Simbine upstages Blake in 100-meter dash at Commonwealth Games

Apr 12, 2018, 06:31
Simbine upstages Blake in 100-meter dash at Commonwealth Games

Simbine said: "I wasn't focused on him (Blake), I was focused on myself and making sure I got out fast and that I got to the 50m as quickly as I could".

Philip said: "I'm gutted, it was awful. That's just shocking to be honest, I should have done better than that".

The 18-year-old Cikamatana wept openly as the Fijian anthem played at a Commonwealth Games for only the fourth time - the first since 2002.

Bruintjies produced the best performance of his career finishing ahead of former world champion Yohan Blake winning the silver medal in 10.17.

Despite Blake's blistering times in the lead up and suggestions he could go under 10 seconds in the final, Simbine knew he could upset the second fastest man in history. The sprinter produced his customary top-end speed after a sluggish start to cross the line in first place.

"I'm disappointed because I've been feeling good".

His progress was delayed by a string of injuries and he was faced with a rising tide of young rivals such as Canada's Andre de Grasse and American Christian Coleman, plus the return of Justin Gatlin.

"I got out and didn't see anyone".

"When you have a disgusting start like that you have to keep to your race plan but he threw it away and began racing like a kid in the schoolyard", four-time Olympic champion Michael Johnson told BBC Sport. "I believed in myself that I could get the gold medal", he told BBC Sport.

Teenager Eileen Cikamatana became the first Fijian woman to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal as the island nations dominated.

"I fought for me, for my country, and for my gold medal", Mao said.

Wales' Hollie Arnold won the F56 javelin with a world record throw of 44.43m. That rivalry will always be there.

Hubbard added: "I think you have to be true to yourself and I hope in this case that's what I've done".

South Africa's Caster Semenya looked in imperious form as she qualified fastest for Tuesday's 1500m final.

With Usain Bolt enjoying his retirement, Blake was well fancied to fly the flag for Jamaica in the men's 100m final.

Uganda's Stella Chessang won a closely contested women's 10,000m in 31:45.30, and world champion Tomas Walsh heaved 21.41m to win the men's shot put for New Zealand.

The most popular win of the evening came in the T38 100m where Australian Evan O'Hanlon tore to gold in 11.09 seconds, bringing the Carrara Stadium to its feet. The path to gold was made smoother for Simbine when England runner Adam Gemili, a 4x100m relay gold medallist at the London world championships, pulled out before the final with a thigh injury.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • Broncos' 2018 preseason schedule released

    The team will close the summer session on August 30 with a home game against the Chargers , their only annual preseason opponent . In the 2018 NFL Preseason opener, the Lions head to Oakland to face the Raiders in the teams' third preseason clash since 2012.
    Conservative TV host resigns after threatening Parkland survivor David Hogg

    Conservative TV host resigns after threatening Parkland survivor David Hogg

    According to a spokesman from Sinclair's hired PR firm, who spoke to the Washington Post today, "We have accepted Mr. Louis-based conservative TV and radio host, tweeted , "When we kick their ass they all like to claim we're drunk.
    School bus plunges off cliff in India, killing 27

    School bus plunges off cliff in India, killing 27

    Earlier, SDM Nurpur Abid Hussain said 20 bodies had been recovered with the help of local volunteers and police. The state government has announced 500,000 rupees ($7,700) in compensation for each victim's family.
  • Kevin Durant Will Reportedly Restructure Contract With Warriors

    Kevin Durant Will Reportedly Restructure Contract With Warriors

    Unfortunately for the rest of the league, there is nearly no chance Durant opts out in search of a change of scenery. Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) dribbles the ball against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
    Trump says Scott Pruitt is doing a

    Trump says Scott Pruitt is doing a "great job" as EPA chief

    However, no one has seemingly ever threatened Pruitt, a nationwide search of state and federal court records by the AP revealed. The same spokesperson told CNN that that person meant to say "the administrator's office", not Pruitt personally.
    Kane hopeful of catching Salah in Golden Boot race

    Kane hopeful of catching Salah in Golden Boot race

    In a video posted to Twitter after the game, Kane said: "Great win - obviously very delighted with my goal". But while the Premier League appear to have made their decision, Kane isn't giving up on the goal just yet.
  • Kevin Spacey sex crimes case under review by district attorney

    Kevin Spacey sex crimes case under review by district attorney

    Aside from Rapp's accusation, Spacey has not responded to any of the accusations against him. Days later, more men said Spacey harassed or groped them as well.
    Aramco inks pact for mega refinery

    Aramco inks pact for mega refinery

    India has a refining capacity of 232.066 million tonnes, which exceeded the demand of 194.2 million tonnes in 2016-17 fiscal. Iraq displaced Saudi Arabia for the first time on an annual basis in 2017, data compiled by Reuters showed.

    Neither Obama Nor Trump Will Be Invited To The Royal Wedding

    Others will include members of the couple's charities, local schoolkids and members of the Royal Household and Crown Estate. He lost his leg in an IED incident in Afghanistan and works to raise funds and awareness for ABF The Soldiers' Charity.
  • California Deploys National Guard; Troops Already At Texas, Arizona Borders

    California Deploys National Guard; Troops Already At Texas, Arizona Borders

    Trump has asked border states to send 4.000 troops to the southern border to combat illegal immigration and drug trafficking. The California Guard program now employs 250 personnel, including 55 at the California border with Mexico.
    Tesla to supply batteries for BP wind farm

    Tesla to supply batteries for BP wind farm

    France-based Exane Derivatives has invested 0.06% in Tesla , Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA ) earned "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets. Tarbox Family Office reported 9 shs. 235.44 million shares or 0.35% more from 234.63 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
    Ronda Rousey reacts to her successful WrestleMania 34 in-ring experience

    Ronda Rousey reacts to her successful WrestleMania 34 in-ring experience

    While WrestleMania was over six hours long, we picked out and broke down the five hottest highlights from the star-studded event. It led to the tag-team match, with Ronda and Kurt Angle teaming up to take on Triple H and his wife Stephanie McMahon .
popular