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Commonwealth Games 2022 LIVE: Latest updates and results today

Queen’s Baton reaches Birmingham on eve of Commonwealth Games

The 2022 commonwealth games is underway after the opening ceremony which took place last night to kick off 10 days of intense sporting action. Celebrities and musicians welcomed athletes from across the Commonwealth in a three-hour performance which showcased the best and brightest of the West Midlands. More than 5,000 athletes representing 72 nations and territories will compete in the games with 280 medals up for grabs.

16 of them are offered on day one as gymnastics, triathlon and netball all start on Friday. Olympic silver medalist Alex Yee won gold in the men’s triathlon for the first medal of the Games for the England team. Fellow Tokyo Hero Georgia Taylor-Brown competes in the women’s race.

Women’s T20 cricket makes its Commonwealth debut with a huge game as Australia take on India at Edgbaston before England take on Trinidad and Tobago to kick off their netball defense around midday. There’s track cycling action from London’s Lee Valley VeloPark – including men’s and women’s team pursuit and team sprint finals – before the action moves to the pool and the first of the swimming medals are decided later in the evening.

Follow all the latest Commonwealth Games updates below:

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Commonwealth Games 2022 – Beth Potter reaction

Scottish women’s triathlon bronze medalist Beth Potter spoke to the BBC after the race saying:

“I’m buzzing, just happy to get a medal for Scotland. I’ve worked on my bike this year and it’s paying off. I’ve worked hard this winter and I’m happy to reap the rewards .

“It was a real goal to get a medal this year and I’m glad I was able to do it. I came in front swimming and thought ‘I’m just going to go for it’.

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Commonwealth Games 2022 – Triathlon

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Commonwealth Games 2022 – Triathlon

Bermuda’s Flora Duffy Wins Women’s Triathlon Gold Medal! Georgia Taylor-Brown adds a silver medal to England’s tally after Alex Yee’s gold medal.

Taylor-Brown tied the Olympic champion shot for shot in the water, pedal to pedal on the bike, but Duffy was too good during the race and came out on top.

Beth Potter takes bronze for Scotland. Brilliant run away from it too.

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Commonwealth Games 2022 – Triathlon

Flora Duffy seems to be back to her best, she is way ahead of Georgia Taylor-Brown now and keeps increasing her lead.

2.5 km to go and Duffy is closing in on the gold medal. 16 seconds separate the gold and silver medals.

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Commonwealth Games 2022 – Triathlon

The gap is widening between Flora Duffy and Georgia Taylor-Brown. There are only seven seconds left and the Englishwoman does not look very comfortable.

The Bermuda Olympic champion leads the race and seems in total control.

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Commonwealth Games 2022 – Triathlon

In the men’s triathlon earlier today, New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde was given a 10-second penalty because his helmet was not properly left in the plastic container next to the bike rack.

Georgia Taylor-Brown and Flora Duffy are both coming into the second transition and will be absolutely certain that their transitions are perfect.

Taylor-Brown takes longer to switch to running shoes and Duffy gains a few seconds as she goes ahead.

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Commonwealth Games 2022 – Triathlon

Duffy and Taylor-Brown continue to alternate in the lead. They have one more lap of Sutton Coldfield to do before a 5k run to the end of the course.

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Commonwealth Games 2022 – Triathlon

Two laps of the 20km course with Flora Duffy in the lead just ahead of Georgia Taylor-Brown. These two favorites built a 16-second gap over Beth Potter.

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Commonwealth Games 2022 – Boxing

England’s Lewis Richardson beat Harris Khan of Wales by unanimous decision to advance to the last 16 of the men’s middleweight division.

The Colchester-born boxer, who won a silver medal at this year’s European Championships, opened up a huge advantage in the first two rounds and Khan’s chances weren’t helped after he received an official warning of the referee in the second round who saw him take away a point.

Richardson, one of the favorites to win gold, will now face Ugandan Yusuf Nkobeza on Sunday for a place in the quarter-finals.

Commonwealth Games 2022 LIVE: Latest updates and results today

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