Scotland sees brilliant first day with four golds

  • 25 July 2014
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Ross Murdoch shocks Michael Jamieson to win 200m breaststroke

Ross Murdoch capped a brilliant first day of the Commonwealth Games for Scotland as the hosts won four golds in just three hours.

Ross beat his team mate Michael Jamieson, the favourite, to win a thrilling 200m breaststroke final, and Hannah Miley won the women's medley.

Earlier Kimberley Renicks and her sister Louise both won judo gold.

Scotland picked up 10 medals in all, and are third in the medals table, with England top on 17, including six golds.

Australia are second with 15 medals, including five golds, while Wales have one silver and Northern Ireland one bronze.

Ross Murdoch produced a British and Commonwealth record of two minutes 7.30 seconds, powering clear of his team-mate in the final 50m.

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Renicks sisters win gold for Scotland

"There is no way that just happened," said the 20-year-old, who broke down in tears on the podium.

"In the last 100m the sound was just amazing and it drove me on. It is my grandad's 70th birthday so that is for him."

Scotland's first medal arrived via Aileen McGlynn and Louise Haston as they took silver in the women's para track cycling sprint B2 tandem before Kimberley Renicks landed the first gold for the hosts.

"The crowd just make you believe that you can do it," she said.

Miley breaks her own record

And there was more joy for home supporters in the pool, as Miley responded in the final stages of the 400m medley with a brilliant freestyle finishing leg clinching victory to break her own Commonwealth Games record.

The 24-year-old from Inverurie, who wore headphones before the race, said: "I tried to drown out the noise a little bit."

Wales ended the day with a late silver in the gymnastics team competition, while Northern Ireland have one bronze courtesy of Lisa Kearney in judo's -52kg class.