Commonwealth Games: Day eight medal round-up
Last Updated: 12/04/18 2:44pm
England's Annie Last won the women's mountain bike cross country race while Jack Laugher claimed gold in the men's 3m springboard final.
Laugher, who took silver in this event at Glasgow 2014 and at the Rio Olympics, scored 519.40 points to take a second of three possible golds.
The 23-year-old Harrogate diver, who successfully defended the 1m title on Wednesday, could complete a Gold Coast hat-trick on Friday when he competes in the men's synchronised 3m springboard final with Chris Mears.
Earlier on Thursday there was a cycling one-two for England as Annie Last won the women's mountain bike cross country race ahead of team-mate Evie Richards.
The England duo dominated the race, pulling clear on the first of six laps around the Nerang forest, building a comfortable advantage as Last won by 48 seconds from Richards, with Canada's Haley Smith a further 96 seconds back to take bronze.
For Last, this is a first major international title after years of hard work. The 27-year-old deferred her medical studies to pursue her cycling career and showed promise with eighth place at the London Olympics, before suffering injury disruptions and failing to qualify for Rio four years later.
After a second place in the world championships last September, she is now on the top step of the podium.
"It was absolutely amazing," she said. "I'm still waiting for it to sink in. The race went really smoothly. My legs were good and it all just came together."
England's Zharnel Hughes was disqualified from the men's 200 metres final after catching Trinidad and Tobago's Jereem Richards in the face with his arm.
Hughes crossed the line first to take the gold ahead of Richards but quickly had it taken away from him by race officials with his disqualification flashed up on Carrara Stadium scoreboards.
Television replays showed Hughes' left arm accidentally caught Richards in the face and affected his finish.
England appealed the decison but it was upheld, meaning Richards claimed gold.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson won her 200-metres heat in the heptathlon to take a 126-point lead after the first day. The world indoor pentathlon champion claimed victory in 23.56 seconds at Carrara Stadium.
She will now head into Friday's events of the javelin, long jump and 800m on a score of 3765 points. Meanwhile, Lisa Whiteside scraped a split decision in the women's flyweight boxing against India's Pinki Rani to guarantee at least a bronze medal, but Chris Gregory and Jake Sheaf fell short in the beach volleyball as they lost the bronze medal game to New Zealand.
Meanwhile, Lisa Whiteside scraped a split decision in the women's flyweight boxing against India's Pinki Rani to guarantee at least a bronze medal, but Chris Gregory and Jake Sheaf fell short in the beach volleyball as they lost the bronze medal game to New Zealand.