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BRUM BITES: Powell wins one of five judo medals for England…. while Royals watch hockey stars

BRUM BITES: Daniel Powell delights home crowd by winning one of five judo medals for England…. while Royals watch hockey stars make the last four

  • Local lad Daniel Powell credited the Coventry crowd after winning judo gold 
  • Alice Capsey defied a black eye to help England reach T20 cricket semi-finals
  • Cyrille Tchatchet’s fairytale Commonwealth comeback dashed by severe cramp

The day of the Commonwealth games has come to a close and there’s plenty to unpack.

Day five saw Daniel Powell win one of five judo medals for England, while England’s women’s hockey stars reached the semi-finals. But it was just two highlights from another action-packed day. 

Sportsmail‘s David Coverdale looks at some of the biggest talking points surrounding the event.

Walsall's Daniel Powell took gold in the -73kg weight category at the Commonwealth Games

Walsall’s Daniel Powell took gold in the -73kg weight category at the Commonwealth Games

Home comforts for golden boy Daniel

Local lad Daniel Powell credited the Coventry crowd after winning one of five judo medals for England. 

Walsall’s Powell and Lachlan Moorhead won gold, while Gemma Howell claimed silver and Katie-Jemima Yeats-Brown and Kelly Petersen-Pollard bronze. 

‘They were the reason I won,’ said Powell after an ippon in the golden score period.

Alice in the wars and in the runs 

Alice Capsey defied a black eye as England sealed their place in the Twenty20 cricket semi-finals with a 26-run win over South Africa. 

The 17-year-old, who took a blow during the warm-up before England’s opener on Saturday, starred with her maiden international halfcentury in her side’s 167 for five. 

Alice Capsey helped England seal their place in the Twenty20 cricket semi-finals

Alice Capsey helped England seal their place in the Twenty20 cricket semi-finals

South Africa were never in the hunt in reply and England are already through to the last four before their final group game against New Zealand tomorrow.

Refugee Cyrille just misses out 

Cyrille Tchatchet could not cap a fairytale Commonwealth comeback with a medal after suffering severe cramp. 

The weightlifter competed for Cameroon at Glasgow 2014 but never returned home and was granted UK citizenship this year. 

The England athlete was second after the snatch in the men’s 96kg final but failed three clean and jerk tries as his body gave way.

Royals watch hockey stars make last four

England’s women’s hockey stars received royal approval as they reached the semi-finals. 

Giselle Ansley, Tess Howard and Hannah Martin scored in a 3-1 win over India in front of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte. 

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte watch the hockey on Tuesday

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte watch the hockey on Tuesday

‘I didn’t actually know they were here, so it was a really nice surprise,’ admitted Howard.

Race against time for lost javelin 

A delivery company could be in hot water after the javelin belonging to 2008 Olympic medallist Goldie Sayers was misdirected in the post. 

The retired Team GB athlete was sending the javelin to New Zealander Tori Peeters for use in Sunday’s event but it went to the wrong depot. 

‘It’s got a lot of sentimental value,’ said Sayers. ‘I hope they get it to her in time.’


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