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April 4 to 15 2018

Your guide to GC2018 Athletics

30 Mar 2018

Carrara Stadium will be a track and field theatre of dreams at GC2018 as international stars put their speed, throws, jumps and endurance to the test against a world-class field of athletes. 

With 11 sessions on offer, we’ve broken down the action session-by-session. What are you waiting for – start planning your Athletics experience now! 

Sunday 8 April – Afternoon final 

It’s the first Athletics session of the Games and athletes will want to come out of the starting blocks flying. Prepare for an action-packed afternoon including the men’s and women’s 100m preliminaries and semifinals, as well as the men’s shot put and hammer throw preliminaries. The men’s 5000m and hammer throw final and women’s T38 long jump final will finish an incredible day of action. 

  • Time: 2pm – 6pm
  • Stars expected: Trae Williams, Yohan Blake, Isaac Makwala, Matt Denny, Tomas Walsh, O’Dayne Richards
  • Gold medals up for grabs: Men’s 5000m, Women’s T38 Long Jump
  • Tickets start from: $40 for adults, $20 for children 

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Monday 9 April – Morning preliminary 

This session will cure your Mondayitis. See the preliminary rounds of the men’s and women’s T54 1500m, plus the women’s 400m and hammer throw preliminaries (featuring dual Games champion and record holder Sultana Frizell) and the men’s 100m hurdles and high jump. The multi-talented decathletes, including Australia’s Cedric Dubler and Canada’s reigning Commonwealth Games champion Damian Warner, begin their gruelling campaigns for gold. 

  • Time: 10am – 12.30pm
  • Stars expected: Brandon Starc, Stephenie McPherson, Anneliese Rubie, Sultana Frizell, Sophie Hitchon, Kurt Fearnley
  • Events include: Men’s 100m Hurdles, T54 1500m, High Jump, Decathlon: 100m, Long Jump, Shot Put. Women’s 400m, T54 1500m, Hammer Throw 
  • Tickets start from: $20 for adults, $10 for children 

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Monday 9 April – Evening super final 

There’s a reason this session is called a super final! Monday evening is expected to feature a star-studded line up including Isaac Makwala, Yohan Blake and Elaine Thompson, with lots of Australian champions as well. The shot put will be a highlight, with Tomas Walsh, Damien Birkinhead and O’Dayne Richards all strong contenders.  

  • Time: 7-10.30pm
  • Stars expected: Yohan Blake, Julian Forte, Isaac Makwala, Elaine Thompson, Eloise Wellings, Celia Sullohern, Matt Denny, Damien Birkinhead, Tomas Walsh, Evan O’Hanlon, O’Dayne Richards
  • Gold medals up for grabs: Men’s T38 100m, 100m, Shot Put, Hammer Throw. Women’s 100m, 10,000m, F46 Javelin Throw
  • Tickets start from: $60 for adults, $30 for children 

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Tuesday 10 April – Morning preliminary

The stars are shining just as brightly on Tuesday with the morning preliminary rounds crucial for medal hopefuls to secure a spot in the final. Huge names are set to take to the track and field for the men’s and women’s 400m hurdles and 200m (featuring Australian young gun Riley Day) and other events including the men’s long jump and 800m preliminaries.  

  • Time: 10am – 2pm
  • Stars expected: Luvo Manyonga, Elaine Thompson, Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Dani Stevens, Riley Day, Matt Denny 
  • Events include: Men’s 200m, 800m, 400m Hurdles, Long Jump. Decathlon: 110m Hurdles, Discus Throw, Pole Vault. Women’s 200m, 400m Hurdles, Discus Throw. 
  • Tickets start from: $20 for adults, $10 for children 

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Tuesday 10 April – Evening super final 

Kurt Fearnley’s gets underway in the T54 1500m final. GC2018 is Fearnley’s swansong and he will be gunning for gold in the first of this two events, with the marathon on the final day of competition. Caster Semenya is taking on the 800/1500m double at GC2018 and the 1500m champion will be determined. Other events include the men's 110m hurdles, likely to feature Jamaica's Ronald Levy, and the women's T54 1500m, 1500m and hammer throw.

  • Time: 7-10.30pm 
  • Stars expected: Isaac Makwala, Damian Warner, Cedric Dubler, Kurt Fearnley, Linden Hall, Caster Semenya, Ronald Levy, Kimberly Williams
  • Gold medals up for grabs: Men’s 400m, T54 1500m, 110m Hurdles, Decathlon (Javelin Throw, 1500m). Women’s T54 1500m, 1500m, Triple Jump, Hammer Throw
  • Tickets start from: $40 for adults, $20 for children 

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Wednesday 11 April – Evening final 

Wednesday’s evening final is shaping up to be a blockbuster. South Africa’s world champion, Luvo Manyonga said he’s looking to break the world record at GC2018 and this could be the night! Australia’s Kathryn Mitchell is competing in her fourth Commonwealth Games and after breaking her PB in the lead up to the event, she is sure to put on a show. Other events include the men’s high jump, women’s T35 100m featuring world record holder Isis Holt, and the women’s 400m. 

  • Time: 7-10.30pm
  • Stars expected: Luvo Manyonga, Isis Holt, Kathryn Mitchell, Genevieve LaCaze 
  • Gold medals up for grabs: Men’s High Jump, Long Jump, F38 Shot Put. Women’s T35 100m, 400m, 3000m Steeplechase, Javelin Throw
  • Tickets start from: $40 for adults, $20 for children 

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Thursday 12 April – Morning session

On Thursday morning, Caster Semenya is back on the track for the women’s 800m semifinals – and that’s just the start of the action. Other events include the women’s heptathlon, men’s T12 100m, discus throw and more. 

  • Time: 10am – 1.30pm
  • Stars expected: Caster Semenya, Matt Denny
  • Events include: Men’s T12 100m, Triple Jump, Discus Throw. Women’s 100m Hurdles, High Jump, Shot Put, Heptathlon: 100m Hurdles, High Jump
  • Tickets start from: $20 for adults, $10 for children 

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Thursday 12 April – Evening super final

The athletics superstars are on show in the evening superfinal on Thursday 12 April. Big names include Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Dina Asher-Smith and Elaine Thompson, with local talent including Kurtis Marschall and Brooke Stratton hungry for medals at a home Games. This is a session not to be missed.

  • Time: 7-10.30pm
  • Stars expected: Elaine Thompson, Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Dina Asher-Smith, Kurtis Marschall, Riley Day, Brooke Stratton, Naa Anang
  • Gold medals up for grabs: Men’s T12 100m, 200m, 800m, 400m Hurdles, Pole Vault. Women’s T38 100m, 200m, 400m Hurdles, Long Jump, Discus Throw 
  • Tickets start from: $60 for adults, $30 for children 

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Friday 13 April – Morning session

Get a taste of speed, strength and teamwork on Friday 13 April. Teams will have to be slick and speedy in the relay preliminaries and the other incredible action includes the men’s 1500m and javelin throw, plus the talented heptathletes continue their events.  

  • Time: 10am – 1pm
  • Stars expected: Julian Forte, Yohan Blake, Ryan Gregson, Katarina Johnson-Thompson
  • Events include: Men’s 1500m, Javelin Throw, 4 x 100m Relay, 4 x 400m Relay. Women’s 4 x 100m Relay, 4 x 400m Relay, Heptathlon: Long Jump, Javelin Throw 
  • Tickets start from: $20 for adults, $10 for children 

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Friday 13 April – Evening super final 

Spend Friday night with the stars! The jam-packed finals schedule includes the women’s 800m, pole vault, shot put and heptathlon plus the men’s T47 100m, discus throw, 10,000m and 3000m steeplechase. 

  • Time: 7-10.30pm
  • Stars expected: Matthew Denny, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Eloise Wellings, Caster Semenya, Dame Valerie Adams, Nina Kennedy, Megan Simmonds
  • Gold medals up for grabs: Men’s T47 100m, 10,000m, 3000m Steeplechase, Discus Throw. Women’s 800m, 100m Hurdles, Pole Vault, Shot Put, Heptathlon (800m)
  • Tickets start from: $40 for adults, $20 for children 

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Saturday 14 April – Afternoon super final 

It’s a super Saturday at the final session of track and field of the Games. The relay teams will be in full flight with the 4x100m and 4x400m relays on the program. The Australian’s women’s 4x100m relay are hoping to break an 18 year record and tonight could be the night. The other exciting action includes the men’s 1500m, triple jump, javelin throw and women’s 5000m and high jump. 

  • Time: 2.30-6pm
  • Stars expected: Hellen Obiri, Elijah Manangoi, Ryan Gregson, Morgan Mitchell, Anneleise Rubie
  • Gold medals up for grabs: Men’s 1500m, Triple Jump, Javelin Throw, 4 x 100m Relay, 4 x 400m Relay. Women’s 5000m, High Jump, 4 x 100m Relay, 4 x 400m Relay  
  • Tickets start from: $60 for adults, $30 for children 

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Race Walks and Marathon

Opening the Athletics program at GC2018 is the men's and women's 20km Race Walks. Taking place on Sunday 8 April, Currumbin will set the stage for some of the fastest and most competitive road action.

  • Time: 7am-12pm
  • Stars expected: Samuel Ireri Gathimba, Quentin Rew, Simon Wachira, Tom Bosworth, Rhydian Cowley, Dane Bird-Smith, Claire Tallent, Alana Barber, Beki Smith, Jemima Montag, Soumya Baby and Bethan Davies
  • Free event: Embrace the race and watch from one of the official GC2018 public viewing areas

Competed on the streets of the Gold Coast, the Marathon will start and finish at the spectacular Southport Broadwater Parklands. A featured event on the last day of the Games, Sunday 15 April, the event will include four races - the men's marathon, women's marathon, men's T54 marathon and women's T54 marathon. 

  • Time: 6.10am-12pm
  • Stars expected: GC2018 Ambassador Kurt Fearnley, Simon Lawson and Eliza Ault-Connell (T54 events) and Kenneth Mungara, Shelmith Muriuki Nyawira, Hellen Nzembi Musyoka (men's and women's marathon)
  • Free event: Embrace the race, line the streets and support the athletes as they cover 42.195 kilometres of the Gold Coast.