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Browning sixth in 100m final

Rohan Browning was sixth in the Commonwealth Games 100m final. (Dean Lewins/AAP PHOTOS)

Australian Rohan Browning has finished sixth in the men's 100m final at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Running in lane eight, the 24-year-old Browning got off to a solid start but was unable to figure in the medals.

Kenyan Ferdinand Omanyala claimed the gold in 10.02 seconds, defending champ Akani Simbine from South Africa was second in 10.13 and Yupun Abeykoon from Sri Lanka took the bronze in 101.4.

Browning stopped the clock in 10.20 - slower than his opening-round heat time of 10.10 and his semi-final effort of 10.17.

He was the first Australian to contest the final of the blue-riband event at Commonwealth level since Aaron Rouge-Serret, who finished fifth at the 2010 Games in Delhi.

The only Australian man to win the Commonwealth 100m title was John Treloar in 1950, while the most recent medal was a bronze to Mike Cleary in 1962.

Brandon Starc came up just short on Wednesday in his bid for a second successive Commonwealth high jump title.

Starc, who has battled a foot injury for much of the year, claimed the silver behind New Zealander Hamish Kerr after both cleared 2.25m.

Five-time Paralympic champion Evan O'Hanlon claimed a commanding victory in the men's T37-38 100m final in 11.23.

Scotland's Eilish McColgan produced the performance of the evening, storming home over the top of Kenyan Irine Cheptai in the final straight to win the women's 10,000m in a Games record of 30:48.60.

McColgan is the daughter of Scottish distance running great Liz McColgan, who won the same event at the 1986 and 1990 Commonwealth Games and the 1991 world championships.

Australian Izzi-Batt Doyle was eighth.

England's Katarina Johnson-Thompson, the 2019 world champion, won gold in the women's heptathlon with 6377 points.

Northern Ireland's Kate O'Connor was second, England's Jade O'Dowda was third and Australian Taneille Crase finished fifth (with a PB of 6026 points.

Australian Associated Press

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