All you need to know about Delhi - Day 9

Australia's Sally Pearson won gold in the 100m hurdles after being stripped of her 100m gold last week. Photo / Getty Images
Australia's Sally Pearson won gold in the 100m hurdles after being stripped of her 100m gold last week. Photo / Getty Images

Highlights from day eight:

Hamblin secures silver in amazing finish
Nikki Hamblin etched herself a place among the great names of New Zealand athletics in Delhi last night. If you haven't Hamblin's finish to the race then watch it here. Simply amazing.

Black Sticks surge into gold medal match
A second half goal from an unlikely source put New Zealand into the final of the Commonwealth Games women's hockey tournament.

Bronze caps crazy year for Kiwi hurdler
Andrea Miller finished third in the women's 100m hurdles, behind Australian Sally Pearson who was stripped of 100m gold last week.

Games at a Glance - Day eight
Spare a thought for the shooter that fired at his opponent's target and the wrestler that lasted just nine seconds the ring.

Faumuina falls short in discus final
New Zealand may have seen the last of Beatrice Faumuina in a black singlet at a Commonwealth or Olympic Games.

See a full wrap of day eight
NZ results in Delhi - day eight

Medal update:
Gold 2 Silver 17 Bronze 6
The two medals from day eight move New Zealand's tally to 25 for the Games, six behind the team total four years ago. The 17 silver medals however are the most won by a New Zealand team. The biggest shock on the table is that Samoa have jumped ahead of New Zealand after winning two gold medals overnight.
Full medal table
List of New Zealand medallists

What to watch for - Day 9:
Kiwis in action schedule

Medal hopes
Two of New Zealand's gold medallists from four years ago look to go back-to-back later tonight. Nick Willis will defend his 1500m title at 1.50am while the sevens team are a chance to reach the final and win a fourth sevens' gold at 1.15am.

Don't miss:

The Silver Ferns will be out to avoid an upset and book a place in the final when the play Jamaica tonight (10.20pm).

Meanwhile the New Zealand men's hockey team looking to cause an upset of their own when they take on World Cup champions Australia (6.20pm).

Rugby sevens:
It's finals day in the rugby sevens starting with the quarterfinals at 4.20pm and the final at 1.10am.

Adrian Blincoe will join Willis on the start line of the 1500m final while Stuart Farquhar is a medal chance in the javelin final (from 1.15am).

- Herald online

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