Meet Australia's youngest and oldest athletes competing at the 2022 Commonwealth Games
From the tender age of 14 to a 63-year-old Commonwealth Games debutant, meet the oldest and youngest competitors donning the green and gold in Birmingham. She's set to compete in multiple races in the T38 category — she beat the T38 800m age record by more than three seconds at the 2020 NSW All-Schools Carnival, so she's a competitor not to miss.Jian Fang LayAge: 49Sport: Table tennisSeven Commonwealth Games medals. Six Olympic appearances.
Aussies in action on day eight of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games: © EPA PHOTO Brooke Buschkuehl will be out for a big performance in the women's long jump in Birmingham.
Women's Long Jump Qualifying Rounds (Brooke Buschkuehl, Samantha Dale), Men's Decathlon 110m Hurdles (Cedric Dubler, Daniel Golubovic, Alec Diamond), Women's 100m Hurdles Round 1 (Michelle Jenneke, Celeste Mucci), Men's Decathlon Discus Throw (Cedric Dubler, Daniel Golubovic, Alec Diamond), Women's 1500m Round 1 (Abbey Caldwell, Linden Hall, Jessica Hull), Women's 4 x 400m Relay Round 1, Men's 4 x 400m Relay Round 1, Men's Javelin Throw Qualifying Round, Men's Decathlon Pole Vault (Cedric Dubler, Daniel Golubovic, Alec Diamond), Men's Javelin Throw Qualifying Round (Cameron McEntyre), Men's Shot Put Final, Men's Triple Jump Qualifying Rounds (Julian Konle), Men's 200m Semi-finals, Women's 400m Semi-finals, Men's Decathlon Javelin Throw (Cedric Dubler, Daniel Golubovic, Alec Diamond), Men's 1500m T53 / T54 Final, Women's 200m Semi-finals, Women's Triple Jump Final, Men's 800m Semi-finals, Men's 400m Semi-finals, Men's Decathlon 1500m (Cedric Dubler. Daniel Golubovic, Alec Diamond), Women's 3000m Steeplechase Final (Amy Cashin, Brielle Erbacher) (From Fri 1900 AEST) Alexander Stadium
From Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce to Chad Le Clos: Here are the biggest international names to watch at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
There'll be plenty of global superstars on show in Birmingham, including the four fastest women on the planet, iconic Paralympians, and a swimmer poised to become the greatest Commonwealth Games athlete of all time. Shooters Phillip Adams (Australia) and Michael Gault (England) jointly hold the record with 18 medals.The 30-year-old Le Clos missed the recent World Championships with bronchitis but will be hoping to earn his place in history by adding to his 17 medals, including seven gold, in Birmingham.
Quarter Finals - Men's - Australia v TBA (1100 BST 2000 AEST); Women's Smithfield
Mixed Doubles Round of 16, Plate Classification, Quarter Finals; Men's Doubles Round of 16 - Cameron Pilley/Rhys Dowling (AUS) v TBA, Plate Classification; Women's Doubles Quarter Finals (From 1200 BST 2100 AEST) Ring Road North
Women's 1m Springboard Preliminary (Brittany O'Brien, Esther Qin, Georgia Sheehan), Men's Synchronised 3m Springboard Final (Sam Fricker, Shixin Li), Women's 1m Springboard Final, Men's Synchronised 10m Platform Final (Domonic Bedggod, Cassiel Rousseau) (From 1000 BST 1900 AEST) (Finals from 1800 BST 0300 AEST) Sandwell Aquatics Centre
Women's 57kg (Irene Symeonidis), Women's 62kg, Women's 68kg, Men's 65kg (Mustafa Rezaeifar), Men's 86kg (Jayden Lawrence), Men's 125kg (From 1030 BST 1930 AEST) National Exhibition Centre
Commonwealth Games 2022: Australia steals show at opening ceremony in R.M Williams uniform
Australia was led out by flag bearers Kookaburras men's hockey star Eddie Ockenden and squash champion Rachael Grinham to the Status Quo classic Let's Work Together.Australia hopes to record its best result at the 2022 Commonwealth Games and has sent its second largest team ever of more than 430 athletes.
Round of 16 - Men's Singles, Women's Singles, Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles - Kaitlyn Ea/Angela Yu (AUS) v Yujia Jin/Jia Ying Crystal Wong (SGP), Hsuan-Yu Wendy Chen/Gronya Somerville (AUS) v Elena Johnson/Chloe Le Tissier (GGY); Mixed Doubles National Exhibition Centre
Mixed Doubles Round 3 and Quarter Finals; Men's Class Semi Finals; Women's Class Semi Finals; Women's Singles Round 2; Men's Doubles Round 3 and Quarter Finals; Women's Doubles Round 2 - Chunyi Feng/ Yangzi Liu (AUS) v Shanecia Delpesche/Jessica MC Carter (SVG), Minhyung Jee/Jian Fang Lay (AUS) v TBA; Men's Singles - Dillon Chambers (AUS) v Zhe Yu Clarence Chew (SGP), Finn Luu (AUS) v Sharath Kamal Achanta (IND), Nicholas Lum (AUS) v Javen Choong (MAS) (From 0930 BST 1830 AEST) National Exhibition Centre
Cricket's bid to be included in the 2028 Olympics receives a boost
EXCLUSIVE BY DAVID COVERDALE: Cricket is one of nine sports vying for a place and it is understood the ICC will state their case to LA 2028 at a meeting later this month. The governing bodies of breakdancing, baseball/softball, flag football, lacrosse, karate, kickboxing, squash and motorsport have also been invited to give presentations and a decision will be made next year.
Cardiff keep their cool to beat Birmingham .
Jaden Philogene's first half strike was enough to earn Cardiff a 1-0 win over Birmingham on Saturday lunchtime. The 20-year-old Aston Villa loanee hit the winner after just 17 minutes at the Cardiff City Stadium, connecting with a Callum O'Dowda square ball to tap in his first goal for the club from close range. © Getty Jaden Philogene scored the winner for Cardiff Cardiff were the better side before the break and should have put the game beyond doubt, but after a penalty shout for either side in the second half, John Eustace's side could not muster enough in the final third to draw level.