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Live coverage of Kent athletes at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games - Day 5 - Monday, July 28

By Alex Hoad
Kemar Bailey-Cole of Jamaica crosses the line to win gold ahead of Adam Gemili, right, in the 100m final at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Picture: Ian Walton/Getty Images
Kemar Bailey-Cole of Jamaica crosses the line to win gold ahead of Adam Gemili, right, in the 100m final at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Picture: Ian Walton/Getty Images

by Alex Hoad at Hampden Park

11pm - Wow. What a day. Plenty more to come tomorrow too. I'll be back at Hampden for Martin Brockman's decathlon conclusion and there's the tiny matter of someone from our neck of the woods picking up a new bit of bling.

Check www.kentonline.co.uk/sport in the morning, tune into KMFM and check out my twitter - @AlexHoadKOL - to keep up to date with everything Glasgow 2014.

Night from Hampden.

10.45pm - Full reaction from Adam is live.... click here to read how he thought he was run out of the medals and how it felt when he saw his name in silver medal position.

10.20pm - Sorry about that.... had to dash to catch up with Adam. Not easy as you've just seen, but I managed it.

He's pretty chuffed: "I'm truly proud to win a medal for Team England on British soil. The crowd lifted me. I'm over the moon."

He did however get asked first question (not by me) how it feels to win gold. "A medal's a medal," he replied after correcting the chap.

9.53pm -Silver silver silver silver - 10.10

9.50pm - It's 100m final time. Who do you want to win?

9.35pm - Brockman loped home in seventh in the 400m. The victim of some particularly rapid rivals who dragged him through 300m.

Just spoken to him and he's been hampered by a virus today. He said: "I'm just trying to do the best I can, entertain the crowd and try and put on a show for a lot of people who have come up to Scotland to come and see me.

"The standard is incredibly high. My aim for tomorrow is top-eight if I can. Tomorrow is slightly more technical and might be a bit more forgiving.

"For now though, I'm just going to have an ice bath, go back to the village and eat as much as I can, then try and get some sleep, because we're back here again at 10am."

Just for the record Brockman is about 6'6" and is sleeping in a single bed. Good luck with that mate.

9pm - Brockman has moved up to 9th in the decathlon on the back of his high jump exploits. Second overall in that event.

8.35pm - Martin Brockman cleared 2.05m - that's more like it, some useful points for him here. Still got the decathlon 400m to come in 25 minutes or so too.

8.25pm - Shaunagh Brown is in tears after finishing 11th in the hammer. She shouldn't be. What a learning experience for her. Throw of 58.67m was below her best but the mount she'll take from competing here, throwing first, in a home Games, infront of this crowd, will be the making of her, I'm sure.

She bowed out after three throws, with only the top eight going on to throw six times, and admitted to me moments ago that she immediately began to turn her thoughts towards Rio 2016 when her final hammer landed.

Scott Rider bowed out with a throw of 18.12m - good enough for 10th, so three top-10 finishes in succession at Commonwealth Games. How many can say that? Even if the 36-year-old had throw a lifetime best it would likely have left him outside the top seven. The standard was extraordinary with four men throwing over 20m.

8.00pm - Martin Brockman clears 1.93m in the decathlon high-jump. A season's best. While Scotland has just erupted for their first track and field gold in an eternity thanks to Libby Clegg in the T11/12 100m. Noise. So much noise.

7.55pm - Adam strolls through the mixed zone, puts his hood up and goes off to contemplate the small matter of his first senior international 100m final at 9.50pm.

7.44pm - Gemili's in the final. 10.07. Storming run to win the heat.

7.36pm - Warren Fraser and Nickel Ashmeade go through after a tight finish... 0.1secs separating the first six. Keston Bledman must wait to see if he's a fastest loser. Not quick though. 10.21 won it.

Just minutes until Gemili.

7.35pm - Rider doesn't like the look of his second attempt and fouls it intentionally. Meanwhile the music is blaring and the first 100m semi-final is upon us.

7.30pm - Scott Rider's first throw is measured at 18.06m. Plenty more to come. Leader has 20.94 after the first round.

7.25pm - Adam Gemili goes in lane five in the second 100m semi-final at 7.42. Jamaican Jason Livermore is in the same heat but the Dartford ace is kept apart from the likes of Kemar Bailey-Cole, Nickel Ashmeade and Richard Thompson.

7.05pm - Shaunagh Brown is first up, gets a lovely reception, but fouls her first of six attempts into the cage. Nervy start.

6.55pm - Wow, it really is true what they say about the Hampden Roar. This place is rocking. And all that made it happen was a couple of squeaky clean TV presenters, some radio controlled cars racing down the 100m and the old favourite, a decibelometer.

Can't imagine how loud it's going to be when we get to the business end of the evening.

Brockman, Brown and Rider are all in position, warming up in three different thirds of the stadium. Gemili will be in a call-room somewhere nearby I expect.

6.30pm - The first Kent competitor we'll see tonight is Martin Brockman. He goes in the decathlon high jump at 7pm needing to post some whopping numbers to get back into the fight to defend the bronze he won in 2010 in Delhi.

Shanaugh Brown will be out at 7.05pm for the women's hammer. Like Martin, a medal there is a big ask, but fantastic experience for the Gillingham star to be in her first senior international Games final.

Scott Rider has been there, done it, got several T-shirts from Commonwealth Games, and even a Winter Olympics as a bobsleigh man in a former life.... he's in the shot put final at 7.20pm.

Then it's hopefully the first of two appearances for Adam Gemili tonight... the three 100m semi-finals begin at 7.35pm and should be done by 7.50pm.

At 9.05pm Martin Brockman tackles the 400m and then at 9.50pm it's the final of the 100m. Make a note of that time. It will hopefully be needed later.

6.15pm - Good evening and welcome to Glasgow.

Today's potentially the biggest day of the Games for Kent athletes and as such, it would be rude to not be here to witness it and bring you all the reaction, first here on KentOnline.

Have a shifty at the day's events below, and I'll be back, updating this story with all the news you need, throughout the evening.

You can also follow me live on twitter - @AlexHoadKOL

Monday is set to be the busiest day of the Games for Kent competitors and it could be a glorious one, with three athletes seeking medals in finals this evening.

Adam Gemili was the fastest qualifier from Sunday’s heats in the 100m and will hope to seal his place in the final with a strong showing in the semi-final at Hampden Park 7.35pm.

The evening session of athletics will also see Kent’s throwing duo seeking to upset the form book in their finals.

Dartford shot putter Scott Rider is at his third Games and seeking a third top-10 finish which would mark a fine achievement for the 36-year-old against a star-studded field.

Gillingham thrower Shaunagh Brown qualified for the final of the women’s hammer on Sunday evening and will be competing in her first major championship final, with both throwing events beginning some time after 7pm.

Also in action at Hampden Park today is Maidstone decathlete Martin Brockman.

This morning two false starts in his heat contributed to Brockman's 11.54sec 100m time, which earned him 744pts in the opening event, before a long jump of 6.93m - some 40cm below his season's best and a 13.84m shot-putt left the Medway & Maidstone AC star in 14th after three events.

In the evening session he’ll tackle the high jump and 400m before tackling five more events on Tuesday.

At the Glasgow National Hockey Centre the game of the day was England against Australia – two teams with perfect records.

Canterbury HC star Susannah Townsend from Egerton was joined in the England ranks on her birthday by Holcombe’s Maddie Hinch, Laura Unsworth, Lucy Wood, plus new signings Nicola White and Sam Quek, but England were unable to prevent a 3-0 defeat and must now defeat Scotland to ensure their progress to the knockout stages.

Canterbury duo Nikki Kidd and Nikki Lloyd turned out for Scotland in a 2-0 win against Wales infront of Prince Harry while their new teammate Dirkie Chamberlain and Holcombe’s Shelley Russell will represent South Africa against New Zealand at 9pm.

Canterbury-born bowler Sian Gordon suffered disappointment in the women’s fours on Saturday but began the triples group campaign as she skipped England to an 18-12 win against Northern Ireland this afternoon.

For live coverage throughout the day follow @AlexHoadKOL on twitter

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