Oliver Hoare wins 1500m gold as Jake Wightman takes bronze
World champion Wightman finished behind Hoare and Kenya’s Timothy Cheruiyot.
Australia's Oliver Hoare produced a stunning Commonwealth Games record time to win 1500m gold and dash world champion Jake Wightman’s hopes of a summer hat-trick.
Scotland's Wightman, who won the 1500m at the World Championships last month, finished behind Hoare and Kenya’s Timothy Cheruiyot.
Wightman was hoping to win three gold medals this summer and must now focus on the 800m at the European Championships later this month.
But for Hoare, who was only 18th fastest in the event in Eugene last month, it was a remarkable win.
"It was a very fast race but I have been training for a fast race. It was just about kicking at the right time," Hoare said.
"I went through on the inside with a lap to go and I saw Jake next to me. And I started to panic because he is the world champion. But I tried to hold my composure.
“This is my first Commonwealth Games and the experience for me is so valuable.”
Wightman said: “To get a bronze is a relief, to have something to show for the shape I’m in.
“I put it on the line. To hang on for a bronze, I’m pleased. I hope I don’t get shot down too much for not having won it being a world champion.
“People don’t realise how high that World Championships was, two weeks is nothing to have to reset. I’m not buzzing but I’m relieved.
“I was hanging on in the home straight, as opposed to feeling strong. I felt pretty vulnerable.”
I hope I don’t get shot down too much for not having won it being a world champion
England's Nick Miller defended his title in the men's hammer throw.
The 29-year-old threw 76.43m to win gold ahead of Canada's Ethan Katzberg, who produced a personal best distance of 76.36m.
Cyprus' Alexandros Poursanidis won bronze.
Kenya's Abraham Kibiwot clinched gold in the men's 3000m steeplechase but a superb personal best performance from India's Avinash Sable earned him a surprise silver medal.
Kibiwot, who won silver at Gold Coast 2018, just held on to fend off Avinash on the line at Alexander Stadium. Kenya's Amos Serem won the bronze medal.
Kibiwot was confident of victory, saying: "I know the guy who was following me [Avinash] and I know he is not that fast.
"I was not afraid of him so that is why I controlled the race at the front."
Australia's Jemima Montag set a new Games record as she won gold with a dominant display in the women's 10,000m race walk.
Montag, the defending champion after success on the Gold Coast four years ago, posted a record time of 42 minutes 34 seconds, to finish over a minute ahead of India's Priyanka who took silver with a personal best time.
"It feels amazing to go back to back, particularly with three of my family in the audience," Montag said.
The bronze went to Emily Ngii of Kenya, who also posted a personal best time.
Jamaica won gold and bronze in the women's high jump, with the title going to 22-year-old Lamara Distin - who cleared a height of 1.95m.
Australia's Eleanor Patterson took the silver medal ahead of Kimberly Williamson, with both clearing 1.92m.
England's Morgan Lake just missed out on the medals in fourth.
Nigeria claimed two medals in the women's F55-57 shot put with gold going to Eucharia Iyiazi - who posted a Games record distance of 10.03m.
Cameroon's Arlette Fokoa produced a personal best to win silver with Nigeria's Ugochi Alam taking bronze.