Gregory and Sheaf lead way to Commonwealth semis


Jake Sheaf and partner Chris Gregory will represent England in the Commonwealth Games semifinals

Lausanne, Switzerland, April 10, 2018 – Chris Gregory and Jake Sheaf maintained their pursuit of a Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games medal when they reached the semifinals at Queen Elizabeth Park, Coolangatta on Tuesday. 

The English pair beat Scotland’s Seain Cook and Robin Miedzybrodzki 2-0 (21-14, 21-17) to set up a semifinal against Australia’s Damien Schubert and Christopher McHugh. 

The home favourites held off Sierra Leone’s Patrick Lombi and Abubakar Kamara to progress with a 2-0 (21-12, 21-14) win. 

Find full results, statistics, schedules and more on the official Gold Coast 2018 website.

The other semifinal will pit Canada’s Sam Schachter and Sam Pedlow against New Zealand’s brothers Sam and Ben O’Dea. 

Schachter and Pedlow defeated Cyprus’ Dimitris Apostolou and Georgios Chrysostomou 2-0 (21-17, 21-15), while the O’Dea brothers beat Trinidad and Tobago’s Daneil Williams and Daynte Stewart 2-0 (21-15, 21-14). 

In the women’s competition FIVB World Ranking leaders Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan moved a step closer to the women’s gold medal match by advancing to the last four. 

The Canadian pair beat Scotland’s Lynne Beattie and Melissa Coutts 2-0 (21-9, 21-9), and they will take on Mariota Angelopoulou and Manolina Konstantinou after the Cypriot duo beat New Zealand’s Shaunna Polley and Kelsie Wills 2-0 (21-10, 21-17). 

Australia’s Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Solar kept alive the host nation’s hopes of double gold when they beat Rwanda’s Denyse Mutatsimpundu and Charlotte Nzayisenga 2-0 (21-9, 21-8). 

Vanuatu’s Linline Matauatu and Miller Pata will be out to stop them in the semifinals, after they fought back from losing the opening set to knock out England’s Jessica Grimson and Victoria Palmer, 2-1 (23-25, 21-19, 15-12).