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Friday, 2 August, 2002, 10:25 GMT 11:25 UK
Commonwealth Games day nine
Thorpe celebrates his fifth gold
Thorpe clinched his fifth title in the pool

All the day nine action.

SWIMMING

Women's 800m freestyle
England's Rebecca Cooke stormed to gold with a scintillating performance in the final.

Men's 100m freestyle
Ian Thorpe clinched gold medal number five with another brilliant swim.

Men's 100m backstroke
Thorpe went straight from the victory ceremony back into action to stay on course for a historic seven golds.

Just minutes after being presented with his medal, Thorpe comfortably won his backstroke semi-final.

Fellow Australian Matt Welsh, the biggest obstacle to Thorpe's bid for the magnificent seven, won the other semi.

Women's 100m butterfly
Australia's Petria Thomas landed gold to become the first female swimmer to win the same event at three consecutive Commonwealth Games.

Men's 400m individual medley
Justin Norris of Australia claimed gold ahead of Canadian Brian Lawrence Johns, with a bronze for England's Adrian Turner.

Women's 50m freestyle
Scotland's Alison Sheppard looked in superb form as she reached the final.

Sheppard broke 25 seconds again just hours after shattering her own Games record with a time of 24.68secs in her heat.

Women's 100m multi-disability freestyle
South Africa's Natalie du Toit won a second gold and broke her own world record in the final.

Men's 50m butterfly
Geoff Huegill of Australia looks favourite for gold after a convincing win in his semi-final.

England's James Hickman reached the final, but was beaten in his semi by Australian Adam Pine.

Men's 50m breaststroke
England's James Gibson set a new Games record of 27.56secs to reach the final.

Women's 50m backstroke
Another record fell as Australian Dyana Calub won the first semi-final in 29.07secs.

England's Sarah Price (29.13) set a new best British mark when winning the second semi.

Women's 100m breaststroke
Leisel Jones, of Australia, qualified fastest for the final.


RUGBY SEVENS

England survived an early scare before defeating the Cook Islands 24-12 as the competition got under way.

The hosts followed up with a 33-12 victory over Kenya, who had earlier stunned sixth seeds Samoa 28-20.


CYCLING

Australia beat England to gold in the men's team sprint final. Scotland earned bronze.

New Zealand's Greg Henderson won the men's points race title with Australian Mark Renshaw second and England's Chris Newton bagging bronze.

The Kiwis also triumphed in the women's 3,000m individual pursuit final through Sarah Ulmer, whose time of of 3:32.467mins broke her own Games record.


SHOOTING

David Calvert won his second gold medal of the Games for Northern Ireland by taking the men's open fullbore rifle singles title.

India's Anjali Bhagwat won her fourth gold by landing the women's 50m rifle three positions contest.

Canada's Metodi Igorov triumphed in the men's 25m rapid fire pistol, while Edith Barnes produced Scotland's second shooting medal.

Barnes took bronze behind winner Lauren Ogilvie and Natalia Rahman, who had to shoot off after tying for first place.

Indian Jaspal Rana claimed the men's 25m standard pistol honours, with South Africa's Frederick van Tonder winning a shoot-out to gain silver ahead of England's Mick Gault.


WEIGHTLIFTING

Delroy McQueen won triple gold for England in the 105kg competition.

Australian weightlifter Alex Karapetyn collected all three gold medals in the 94kg event, while England's David Guest clinched overall silver after taking second in the snatch.

Cameroon's Madeleine Yamechi swept the board in the women's 69kg weightlifting.


OTHER SPORTS

Table tennis
A 'cheating' row overshadowed the event, but Welsh pair Ryan Jenkins and Adam Robertson shrugged off the controversy to reach the men's doubles final.

They will meet English pair Andrew Baggaley and Gareth Herbert.

Hockey
New Zealand reached the men's final with a 7-1 win over Pakistan. They will meet Australia who defeated South Africa 3-1.

Netball
World champions Australia beat England 49-38 for a place in the final against New Zealand, who defeated Jamaica 69-51.

Wrestling
The ancient sport of wrestling returned to the Commonwealth party after being dropped four years ago.



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