BRUM BITES: Chris Murray wins a dramatic weightlifting gold for England with his eyes closed

BRUM BITES: Chris Murray wins a record-breaking weightlifting gold for England with his eyes closed… while England’s hockey men come from 4-1 down to draw with India and remain unbeaten in Pool B

The day of the Commonwealth games has come to a close and there’s plenty to unpack.

Day four saw Chris Murray win weightlifting gold for England, with Sophie Capewell claim keirin silver.  But it was just one of many stories from another action-packed day. 

Sportsmail‘s David Coverdale looks at some of the biggest talking points surrounding the event.

Chris Murray broke the Games record in the men’s 81kg weightlifting final to claim gold

Golden Murray gets a bit of shut eye!

Chris Murray won a dramatic weightlifting gold for England — with his eyes closed. The 23-year-old broke the Games record in the men’s 81kg final. 

But he did not watch his winning moment, when Canadian rival Nicolas Vachon dropped the bar. 

‘I had a towel over my head, the earphones in and a bit of a cry,’ he said.

Sophie inspired by dad’s memory 

Sophie Capewell dedicated her keirin silver to dad Nigel, a former British Paralympic cyclist who died last year. 

The England rider, 23, was especially emotional after hearing England anthem Jerusalem played out for Laura Kenny. 

England cyclist Sophie Capewell (above) dedicated her keirin silver to dad Nigel

England cyclist Sophie Capewell (above) dedicated her keirin silver to dad Nigel

‘I have been crying because that was played at my dad’s funeral,’ said Capewell, who also claimed a bronze on Sunday. ‘This medal is for him.’ 

Ollie Wood also took bronze in the men’s points race.

Nick bowled over by bucket list moment 

Nick Brett said he had ticked one off his bucket list after winning gold with Louis Ridout and Jamie Chestney in the lawn bowls triples. 

England beat Australia 14-12 in the final. 

England's gold medallists Louis Ridout (L), Nick Brett (C) and Jamie Chestney (R)

England’s gold medallists Louis Ridout (L), Nick Brett (C) and Jamie Chestney (R)

‘We’ve all got a bucket list and a gold medal in a home Commonwealth Games is definitely on it,’ said Brett. 

England’s Jamie Walker and Sam Tolchard play Wales in the men’s pairs final.

Life’s a beach for talented twins 

Twins Javier and Joaquin Bello are in contention to claim England’s first beach volleyball medal after reaching the quarter-finals of the men’s doubles. 

The brothers were born in Madrid, but moved to London when they were just 11-years-old. 

They secured their place in Friday’s last eight with a second consecutive group victory against Cyprus.

Bandurak inspires brilliant fightback

England’s hockey men staged a dramatic comeback to draw 4-4 with India and stay unbeaten in Pool B. 

The home side trailed 4-1 but Nicholas Bandurak scored twice in the tie. They will reach the semi-finals if they avoid defeat against Canada on Thursday. 

‘The character to come back and do what we did was special,’ said goalkeeper Ollie Payne.  

England's hockey men staged a dramatic comeback to draw 4-4 with India and stay unbeaten

England’s hockey men staged a dramatic comeback to draw 4-4 with India and stay unbeaten

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