All action from day nine in Birmingham

HHello and welcome to Telegraph Sport’s coverage of day nine of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

There are plenty of medals to be won as the action wraps up and today will see what promises to be some great entertainment on the tracks, fields and pitches of England’s second city.

Today’s highlights include several finals on the track.

In the men’s 1,500, Scotland’s Jack Whitman is looking to back up his world championship gold with a second at Alexandra Stadium. He is the favorite for the race and will no doubt be keen to improve on his bronze medal from Gold Coast four years ago. His compatriots Josh Kerr and Neil Gourley are also in the running and England’s Elliott Giles and Matthew Stonier will carry the hopes home.

Whitman’s father and coach Geoff will again be on commentary duty as the English-born but Edinburgh-raised star targets gold for Scotland. This race is to keep an eye on your lunch with a start time of 1.10am.

In the evening Laura Muir and Keely Hodgkinson go into the women’s 800m final, looking to make it a double gold for Scotland in the middle distance (depending on how Wightman does first…), Zharnel Hughes will run for England in the men’s 200m final, and Beth Dubbin will keep Scotland’s hopes alive in the women’s 200m.

Above all, there are T20 semi-finals, men’s hockey semi-finals and men’s lawn bowls final. In the first semi, Northern Ireland’s Gary Kelly will face Malaysia’s Fair Al Azwan Abdul Moin, in the second semi, Scotland’s Ian McLean will face Australia’s Aaron Wilson.

All this a day after making history when Scotland’s George Miller became the oldest gold medalist in sports history when Scotland beat Wales in the B2/B3 mixed pairs.

Miller, 75, is the director of visually impaired bowler Melanie Innes, who, along with Robert Barr and his lead director Sarah Jane, beat Wales 16-9 in the final at Victoria Park, Leamington Spa.

“A year ago I would never have dreamed of being here. I got a call, and to be honest, almost fell off my chair. Here we are – where do we go from here?” Miller told the BBC.

“Bowls is easy for older people but any sport…soccer, rugby, you name it. Get out there and exercise, play games, and compete. It’s fantastic depending on your age. “

Miller took the record for oldest gold medalist from Scotland’s Rosemary Lenton, who won gold at the age of 72 in the Para Women’s Pair Bowls last Wednesday.

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