LiveGlasgow 2014: Day eight as it happened

Summary

  1. Athletics - Child wins silver (400m hurdles); Jodie Williams silver & Bianca Williams bronze (200m)
  2. Athletics - Okagbare seals 100m/200m double, Amos beats Rudisha in 800m
  3. Athletics - Weir wins Para-Sport 1500m gold; Jade Jones takes bronze
  4. Gymnastics - Golds for England's Whitlock (and a silver), Fragapane and Downie plus Keatings of Scotland
  5. Lawn Bowls - England beat Australia to win women's triples gold
  6. Cycling - England's Dowsett wins men's time trial; Wales' Thomas bronze

Live Reporting

By Mike Henson and Jonathan Jurejko

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Day nine at a glance

Other highlights include:

16:00 - Table tennis: Defending champion Feng Tianwei, of Singapore, is favourite to win today's women's singles final.

17:45 - Lawn bowls: The men's singles ends the bowls tournament at Glasgow 2014. Scotland's Darren Burnett will hope to add Commonwealth Games gold to his 2014 World Indoor Bowls championship when he takes on Canada's Ryan Bester.

Day nine at a glance

Day in a sentence: It's time for the world's fastest man to do his talking on the track - Usain Bolt will see his first action of Glasgow 2014 as part of Jamaica's 4x100m relay team.

Also in action: Can Olympic 100m hurdles champion Sally Pearson put a much-publicised row with her now suspended Australian head coach behind her? England gymnast Claudia Fragapane hopes to add to her three gold medals, and her compatriot Tom Daley will compete in the men's 10m synchronised diving.

Day nine at a glance

And after that lengthy sales pitch, all that is left is for me to flog the best stuff up for grabs on Friday (or day nine if you're living on Commonwealth Games time)...

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Commonwealth Games in depth

You can also sit back and read four of our best Commonwealth Games features...

Oh Danny Boy - Northern Ireland nine go for glory: Northern Ireland have nine boxing medals guaranteed - and it could get a lot better with all nine fighting in Friday's semi-finals.

'You look down, your legs go to jelly - it's terrifying': A rejuvenated Tom Daley talks sexuality, critics and the "demon" dive from London 2012 that is still affecting his performances.

'I had to invent my own technique to clear the bar': Olivia Curran on fighting back from a devastating knee injury as a gymnast at Delhi 2010 to compete in the pole vault at Glasgow.

The boxer who had never been in a ring: Meet the Commonwealth boxer from a Pacific island nation who trains by using a punch bag hanging from a breadfruit tree.

Clips of the day

If you prefer watching to reading (or want to do both) then have a glance at BBC Sport's best videos...

Six-time Paralympic champion David Weir wins gold in the men's Para-sport T54 1500m in a time of three minutes 21.67 seconds. Watch the clip here

England cruise to gold in the women's triples bowls, thrashing Australia 22-4 at Kelvingrove. Watch the clip here

Gymnast Claudia Fragapane emulates team-mate Max Whitlock by completing a hat-trick of gold medals with victory in the vault final. Watch the clip here

Scotland's Eilidh Child is cheered to silver by a passionate Hampden Park crowd as Jamaica's Kaliese Spencer wins gold in the 400m hurdles. Watch the clip here

Medal table

And the success of Max Whitlock and Claudia Fragapane has cemented England's place at the top of the medal tree...

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Bowls

Scotland and England set for men's fours final

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Friday's final day of bowls sees Scotland and England playing for two gold medals, including against each other in the men's fours.

David Peacock, Neil Speirs, Paul Foster and Alex Marshall of Scotland claimed a 15-10 semi-final victory over Australia to advance to the final against Andrew Knapper, John McGuinness, Stuart Airey and Jamie Chestney. The English four defeated India 14-12.

Darren Burnett of Scotland plays Canada's Ryan Bester for men's singles gold.

Jamie-Lea Winch and Natalie Melmore of England will take on South Africa for women's pairs gold. Jersey and Northern Ireland will duel for bronze.

Squash

Swing from the rafters?

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World and Commonwealth champion Nick Matthew believes squash is enhancing its prospects of securing a place in the Olympics.

"The Commonwealth Games is brilliant for squash and I think the sport has been one of the talking points of the Games," said the Englishman. "If this doesn't push squash into the Olympics then what else do we need to do - do we need to swing from the rafters to play shots?"

Matthew and Adrian Grant, the defending champions, progressed through to the men's doubles quarter-finals with an 11-6 11-5 victory over Jamaica's Chris Binnie and Bruce Burrowes.

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Scotland table tennis player Craig Howieson: "Disappointed with the way I played but Ryan Jenkins was class, knows me too well. I tried everything I could but wasn't enough. Amazing experience, tried to enjoy my last few moments out there competing as much as I could.

"Will never forget the first time we walked out as a team, the roar of the crowd was amazing as has the support throughout the whole competition! Can't tell you what a pleasure it's been. Hopefully we have helped show table tennis in a good light and this experience can be the start of something very special for the sport in Scotland."

Craig Howieson was knocked out of the men's singles by Welshman Ryan Jenkins, who will face England's Paul Drinkhall in the last 32 on Friday.

Bowls

Women's triples

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England's Sophie Tolchard, Ellen Falkner and Sian Honnor thrashed Australia 22-4 to secure gold in the women's triples. The match came to a conclusion after 15 ends, with Australia conceding to the 'mercy' rule.

Falkner, who now has three Commonwealth gold medals following fours victory in Melbourne and a pairs triumph in Delhi, said: "It couldn't have been a better performance from our perspective.

"That's a tough call for them to make (the 'mercy' rule), but I think they felt the momentum was with us, we were dominating the game and it was ours."

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Scotland gymnast Daniel Purvis: "Thanks for all the well done messages, unbelievable support again today, loved competing out there. So happy to get a bronze medal in the rings final."

Diving

Young diver sets sights on Olympics

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England's 13-year-old Victoria Vincent - the youngest entrant in any Games event - came a creditable 10th in the 10m platform diving.

Vincent - 54 days younger that Scotland's bronze-medal winning para-swimmer Erraid Davis - had originally been barred from competing because she was under the Olympic age barrier of 14, but won an appeal.

"I could have dived better but at the end of the day I'm at the Commonwealth Games at the age of 13. The Olympics is my dream, but we will just have to see if I can make it that far," she said.

"My parents are really proud of me and my phone is full of texts from my friends that I will have to reply to. The Commonwealths have been great and I've learned so much."

Athletics

Women's long jump final

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England's Jazmin Sawyers says winning silver medal in the long jump was beyond her wildest dreams.

"My goal at the beginning of he year was just to make the team, and I've come away with a silver medal," she tells BBC Sport.

"What bodes well for the future is that I produced a bigger jump to get that silver."

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Andrew in Richhill: What a brilliant day for the Home Nations at the Commonwealth Games today! I know the powerhouse countries like Russia, China and the USA aren't involved here, but things look very promising for British sport ahead of Rio 2016.

Boxing

Northern Ireland seek nine golds

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Northern Ireland head coach John Conlan expects more from his history-making boxing team as they head into Friday's semi-finals with nine medals already guaranteed.

Conlan, father of Olympic bronze medallist Michael who is one of the nine guaranteed at least bronze, says the mindset of the team.

"Boxing in Northern Ireland has always been very strong - there used to be a joke that we had lots of heart but no technique. Now we have technique and heart," said Conlan.

"We came here for 11 gold medals and I don't see why we cannot go on now and get nine. Bronze isn't enough and I never asked any of them to enter the Commonwealth Games to win bronze. Gold is all that matters."

Day eight's highlights

Jamaica complete a clean sweep of the medals in the men's 200m as Rasheed Dwyer edges out compatriots Warren Weir and Jason Livermore. Watch the clip here

Scotland's Eilidh Child secures silver in the women's 400m hurdles at the Commonwealth Games. Read the full report

Botswana's Nijel Amos out-sprints Olympic champion and world record holder David Rudisha to win a dramatic gold in the men's 800m final. Watch the clip here

England gymnasts Max Whitlock and Claudia Fragapane both won their third Commonwealth Games gold medals with individual final success. Read the full report

Athletics

Men's 200m final

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England's Danny Talbot could not get near that Jamaican trio in the 200m final, but said he was pleased with his overall performance in Glasgow.

"To be honest I go into every race wanting to win. I don't know what went wrong. I have learn how to handle myself against these big names," he says.

"I wasn't far from my best but I need to move on from these times. I don't think I'm that far off but I just need to get that one race for it to click and then it will give me a huge confidence boost."

Athletics

Men's 200m final

Gold medallist Rasheed Dwyer, who also beat Warren Weir in the Jamaican Championships, on BBC Sport: "It's a wonderful feeling to get a 1-2-3 for Jamaica. Hopefully this is a stepping stone for me to greater things."

Medal Ceremony

Men's 200m final

One more bit action before the lights are turned off for the night inside Hampden. And there is a golden glow to the 200m medal ceremony as three colourful Jamaican flags are hoisted into the night sky. Rasheed Dwyer, Warren Weir and Jason Livermore collect their well-deserved medals.

Medal Ceremony

Women's 200m final

Stood alongside Okagbore on that plinth is English pair Jodie Williams and her non-related team-mate Bianca Williams. Jodie is given the silver medal, with Bianca taking bronze. Pleased as punch would be a very apt way of describing the jovial expressions etched across their faces.

Medal Ceremony

Women's 200m final

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Talking of bright hair, it is time for the bleach-blond Blessing Okagbare to collect her second gold medal of the Games. Nigeria's sprint queen is presented with her 200m gong, which she will keep safe alongside the other 100g of gold she won in Tuesday's 100m final.

Athletics

Women’s 100m hurdles

Australia's Shannon McCann has a shock of eye-catching yellow hair and luckily for someone sporting that barnet she produces a bright run. McCann finishes second in the third and final heat, behind Canada's Angela Whyte, as they qualify automatically for Friday's final.

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BBC Sport athletics expert Michael Johnson is a guest on the Pacific Quay sofa with Clare Balding and Mark Chapman this evening on BBC One from 22:40 BST. Send your comments on the athletics action at Hampden Park or questions for Michael using #TonightAtTheGames and the best will be used on BBC One later.

Athletics

Women’s 100m hurdles

Colin Jackson

Two-time CWG champion and BBC Sport athletics pundit

"A nice competent piece of hurdling from Tiffany Porter. She worked hard on the first hurdle and drove it hard through the rest. I am pretty sure she will be happy that she has got this race under her belt."

Athletics

Women’s 100m hurdles

A fair few St George's flags would have been bristling in the Glasgow wind after Tiffany Porter's display.

"I am so on fire watching everyone else," the England hurdler says. "I am so happy I got my chance to run today. Obviously Sally Pearson is a fierce competitor and hopefully we can put on show in the final."

Athletics

Colin Jackson

Two-time CWG champion and BBC Sport athletics pundit

"We were wondering what kind of shape Sally Pearson would be in, and the answer is pretty good! She is a brilliant hurdler and gave an example of that tonight."

Athletics

Women’s 100m hurdles

But reigning Olympic and Commonwealth champion Sally Pearson puts all that off-track strife behind her. She delivers in heat two, winning in an impressive time of 12.69secs - finishing a country mile ahead of second-placed Josanne Lucas.

Athletics

Women’s 100m hurdles

Here is the standout name in the event - Australia's Sally Pearson. But she has been making the headlines for the wrong reasons recently. After an injury-hit season, she was accused by the head coach of Australia athletics, Eric Hollingsworth, of setting a bad example to her team. He was then suspended.

Hockey

Women's tournament

Wales thrash Trinidad & Tobago 4-0 to secure ninth place. Elen Barnes, Emma Batten (two) and Phoebe Richards score the goals which ensured the Welsh ended Glasgow 2014 on a positive note.

Athletics

Women’s 100m hurdles

England's Tiffany Porter flies over the hurdles with consummate ease. She doesn't touch any of the 10 fences in her way to the line, winning the first heat in 12.84secs.

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Baroness Grey-Thompson

11-time Paralympic champion and BBC Sport expert

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"Jade Jones and her bronze medal - very proud to be part of her team."

Athletics

Women’s 200m final

Tom Fordyce

Chief sports writer in Glasgow

"Jodie Williams has an elephant tattoo. Why? Had lucky elephant charm during a 151-race unbeaten run in her junior days. Lost it, lost race. Tattoo ensures permanent presence."

Athletics

Talking of the weather it is positively balmy (by Glasgow standards) at Hampden now. The dark clouds and pack-a-macs have gone away as these athletics-hungry folk stay seated. The medal action is over but that does not mean this hardy lot are sneaking off for an early train. No way.

The qualifying round of women's discus is heating up, while reigning Olympic and Commonwealth champion Sally Pearson is sure to get a warm reception when she steps out in the women's 110m hurdles. The heats are about to begin, so you can't go anywhere either...

Athletics

Women’s 200m final

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England's Jodie Williams says she is "amazed" by her silver medal in the women's 200m: "I'm in a world of shock! We beat the Jamaicans and that's huge. We've come and out shown we can perform on the big stage which is great sign for the future."

Team-mate and bronze medallist Bianca Williams adds: "I am gobsmacked! I couldn't ask for more. To finish third and get a medal so I am so proud of myself."

Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare, who won the gold medal, says: "I am happy I won even despite the weather. I didn't get the time I wanted, but I got the win! I am happy to get two gold medals."

Medal Ceremony

Women’s 400m hurdles final

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Perhaps the second biggest cheer of the night (following the roar that greeted her silver medal success) meets Scotland's Eilidh Child stepping up on to the Hampden podium. Child proudly shows off the little piece of silver to her supporters and the pack of flashing cameras.

Athletics

Men's 200m final

Michael Johnson

BBC Sport athletics expert & 400m world record holder

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"Not bad performance from Danny Talbot, and he's only just outside his personal best. Danny is not great around the bend and he can work on his technique. He just has to realise he was in a class field. The Jamaicans have a lot of pedigree; to think this is the 'B' team shows they have some good athletes coming up."

Athletics

Men's 200m final

Steve Cram

BBC Sport athletics commentator

"This isn't the Warren Weir we've seen in the past and Rasheed Dwyer looked more up for it."

Athletics

Men's 200m final

Darren Campbell

BBC Sport athletics expert , on Radio 5 live

"The Jamaican men were looking for a clean sweep and they've got it in the 200m. Rasheed Dwyer came off the bend well, got into his rangy stride and just had enough to pull ahead of Warren Weir and there was no real response."

Athletics

Men's 200m final

The Jamaicans rustle up a trio of their national flags to drape around their shoulders, then swing their dancing hips in a typically-fun celebration.

But you have got to feel for Lesotho's Mosito Lehata, who crashes to the track in despair. He was right up with Dwyer, Weir and Livermore, maybe even leading as they scuttled off the bend, before the latter Jamaican mugged him on the line for bronze.

England's Danny Talbot finished seventh in 20.45 secs.

Best clips so far

Scotland's Eilidh Child is cheered to silver by a passionate Hampden Park crowd as Jamaica's Kaliese Spencer wins gold in the 400m hurdles. Watch the clip here

Botswana's Nijel Amos out-sprints Olympic champion and world record holder David Rudisha to win a dramatic gold in the men's 800m. Watch the clip here

England's David Weir wins gold in the men's Para-sport T54 1500m. Watch the clip here

Gold Medal

Rasheed Dwyer (Jamaica) - men's 200m final

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Did someone say a clean sweep for Jamaica? It was never in doubt, was it? Rasheed Dwyer had that little more to give than compatriots Warren Weir and Jason Livermore, taking gold with a powerful burst in front of the cameras.

Athletics

Men's 200m final

Weir's Jamaican team-mates Jason Livermore and Rasheed Dwyer also won their semi-finals - a yellow and green tinged 1-2-3 could be a decent shout.

They line up in lanes three, four and five, with England's Danny Talbot - the UK champion - next to Livermore in six.

Athletics

Men's 200m final

Little over two hours ago we saw Warren Weir take his foot off the gas in the closing stages of his semi-final win. Was that to conserve some energy for the final? Stay tuned to find out. The 200m final will begin almost as soon as it takes Weir to race round the bend.

Athletics

Men's 200m final

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With no Usain Bolt, the field for the men's 200m final is led by his Jamaican compatriot and Olympic bronze medallist Warren Weir. He is the fastest over this distance this year and it will take one hell of a run to prevent him winning gold tonight.

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Grant Dommen: God knows what they'd have done if she'd won! Crowd goes wild for Eilidh Child

Peter Bartlett: Wow stunning atmosphere inside Hampden Park! Great silver medal 4 Eilidh Child, lapping up the attention inside the stadium!

Janet Acott: Just loving the Proclaimers at Hampden! Well done Eilidh Child!

Athletics

Women’s 400m hurdles final

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Scotland's Eilidh Child on winning silver in the women's 400m hurdles: "I think the first emotion I felt was relief! I felt I left everything on the track I could give and I'm happy to come away with a medal. I've got a great team around me, and they kept me grounded and focused and I'm happy I could give them something back."

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Athletes on Twitter

Jessica Ennis-Hill: Eilidh Child congratulations!! Brilliant run! Lots of pressure and pulled it out the bag. Enjoy celebrating!

Dai Greene: They should have changed the time table so that Eilidh Child and Hampden Park could have had an hour of singing The Proclaimers.

Paula Radcliffe: A privilege to be in Hampden Park tonight. A night Eilidh Child will never ever forget. Congratulations Eilidh and Scotland!

Athletics

Women’s 400m hurdles final

Michael Johnson

BBC Sport athletics expert & 400m world record holder

"Sometimes you win silver, sometimes you lose silver, and for Eilidh Childs it was definitely the former. When you're up against someone of such quality, you go out and run out the best race you can, because anything can happen."

Gold Medal

Women's 10m platform final

Nick Hope

BBC Sport in Glasgow

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"Canada's Meeghan Benfeito edges past Malaysia's Pandelala Pamg on the final dive to secure individual 10m gold. She's delighted but England's 13-year-old Victoria Vincent appears to have the biggest smile of all, finishing 10th out of 12 in her international debut but clearly loving the experience. England's Tonia Couch is fifth and Sarah Barrow ninth."

Athletics

Women’s 400m hurdles final

Scotland's Eilidh Child is still beaming from ear-to-ear as she speaks to BBC Sport following her silver medal in the 400m hurdles. But she admits there was a downside - having her lap on honour soundtracked by Scottish popsters The Proclaimers. Child's football team is Edinburgh club Hearts, while The Proclaimers are huge fans of cross-city rivals Hibernian. Pretty sure that won't ruin her night...

Netball

Classification match for 9th/10th places

Neil Johnston

BBC Sport in Glasgow

"It's half-time in the netball between Scotland and Trinidad and Tobago and the young woman employed to keep the paying public entertained during breaks in play goes into the crowd to interview 'Steve from England'. Bad choice.

"Steve starts off well by saying he's having a great time in Glasgow after watching rugby and boxing. Then it goes rapidly downhill. Steve goes on to say that England always beat Scotland at every sport going. Boos break out around the hall. The young woman with the microphone says she does not want to speak to Steve anymore. If looks could kill..."

Athletics

Women’s 200m final

Michael Johnson

BBC Sport athletics expert & 400m world record holder

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"Jodie Williams gave it all she had and almost thought for a split second she could catch Blessing Okagbare on the bend. Jodie can get quicker, and the important thing for her was that she got a medal. Bianca Williams had a great start, has a beautiful technique, and she competed with those Jamaicans. A great performance by all the girls but particularly by Jodie and Bianca. I think they surprised themselves there!"