Commonwealth Games program today, day 8: Watch live stream and coverage of the Australian athletics, beach volleyball and diving teams responsible for our medal tally in Birmingham

It was a golden day for Australian athletics at Alexander Stadium on Thursday, where Matty Denny broke his personal best twice in a matter of minutes to win the men’s discus throw.

Any of Denny’s six throws in the final would have been good enough to claim first place on the podium.

It is his first international senior medal, after finishing fourth at the Tokyo Olympics and sixth at the previous two world championships.

Watch Denny’s magnificent performance in the video below:

Matt Denny wins gold with back-to-back PBs.

Matt Denny wins gold with back-to-back PBs.

Unparalleled wheelchair racer Madison de Rozario led an Australian 1-2 in the T53/54 women’s 1500m.

De Rozario controlled the race from the front and won in 3:53.03 ahead of fast-finishing compatriot Angie Ballard (3:53.30) and Scottish Samantha Kingshorn.

29-year-old de Rozario has now completed the 1500m marathon doubles at the 2018 and 2022 Commonwealth Games and the 800m marathon doubles at last year’s Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Madison de Rozario races for another Commonwealth title. (Dean Lewins/MONKEY PHOTOS) Credit: MONKEY

Sarah Edmiston took silver in the women’s discus F42-44/61-64 final.

Australia dominated the road cycling time trials as Grace Brown won the women’s event convincingly and Rohan Dennis eventually broke through for the Commonwealth or Olympic Games gold medal.

The men’s event was plagued with crashes, with Dennis’ main rival Geraint Thomas falling just two minutes into his ride.

Brown, like Dennis, justified her preference for the race with a ride that was perfect, save for a slight wobble at the start.

She easily won ahead of England’s Anna Henderson, with New Zealand’s Georgia Williams in third.

Diver Shixin Li took a silver medal for Australia in the final of the men’s 1m springboard, while the Australian rhythmic gymnastics team of Lidiia Iakovleva, Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva and Ashari Jesse Gill claimed silver behind Canada and ahead of England.

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