Ollie Hoare wins epic Commonwealth Games 1500m final for Australia
Jake Wightman gave his all in a Commonwealth 1500m final for the ages. This time, though, the familiar formula did not quite work as Ollie Hoare swooped at the last to win Australia’s first middle-distance gold at these Games since Herb Elliott in 1958.
Hoare promised to buy the legendary Elliott, who is now 84, a drink. It will surely be quite some celebration.
However, Wightman had no regrets after his bold attempt to win three major titles in a summer – at the worlds, Commonwealths and Europeans – fell short. Two weeks ago in Eugene the 28-year-old Scot had stunned everybody by kicking for glory with 200m remaining and …
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