There were plenty of medals handed out on day eight at Birmingham 2022, including in Rhythmic Gymnastics, Lawn Bowls and Wrestling.

Here, we round up the best of the rest of the action.


Javier Bello sank to his knees in the sand while twin Joaquin reflected on past moments of despair as the English brothers moved to within one win of guaranteeing a Commonwealth Games medal.

More heartache might have been in store after the Gambia pairing of Sainey Jawo and Mbye Babou Jarra forced a decider, but the Bellos dug deep to secure an exhilarating 21-16 20-22 15-12 win.

“It meant everything,” Javier said after the win in front of almost 4,000 people at Smithfield. “I was overcome with emotion because it was such a special moment for our team and for our family.

“It’s the whole family behind the scenes, we’re so grateful for them that we can give back something.”

England will face Canada in the semi-finals on Saturday after their win over Cyprus.

Australia continued the defence of their men's title as Chris McHugh and new partner Paul Burnett saw off Sri Lanka 2-1 to set up a semi-final with Rwanda - who produced a shock 2-0 win over New Zealand to reach the last four.

Australia's Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Solar also cruised into the women's semi-finals with a 2-0 win over Scotland's Lynne Beattie and Melissa Coutts.

They will face Vanuatu in the semi-finals, while New Zealand will take on Canada after victories over England and Sri Lanka respectively.


India's Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Sharath Kamal are into the men's doubles semi-finals after victory over Tom Jarvis and Sam Walker.

England pair Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford are also through after a 3-0 win over Amadi Omeh and Olajide Omotayo of Nigeria.

England will face Singapore in the semi-finals on Saturday, with India up against Australia after they saw off Nigeria 3-2.

Sharath is also into the last four of the mixed doubles at Pitchford's expense after India got the better of England in a 3-2 win.

Australia, Singapore and Malaysia will contest the semi-finals.

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Men's singles world champion Kean Yew Loh, of Singapore, continued his serene progress into the quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over Alexandre Jean Bernard Bongout of Mauritius.

England's Toby Penty got the better of Scotland's Callum Smith in a match which ignited the crowd at the NEC, while India's Srikanth Kidambi also progressed.

In the men's doubles, England's Sean Vendy and Ben Lane are through after beating Canada, while team-mates Lauren Smith and Marcus Ellis progressed in the mixed doubles.

Smith said: "A medal is always the aim, and we want that for England and for ourselves. But we know there is a lot of tough opposition still out there, so we need to make sure we focus and step up in our next match."

For all of Friday's Badminton results, click here.


Uganda sealed a fifth-placed finish with a 54-48 win over South Africa.

Ahead of Saturday's semi-finals, the classification matches were held on Friday at the NEC.

Mary Cholhok netted 31 goals for Uganda, with South Africa forced to settle for sixth.

Malawi finished seventh by beating Wales, with Scotland taking ninth with victory over Scotland and Trinidad and Tobago 11th after their win over Barbados.


Squash - Commonwealth Games: Day 8

Women's singles champion Georgina Kennedy will not be adding to her gold medal collection at these Games after a quarter-final defeat in the women's doubles.

Kennedy and partner Lucy Turmel lost 2-0 to New Zealand's Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy.

England will be in the last four however, as Sarah-Jane Perry and Alison Waters knocked out Scotland's Lisa Aitken and Georgia Adderley.

English pair James Willstrop and Declan James beat Malta's Kijan Sultana and Niall Engerer 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals of the men's doubles.

Scotland's Rory Stewart and Greg Lobban are also through, as are Australian pair Cameron Pilley and Rhys Dowling.

For all of today's results, click here.