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Queenslanders continue to shine at the Commonwealth Games - GC2018 day 8 wrap up.

13 April 2018

GC2018 silver medallist Taliqua Clancy. (credit: Owen Hammond, APAC Sports Media 7)

GC2018 silver medallist Taliqua Clancy. (credit: Owen Hammond, APAC Sports Media 7)

Tony Bonnel joined with his team mates to win the Open B6/B7/B8 Triples.

Tony Bonnel joined with his team mates to win the Open B6/B7/B8 Triples.

Day eight of competition saw Queensland athletes continue their amazing run, with two more medals secured and a host of qualification rounds run and won. With the inaugural Beach Volleyball finals being held, Australia came away with a gold medal in the men’s event and a silver in the women’s event, which featured Queenslander Taliqua Clancy. Born in Kingaroy, Taliqua and her partner Mariafe Artacho del Solar fought hard right through the match, with Canada eventually winning in two sets, 21-19 and 22-20.

In the Lawn Bowls, Queensland’s success continued with Tony Bonnel and his teammates winning the Open B6/B7/B8 Triples against New Zealand in a close 14-13. The Lawn Bowls action continues today with Queenslanders Brett Wilkie and Nathan Rice featuring in the Men’s Fours gold medal match against Scotland.

At the Athletics stadium, our three men’s Discus athletes all qualified for the final, with Matt Denny ranked third with a throw of 64.67. The final will be held tonight in front of a sold out stadium which will also feature Queenslanders Lisa Campbell in the Pole Vault final and Patrick Tiernan in the 10,000m final.

On the Hockey pitch, the Women’s team progressed through to the gold medal match to be played against New Zealand after beating India 1-0. After a nil-all draw during the pool matches, the Trans-Tasman playoff is promised to be a match that comes right down to the wire. The Men’s Hockey team, led by Queenslander Mark Knowles, will face England in the semi-finals today.

With many sports beginning to wrap up, the Rugby 7’s teams are just getting started. Featuring nine Queenslanders, the Women’s team, who are the current Olympic Champions, play their pool matches at Robina Stadium today, with the men to play tomorrow. The finals then kick off from 11:00am on Sunday, in what will be an exciting finish to such a great Commonwealth Games.

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13 April 2018