Commonwealth Games 2022 day nine LIVE: Aussie race walker Jemima Montag defends gold medal in blistering fashion; Eleanor Patterson gunning for high jump gold

Commonwealth Games 2022 day nine LIVE: Aussie race walker Jemima Montag defends gold medal in blistering fashion; Eleanor Patterson gunning for high jump gold

Among the Australians set to shoot for gold today is high jumper Eleanor Patterson, the reining world champion. Patterson, who won gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as a teenager, attacked the Birmingham Games with a head of steam following her gold-medal breakthrough at last month's World Athletics Championships in Eugene. Patterson won't be joined in the field by compatriot Nicola Olyslagers, who withdrew because of a torn calf. "It's both disappointing and devastating not to be able to compete in the women's high jump final," Olyslagers, who won silver at the Tokyo Olympics, said in a statement. "What was thought to be a tight calf after my qualifying round turned out to be a torn muscle in my jumping leg. "Of all the emotions and shock I …
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