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Day eight at Birmingham 2022: What to look out for

Wrestling begins and a number of sports reach the knockout stages on day eight of Birmingham 2022.
Here, we pick out five things to look out for.

Laugher and Lee in action

Jack Laugher triumphed in the first of the three springboard gold medals he is defending at these Games on Thursday and on Friday he takes to the board alongside Anthony Harding in the men’s 3m synchronised springboard.

Matty Lee, Tokyo 2020 Olympic champion alongside Tom Daley, goes for gold in the men’s 10m synchronised platform with Noah Williams at 7.23pm.

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Ricketts jumps for gold

Jamaica’s Shanieka Ricketts is the one to beat in the women’s triple jump.

The Olympic silver medallist has the second-longest jump of the year behind Venezeuala’s Tokyo 2020 champion Yulimar Rojas.

Rickett’s season-best distance of 14.98m puts her well clear of compatriot Ackelia Smith and Jamaica have a chance of locking out the medals with Kimberly Williams also in contention.

Beach Volleyball reaches knockouts

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It is business time at Smithfield as the quarter-finals of the Beach Volleyball begin.

Australia’s Chris McHugh is defending his men’s title alongside new partner Paul Burnett and they take on Sri Lanka for a place in the semi-finals, while Canada face Cyprus.

Australia women face a last-eight clash with Scotland, who claimed a 2-0 win over the Solomon Islands, while England take on New Zealand.

Hockey reaches last four


Coventry Arena plays host to the Wrestling which gets under way on Friday.

India’s Vinesh Vinesh defends the titles she won at both Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018 when she goes in the women’s 53kg.

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There are six medals up for grabs, with Pakistan’s Muhammad Inam defending his title in the men’s 86kg category while England’s Syerus Eslami bids to better the bronze he won four years ago.

In the women’s 57kg, Nigeria’s Odunayo Folasade Adekuoroye is bidding to hold on to her crown.
England face a women’s semi-final against defending champions New Zealand on Friday.

Grace Baldson scored a hat-trick in a routine win for the hosts, who have racked up 21 goals in their four wins with just one conceded, with a 5-0 Pool A victory over Wales.

Ghana take on Kenya in the opening match of the day, Wales face South Africa and Australia play India in the last match at 2115.

Wrestling makes its Birmingham bow

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Coventry Arena plays host to the Wrestling which gets under way on Friday.

India’s Vinesh Vinesh defends the titles she won at both Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018 when she goes in the women’s 53kg.

There are six medals up for grabs, with Pakistan’s Muhammad Inam defending his title in the men’s 86kg category while England’s Syerus Eslami bids to better the bronze he won four years ago.

In the women’s 57kg, Nigeria’s Odunayo Folasade Adekuoroye is bidding to hold on to her crown.

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