Commonwealth Games 2018: Bronze for Dry; Philip, Gemili, Yousif progress on track
PUBLISHED: 09:45 08 April 2018
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Woodford Green's Mark Dry won bronze in the hammer for Scotland on the opening afternoon of athletics action at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
A throw of 73.12 metres secured third place, and repeat of his bronze from the 2014 Games in Glasgow, behind Australia’a Matthew Denny, as England’s Nick Miller took gold with a British and event record of 80.26.
And on the track, there was comfortable progress for England sprinters Asha Philip and Adam Gemili, as well as 400m runner Rabah Yousif.
Newham & Essex Beagles Philip won her heat in 11.31 seconds to secure a spot in the semi-finals, then won her next race in 11.21 to book a final spot.
Former UEL student Corinne Humphreys was second in her heat in 11.62, but then finished fifth in her semi-final in 11.66 and missed out on the final.
UEL old boy Gemili won his heat in 10.24 and improved on that time to win his semi-final in 10.11, while Beagle Yousif came through in the last 80m of his 400m heat to take third in 46.09.