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Commonwealth Games: Weekend Highlights

Weekend Highlights - April 7 & 8

The competition continues in earnest this weekend, with more medal opportunities for Kiwi athletes.

Today’s highlights


It’s the Individual All-Around and we’re flipping excited! TVNZ 1 will have the action from the men’s final, LIVE from 11am. Tune in to see Ethan Dick and Mikhail Koudinov compete. At 6.30pm on TVNZ Games Extra, it’s Stella Ashcroft’s turn. She’ll be taking to the Vault, Beam, Floor and Uneven Bars in the women’s Individual All-Around final. While TVNZ Games Extra will have this event LIVE, TVNZ 1 will also show a replay from 8pm.


It’s a trans-Tasman grudge match, with the Tall Blacks facing off against Australia at 10.50pm, LIVE on TVNZ Games Extra. The women are also in the medal hunt, with our Tall Ferns taking on Jamaica, LIVE on TVNZ DUKE from 1.20pm. Local commentary will be provided by Duane Dell’Orca for both games.


At the velodrome, our sprinters will be hoping to add more medals to their impressive haul. The qualifying rounds for the men’s Sprint begin at 3.30pm, with Eddie Dawkins, Ethan Mitchell and Sam Webster all featuring. We’ll be showing the Kiwi races on TVNZ 1, with the full session playing LIVE on TVNZ DUKE. The medal races for this event commence just before 11pm across both channels.


At 1pm, tune into TVNZ 1 to see the New Zealand flag bearer, Sophie Pascoe, line up at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre starting blocks. Sophie’s first race is the 200m Individual Medley SM10 and we’ll bring this to you LIVE.

Tomorrow’s highlights


Track and Field gets underway from 4pm Sunday on TVNZ 1 and TVNZ Games Extra. It’s time to know your Triple Jump from your Long Jump. Look out for the Shot Put qualifying rounds from 6.30pm. Strong man Tom Walsh is up and he’s a medal hope for Team New Zealand! Tom’s full event will be on TVNZ DUKE, with TVNZ 1 crossing over to watch his qualifying throws.


This Sunday at 1.30pm, LIVE on TVNZ Games Extra, our women’s hockey team are up against Canada. They’ve put in some impressive performances in their pool matches so far. Tune to see if they can continue the momentum. Replays will be shown on TVNZ 1 from 5.20pm. The men’s Black Sticks are also up. They’ll face South Africa at 6.30pm and this match can be streamed through TVNZ Games Online.


Tasmyn Benny has made it through the preliminary rounds and is facing off against a strong opponent in Botswana’s Lethabo Modukanele, Sunday at 8.45pm on TVNZ Games Online. Stream the match to see who will move through to the semis in the women’s 45-48kg event.

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