Day 8 of CommonWealth Games 2018 witnessed more action and thrill. It was a proud day for everyone on the fields.
Dani Steven, discuss throw champion, defends her title
The Aussie champ, Dani Stevens, had a strong command over the field. She easily defeated India’s Seemia Punia, with a throw of 68.26m, which was eight metres more than Punia’s throw. Stevens displayed some of the best throws in the entire games.
Zharnel Hughes makes contact with rival on the track, gets disqualified.
It was a shattering moment for the England sprinter, Zharnel Hughes (2nd from left). Despite of finishing the 100 m race in the first place, he got disqualified. Just before the finish line, he hit his rival, Jereem Richards, with the left arm.
“He was ahead, then when I started to catch him, I felt his hand come across and hit me,” Richards said after the race.
Kurtis Marschall showed nerves of steel, clears 5.70 metres in Pole Vault.
The 20-year-old man had to struggle with two attempts. But soared high with the last attempt. He now focusses attention to beat Steve Hooker’s Commonwealth record of 5.8m.
Marschall explains, “Third attempt man, I have never been in that situation before, going for the gold. I have learned from past mistakes and I knew how to do it so I just executed my processes, kept a cool head, used the crowd, and it worked.”
Michelle Jenneke qualifies for the final, despite finishing fourth on the field.
Michelle swifts her way to the women’s 100m hurdles finals. She made it to the top three qualifiers for the final event and now sets her eyes on the gold medal.
“I was pretty happy with that run but there’s definitely more for the final”, She said.
Medal Tally: Day 8