A day after Kurtis Marschall won gold Nina Kennedy leapt to bronze on the pole vault on Friday night.
Kennedy could not miss, clearing every height until 4.60, and then could not clear another bigger height.
Stunningly multiple world and olympic champion Dame Valerie Adams lost - well, she won silver - in the shot put. Adams is the most dominant athlete in her sport but a year after having a child she was beaten to the gold medal by Jamaican Danniel Thomas-Dodd with 19.36m.
Hammer throw gold medallist Matt Denny pushed hard in the discus to finish fourth. Jamaica’s Fredrick Dacres threw a games record 68.2m to win gold.
South African world and Olympic champion Caster Semenya set a new Commonwealth Games record when she won the 800m in 1:56.68 to go with her 1500m gold.
Heptathlete Celeste Mucci started the last event in the bronze medal position only needing to finish within eight seconds of England’s Niamh Emerson to hold onto the medal.
The 18-year-old Mucci ran a PB for the 800m but still finished 17 seconds adrift of Emerson and out of the medals.
Michael Gleeson is a senior AFL football writer and Fairfax Media's athletics writer. He also covers tennis, cricket and other sports. He won the AFL Players Association Grant Hattam Trophy for excellence in journalism for the second time in 2014 and was a finalist in the 2014 Quill Awards for best sports feature writer. He was also a finalist in the 2014 Australian Sports Commission awards for his work on ‘Boots for Kids’. He is a winner of the AFL Media Association award for best news reporter and a two-time winner of Cricket Victoria’s cricket writer of the year award. Michael has covered multiple Olympics, Commonwealth Games and world championships and 15 seasons of AFL, He has also written seven books - five sports books and two true crime books.
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