Today at the Commonwealth Games

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Usain Bolt will return to Hampden Park to attempt to win his first Commonwealth Games gold medal, while England aim to crash through the half-century gold medal mark.
Six days after arriving in Scotland, the world’s fastest man anchored the Jamaican 4×100 metres team to victory in their semi-final on Friday night, sauntering down the home straight to finish in 38.99 seconds.
It was the 27-year-old’s first outing of the Games – at a time when he usually has a couple of gold medals already in the bag – and he was greeted with a rousing reception, just days after he was reported to have delivered a less than complimentary verdict on his time in Scotland.
Bolt is the man everyone with a prized ticket for the final session of the athletics programme wants to see, but England’s quartet will be out to sour his night.
There will be home nation representatives in the women’s pole vault and 5,000m finals, as well as the men’s javelin, 1,500m and triple jump, which will see Philips Idowu try to regain the Commonwealth crown he won in 2006.
Boxing medals
The boxing ring will be a major focus on the penultimate day of competition in Glasgow, with Yorkshire’s Nicola Adams kicking things off when she takes on Michaela Walsh of Northern Ireland in the flyweight final.
That is not the only meeting between the two countries, with the men’s bantamweight decider seeing Northern Irishman Michael Conlan face England’s Qais Ashfaq, who defeated Scotland’s Joe Ham in the last four.
Joe Joyce should be fresh for his showdown with Australian Joseph Goodall, the super heavyweight not even having to step between the ropes in the semi-finals after his opponent, Mike Sekabembe of Ghana, was forced to pull out.
Savannah Marshall, Scott Fitzgerald and Antony Fowler will also hope for success, with the trio following each other into the ring from 7pm onwards.
English duo Laura Massaro and Jenny Duncalf could strike gold in the women’s doubles final. Having lost out to their compatriots in the previous round, Emma Beddoes and Alison Waters will hope to make amends by picking up the bronze.
Australia stand in England’s way of the top place on the podium in the women’s hockey. Goalkeeper Maddie Hinch was the hero in the shoot-out success over New Zealand, stopping two attempts by a Black Sticks side that had scored 25 goals in reaching the semi-finals.
Having already claimed a silver at the Games already, Tom Daley will bid to go one better when he competes in the 10m platform individual.

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