Commonwealth Games Day 2 Preview

Monday 9th April

Monday’s session sees seven welsh athletes take to the track and field inside the Carrara Stadium. The Gold Coast is currently 9 hours ahead of the United Kingdom, and all times listed below are the times that athletes will be in action on UK Time.

Morning Session

01:05 a.m – Men’s Decathlon – 100m

Decathletes Ben Gregory (Birchfield Harriers) and Curtis Mathews (Cardiff AAC) take to the track for the first of their ten events in the Decathlon. Both athletes will begin their Decathlon with the 100m and will be keen to get off to a fast start.

01:50 a.m – Men’s Decathlon – Long Jump

After completing their respective 100m races, Ben Gregory and Curtis Mathews will move on to their second event – the Long Jump, where both men will hope to jump well over the 7-metre mark and rack up more points towards their overall score.

02:30 a.m – Men’s 110m Hurdles Heats

Cardiff AAC’s David Omoregie will look to navigate his way through the heats of the Men’s 110 m Hurdles as he makes his Commonwealth Games debut for Team Wales. Omoregie has not raced since he clocked 7.97 in the 60m Hurdles back in January, as he looks to make his way through the heats and into Tuesday’s final.

03:05 a.m – Men’s Decathlon - Shot Put

Ben Gregory and Curtis Mathews will compete in their third event of Monday morning’s athletics session as they tackle their first throws event of the Decathlon. Both athletes will compete in the Shot Put as they seek to end the morning session on a high.


Evening Session

10:00 a.m – Women’s F46 Javelin Throw Final

Paralympic and World Champion Hollie Arnold will look to add another global title to her name as she competes in the F46 Javelin Throw on Monday evening. Arnold took gold at the Paralympic Games F46 Javelin Throw in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 as well as winning the F46 Javelin World Para Athletics Championships in London last year.

10:00 a.m – Men’s Decathlon – High Jump

Ben Gregory (Birchfield Harriers) and Curtis Mathews (Cardiff AAC) will be back in action as they tackle their fourth event of the Decathlon – the High Jump.

10:10 a.m – Men’s T38 100m Final

Commonwealth Games bronze medallist from Glasgow, Rhys Jones (DSW Para Academy) will again look to get on the podium as he races in the Men’s T38 100m on Monday evening.  Jones recently ran a season’s best time of 12:27 at the International Invitation Meet in Australia and he will hope to build on that performance at the Carrara Stadium on Monday evening.

10:25 – Women’s 1,500m Heats

Melissa Courtney (Poole AC) will make her Commonwealth Games debut for Team Wales as she runs in the Women’s 1,500m Heats on Monday evening. Courtney is in excellent form, after running a season’s best of 4:06 just two weeks ago at the Queensland International Track Classic to finish second in a highly competitive field. She will be hopeful of securing her qualification for Tuesday evening’s final at the Carrara Stadium.

11:35 a.m – Women’s 10,000m Final

Another debutant for Team Wales at the Commonwealth Games is Jenny Nesbitt (Worcester AC), who will compete in the Women’s 10,000m Final on Monday evening. Nesbitt enters the race having recently run a road 5k personal best of 16:14 at the Brightwater parkrun and will look for another strong performance over the longer distance.

12:25 – Men’s Decathlon – 400m

Ben Gregory and Curtis Mathews will be halfway through their Decathlon competition after completing their fifth event - the 400m on Monday evening.

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