Track cycling star Ellesse Andrews has the chance to join elite company when she lines up in the women’s keirin on day four of the Commonwealth Games.
Andrews chases a third gold medal of these Games just after 4.30am (NZT) on Tuesday in the event she won silver in at the Tokyo Olympics.
She would join track and field great Yvette Williams (1954) and fellow track cyclist Gary Anderson (1990) as the only New Zealanders to win three golds at one Commonwealth Games, if she can get through the preliminary rounds and do the job in the medal race.
The final day the velodrome also features strong New Zealand medal chances in the men’s points race, 1km time trial and women’s scratch race, after they boosted the gold tally to six via Corbin Strong early on Monday (NZT).
The day opens with the women’s four and para men’s pair in bowls semifinals while at the pool, backstroker Andrew Jeffcoat is a strong medal hope in the 50m backstroke final.
Weightlifters Cameron McTaggart, Emma McIntyre and Megan Signal, and judoka Qona Christie, get under way in their respective medal events. In the team sports, the women’s 3×3 basketballers eye a potential semifinal, the Silver Ferns continue against Malawi and the Black Sticks men face a daunting match against Australia.
Kiwis in action on day four of the Commonwealth Games on Monday (all NZ times, * denotes if qualified):
7.30pm: Women’s fours (Val Smith, Tayla Bruce, Selina Goddard, Nicole Toomey) semifinal v India, para men’s pairs B6-B8 (Graham Skellern, Mark Noble) semifinal v Scotland
8.30pm: Men’s 81kg + medals (Cameron McTaggart)
9pm: Women’s under-57kg preliminary rounds, quarterfinals, semifinals and repechage (Qona Christie)
10.31pm: Women’s 200m IM (Helena Gasson, Mya Rasmussen)
10.48pm: Women’s 800m freestyle (Eve Thomas)
11pm: Para mixed pairs B2-B3 (Gerald Brouwers, Sue Curran), round 2
11pm: Women’s singles quarterfinals, Joelle King v Lucy Turmel (England)
11.45pm: Men’s singles quarterfinals, Paul Coll v Adrian Waller (England)
(Tuesday, August 2-)
12am: Men’s featherweight (under-57kg) round of 16, Alex Mukuka v George Molwantwa (Botswana)
1am: Women’s 64kg + medals (Emma McIntyre)
1.10am: Men’s pommel horse final (Ethan Dick)
1am: Women’s keirin round 1 + repechage (Ellesse Andrews, Olivia King)
1.22am: Men’s 40km points race, qualifying (Aaron Gate, Campbell Stewart, Corbin Strong)
2.32am: Men’s 1000m TT final (Nick Kergozou)
3.47am: Women’s keirin, round 2*
4.07am: Women’s 10km scratch race final (Bryony Botha, Michaela Drummond, Emily Shearman)
4.35am: Women’s keirin, final*
4.42am: Men’s 40km points race final*
2am: Men’s quarterfinals, NZ v Canada
4am: Women’s under-57kg medal bouts* (Qona Christie)
5.30am: Women’s 71kg + medals (Megan Signal)
7.08am: Women’s 200m IM final* (Helena Gasson, Mya Rasmussen)
7.37am: Men’s 50m backstroke final (Andrew Jeffcoat)
7.44am: Women’s 50m butterfly final (Helena Gasson)
6am: NZ women v Ghana, pool A
8am: NZ men v Tuvalu, pool C
6.33am and 9.03am: Men’s semifinals*
7.03am: Women’s semifinal, NZ v TBC
7am: Silver Ferns v Malawi, pool B
8am: Black Sticks men v Australia, men’s pool A