As we continue to spotlight the Scots on Team GB who may also feature for Team Scotland in a year’s time at Birmingham 2022, Day 13 was a day of ensuring qualification for finals. It sets up a day full of action tomorrow with medal chances in Athletics, Cycling and Hockey.
Jake Wightman and Josh Kerr put in impressive runs in the semi-finals of the Men’s 1500m, Wightman winning semi-final 1 in 3:33.48 and Kerr also securing automatic progression to the final with a run of 3.32.18 for third in semi-final 2. They will be joined in Saturday’s final (12:40) by GB team mate Jake Hayward.
The heats of the Women’s 4x400m featured Zoey Clark on second leg and Nicole Yeargin on the final leg as Team GB came out on top in a fierce battle to the line. The quartet, completed by Emily Diamond and Laviai Neilsen, took third place in 3:23.99, just two hundredths ahead of a national record from the Netherlands, to secure an automatic place for Saturday’s final (13:30).
Friday sees Scottish interest in two finals in quick succession with Andrew Butchart first up in the Men’s 5000m (13:00) before Laura Muir races for a medal in the Women’s 1500m (13:50).
Jack Carlin continued his fantastic form in the Men’s Sprint as he cruised through the 1/8 finals and quarter-finals on Thursday morning. Friday sees him go up against Harrie Lavreysen of the Netherlands in the semi-finals (08:10) for a place in the gold medal final later in the morning (10:00).
Friday also sees Katie Archibald go in the Madison final (09:10) with team mate Laura Kenny, both part of a silver medal winning performance in the Team Pursuit earlier in the week.
Sarah Robertson and the Team GB Women’s Hockey team will be competing for a medal on Friday (02:30) as they take on India in the bronze medal match.