GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) – Highlights on day 11 of the Commonwealth Games on Sunday (times GMT):
0235 HAWKINS “SITTING UP AND TALKING”
“We are very pleased to report that Callum is sitting up and speaking with his Dad and Team Scotland medical staff. He is undergoing further tests as a precaution and we all wish him a speedy recovery.” Team Scotland on Twitter
0207 TEAM SCOTLAND UPDATE ON HAWKINS
“Callum has been taken to hospital for medical review following his collapse in the Marathon as is standard procedure. He is being supported by Team Scotland medical staff & there are no major concerns at this stage. More information to be issued in due course.” Team Scotland on Twitter
0055 SHELLEY RETAINS MARATHON TITLE AFTER HAWKINS COLLAPSE
Australia’s Mike Shelley defied the brutal heat to retain his marathon title in two hours, 16.46 minutes. Silver went to Uganda’s Munyo Mutai, two minutes and 16 seconds behind, while Scotland’s Robbie Simpson took bronze.
Simpson’s team mate Callum Hawkins was leading inside the final five kilometers when he succumbed to heat exhaustion and collapsed.
“Callum Hawkins is conscious following his fall and has been taken away in an ambulance. We all wish Callum a speedy recovery,” British Athletics tweeted.
0000 NAMIBIA’S JOHANNES WINS WOMEN’S MARATHON
Helalia Johannes of Namibia won the women’s marathon in two hours, 32.40 minutes, crossing the line 43 seconds ahead of Australian Lisa Weightman.
Weightman’s compatriot Jessica Trengrove took bronze for the second Games in a row to add yet another medal to the host nation’s already impressive tally.
2305 FINAL FEW MEDALS UP FOR GRABS ON LAST DAY
The marathons kicked off the final day of competition at the XXI Commonwealth Games and they got underway in blazing sunshine on the Gold Coast.
There are also medals up for grabs in rugby sevens, badminton, basketball, netball and table tennis before the closing ceremony at Carrara Stadium.
Compiled by Greg Stutchbury in Gold Coast and Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by John O’Brien/Sudipto Ganguly