Proud, Davies and England 4x100m team win gold

  • 30 July 2014
England win 4x100m medley relay

The home nations claimed three of the eight gold medals on the final night of the Commonwealth Games swimming meet.

England won the 4x100m medley and Ben Proud clinched the 50m freestyle.

Wales' Georgia Davies won gold in the 50m backstroke ahead of England's Lauren Quigley while the English women's 4x100m medley team won silver.

Jazz Carlin and Dan Jervis, took Welsh silver and bronze, and Scot Dan Wallace added 200m individual medley silver to his 400m IM gold.

Watch England's Ben Proud win gold in the 50m freestyle

Perhaps the most exciting success came in the final race, when England edged out Australia to win the 4x100m medley.

Adam Brown held on during the final leg to post a Games record of three minutes, 31.51 seconds.

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Image caption England's relay team celebrate

That meant a third medal for Adam Peaty after gold in the 100m breaststroke and silver in the 50m.

It was also a second gold for Chris Walker-Hebborn after he won the 100m backstroke, and another podium place for Adam Barrett who took bronze in the 100m fly and the 4x100m free.

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Image caption Georgia Davies celebrates a successful games

Wales' Georgia Davies took gold in the women's 50m backstroke, ahead of England's Lauren Quigley and Canada's Brooklyn Snodgrass.

The 23-year-old broke the British record in a time of 27.56 seconds.

Davies delight at backstroke victory

Her win came minutes after Jazz Carlin had won silver for Wales in the 400m freestyle.

She missed out on a second gold by 0.69 secs, as New Zealand's Laura Boyle set a new Games record of 4:04.47 in the 400m free.

Watch Jazz Carlin add the 400m silver medal to her haul

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