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Commonwealth Games schedule: Day Eight - Thursday, 31st July

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Rudisha hoping to add Commonwealth gold to Olympic and World Championship
Rudisha hoping to add Commonwealth gold to Olympic and World Championship.

David Rudisha takes centre stage on day-eight of the 20th Commonwealth Games when he attempts to add gold to his World Championship and Olympic 800m titles at Hampden Park this evening.

On another busy day of action, 25 athletes will be crowned Commonwealth champions across cycling, gymnastics, lawn bowls, weightlifting and wrestling with athletics the main focus of the day with eight-golds on offer.

Athletics

Kenya's David Rudisha goes in search of a first Commonwealth gold tonight in the 800m on what promises to be a thrilling night of entertainment at Hampden Park. 

World record holder Rudisha became the first athlete to run under 1:41 barrier when he stormed to gold at the London 2012 Games in the perfect race. The 26-year old Kenyan holds six of the fastest eight times at the distance and will be the man to beat in this evening's final.

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The sprinters are also back in action as the men and women do battle for the 200m title. Women's 100m champion, Blessing Okagbare goes in search of the sprint double in an event she secured bronze in at the Moscow World Championships while Jamaica's Warren Weir will look to capitalise on the absence of Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake by clinching gold in the men's event.

Rudisha in action

Gymnastics

Other medals to be decided today at Hampden park are the women's long jump and 400m hurdles, and the men's 400m hurdles.

In Artistic gymnastics, England's Louis Smith takes aim at a third Commonwealth gold in the pommel horse.

Team-mate Max Whitlock, the world silver medallist, is likely to provide Smith with the toughest competition, while Scotland's Dan Keatings has twice won the European pommel horse title.

Road cycling

Despite the absence of Sir Bradley Wiggins, Alex Dowsett, a silver medalist from Delhi 2010 will be favourite for gold in the 40km race with David Millar and Michael Hepburn expected to provide the competition.

In the women's 30 km time trial, New Zealand's Linda Villumsen and England's Emma Pooley are expected to battle it out for gold.

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