Five medals on day four puts NZ to sixth on medal table

Day four of competition at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games saw 5 more medals added to New Zealand‘s total.

New Zealand‘s Alana Barber takes silver in the womens 20km race walk. Picture by John Cowpland / www.photosport.nz

Tom Walsh breaks the Commonwealth Games Record with a new personal best and Oceania Record in the Shot Put Qualifying at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Picture by Alisha Lovrich / www.photosport.nz

Dominic Newman. New Zealand Black Sticks men versus South Africa. Picture by Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Eddie Dawkins of New Zealand clocks a new Commonwealth Games Record in the Men‘s 1000m Time Trial. Picture by Anthony Au-Yeung / www.photosport.nz

New Zealand‘s Alana Barber takes silver in the womens 20km race walkPicture by John Cowpland / www.photosport.nz

Sophie Pascoe of New Zealand wins gold in the Women‘s 200m Individual Medley. Picture by Anthony Au-Yeung / www.photosport.nz

Sophie Pascoe of New Zealand is congratulated by bronze medallist Katherine Downie of Australia after the Women‘s 200m Individual Medley. Picture by Anthony Au-Yeung / www.photosport.nz

Richie Patterson of New Zealand is DNF (Did Not Finish) in the Men‘s 85kg Final after failing all three of his snatch attempts. Picture by Anthony Au-Yeung / www.photosport.nz

Sam Webster wins gold in the mens sprint race. Photo: John Cowpland / www.photosport.nz

Campbell Stewart wins silver in the men‘s15km scratch race. Picture by John Cowpland / www.photosport.nz

Women‘s 4000m pursuit team win Silver, New Zealand‘s first medal for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Picture by John Cowpland / www.photosport.nz

Ryan Sissons and Tayler Reid of New Zealand react after finishing 5th and 11th respectively in the Men‘s Triathlon Final. Picture by Anthony Au-Yeung / www.photosport.nz

David Nyika of New Zealand lands a punch on Yakita Aska of Antigua and Barbuda during the Men‘s 91kg Preliminaries. Picture by Anthony Au-Yeung / www.photosport.nz

David Nyika of New Zealand defeats Yakita Aska of Antigua and Barbuda during the Men‘s 91kg Preliminaries. Picture by Anthony Au-Yeung / www.photosport.nz

Mens Sprint team of Eddie Dawkins, Ethan Mitchell and Sam Webster win gold Picture by John Cowpland / www.photosport.nz

Mens Sprint team of Eddie Dawkins, Ethan Mitchell and Sam Webster win gold. Picture by John Cowpland / www.photosport.nz

Lewis Clareburt wins Bronze in the Men‘s 400m Individual Medley Final. Picture by Alex Whitehead / www.photosport.nz

New Zealand‘s Brooke Neal and Anita McLaren celebrate a goal against Scotland. Picture by John Cowpland / www.photosport.nz

Tupou Neiufi of New Zealand competes in the Women‘s S9 100m Backstroke heats. Picture by Alex Whitehead / www.photosport.nz

Matthew Stanley competes in the Men‘s 200m Freestyle heats. Picture by Alex Whitehead / www.photosport.nz

Chris Arbuthnott of New Zealand competes in the Men‘s S9 100m Freestyle heats. Picture by Alex Whitehead / www.photosport.nz

New Zealand Black Sticks Women v Ghana. Picture by John Cowpland / www.photosport.nz

New Zealand‘s Brooke Neal. New Zealand Black Sticks Women v Ghana. Picture by John Cowpland / www.photosport.nz

Natasha Hansen of New Zealand wins silver in the Women‘s Sprint Final. Picture by Anthony Au-Yeung / www.photosport.nz

Phillipa Patterson competes in the Women‘s 53kg Final. Picture by Anthony Au-Yeung / www.photosport.nz

Phillipa Patterson of New Zealand competes in the Women‘s 53kg Final. Picture by Anthony Au-Yeung / www.photosport.nz

New Zealand‘s flag bearer Sophie Pascoe leads the delegation during the opening ceremony. Picture by AFP / Adrian DENNIS

New Zealand‘s Hayden Phillips. New Zealand Black Sticks Men v Canada. Picture by John Cowpland / www.photosport.nz

ew Zealand‘s Marcus Child. Hockey, New Zealand Black Sticks Men v Canada. Picture by John Cowpland / www.photosport.nz

Eddie Dawkins of New Zealand competes in the Men‘s Keirin 1st Round Repechage. Picture by Anthony Au-Yeung / www.photosport.nz

Eddie Dawkins wins bronze in the Men‘s Keirin. Picture by Anthony Au-Yeung / www.photosport.nz

Ianne Guinares competes in the Men‘s 62kg Final. Picture by Anthony Au-Yeung / www.photosport.nz

Ianne Guinares kisses the platform after finishing 7th in the Men‘s 62kg. Picture by Anthony Au-Yeung / www.photosport.nz

Bobbi Gichard of New Zealand competes in the Women‘s 100m Backstroke heats. Picture by Alex Whitehead / www.photosport.nz

Daniel Hunter of New Zealand competes in the Men‘s 50m Butterfly heats. Picture by Alex Whitehead / www.photosport.nz

Andrea Hewitt during the Triathlon run leg. Picture by Anthony Au-Yeung / www.photosport.nz

Ethan Dick of New Zealand competes in the Men‘s Individual All-Around Final. Picture by Anthony Au-Yeung / www.photosport.nz

New Zealand Black Sticks women versus Canada. Picture by Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Quentin Rew in the means 20km race walk. Picture by John Cowpland / www.photosport.nz

New Zealand is now sixth on the , behind Australia, England, Canada, India and Scotland.

It was on the last day of track cycling at the Anna Meares velodrome.

Eddie Dawkins won silver in the men‘s time trial at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, adding to the gold he won in the men‘s team sprint.

Eddie Dawkins Photo: Photosport

Dawkins broke the Commonwealth Games record in his ride, becoming the first man to go under the magic one minute mark with a time of 59.928 seconds.

He stayed in the gold medal position until the very last rider, Australian Matthew Glaetzer, took to the velodrome and beat the Commonwealth Games record again with a time of 59.340 to claim gold and push the New Zealander into second.

Natasha Hansen won bronze in the women‘s keirin.

She adds to the two silver medals she won in the women‘s team sprint and women‘s individual sprint.

And teenage track cyclist Campbell Stewart claimed his second silver medal of the Games after finishing second in the men‘s points race.

The 19-year-old rode a superb race, consistently taking points to finish just 11 points behind the winner Mark Stewart of Scotland.

Jo Edwards wins gold in the women‘s singles bowls at the Commonwealth Games. Photo: Photosport

Lawn bowler Jo Edwards .

She beat Welsh singles player Laura Daniels 21-17 after making a late comeback to win the gold medal.

Edwards looked down and out and was having a lot of trouble with her opening bowls.

But the experience of the 47-year-old, who‘s at her fourth Commonwealth Games, came through and she clawed her way back in the last six ends.

New Zealand‘s Alana Barber takes silver in the womens 20km race walk, Commonwealth Games, Photo: Photosport

On the opening day of the athletics, in the women‘s 20km race walk.

Barber finished in a time of 1:34:19, behind Australia‘s Jemima Montag who did the race in 132:50. Wales‘ Bethan Davies finished third in 1:36:08.

The race leader, Australia‘s Claire Tallent was disqualified with three laps to go.

The Blacks Sticks women must now draw or win against Australia, or hope for a good score differential, after with the much lower-ranked Canada.

And the Silver Ferns face a similar scenario – needing to beat England, after .

In a much more comfortable position is shot putter Tom Walsh, who will throw in his final today having set in qualifying.

Tom Walsh breaks the Commonwealth Games Record with a new personal best in the Shot Put Qualifying Photo: Photosport

Walsh threw 22.45metres – nearly two metres further than his nearest rival.

The previous record of 21.61m was set by Jamaican O‘Dayne Richards at Glasgow four years ago.

“Last time I did that (threw a record in qualifying) four years ago and I didn‘t win the final, so hopefully I don‘t do anything like that tomorrow,” he told reporters.

Tom Walsh is in action at Carrara Stadium at 10:20pm NZ time.

Paul Coll and Joelle King will both play for a gold medal in squash, and paraswimmer Sophie Pascoe swims in the 100m breaststroke.