Commonwealth Games schedule: Day Four - Sunday, 27th July

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Day four of the 20th Commonwealth Games, promises to be another successful day for Australia in both the pool and the Velodrome after a day three gold rush that saw them surge to the top of the medals table with 51 in all, 6 clear of second place England.

The medals continue to flow today with 19-gold's available across athletics, cycling, lawn bowls, rugby 7's, shooting, swimming, table tennis, weightlifting and the marathon, which signals the beginning of the much anticipated track and field events.

Track and field

The marathon gets athletics underway with Kenya expected to dominate both the men's and the women's event.

Defending champion from Delhi 2010, John Ekiru Kelai, will battle for gold against compatriot Stephen Chemlany, while in the women's event, Caroline Kilel and Philes Ongori, should finish in silver and gold position, although in which order remains to be seen.

Further gold at Hamden Park is available later today in the 5000m, however without the Olympic and World Champion Mo Farah, who was forced to withdraw due to injury.

Uganda's defending champion, Moses Kipsiro, takes on Kenyan duo Isiah Kiplangat Koech and Caleb Ndiku in what looks to be a thrilling battle, despite the absence of Farah.

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Usain Bolt is another star missing today as the heats of the men's 100m sprint gets underway with Richard Tompson from Trinidad and Tobago starting as favourite.

Former world junior champion from England, Adam Gemili, will carry the hopes of the home nations, after a season that has seen him storm to a brace of bronze finishes in the Diamond League already this season.

Track cycling

In the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, the curtain comes down on a scintillating track cycling meeting, when Anna Meares attempts to make history with a seventh Commonwealth gold medal in the final of the women's individual sprint, when she takes on compatriot Stephanie Morton in the gold medal ride.

England's Jess Varnish goes in search of a second medal of the Games, when she takes on Malaysia's Fatehah Mustapa for the bronze medal.


In the pool, Australia are expected to dominate with another medal haul.

World champion James Magnussen and Cameron McEvoy go head to head for 100m freestyle gold in the main event of the day, while Chad le Clos looks to add another medal to his gold, silver and bronze, when he competes in the 4x200m freestyle relay.

The 22-year old from Durban, South Africa, stormed to gold last night in the final of the 200m butterfly, also takes part in the heats of the 100m, an event that saw him win silver in at the London Olympics.

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Australia's Emily Seebohm is aiming for a second gold of the Games in the 200m backstroke, while England's Fran Halsall, winner in the 50m freestyle yesterday, defends her 50m butterfly title later today.

Aimee Wilmott, five-time Commonwealth gold medallist Alicia Coutts and local favourite Hannah Miley, are expected to battle it out for the 200m individual medley, while Chris Walker-Hebborn and Liam Tancock are the major contenders in the 50m backstroke final.

Other medal events

Hot favourites, New Zealand, Kenya, Australia, Wales, Samoa, England, South Africa and Scotland are the big guns through to the medal quarter-finals in the rugby 7's, while there is more gold available in weightlifting, and table tennis when Malaysia take on Singapore in the team event final.

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Chad le Clos
Commonwealth Games

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