Decathlon silver and bronze but Australia go without Games gold for first time

  • England close gap on medal table with Australia remaining on 50
  • Golubovic and Dubler finish second and third in decathlon

Australia began day eight of the Commonwealth Games with 50 gold medals, a metaphorical bat raised towards the pavilion with hopes of more to come. Instead, after such a dominant opening week, the Australian team stalled for the first time and were unable to add to their golden tally in Birmingham.

Host nation England promptly closed the gap on the medal board with a swag of golds to sit on 47, trailing by just three with as many days to go. But the one-day drought did not mean the day was a complete disappointment for Australia.

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