Day 9 at the diving pool saw the women’s 1m springboard preliminary, in which Australia’s Esther Qin and Georgia Sheehan qualified first and second respectively. The rest of the day was given over to medals, first up the Men’s Synchronised 10m platform. Thomas Daley and Daniel Goodfellow of England took the Gold with a respectable score of 405.81, their fellow countrymen Matthew Dixon and Noah Williams not far behind in the Silver spot with 399.99. Australians Domonic Bedggood and Declan Stacey were just over 2 points behind in the Bronze medal position with 397.92.
The Women’s 1m Springboard Final saw a slight upset with Scotland’s Grace Reid steaming ahead to take the Gold with a whopping 11.3 point lead on Australia’s Georgis Sheehan, who won Silver with a 264 even. Esther Qin came in third with 252.95. Finally, the Men’s Synchronised 3m Springboard final added another Gold to England’s tally with Jack Laugher and Chris Mears taking it home for the mother country. Canada won Silver comfortably while Aussies Domonic Bedggood and Matthew Carter brought home the Bronze with a score of 408.12.
Diving words by Natalie O’Driscoll. Images by Nadia Achilles.
It was a huge final day of Lawn Bowls, with nine medals up for grabs. Malaysia took out the top spot in the Women’s Pairs Gold medal match, while South Africa and Scotland took Silver and Bronze respectively. The Men’s Singles Semi-finals was the only non-medal match, sending Australian bowler Aaron Wilson through to the finals again Ryan Bester (CAN) with an impressive 21-16 win over England’s Robert Paxton.
Scotland just beat the Aussies to the Gold in the Men’s Fours Gold Medal match, relegating Barrie Lester and Gold Coast trio Brett Wilkie, Nathan Rice and Aron Sherriff to Silver in a 15-13 finish, whereas Aaron Wilson managed to come out on top in his match with Bester, comfortably taking the Gold for Australia 21-14.
Lawn Bowls words by Natalie O’Driscoll. Images by Danny Santangelo.