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21 Mar 06 06:52
England's Lisa Dobriskey acknowledges the crowd after her 1500m win. 

England's Lisa Dobriskey
acknowledges the crowd after
her 1500m win.

In a race that kept the stadium cheering from the start, England’s Lisa Dobriskey came home to claim gold in the Women's 1500m.
Sarah Jamieson managed Australia's first ever medal in the event, nabbing silver behind Dobriskey's time of 4.06.21. Jamieson was boxed in behind the leader but managed to break free in the last stretch to claim silver in 4:06.64 seconds. She came fifth at Manchester in the same event.

Hayley Tullett from Wales, who was the fastest qualifier and the silver medallist in Manchester, came third in 4:06.76.

In the Women’s 10,000m Final, Kenyans Lucy Wangui Kabuu and Evelyne Wambui Nganga took gold and silver in a race where they led from the front. Wangui Kabuu won in a time of 31:29.66 closely followed by Wambui Nganga in 31:30.86.

Bronze was won by England’s Mara Yamauchi who raced to medal contention with two laps to go after passing fourth placed Australian Benita Johnson.

England’s Christine Ohuruogu won the 400m Final in a comfortable 50.28 seconds, which was a personal best. She beat the sprint queen of the Bahamas, Tonique Williams who ran 50.76 followed by Novlene Williams from Jamaica in 21.12.
Athens gold medallist Williams had a good start but Ohuruogu was too strong, managing to stride ahead of the lead runners in the final turn and win by two metres.

In the Women's Triple Jump, Jamaica’s Trecia Smith was looking to improve on her bronze medal in Manchester and didn't disappoint, jumping an impressive 14.39m. England's Nadia Williams claimed silver and Nigerian Otonye Iworima was awarded the bronze.

Jamaican Maurice Wignall won the 110m Hurdles Final in a time of 13.26, bettering the bronze he won in the same event at the 2002 Games.

Scotland's Chris Baillie won the silver in a time of 13.61 and England's Andrew Turner claimed the bronze.

The Women’s Discus Throw has been won by South African Elizna Naude with throw of 61.55m. India’s Seema Antil came second with a season best 60.56 metres. Australia’s Dani Samuels won bronze with a personal best of 59.44m.

The Men’s Decathlon has been won by Englishman Dean Macey who had first place in the Pole Vault, High Jump, and Shot Put. Silver was won by Jamaica’s Maurice Smith and bronze went to Australian Jason Dudley in a personal best performance.

The Men's 400m Semi Finals have been run with the top three sprints recorded by Australian John Steffensen in a personal best of 45.04, Christopher Brown from the Bahamas in 45.24 and Jamaican Lansford Spence in 45.32.

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