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Glasgow 2014 round-up: Day Eight

  • 31 July 2014
  • From the section Scotland

The Commonwealth Games is 11 days of non-stop action.

With 4,000 athletes, 261 medal ceremonies and 71 teams, it can be easy to lose track.

But, don't worry, as each day passes we'll give you a round-up of the winners, the losers, and what's going on social media.

So, here's what happened today.


The Winners

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Another gymnastics gold for Scotland, this time for Daniel Keatings on the pommel horse.

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At Hampden, Eilidh child was roared on to silver in the 400m hurdles and followed up her medal with a lap of honour.

Bronzes came for Team Scotland in the wrestling for Alex Gladkov and on the rings for Daniel Purvis.

Earlier in the week Purvis got a silver as part of the Scotland team which won its first ever Commonwealth Games team gymnastics medal.


The Losers

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A winner in the end - but Northern Irish squash player Michael Craig took this lunge to try to pull off a unique "backhand".

He tried to hit the ball with an outstretched arm after losing his racquet in the mixed doubles.

Craig and partner Madeline Perry went on to beat Cayman Island's Cameron Stafford and Marlene West to reach the quarter-finals.


The Medal Table

Team Scotland are up to 43 medals after adding another four to their tally on Day Eight. Scotland are also guaranteed at least another six, with medal bouts to come in the bowls and boxing.

The haul means Scotland remain in fourth place, with fewer medals than India in fifth, but one more gold.

England are now top of the table ahead of Australia, while Wales are 11th and Northern Ireland 23rd.

Keep up to date with the medal table here.


Tweets of the day

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1. Taps Oan at a rainy Hampden

Sports Writer with The Scottish Daily Mail Brian Marjoribanks wasn't letting the damp conditions get to him at the national stadium.

2. Signing a hot dog for this man - one of the highlights from today haha

England gymnastics gold medallist Claudia Fragapane took time out for an unusual autograph request.

3. Somewhere in Leith, the Proclaimers are listening to the 1,764th outing of 500 Miles at these CWGs and planning to move to a bigger house

4. I appreciate that the Proclaimers a) probably don't live in Leith any more, or b) together. But still

BBC's Chief Sports Writer Tom Fordyce was getting into the Hampden atmosphere, along with the crowd.


The Highlight

Scottish wrestler Alex Gladkov won a "war" to claim bronze in the men's freestyle 65kg, finishing bloodied and strapped up after sustaining a knee injury during the bout.

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