Glasgow 2014: Big crowds for day two at Games

 
Cycling, swimming, weightlifting and judo Medal events are being held in cycling, swimming, weightlifting and judo

Large crowds have descended on Commonwealth Games venues as the second day of competition takes place amid an ongoing heatwave in Glasgow.

Scotland won its first track cycling gold medal of the Games as world champion Neil Fachie and pilot Craig MacLean won the para-sport 1000m time trial tandem.

A second Scottish gold on day two came in the judo at the SECC.

Sarah Clark, 36, from Edinburgh won the women's under-63kg final.

Scotland's third gold of the day came in the pool when Dan Wallace won the 400m Individual Medley.

Wallace, 21, bellowed "for freedom!" after touching home to claim gold.

It was a moment of redemption for the University of Florida student, who feared at one point this year that he would be axed from Team Scotland after he was arrested in the US for urinating on a police car and suspended by his American swim team.

He said: "I just yelled at the top of my lungs 'for freedom' because being here, the home crowd has really brought out the Braveheart and Scot inside of me and I just soaked up the moment."

Medal events have been held in cycling, swimming, weightlifting and judo.

The shooting medal was held at the Barry Buddon Centre in Carnoustie.

Neil Fachie and pilot Craig MacLean Scotlands Neil Fachie (left) and pilot Craig MacLean celebrate winning gold in the para-sport 1000m time trial tandem B at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome
Daniel Wallace Dan Wallace won gold for Scotland in the 400m Individual Medley
Sarah Clark celebrating her win in the women"s -63kg judo at the SECC Sarah Clark celebrating her win in the women"s -63kg judo at the SECC

The mass influx of visitors for the Games and the unusually hot, but very welcome weather, has seen a large increase in uptake of Glasgow's recently launched cycle-hire scheme.

The £600,000 Mass Automated Cycle Hire initiative runs at 37 sites - six of which are temporary Games sites.

Games lanes

Figures from the city council show the lowest number of rentals, 107, was on the scheme's launch day of 24 June.

The previous high of 421 hires on 1 July has been surpassed by rentals on Wednesday and Thursday this week of 502 and 611 respectively.

Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for Police Scotland said officers had stopped a number of drivers during the week over improper use of Games lanes and issued advice.

She said a figure was not currently available for the number of fines, if any, that had been issued.

An update would be available at the end of the Games, she said.

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Day one at the Games

  • Ross Murdoch shocked fellow Scot and favourite Michael Jamieson to claim gold in the men's 200m breaststroke final;
  • Scottish swimmer Hannah Miley won gold medal ahead of England's Aimee Willmott in the women's 400m individual medley;
  • Kimberley and Louise Renicks win Scotland's first gold medals with victories in judo. Kimberley, 26, beat India's Sushila Likmabam in the 48kg weight category. Louise, 31, overcame England's Kelly Edwards in the 52kg final;
  • Stephanie Inglis taking silver in the under 57kg judo category while Glasgow fighter Connie Ramsay secured bronze;
  • John Buchanan won bronze in the men's under 60kg category while James Millar took bronze in the under 66kg competition;
  • Scotland's first medal of the games went to Aileen McGlynn and pilot Louise Haston who won silver in para-cycling. The pair came second in the women's sprint B2 tandem.
 

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