Commonwealth Games 2022 live scores, Michelle Jenneke times, medal count, schedule: Athletics,

Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke has given her take on a shoe controversy engulfing athletics over a world record set with a dubious spectacle.

A decade after making a name for herself with her world-famous pre-race dance routine, Jenneke comes to the Commonwealth Games with a real chance of winning a medal.

It’s only been two weeks since Jenneke set a personal best in the 100m hurdles at the World Championships in Oregon.

Although insufficient to earn a spot in the final, her time of 12.66 was a truly world-class effort.

“It was amazing. I still can’t believe I ran that fast,” she said.

“I keep looking at footage from the race and I’m just like, ‘Oh my God, did I really do that?'”

Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan broke the women’s 100m hurdles world record in Oregon and a debate erupted over the shoe she was wearing.

Although she is not wearing the controversial shoe herself, Jenneke has spoken out ahead of her competition in Birmingham.

“I ran quite a bit of PB in this race and ran in the same shoes I’ve run in for the past five years,” Jenneke said.

“I know I can’t attribute my PB to shoes because it’s the same shoe, same shoe model.

“I’ve tried some of the newer spikes they have, the technology is amazing, and I’m sure people are faster, but at the same time, if you go back 10, 20 years, look at the shoes that the people wore, they were completely different from what we wore five years ago. Technology is constantly changing.

“I don’t think we see anything causing so much change that we have to question it.”

Jenneke narrowly missed bronze four years ago on the Gold Coast and now the opportunity has arrived for her to earn a place on the podium.

SPRINT TEEN FREAK WE WILL TALK ABOUT IN 2026

As all eyes were on the Birmingham track, Australia’s next Commonwealth Games star emerged over 8,000km away.

Queenslander Calab Law finished third in the 200m final at the World Under-20 Championships in Athletics, clocking 20.48.

The 18-year-old, who was already considered one of the fastest teenagers Australia has ever produced, ran what has been described as the “race of his life” in Cali, Colombia.

He finished behind only Blessing Akawasi Afrifah (Israel) and Lesile Tebogo (Botswana), who both clocked 19.96 seconds.

The mark was a new championship record and would have broken the Commonwealth Games record of 19.97 set by Frankie Fredericks in 1994.

Law’s time set a new personal best and cemented his claim as one of Australia’s top sprint prospects after reaching the 200m semi-finals of the recent World Championships in Athletics.

Law finished 21st in the world in the Eugene event.

He once ran the 100m but retired to focus on the 200m.

After setting a new personal best in the semi-finals, he told Athletics Australia: “I did what I wanted to do, and now I’m here. I had planned to run faster than that but the rain delay lasted three hours, I took a short nap until about 30 minutes. I’m just naturally relaxed, I don’t put too much pressure on myself because it takes too much energy.

The final was slower than the semi-final due to a headwind.

FAMILY FEAR FOR THEIR LIVES IN CYCLING ACCIDENT

Alex Smith, The Sun

The family involved in the horrific Commonwealth Games cycling accident feared for their lives.

The shocking accident happened in the men’s scratch race when England’s Matt Walls collided with other racers at high speed and flew over the barriers and into the crowd.

Cycling fan Hugh Colvin was watching alongside his two children – aged five and seven – and some family friends, when Walls catapulted himself over the barrier.

Colvin’s wife Laura was not at the velodrome but described the terror: “What was hard for us to comprehend was how close to a total disaster it was.

“And how close our two young children were to being seriously injured or killed. And that’s the main thing we’ve had to think about over the past few days.”

Colvin himself told the BBC: “It all happened so incredibly fast at the speed the cyclists were going.

“You can see the trajectory of the bike, it went through, brushed my daughter’s shoulder, and in one of the photos you can see we’re obviously under the wheel.

“Looking at the photos, it must have been a few centimeters, millimeters from our heads.”

Initial reports from a Birmingham 2022 spokesperson said three riders went to hospital and two injured fans only required medical attention at the scene.

However, one of the family friends went to hospital, Ms Colvin said: “I suffered a bone laceration which the hospital described as resembling a machete wound.

“He is still waiting for surgery. This is the start of a long road to recovery for him.

She also revealed that Walls video called her kids to help them come to terms with what happened.

‘TWERKER’ STEALS SHOW ON COMM GAMES COVER

A rugby fan caught BBC cameras twerking as she was filmed in the crowd during the Commonwealth Games.

Rugby 7s action was cut short as a fan showed off her dancing – and butt.

Cameras captured three women enjoying their day in Coventry at the Commonwealth Games.

But when the fan in the middle spotted herself on the big screen, she grabbed her moment with both hands.

After taking a sip from her glass, the supporter stood up and turned her ass to the camera before starting to twerk.

While her friends were hysterical over the X-rated performance, the BBC team were caught completely off guard.

The stunned BBC commentator said there was “a lot of dancing” in the crowd, before the cameras quickly cut out and returned to match action.

Originally published as Commonwealth Games 2022: Latest news, results and medal count from day eight