After the rush of 10 New Zealand medals including three golds on day six, it’s a bit more sedate in Birmingham on Thursday night (NZT) with a handful of leading prospects.
Top of that list is cyclist Aaron Gate who chases his fourth gold of these Commonwealth Games when he hits the road for the men’s time trial alongside pursuit gold medal-winning team-mate Tom Sexton.
The men set off near Wolverhampton from 11pm NZT, two hours after the women as Henrietta Christie, Mikayla Harvey and Georgia Williams first try to boost cycling’s impressive medal haul.
Bowler Shannon McIlroy kicks the action off for New Zealand on day seven then it’s the women’s Black Sticks who face South Africa at 8pm with a likely semifinal against hosts England looming.
At the track there’s qualifying for the women’s hammer throw with three New Zealanders including 2018 champion Julia Ratcliffe, while high jumper Keeley O’Hagan and 1500m runner Sam Tanner also get under way.
Discus thrower Connor Bell hurls for medals at 7.40am, boxers Troy Garton, Wendell Stanley and Uila Mau’u look to win their quarterfinals and a guaranteed medal, before the Silver Ferns will determine their semifinal opponents with a match against the confident hosts England at 8am.
The team sports are heating up, with the White Ferns testing their unbeaten record against England (first ball 5am) ahead of their semifinals.
Squash men’s singles gold medallist Paul Coll teams up with Joelle King in a round of 16 match, in pursuit of another Commonwealth Games gold in the mixed doubles.
Kiwis in action on day seven of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday (NZ times, * denotes if qualified):
7.30pm: Men’s singles (Shannon McIlroy) round 4 v Chris Locke (Falkland Islands)
10.30pm: Men’s singles (Shannon McIlroy) round 5 v Iain McLean (Scotland)
8pm: Black Sticks women v South Africa, women’s pool B
9pm: Women’s hammer throw, qualifying (Nicole Bradley, Lauren Bruce, Julia Ratcliffe)
10.05pm: Women’s high jump qualifying (Keeley O’Hagan)
10.34pm: Men’s 1500m round 1 (Sam Tanner)
9pm: Women’s time trial (Henrietta Christie, Mikayla Harvey, Georgia Williams)
11pm: Men’s time trial (Aaron Gate, Tom Sexton)
11pm: Individual all-around (Havana Hopman, Paris Chin)
11.30pm: Men’s doubles round of 32 (Lwamba Chileshe, Temwa Chileshe) v Papua New Guinea
(Friday, August 5-)
12.05am: Men’s 1m springboard preliminary (Liam Stone)
1.33am: Women’s 10m platform preliminary (Mikali Dawson)
12.45am: Women’s lightweight U60kg quarterfinal, Troy Garton v Jaismine Jaismine (India)
1am: Women’s doubles round of 16 (Joelle King, Amanda Landers-Murphy) v Guyana
5am: Mixed doubles, round of 16 (Joelle King, Paul Coll) v Pakistan
6.15am: Women’s doubles, round of 16 (Abbie Palmer, Kaitlyn Watts) v Scotland
2am: Men’s fours (Ali Forsyth, Mike Galloway, Andrew Kelly, Tony Grantham) round 4 v Malta
5am: Men’s fours round 5 v Scotland
5am: White Ferns v England, group B
5.05am: Men’s 1m springboard final* (Liam Stone)
6.34am: Women’s 10m platform final* (Mikali Dawson)
6am: Black Sticks men v South Africa, men’s pool A
6.08am: Women’s 400m hurdles round 1 (Portia Bing)
7.40am: Men’s discus final* (Connor Bell)
7am: Mixed doubles round of 32 (Oliver Leydon-Davis, Anona Pak) v Mauritius
7.45am: Men’s light middleweight U71kg quarterfinal, Wendell Stanley v Tiago Muxanga (Mozambique)
8.30am: Men’s super heavyweight 92kg+ quarterfinal, Uila Mau’u v Leran Regis (St Lucia)
8am: Silver Ferns v England, pool B