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What happened on 22 March

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Maurice Wignall proudly displays the Jamaican flag after winning the gold medal at the 110m Men's Hurdles final.
Finals in women’s middle-distance events, women’s Triple Jump, men’s 110m Hurdles, and an upset in the women’s 400m.
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Day seven of competition brings the arrival of the Diving competition where three finals will be contested during the opening day of competition at MSAC.

Games team sports are reaching their final stages, with Hockey and Netball finishing their preliminaries and Basketball well into its semi final and classification matches.

Another big day at the Track and Field sees a total of six finals. Men’s High and Long Jump finals will be among the events to watch.

Boxing quarter final action heats up at the Exhibition Centre, whilst the men’s and women’s Pairs finals will be decided at the Lawn Bowls Centre in Thornbury.

Qualifying continues at the Table Tennis, as does the Squash Mixed Doubles at the same venue, MSAC.

Michael Diamond will be looking for yet another gold on the shooting range in the men’s Single Trap final, as three other finals will also be decided today in the shooting.

The heavyweights are coming out to play in the Weightlifting on day seven. The women’s 75kg final and the men’s 105kg final are sure to bring some intense competition.

A total of 18 gold medals are up for grabs on day seven.

22 March 2006 Day 7 highlights


Gold Medal Tally Gold medal performances


High and mighty jumps
Canadian Mark Boswell has won the gold medal in the Men's High Jump after clearing a mighty 2.26m.

Kiwi breaks Shot Put record
New Zealand's Valerie Vili has thrown a Games Record distance of 19.66m with her second attempt to win the gold medal in the Women's Shot Put at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Ghana's Long Jump to victory
Ignisious Gaisah of Ghana has won the Men’s Long Jump at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), with a leap of 8.20m.

Golden leap to Track
Australian John Steffensen has grabbed first place in the Men's 400m, with a time of 44.73 seconds, closely followed by Alleyne Francique from Grenada in 45.09 and Jamaican Jermaine Gonzales in 45.16 seconds.

Heptathletes finish in a sprint
The Women’s Heptathlon wrapped up with a race to the 800m finish line, as England’s Kelly Sotherton took the gold medal with a combined total of 6,396 points.

Ugandan's golden Games debut

The hot favourite for the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase, Uganda’s Dorcus Inzikuru, has run home for her country’s first gold medal in Track and Field.

An event to remember
Australia has finished on top of the swimming medal tally after six days and nights of exciting competition at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC).


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