Simbine, Ahye win 100m gold

Highlights on day five of the Commonwealth Games

In cool conditions in Australia's Gold Coast, South Africa's Simbine stormed up lane seven to win his first major title in 10.03sec, the second fastest time this year.

Instead, having been jokingly told by former training partner Bolt that there would be "problems" if he returned to Jamaica with anything less than the Commonwealth title, he was left with bronze.

Simbine, one of the gold medal favourites, finished second in his semifinal in 10.12 seconds, while Bruintjies also took the runner-up spot in his race in 10.26. "Then I saw myself move on the stadium television screens and then I didn't see anyone else move and said, "I actually just won this race".

"I feel like I am on top of the world", she said. "That's just shocking to be honest, I should have done better than that". I knew if I managed to do so, I would get a good result.

Blake, the heir apparent to now retired athletics great Usain Bolt, had to settle for bronze (10:19). My coach, Werner Prinsloo, deserves a special mention for all the hard work he has done to ensure that I keep on getting faster.

Before the start of the Games, Simbine said he would no longer merely hope for the best going into a major championship but go out with the mindset of winning gold.

England's Adam Gemili, the 2014 Commonwealth silver-medallist who was second quickest into the final, withdrew before the race after picking up an injury in the semis. Simbine's victory ended Jamaica's domination of the Commonwealth 100m dating back to the 2006 Games in Melbourne.

"Being able to run in lane eight and lane nine with Henricho and placing first and second with him, it's really awesome".

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South Africa's sprinting hero admits the last part of the race was nothing more than a blur.

Jamaica was also denied in the women's 100, with Trinidad and Tobago's Michelle-Lee Ahye taking the gold in 11.14, holding off Blake's teammate Christania Williams (11.21) and third-placed Gayon Evans.

Even with the absence of Wayde van Niekerk and reigning champion Kirani James, the men's 400 metres boasts quality and looks to be a battle between Botswana's flamboyant Isaac Makwala and Grenada's Rio Olympic finalist Bralon Taplin.

But there was delight for Andy Pozzi after the new world indoor 60m hurdles champion qualified fastest for today's 110m hurdles final.

After crossing the line, the 31-year-old did two push-ups on the track.

"It is an incredible feeling to come here and do what I could have done, and I've won the gold medal which is something I knew I could do".

They went down 18-16 to defending world champions New Zealand in their gold-silver match early on Monday.

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