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2018 Commonwealth Games: Athletics Day 5 heats, live updates, blog

8th April, 2018
Start time: 10am (AEST)
TV: Live, Seven Network
Online: Live, 7CommGames app or website
Brandon Starc of Australia competes in the Men's High Jump qualification during day seven of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 28, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
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8th April, 2018
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Athletics at the 2018 Commonwealth Games continues as an abundance of qualifying events get underway on Monday morning. Join The Roar for live coverage in our blog from 10am (AEST).

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There’s a fair few events this morning – and the main selection are the first five of the events for the ten-event decathlon.

There’s twelve competitors competing in the extensive event; prominently, there’s the favourite – Canadian Damian Warner – and two Australians in Queenslander Cedric Dubler and Kyle Cranston.

The five events you’ll see the dozen competitors in are the 100m, long jump, shot put, high jump (this morning) and the 400m (this evening).

Elsewhere, there’s also the men’s high jump. We’ll see two Aussies in Brandon Starc (a good chance for a good run, given he’s the equal second-highest personal best jump in his heat) and Joel Baden participate in this morning’s heats. We’ll also see an Australian in Nicholas Hough compete in the Men’s 110m hurtles heat one this morning.

Three Australians (Sam Rizzo, Jake Lappin and hometown favourite Kurt Feanerly) participate in the men’s T54 1500m heats. Lappin possesses a blistering season best time (2.26.42) so he’s one to watch today, as is Feanerly.

We’ve also got a trio of Australians competing in heats for the Women’s 400m sprint. There’s Ethiophian born Bendere Oboya in heat 3, Canberrian Anneleise Rubie in heat four and Victorian Morgan Mitchell in heat five: Rubie having the best season time, though.

Be sure to join The Roar for live coverage of the first day of athletics action on the Gold Coast from 10am (AEST) and don’t forget to join in the discussion below.

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