do that in the ring."

    We've had confirmation that India have lodged a protest against the result between their boxer Vijender Singh and England's Anthony Ogogo. Ogogo couldn't buy a point in that contest, much to the chagrin of the England team, but the Canadian referee twice awarded two-point penalties against Singh for holding, which gave Ogogo a 4-3 win.

  185. 16:13 Lawn bowls  

    As promised, a lawn bowls update. A late charge from Mervyn King and Stuart Airey falls just short against South Africa in the men's pairs final as the first set slips away 8-7. The English duo had been 8-1 down after the sixth end.

    In the women's final, Ellen Falkner and Amy Monkhouse protected a comfortable lead to take the first set 12-6 against Malaysia.

    Stuart Gee, on Twitter, recommends the Australian ladies' bowls kits as challengers to the Scottish hockey outfits, by the way.

  186. 16:15 Hockey  

    Half time in the women's hockey and it's 1-1 between Scotland and Wales.

  187. 16:17 Medal alert MEN'S WEIGHTLIFTING  

    Australia's Damon Kelly has broken the Commonwealth Games super-heavyweight weightlifting record to take the men's title. Itte Detenamo of Nauru took silver, and Canada's George Kobaladze claimed bronze.

  188. 16:21 Badminton  

    England's Nathan Robertson is having a busy day. He's back on a badminton court for the fourth time today, taking on Malaysia's Muhammad Hashim and Peng Soon Chan alongside Anthony Clark in the men's doubles quarter-finals.

  189. SMS  

    From Stu: Regarding the best kits of the Commonwealths, the Guernsey swimmers' tracksuits were also pretty dazzling.

  190. SMS  

    From Neil in Abu Dhabi: We used to play doubles squash in the rugby closed season. It's dangerous because you're laughing so much...

  191. 16:27 Athletics  

    The men's 10,000m final is about to start - our last athletics action of the day. I'd love to see the odds on a home nations winner.

  192. Contributor BBC Sport's Phil Jones  

    We're watching the men's 10,000m on the track at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. One last hurrah in English distance runner Chris Thompson's breakout season. A pity most of the wonderfully noisy Indian crowd have drifted away post-local interest. Faith by George Michael is blaring out. Have faith, Chris!

  193. 16:33 Badminton  

    England's Nathan Robertson and Anthony Clark have taken the first game of their badminton men's doubles quarter-final 21-8 against Malaysia's Hashim and Chan.

  194. 16:41 Hockey  

    Just for a moment there, Scotland thought they'd scored in the hockey - but the eagle-eyed umpire correctly spotted the ball had hit the back stanchion behind the Welsh net, even as the Scottish team were wheeling away in celebration. Still 1-1, 15 minutes left.

  195. 16:42 Northern Ireland Northern Irish boxer Eamonn O'Kane:  

    "This is an easy team to captain because everybody wants to be the best they can be. All the lads are just on a buzz at the moment - our team is brilliant and to be its captain is a dream."

    All five of Northern Ireland's boxers in action today made it through to their finals, which will take place on Wednesday.

  196. 16:45 Badminton  

    England's Robertson and Clark have completed a 21-8 21-7 victory over Malaysia's Hashim and Chan in the badminton.

  197. 16:49 Athletics  

    Seven laps left in the 10,000m race, and the leaders look remarkably Kenyan - with the exception of Uganda's Moses Kipsiro.

  198. 16:56 Lawn bowls  

    Two gold medals could come England's way in the lawn bowls as the action elsewhere in Delhi begins to wind down. The English men's pairs team trail South Africa 1-0 but are 10-4 up in the second set, while the English women are a set up in their pairs final but Malaysia have a 5-4 second-set advantage.

  199. 16:58 Medal alert  

    Uganda's Moses Kipsiro hangs on for 10,000m Commonwealth gold, despite the attentions of the Kenyans who led for much of the race alongside him. Kipsiro is the first to do the double - 5,000m and 10,000m victories - for more than 70 years. England's Chris Thompson finishes eighth.

  200. 16:59 Hockey  

    Wales and Scotland are going into extra time in their hockey play-off for seventh and eighth place, after normal time failed to separate them, It's 1-1 after 70 minutes.

  201. 17:01 Hockey  

    This extra time is golden-goal, so if anyone scores, it's all over. If not, we'll have seven minutes and 30 seconds each way, and then presumably penalty flicks. This is available live for UK viewers using our video player, as is the badminton and the lawn bowls.

  202. 17:07 Hockey  

    Hard to see, right now, where this golden goal is coming from. Both teams look out on their feet. One minute of the opening extra-time period remaining.

  203. 17:12 Hockey  

    How did Scotland miss. How on earth did Scotland miss? Actually, now I watch it back, some excellent (and slightly illegal) Welsh defending averted a near-certain goal. Scottish penalty corner...

  204. 17:13 Hockey  

    ... Nothing doing, though. It's all Scotland. Wales have got four minutes to hold out.

  205. 17:17 Medal alert MEN'S PAIRS LAWN BOWLS  

    South Africa, remarkably, have won the men's pairs lawn bowls gold medal, just when England looked like they had a foothold in the tie. In the very last stages of the last end in the second set, South Africa scored six to level up the second set at 13-13. Given they won the first set, that gives South Africa gold. They should never have been able to score six in one end. England are devastated and they go home with silver.

  206. 17:18 Hockey  

    Meanwhile, the hockey is going to penalties and the women's pairs lawn bowls is level between England and Malaysia at a set apiece.

  207. 17:21 Lawn bowls  

    Anwen Butten and Hannah Smith have won bronze for Wales in the women's pairs at the lawn bowls with victory over Australia. A few more details from the women's gold-medal match: Malaysia took the second set 7-5 to send the match into a tie-break.

  208. 17:24 Hockey  

    Wales have seen a penalty flick saved by Scottish goalkeeper Abi Walker. Advantage Scotland...

  209. 17:25 Hockey  

    Horrible, horrible penalty by Wales again. Seventh place is Scotland's for the taking. Who said it was the English who always fluff their penalty lines?

  210. 17:26 Hockey  

    And that's it! A third Welsh penalty in a row is saved by Scotland's Abi Walker, and Scotland's women celebrate seventh place at the Commonwealth Games as though they've won the World Cup final.

  211. 17:30 Lawn bowls  

    All of which leaves us with the women's pairs lawn bowls. Can England's Ellen Falkner and Amy Monkhouse take the gold? It's 1-1 between England and Malaysia and we're into a deciding set.

  212. 17:31 Rugby 7s Former England rugby player Lawrence Dallaglio:  

    "I think the Games have been fantastic - I've been over here for a week and I didn't know what all the fuss is about, sport is taking centre stage. After the defeat in the hockey, we got one back on Australia in the sevens and evened it up. There are some powerful teams left but England have got every chance."

  213. 17:33 Lawn bowls  

    England are now 5-0 up in this decider, with one end to go. It'd need another six, like the one South Africa magicked up to defeat the English men, to stop England taking gold here.

  214. 17:42 Medal alert LAWN BOWLS - WOMEN'S PAIRS  

    That's it! Malaysia can't do anything with their final attempt and England's Ellen Falkner and Amy Monkhouse take women's pairs lawn bowls gold, 12-6 5-7 5-2. In the very last event of the day, England finally procure themselves a first gold medal of Monday's action. And there you were, questioning why you were watching a lawn bowls live text. Never doubt yourself.

  215. 17:47 Alert Coming up on Tuesday  

    Let's take a look at Tuesday's agenda. There are 21 medals to play for, in diving, athletics, gymnastics, rugby sevens, shooting, table tennis and weightlifting. It's the final day of the athletics, while the boxers take a day off before their finals on Wednesday.

  216. 17:49 Athletics  

    The athletics bows out with the relays, which ought to provide world-class entertainment, if not a world-class field. The men's and women's 4x100m and 4x400m relays are all being staged, as are the women's pole vault, men's javelin, men's triple jump, men's 1,500m and women's 5,000m.

  217. 17:53 Rugby 7s  

    The rugby sevens competition, which only sprang to life earlier today, draws to a conclusion on Tuesday, too, with England, Scotland and Wales all through to the quarter-finals. If you want to see the final, schedule yourself an early lunch break, since we expect that to take place at 1215 BST.

  218. 17:56 Boxing  

    We've had it confirmed that India's protest against English boxer Anthony Ogogo's victory over Vijender Singh has been thrown out. Ogogo goes through to his middleweight final.

  219. 17:58 Hockey  

    My last highlight in Tuesday's schedule is the men's hockey, where England take on India in the semi-finals, beginning at 1300 BST.

  220. 18:00 Commentary  

    That's your lot from Delhi today. A Monday which started with the bleak news of the 100m final has since seen joy for Australia's Sally Pearson, one of the athletes in that disgraced final, in the 100m hurdles, as well as athletics silver medals for England's Abi Oyepitan and Steve Lewis. The Almost Ashes have seen Australia beat England's women in the hockey, only to lose to the English in the rugby sevens. And the home nations, led by Northern Ireland, had an excellent day in the boxing ring.

    You can see highlights of all the action from 1900 BST on BBC Two if you're in the UK - otherwise, Pranav Soneji is back here for more from 0400 BST on Tuesday, and I'll be with you from just after 1100. See you then.



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What India needs to do to build on sporting foundations

AP India on track
Matthew Pinsent hopes India emerges as a sporting powerhouse


Medals table

Countries G S B Total
1 Australia 74 55 48 177
2 India 38 27 36 101
3 England 37 60 46 143
4 Canada 26 17 33 76
5 South Africa 12 11 10 33


see also
Nigerian athlete stripped of gold
12 Oct 10 |  Commonwealth Games
England take gold in bowls pairs
11 Oct 10 |  Commonwealth Games
England sevens overcome Australia
11 Oct 10 |  Commonwealth Games
Scotland take shooting gold medal
11 Oct 10 |  Commonwealth Games
England lose out in hockey semis
11 Oct 10 |  Commonwealth Games
Ogogo leads home nations charge
11 Oct 10 |  Commonwealth Games
Oyepitan takes Delhi 200m silver
11 Oct 10 |  Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games photos
11 Oct 10 |  Commonwealth Games
Pinsent at the Commonwealths: Behind the scenes
11 Oct 10 |  World Olympic Dreams
Day eight preview
01 Oct 10 |  Commonwealth Games
Monday 11 October
20 Sep 10 |  Commonwealth Games
TV coverage - Monday 11 October
28 Sep 10 |  Commonwealth Games


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