Super day for home nations at Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

  • 1 August 2014

It was another exciting day at the Commonwealth Games yesterday with England and Scotland both picking up gold medals to add to their tally.

Scotland gymnast Daniel Keatings pipped regular Great Britain team-mate Max Whitlock of England to gold in a tightly contested men's pommel horse final.

England's Louis Smith took bronze to make it an all-British podium.

It was Scotland's fourteenth gold medal at the Glasgow Games.

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Image caption England's Rebecca Downie took gold in women's uneven bars

Later, Rebecca Downie took gold and Ruby Harrold bronze as England dominated the women's uneven bars final.

It was also a great of athletics for the home nations with the biggest roar being reserved for Scotland's Eilidh Child.

She responded to an emotional Hampden Park to win silver in the women's 400m hurdles at the Commonwealth Games.

Child, the 'poster girl' of the Games, clocked 55.02 seconds to finish behind Jamaican Kaliese Spencer.

"I put on a good performance," said Child, who also won silver in 2010.

"It was not enough for gold, but I will cherish my silver medal. That's one of my best moments ever."

Six-time Paralympic champion David Weir put in a majestic display to win his first Commonwealth Games gold medal in the men's T54 1500m.

The Englishman powered clear on the back straight to win in three minutes 21.67 seconds.

England's Jodie Williams and Bianca Williams produced personal bests performances to take silver and bronze as Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare stormed to victory in the women's 200m final.

Okagbare finished in 22.25secs to add to her 100m victory earlier in the week.

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Image caption Men's 200m: Jamaican sprinters dominated by winning gold, silver and bronze

Away from Hampden Park, England thrashed Australia to win Commonwealth Games gold in the lawn bowls women's triples.

The trio of Sophie Tolchard, Ellen Falkner and Sian Gordon won the first end 5-0 and never looked back as they ran out 22-4 winners.

Another successful day for England saw them extend their lead at the top of the medal table with 44 golds, with Australia trailing in second place. Scotland are still in 4th place with 14 gold medals.

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