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How many of you have been en­joy­ing watch­ing all the ex­cit­ing ac­tion from the Com­mon­wealth Games on the TV?

I cer­tainly am, and I ad­mit it’s be­com­ing a lit­tle bit of a strug­gle to get up in the morn­ings, af­ter the late night be­fore watch­ing our star ath­letes com­pete, glued to the box un­til well af­ter 11pm.

I’ve loved all events so far, but have been a real fan of the cy­cling (wow, those bikes can go fast), and the swim­mers. So­phie Pas­coe is a de­light to watch in the pool, her 200IM race had me scream­ing at the TV - she did the coun­try proud.

It was a lit­tle dis­ap­point­ing watch­ing the Sil­ver Ferns bow to Malawi in their shock net­ball loss on Sun­day. I (like many I’m sure) wasn’t ex­pect­ing that re­sult. They picked them­selves up to beat Scotland on Mon­day but bowed to Eng­land on Wed­nes­day.

This week­end the Sil­ver Ferns face Aus­tralia, it’s a must-win for the Ki­wis if they want to be in the medal hunt - but a huge task ahead of them.

Good luck girls, I’ll be cheering you on from my couch.

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