Commonwealth Games 2018: impressive performances but no medals for WA athletes on Day 5

Commonwealth Games 2018: impressive performances but no medals for WA athletes on Day 5

THERE were some great performances but no medals for WA athletes on day five of the Commonwealth Games.

Holly Barratt earned herself a shot at a second medal after qualifying for tonight’s 50m backstroke final, while the Boomers are straight through to the semi finals after a big win over Nigeria.

Australia leads the medal table with 39 gold.

The host nation has 106 medals overall, well in front of England’s 63, including 22 gold.

Here’s how the WA athletes performed.

Holly Barratt – swimming

Holly Barratt is into tonight’s 50m backstroke final.

The 30-year-old will jump from lane six after she qualified fourth fastest with a time of 28.12 seconds.

A medal would be a nice addition to the silver the Rockingham resident won in the 50m butterfly on Sunday.

Holly Barratt will be targeting a medal in tonight’s 50m backstroke final. Photo: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Australian Emily Seebohm, who already has a silver and bronze at these games, qualified second fastest for tonight’s final.

The race will take place at 7.50pm local time.

Brianna Throssell – swimming

City Beach resident Brianna Throssell missed out on a third medal on Monday, finishing fifth in the 200m butterfly final.

Fellow Australians Laura Taylor and Emma McKeon scooped silver and bronze, with Welsh star Alys Thomas earning gold in a Commonwealth Games-record time of 2:05.45.

Brianna Throssell missed out on a third medal at these Commonwealth Games but could be back on the winner’s list tonight. Photo: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

Throssell had already secured bronze in the 100m butterfly and 4 x 200m freestyle relay gold.

Another could be on the cards tonight in the 4 x 100m medley relay.

Caitlin Bassett and Courtney Bruce – netball

Australia will fight it out with Jamaica to find out which nation will top group A after winning its fourth game.

The undefeated Diamonds, led by Caitlin Bassett, demolished Fiji 108-23 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on Monday.

The home side was sniper-like, finishing with 108 goals from 114 attempts.

Courtney Bruce passes during Australia’s big win over Fiji. Photo: Matt Roberts/Getty Images

Australia will battle Jamaica, Pool A’s other undefeated side, to see who heads into a likely semi-final with New Zealand in perfect form.

The match will be held Wednesday at 9pm.

Angus Brandt, Damian Martin, Jesse Wagstaff, Lucas Walker and Cam Gliddon – basketball

Australia has moved into the semi-finals with a dominant win over Nigeria.

Wildcats Angus Brandt, Damian Martin, Lucas Walker, Jesse Wagstaff and Perth-born Cam Gliddon all hit the scoreboard in the 97-55 win.

Angus Brandt slams during Australia’s win over Nigeria. Photo by Matt King/Getty Images

It was the Boomers’ third win from three starts.

Their next match will be a semi-final on Saturday, with an opponent yet to be locked in.

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