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Monday, 29 July, 2002, 20:55 GMT 21:55 UK
Commonwealth Games day five
Chris Rawlinson claimed Commonwealth 400m hurdles gold

All the day five action as it happens.


400m hurdles
England's Chris Rawlinson claimed 400m gold in 49.14 secs after a tough race to kick off the evening's track events.

The 30-year-old beat home Welshman Matthew Elias while Jamaica's Ian Weakley came with a late run to steal the bronze off England's Anthony Borsumato.

The fastest man in the field went out hard and held on to the lead coming off the bend, despite pressure from Elias.

"Hopefully I've put a few critics right. The time wasn't great, but it was hard work and Matt (Elias) gave me a great race," Rawlinson said.

Frankie Fredericks stamped his authority on the men's 200m to claim gold in the final.

Fredericks, a two-time Olympic silver medallist, clocked 20.06 seconds.

England duo Marlon Devonish (20:19) grabbed silver and Darren Campbell (20:21) secured bronze, but both pushed the four-times Olympic silver medallist all the way to the line.

Women's 100m gold medallist Debbie Ferguson completed her own double after winning the 200m final.

Setting a new Games record of 22:21, the 26-year-old world silver medallist at 200m in 2001 finished way ahead of Jamaica's Juliet Campbell and Australia's Lauren Hewitt.

Mbulaeni Mulaudzi of South Africa claimed the men's 800m gold, ahead of Joseph Mutua of Kenya and Australia's Kris McCarthy.

Mulaudzi won in 1:46.32, with Mutua finishing in 1:24.57 and fast-finishing Australian notching up 1:46.79.

Defending champion Japheth Kimutai of Kenya faded into fifth after leading for around 600 metres.

In the women's 800m final, Maria Mutolah defended her Commonwealth gold in an extremely quick 1:57.35 seconds.

Canada's Diane Cummins finished second, while Namibia's Agnes Samaria grabbed bronze.

Men's 110m hurdles

World record holder Colin Jackson showed his class to maintain his place as favourite in the final heat of the men's 110m hurdles.

Jackson led from the start, but admitted he still gets nervous.

"There's 10 hurdles you have to get over so you're always on edge," Jackson said.

England's Damien Greaves grabbed the final automatic place.

Earlier, Canada's Charles Allen and Jamaica's Maurice Wignall also qualified.

In the evening's second heat, South Africa's Shane Bowns and England's Tony Jarrett also went through.

Laverne Eve of the Bahamas managed a shock victory in the women's javelin final on Monday.

Laverne threw 58.46 metres to win gold, with Australia's Cecilia McIntosh taking silver with a jump of 57.42.

England's Kelly Morgan took bronze with 57.09.

Long jump
Jade Johnson grabbed silver for England, after leading until the fourth round with a jump of 6.55 metres.

Elva Goulbourne of Jamaica finally pipped the Englishwoman with a jump of 6.70, while Anju Bobby George of India finished third with a 6.49 metre effort.

High jump
Title holder Dalton Grant crashed out of Monday evening's final after failing at 2:25.

Canada claimed a gold-silver one-two thanks to Mark Boswell and Kwaku Boeteng respectively.

England's Ben Challenger grabbed bronze.

Pole vault
Tatiana Grigorieva led an Australian 1-2 in the women's pole vault at the Commonwealth Games Monday.

The Olympic silver medalist won with a vault of 4.35 metres.

Kym Howe won silver with 4.15 metres and England's Irie Hill bronze with 4.10.

Roland Green lived up to his status as world number one by leading home a Canadian one-two in the men's mountain bike event.

Countryman Seamus McGrath was second, while England's Liam Kileen took bronze.

Canada's Chrissy Redden took advantage of a puncture to pre-race favourite Caroline Alexander, of Scotland, for gold in the women's event.

Susy Pryde, of New Zealand, was second and Australia's Mary Grigson third.

Australia's Philippe Rizzo capped the men's gymnastics competition with a gold in the horizontal bar, his third apparatus gold of day as competition ended on Monday.

Rizzo had earlier won the pommel horse and parallel bars titles.

Compatriot Damian Istria won the silver and bronze went to Canadian Alexander Jeltkov despite a jarring fall on his dismount.

Canadian Kyle Shewfelt captured the men's vault title, getting his second gold medal of the day after winning the men's floor event.

Shewfelt recorded a score of 9.443 for his two jumps. England's Kanukai Jackson took silver with 9.281 points.

In a bizarre twist, Scotland's Steve Frew and Cypriot Herodotos Giorgallas were awarded the same score to share gold after the rings final.

Allana Slater netted her second gold medal of the Games with the individual vault title but was pushed into silver by England's Beth Tweddle on the asymmetric bars.

Canada's Kate Richardson won the balance beam gold, adding it to the all-around crown she won on Sunday.

Australia's Allana Slater and Jacqui Dunn won silver and bronze respectively.

Australia set a Games scoring record, after thrashing Malaysia 18-0 in their pool match.

England's hopes of automatically qualifying for the semi-finals took a knock as they could only manage a draw against India.

The hosts, who began the day at the top of Pool Two, must hope New Zealand fail to beat Canada in their match later on Monday.

Elsewhere, Scotland were beaten 4-1 by South Africa.

Springboks edge out Scots

World number one Sarah Fitz-Gerald overpowered Stephanie Brind to move into the semi-finals.

The Australian's 10-8 9-3 9-1 win over her English rival set up a semi-final against countrywoman Rachael Grinham, who beat New Zealand's Leilani Rorani 9-1 10-8 9-6.

In the men's quarter-finals, there was more Aussie success as David Palmer beat England's Chris Walker.

England moved into the final of the mixed team event with an easy win over Scotland. They snatched victory in just 80 minutes.


England's Steven Birch began his middleweight campaign in style with a 32-21 win over Northern Ireland's Conall Carmichael.

England captain Steven Bell makes progress in the featherweight competition and plays down the absence of David Hay.


India continued their strong run in the shooting with their fifth, sixth and seventh gold medals.

The duo of Mukesh Kumar and Bhanwar Lal Dhaka fired their way to glory first in the men's 25m rapid fire pistol pairs.

They were matched by Anjali Bhagwat and Raj Kumari in the women's 50m rifle three positions pairs.

Jaspal Rana and Samresh Jung also took gold in the final shooting event of the day - the men's 25m standard pistol pairs.

Australia's Lauryn Ogilvie and Natalia Rahman stopped the Indian domination with victory in the women's pairs skeet.

Richard Brickell and Drew Harvey won England's first shooting medal of the day in the men's pairs skeet. Gold went to Christos Kourtellas and Antonis Nicolaides of Cyprus.

Lawn bowls
New Zealand staged a strong comeback to oust Scotland and reach the semi-finals of the women's fours. They will face England.

Wales eased past Northern Ireland 16-8 and will meet Canada in the final four, after they edged out Jersey.

In the men's fours, England held off the threat of Fiji and were joined in the semi-finals by Wales, Northern Ireland and Canada.

Pre-tournament favourites Australia made light work of South Africa in their pool match, to win 74-38.

The Australians have now recorded three wins out of three.

England, meanwhile, were dismissed 67-35 by New Zealand, and now face a tricky route to the semi-finals.

BBC Sport's Mike Costello
"A night full of plaudits for British performances"
200m winner Frankie Fredericks
"I thought my career was over"
Chris Rawlinson:
"It was hard work"

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