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Day 6 at the Commonwealth Games: Johnson-Thompson and Campbell aim for gold

Emily Campbell tries to add Commonwealth Games gold to her Olympic silver in women’s weightlifting as Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s heptathlon challenge ends on the track.

Here, the AP news agency summarizes Wednesday’s action and looks back at some of the highlights from day five.

Emily’s Gold Offer

Emily Campbell offers to add to her collection of major medals (Martin Rickett/PA)

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Campbell rose to fame when she won a silver medal in the women’s weightlifting category over 87 kg at the Tokyo Olympics.

The 28-year-old Nottingham player who won bronze at the Golden Coast four years ago and is also the reigning European champion, is favorite to snatch a gold medal on her home stage and continue England’s success in the competition.

Will Evie be short?

Evie Richards offers to become the cross-country queen (Mike Egerton/PA)

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Evie Richards would like to put a year of injury and illness behind her by improving the mountain bike silver she won in 2018 into a gold medal, but said she had to be realistic after months of problems from behind and a recent episode of Covid.

This could potentially open the door for Scotland’s Isla Short, while reigning New Zealand champion Sam Gaze is the favorite in the men’s race.

conclusion KJT

Katarina Johnson-Thompson wraps up her heptathlon bid (Martin Rickett/PA)

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The defending Johnson-Thompson heptathlon champion is aiming to retain her title as she enters day two with a 109-point lead, but is likely to be pushed by her England teammate Holly Mills, among others.

Also on the track, Daryl Neita scored the women’s 100m clocking 11.02 seconds into her run and her expected 100m final showdown with the Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah Jamaica is one of the most intriguing matchups of the Games.

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Picture of the day

Samoa’s Don Opeloge celebrates winning the men’s weightlifting contest (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Better Tuesday’s action

Peaty completes the set

Adam Peaty roars with joy after winning gold in the 50m breaststroke (David Davies/PA)

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peated adam had said he was ‘heartbroken’ after his eight-year unbeaten run in the 100-metre breaststroke ended in fourth place in Sunday’s final, but later drew criticism for suggesting that he was “not bothered” by this event and was instead focused on the Olympics in two years.

He responded to his detractors with victory – and a startling roar of celebration – in the 50m event to complete the streak of major international championship wins. “I can retire now!” he then joked to the BBC.

Jake’s Sweep

Jake Jarman had an extraordinary clean sweep in the men’s gymnastics competition by winning his fourth and final gold medal of the Games in the men’s vault final.

His teammate Joe Fraser had to settle for three gold medals after winning the parallel bars but falling off the horizontal bar. Alice Kinsella’s floor title took England to 10 of the 14 artistic gymnastics gold medals on offer.

Cyrille’s dream ended

Cyrille Tchatchet was beaten by injury (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Cyrille Tchatchet’s dream of capping his remarkable story with a Commonwealth medal for England was dashed when he felt cramped in the middle of the men’s 96kg weightlifting competition.

Tchatchet managed to snatch 158kg to leave him in silver medal position at the halfway mark, but he collapsed after his first clean and jerk and two more failures prevented him from registering a final total.

Day 6 at the Commonwealth Games: Johnson-Thompson and Campbell aim for gold

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