Birmingham 2022 Diary, Saturday, Abstract of sixth day of athletics at Commonwealth Video games


That is Stuart Weir’s abstract of day six of the athletics schedule for the 2022 Commonwealth Video games.

Saturday Abstract

Saturday morning began with a girls’s excessive bounce, which promised a lot however delivered little.  The primary disappointment was the withdrawal of Olympic medalist Nicola Olyslagers (McDermott). The competitors was gained by Lamara Distin of Jamaica with 1.95m. She commented: “”To return right here and win gold is such an ideal feeling. I simply needed to remain calm, keep targeted and get the job achieved. However that is simply the beginning”. Three athletes cleared 1.92m. World Champion Eleanor Patterson took silver, Kimberly Williamson bronze with Morgan Lake fourth. 

Nick Miller, Hammer throw, picture by Getty Photos for British Athletics

Nick Miller, who retained his Commonwealth hammer throw title with 76.43m, commented:I threw slightly additional on the Gold Coast however being at house and profitable in entrance of a house crowd is actually particular.”

Then males’s pole vault was gained by Kurtis Marshall, who defended his title from 2018, giving Australia it’s third gold of the day.

The winner of the ladies’s hammer throw was Camryn Rogers (Canada) 74.08m.



Jacob Kiplimo gained the lads’s 5000 in a dash end with Kenyans Nicolas Kimeli and Jabon Krop. The winner’s time was 13:08.08, with 0.4 seconds separating gold from bronze.


Kyron McMaster (48.93) gained the 400m hurdles for the British Virgin Islands. Jaheel Hyde (Jamaica) was second and Alistair Chalmers operating for Guernsey, was third.  Guernsey is a self-governing British Crown dependency, an island between England and France. It has a inhabitants of 62,000 folks. In different occasions, Chalmers competes for Britain. Most unusually for a 400m race, Malik Metivier (Canada) was disqualified for a false begin.

Jereem Richards (Trinidad) added the Commonwealth 200m to the World Indoor title he gained in Belgrade with defending champion Zharnel Hughes (England), second. Richards’s time of 19.80 was a PR and a Championship document.

  • Since 2015, Stuart Weir has written for RunBlogRun. He attends about 20 occasions a 12 months together with all most world championships and Diamond Leagues. He enjoys discovering the quirky and obscure story.


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