England top medal table after golden day in Glasgow
- 1 August 2014
It was an amazing day for Team England at the Commonwealth Games yesterday as they won five golds to take them to the top of the medal table.
England's gold rush took their tally to 38, surpassing their haul of 37 in Delhi in 2010 and taking them above Australia, on 35, with four days of action left.
Greg Rutherford added Commonwealth long jump gold to his Olympic title to claim England's first athletics gold of these Glasgow Games.
Rutherford, who won silver in Delhi four years ago, produced a third round 8.20m to snatch a lead that none of his rivals could threaten.
In gymnastics, England's women continued the golden trend as they dominated the competition.
Claudia Fragapane, aged 16, secured all-around gold with a remarkable floor routine as England complete a clean sweep of the medals, with silver going to Ruby Harrold and Hannah Whelan taking bronze.
Fragapane's gold came after England's Max Whitlock won the men's individual all-around final earlier, and the men and women also won their team finals the day before.
There was also success in the diving pool where a "world-class" performance from England's Jack Laugher sealed gold in the men's 1m springboard.
The 19-year-old from Harrogate was excellent in all six of his dives to win with a total of 449.90.
Later, Alicia Blagg and Rebecca Gallantree produced a stunning final dive to win England their second gold medal on the opening day of diving at Glasgow 2014.
The English pair never led, but won in dramatic fashion with the final dive of the competition to win the women's synchronised 3m springboard.