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Commonwealth Games schedule: Day Five - Monday, 28th July

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Adam Gemili looking for a medal in the 100m sprint
Adam Gemili looking for a medal in the 100m sprint.

Day five of the 20th Commonwealth Games promises plenty of high octane action, with no less than 28-gold medal ceromonies across nine sports, including track and field's blue ribband event, the men and women's 100m final.

Athletics and swimming dominate proceedings on Monday, with seven-gold medal events up for grabs in each sport, while Games glory also beckons for athletes in badminton, squash, shooting, lawn bowls, table tennis and weightlifting.

Athletics

Track and fields most watched event, the 100m sprint, takes centre stage with the semi-final and finals for both the women and the men.

In the women's event, Nigerian Blessing Okagbare went quickest in the heats with a time of 11.20 seconds, ahead of the Jamaican trio Schillonie Calvert, Veronica Campbell-Brown and Kerron Stewart while Trinidad and Tobago's Trinidad's Michelle-Lee Ahye with a season's best of 11.04 is also expected to challenge for gold.

Okagbare a long jump silver and 200m bronze medallist at the 2013 World Championships, is expected to duel with Campbell-Brown for the top of the podium. Campbell-Brown, a former World and Olympic Champion at both the 100m and 200m, is the only sprinter to dip under 11-seconds this season with a season's best time of time of 10.86s.

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In the men's event, Usain Bolt's absence from the individual event has left the podium places wide open, with England's Adam Gemili looking to fend off a Jamaican charge to gold. 

The 20-year old former World Junior Champion, has already secured two Diamond League bronze medals this season and eased through the heats quickest in 10.15s, however Jamaican trio, Nickel Ashmeade, Kemar Bailey-Cole and Jason Livermore alongside Antigua's Daniel Bailey, Richard Thompson and Keston Bledman of Trinidad and Tobago are all expected to challenge for podium positions later this evening.

In the field events, gold will be decided in the women's hammer throw and the men's shot put. 

England's Sophie Hitchon and Canada's Sultana Frizell the favourites in the hammer, while  New Zealand's Jacko Gill and Tom Walsh, look set to fight it out with Jamaica's Raymond Brown and Canada's Justin Rhode in the shot put.

Swimming

A further seven-gold medals are available on the penultimate day in the pool, in what has been a truly world class event, featuring some stunning performances.

Cate Campbell and Fran Halsall duel for the 100m freestyle while South African sensation Chad le Clos looks at add another medal to his growing collection in the 100m butterfly.

England's Halsall has already secured gold in both the 50m butterfly and 50m freestyle while World, Olympic and Commonwealth Champion Le Clos looks to add the 100m butterfly to his haul of four medals so far in the Games.

The men's 50m breaststroke should be a thrilling affair as world record holder Cameron van der Burgh looks to hold off Adam Peaty and Ross Murdoch for a third Commonwealth gold.

Adam Gemili will be gunning for Commonwealth gold 

Other medals up for grabs today, sees the gold and bronze medal matches in badminton, while lawn bowls and shooting will crown four Commonwealth Champion's each, with England's Michael Gault hoping to become the most successful Commonwealth Games competitor of all time if he makes the podium in the men's 50m pistol.

In squash the men's and women's singles titles will be also be decided alongside table tennis' women team event.

Australia lead the medals table with 26-gold medals ahead of England on 23, with the plucky hosts Scotland, a surprising third on 11.

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