Commonwealth Games Day 8 wrap: Perth athletes perform strongly ahead of finals

Innaloo's Brianna Beahan records a personal best in heat 1 of the women's 100m hurdles at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Picture: C
ameron Spencer/Getty Images.
Innaloo's Brianna Beahan records a personal best in heat 1 of the women's 100m hurdles at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Picture: C ameron Spencer/Getty Images.

IT rained medals for Australia in Day 8 of Commonwealth Games action.

Eleven medals were added to the Australian coffers, including six gold, to push our overall medal tally to a whopping 156 (63 gold, 46 silver, 47 bronze).

A number of West Australians were among the athletes in action on Day 8.

Brianna Beahan (athletics) from Innaloo chose the perfect stage to run a personal best time in the 100m hurdles.

Beahan lined up in heat 1 of the hurdles with a personal best time of 13.02, the third fastest of the seven woman race.

However Beahan ran and jumped out of her skin, crossing the line second in a time to equal her personal best, just behind Oluwatobiloba Amusan from Nigeria.

Beahan will run from lane 5 in tonight’s 100m hurdle final alongside fellow Australian Michelle Jenneke in lane 2.

The final will be run from 9.27pm AWST.

Ella Pardy (athletics) from Duncraig was one of three Australians who lined up for the T38 100m sprint final.

Pardy, alongside Rhiannon Clarke and Erin Cleaver, were looking to best the world and paralympic champion Sophie Hahn from England and secure more medals for Australia.

Pardy ran a season’s best time of 13.48 but just missed out on a bronze medal by 0.13 of a second.

Clarke ran an area record to take the silver medal behind Hahn, while Cleaver finished fifth.

In the team sports, the Hockeyroos survived a spirited India to take a 1-0 win in the women’s hockey semi final, seeing them through to the gold medal game against New Zealand.