The second day of the Commonwealth video games has come to an in depth and there’s loads to unpack.
Day three noticed Adam Peaty overwhelmed within the 100m breastroke for the primary time in eight years, with countryman James Wilby claiming gold. However it was simply one in all many tales from one other action-packed day.
Sportsmail‘s Riath Al-Samarrai appears to be like at among the largest speaking factors surrounding the occasion.
Aussie swimming star Kyle Chalmers has threatened to give up the game over tales about him
Aussie love triangle rift
Aussie swimming star Kyle Chalmers has threatened to give up the game over tales of a love triangle rift between him and team-mates Emma McKeon and Cody Simpson.
Chalmers dated McKeon final yr however she is now with Simpson, who’s a pop star. Chalmers stated: ‘My psychological well being from all of that is at all-time low.’
Fraer is pleasantly shocked
England’s Fraer Morrow stated she didn’t realise she had received a medal after taking bronze within the ladies’s 55kg weightlifting. ‘The coaches have been like, “Ah, higher luck subsequent time”,’ stated Morrow. ‘Then one of many girls stated, “How does it really feel to be a bronze medallist?” And I used to be like, “What?”’
Gold made in lockdown
England secured gold within the males’s and ladies’s Para-triathlon PTVI finals by means of David Ellis and Katie Crowhurst.
Crowhurst, 18, turned to open water swimming throughout lockdown in addition to biking and operating when swimming pools closed because of the Covid pandemic. ‘It’s been a extremely robust competitors,’ she stated.
Joyful accident for Jessica
Jessica Gordon-Brown admitted ‘a cheerful accident’ led to her pursuing weightlifting and claiming silver within the ladies’s 59kg ultimate. She did judo and gymnastics earlier than stepping into weightlifting at Brighton College. Gordon-Brown, 26, stated: ‘I’m constructed for it. I’m glad I stumbled into it.’
Jessica Gordon Brown celebrates following the Ladies’s 59kg Last at The NEC
Neil denied his document
Scotland bike owner Neil Fachie needed to accept silver after Wales’ James Ball beat him within the males’s tandem B dash ultimate.
The 38-year-old would have set a Scottish document had he claimed a sixth Commonwealth gold. ‘Now I really feel I’ve to return again in 4 years,’ he stated. ‘I hoped I might stroll away!’
Sophie’s silver redemption
Sophie Unwinn lastly loved her medal second, two days after she was cruelly denied a bronze as a result of there have been solely 4 riders in her occasion.
The England para-cyclist took silver within the tandem 1000m time trial with pilot Georgia Holt. ‘This implies a lot to us,’ stated Unwin.
Squash being squeezed
England squash quarter-finalist James Willstrop is disillusioned his sport shouldn’t be getting extra TV protection as he defends his singles title.
Willstrop believes squash has been short-changed. He stated: ‘Persons are tweeting: “Why isn’t it on?” It must be on. I’ve acquired a load of individuals asking if they’ll watch me.’