Glasgow 2014 day-by-day guide: Day 2 highlights

  • 25 July 2014
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Image caption Scotland's poster boy Michael Jamieson is back in the pool on day two.

Every day, Newsround will bring you a daily guide to the main events, big names and best stories at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

We will look ahead to where and when we might expect some of each day's key moments.

Day 2 - Friday, 25 July

Gold medals to be won today: 22. Track cycling, gymnastics, shooting, swimming, weightlifting.

Highlights include:

8.45am - Shooting: England's Amber Hill competes in the women's skeet.

Hill, now 17, won a senior World Cup event aged just 15 and has already equalled world records in her sport. Major shooting events are rarely staged in the UK, so the Commonwealth Games will be one of Hill's biggest tournaments ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Image caption Amber Hill won the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award in 2013

"I know a lot of people will be watching me and there will be high expectations of me, but I think that's a good thing," said Hill last month on her website. "I am sure there will be a few nerves but nerves can push you on.

"I am just really happy to be representing England."

11am - Track cycling: World champion Joanna Rowsell will be the favourite for England in the women's individual pursuit, though Canada and Australia will be well represented and Scotland's Katie Archibald has a strong shot at a medal, as does Elinor Barker for Wales.

Image caption Joanna Rowsell, Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker are all aiming for medals tonight.

7pm - Swimming: Another chance to see Scotland's Michael Jamieson, in the men's 100m breaststroke semi-finals, is followed by a number of major finals and a real opportunity for Australian swimmers to make their mark on the Glasgow Games.

Alicia Coutts and Madeline Groves form a powerful Aussie duo in the women's 100m butterfly, which should also feature Fran Halsall for England and Jemma Lowe for Wales.

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Image caption Alia Atkinson is Jamaica's only swimmer at the Commonwealth Games

The women's 50m breaststroke will be a chance for Jamaica's Alia Atkinson to shine. The 25-year-old was one of just three non-track-and-field athletes in her country's squad of 50 for London 2012. She faces Australia's Leiston Pickett and England's Sophie Taylor.

Australia are surely favourites for the men's 4x100m freestyle relay, and the men's 200m freestyle, though defending Commonwealth champion Robbie Renwick returns for Scotland in that race.

Other sports in action: Badminton, boxing, hockey, lawn bowls, netball , squash, table tennis.

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