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Commonwealth Games live blog - day one

Michael Jamieson and Ross Murdoch. Picture: JP

Michael Jamieson and Ross Murdoch. Picture: JP

21.37pm: Two more Team Scotland results to report before we bow out. Badminton Group C: Scotland 5 Guernsey 0; in the bowls, visually impaired mixed pairs: Scotland beat England 10-7 in tense contest.

That’s it from us. Thanks for following the blog, and we’ll see you tomorrow morning.

21.15pm: More medals for Team Scotland in the 200m breastroke final: Gold for Ross Murdoch, and silver for Michael Jamieson! Murdoch sets a new British record. Jamieson, who was expected by many to take the gold, looked in control but great last 50 for Murdoch gave him win in Games record time. Calum Tait fifth.

21.05pm: Fantastic day for Scottish judo - six judoka, six medals, the Renicks sisters both taking gold. One of the medallists, James Millar, announces his retirement after winning bronze in -66kgs category

More squash results to tell you about, this time from Team Scotland athletes: Alan Clyne wins an epic 5 game match over Harinder Sandhu (IND), advancing to last 16. But Kevin Moran is eliminated in four games by Martin Knight (NZL) in men’s round of 32

A women’s singles bowls result in, and by all reports something of a thriller. Scot Caroline Brown beat Wales counterpart Caroline Taylor 21-8.

20.43pm: More medals for Scotland! Stephanie Inglis loses out to Nekoda Davis of England to give @Team_Scotland a silver medal in -57kg. Connie Ramsay makes it another judo bronze for Team Scotland.

Meanwhile, other results that have come in for badminton: in Group C, Gilmour bt Johnston 21-4 21-7; Meririlees bt Penney 21-7 21-4 in the same group earlier today.

A netball result also in: Jamaica thump St Lucia by a whopping 88-24 in their preliminary round match.

Men’s 50m fly second semi: 1. Benjamin Proud, 2. Chad Le Clos, 3. Hadler Jayden. Men’s 50m fly first semi won by Roland Schoeman. Adam Barrett second, Joseph Schooling third.

Table Tennis: Bangladesh, Nigeria, India and Barbados were also triumphant. Elsewhere, Ghana, Guyana, England, Singapore men’s teams have all won their group games.

Women’s 50m breaststroke semi. Scots Corrie Scott and Andrea Strachan finish 3rd and 4th; Women’s 50m breaststroke semi: Scot Kathryn Johnstone third behind Leiston Pickett & Sophie Taylor.

Scotland’s Greg Lobban defeats Nick Taylor (Jersey) 3-0 to reach squash men’s singles last 16. In other squash results, Campbell Grayson (NZL) beats Micah Franklin (BER) 3-0 in the men’s singles round of 32, and Saurav Ghosal (IND) defeats Paul Coll (NZL) 3-0 in the men’s singles round of 32. Lastly, Cameron Pilley (AUS) eases past Sunil Seth (GUY) 3-0 to reach men’s singles round of 16.

20.30pm: Kimberley Renicks on winning Scotland’s first gold of Games: “Out of 310 athletes for it to be me is an amazing feeling.”

20.25pm: A clutch of results for you. In the men’s para-sport 100m free S9won by 16-year-old Aussie Rowan Crothers in a world record time. In the squash: Steve Finitis (AUS) eases past Welshman Joel Makin to reach men’s singles round of 16. Ivan Yuen (MAS) also defeats Bradley Hindle (MLT) 3-1 to advance to the men’s singles last 16. Swimming: the women’s 200M freestyle, results are as follows 1. Emma McKeon (GR), 2. Siobhan O’Connor, 3. Bronte Barratt.

19.34pm: A third gold for Scotland! It comes from Louise Renicks in the judo - the sister of fellow gold medallist Kimberley. Incredible story.

A squash to report as well: Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) advances to men’s singles last 16 after 3-2 win over Shawn Delierre (CAN).

19.31pm: Disappointment for Robbie Renwick, who finishes 7th in men’s 400m freestyle. Ryan Cochrane takes first place, David McKeon is second, and James Guy is third.

A badminton result is in too: in Group C, Campbell and Cooper have beaten Hardy and Lloyd (Guernsey) 21-7 21-7

19.29pm: Swimming: Robbie Renwick, Daniel Wallace, Stephen Milne ready to go in 400m freestyle final

19.24pm: Scot Alan Clyne loses epic 27 min first squash game 14-12 in match with Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND)

19.22pm: Swimming gold for Hannah Miley! A fantastic second-last 50 from the Scot. Willmutt had been more than 2sec inside world record. Miley defends her title in a Games record. Silver for Aimee Willmott of England. Silver for Australia’s McMaster

19.20pm: Hannah Miley is poised to go in the 400m IM

19.19pm: ‘Flower of Scotland’ rings out for the first time as Kimberley Renicks takes gold in the judo hall #glasgow2014 http://bit.ly/cgp2014

Some more bowls results, too: women’s fours, after 3rd session, sect A 1--Scotland 2-Jersey 3-Australia 4-Cook Islds 5-Papua NG; bowls, women’s fours, standings after 3rd session, sect B 1-Fiji 2-Malaysia 3-India 4- N Ireland 5-Niue; bowls, women’s fours, standings after 3rd sess, Sect C 1-Zambia 2-Wales 3-New Zealand

19.15pm: Even more squash: Mohd Nafiizwan Mohd Adnan (MAS) defeats Welshman Peter Creed in men’s singles round of 32. Chris Simpson (GGY) defeats Colin Ramasra (TTO) 3-0 in men’s singles round of 32.

19.13pm: Squash: England’s Nick Matthew has defeated Chris Binnie (JAM) 3-0 to reach men’s singles last 16. Nicolette Fernandes (GUY) defeats Namweene Muchaile (ZAM) 3-0 in final women’s round of 32 match. Wales’ Deon Saffery loses 3-1 to Joshana Chinappa (IND) in women’s singles round of 32. England’s Peter Barker reaches last 16 of men’s singles by beating Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND).

And some bowls standings: men’s triples, stand after 3rd sess, Sect D 1-N Ire 2-Fiji 3-S Africa 4-Kenya 5-Cook Isl; Sect C 1-Jersey 2-New Zeal 3-Guers 4-Can 5-Zamb 6-Norfolk; Sect B 1-Austr 2-Eng 3-Papa NG 4-Malays 5-Pakistan; Sect A 1-Wales 2-Scotland 3-India 4-Nambia 5-Niue; 3rd sess, sect D 1-England 2-Norfolk Isl 3-South Africa 4-Canada

Table Tennis: Singapore, England, Barbados, Mauritius and Jamaica win their women’s teams group matches. #glasgow2014 http://bit.ly/cgp2014

19.07pm: Here’s our report on Sir Bradley Wiggins as his team miss out on gold against the Australians

19.05pm: John Buchanan wins judo bronze for Scotland!

18.48pm: Lomalito Moala, who donned a Celtic kit for opening ceremony, is out of the Games after failing to make the weigh in: http://bit.ly/1pffNHF

18.47pm: Lots of squash to update you on, which, in the excitement, we’ve fallen behind on.

Wee Wern Low (MAS) defeats Eilidh Bridgemen (CAY) to reach women’s singles round of 16. #glasgow2014 Delia Arnold (MAS) beats Anaka Alankamony (IND) 3-0 in women’s singles round of 32. Tesni Evans, from Wales, defeats Kerrie Sample (TTO) 3-0 in women’s singles round of 32. England’s Alison Waters reaches women’s singles last 16 after 3-0 win over Eli Webb. Rachael Grinham (AUS) beats Mihiliya Methsarani (SRI) 3-0 in women’s singles round of 32. Kasey Brown (AUS) defeats Nadindhi Udangawa (SRI) 3-0, advancing to last 16 of women’s singles. Finally, Nicol David (MAS) defeats Vanessa Florens (MRI) 3-0 to reach last 16 of women’s singles.

18.40pm: Sir Bradley Wiggins could not add a Commonwealth gold to his glittering collection of medals after he and his teammates came up short against Australia in the team pursuit final. Here’s the report

18.31pm: Scotsman Commonwealth Games show: Swimmer Michael Jamieson on how he deals with the pressure of being a top medal hope and Scottish Government Games minister Shona Robinson on the impact they will have on the city: http://bit.ly/WFZ2fa

18.25pm: Team Scotland’s first gold of the Games - and it comes from judo! Congratulations to Kimberley Renicks. More to follow.

18.23pm: Some reaction from silver medallists Aileen McGlynn and Louise Haston. Haston: “I can’t wait until Sunday to hear that home crowd cheer us on for the 1,000m Time Trial.”

McGlynn says: “To win Scotland’s first medal in front of a home crowd with a saltire on my back is fantastic.”

17.55pm: Cycling: Team pursuit finals. Silver for England and Sir Bradley Wiggins. Australia claim gold with new Commonwealth Games record of 3.54.851

Elsewhere, India’s Sanjita Khumukcham claims women’s 48kg weightlifting gold. Teammate Mirabai Chanu Saikhom gets silver while Nkechi Opara (NGR) takes bronze.

17.39pm: Badminton Group F result: England 5 Northern Ireland 0

17.38pm: Table Tennis: Scotland women are beaten in three matches by Australia in their Group 2 team encounter.

17.26pm: Silver for Aileen McGlynn in the Para Sport sprint B tandem! Sophie Thornhill of England wins gold.

16.55pm: Marc Austin fails to finish in the medal places in the triathlon. Alistair Brownlee of England wins gold, younger brother Jonathan gets silver. Richard Murray of South Africa wins bronze.

Elsewhere, some badminton results: Group D: Canada 5 Falkland Island 0; Group E: South Africa 5 Norfolk Island 0

16.52pm: Scotland’s men’s team sprint miss out on medal qualification by 200ths of a second. England and New Zealand will battle for gold, while Australia and Canada contest the bronze. Meanwhile, Aileen McGlynn has lost the first round of the Para Sport tandem sprint finals against England’s Thornhill. Best of three.

16.49pm: Wales are in the mix to win a gold medal at the rhythmic gymnastics after finishing second at the halfway stage of the team final. Represented by Laura Halford, Nikara Jenkins and Frankie Jones, they are second after two of four rotations at the Hydro.

16.31pm: Men’s triathlon: Off the bikes and the Brownlees stride out at front of 10k run, one minute ahead of third place

16.30pm: Cycling: team sprint qualifying. SCO team of Biggin, Pritchard and Skinner 45.507. Into 2nd - for now.

16.11pm: Brownlee brothers trying to catch up on Austin at the bell, but the Scot is hanging on in there as he leads the pack!

16.10pm: 20-year-old triathlete Marc Austin, competing in the men’s event today, leads after two laps.

16.03pm: Further bowls standings coming in: men’s pairs in Sect C: 1 - Canada, 2 - Malta, 3 - Malaysia, 4 - Papua NG, 5 - N Irl, 6 - Samoa. In Sect D: 1 - England, 2 - India, 3 - Fiji, 4 - Wales

Good news for Scotland as they lead in the Para Sport mixed pairs ahead of England, Australia and Wales in Section B. Sect A looks like this: 1 - South Africa, 2 - New Zealand, 3 - Malaysia, 4 - Canada.

15.53pm: Some bowls results for you: in the women’s singles bowls, standing after one round are as follows: Sect A: 1 - Caroline Brown (SCO), 2 - Kelsey Cottrell (AUS), 3 - Caroline Taylor (WAL), 4 - Matinba Like, 5 - Bernice McGreal (IOM), 6 - Lucy Beere, (GGY0), 7 - Jo Edwards (NZL)

The women’s singles, stand, Sect C are as follows: 1 - Natalie Melmore (ENG) 2 - Linsey Greechan (JEY) 3 - Miriam Ndungu (KEN) 4 - Alofa Adam (SAM), 5 - Carmela Spiteri (MLT)

Men’s bowling pairs in Sect A: 1 - Scotland, 2 - New Zealand, 3 - Niue Isl, 4 - Zambia, 5 - South Africa

Finally, in the men’s pairs, Sect B standings are: 1 - Australia, 2 - Nambia, 3 - Norfolk Isl, 4 - Cook Isl, 5 - Jersey

15.38pm: Couple of results in for the last 40 minutes or so: Australia’s women’s netball team defeat Wales 63-36 in their preliminary round match. In the table tennis, England, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Wales and Barbados have won their group matches.

15.24pm: Sir Bradley Wiggins has led his England team to the final of the team pursuit, where they’ll face Australia. Meanwhile, Aileen McGlynn and Louise Haston are now guaranteed a silver or gold medal in the para-cycling tandem sprint event.

14:08pm: The first gold of Glasgow 2014 has been won by England. Jodie Stimpson took the top prize in the women’s triathlon in glorious sunshine in Strathclyde Park, and there was a bronze for countrywoman Vicky Holland.

12.57pm: Netball: Malawi have defeated Northern Ireland 71-50 in their Pool A encounter.

12.37pm: Australia’s Matthew Glaetzer set a new Commonwealth men’s sprint record as the mark was lowered five times in qualifying at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

Glaetzer, 21, topped the timesheets with 9.779 seconds. Triple Olympic champion Jason Kenny was pushed into 11th place in 10.206s.

Kenny will be joined in the next stage by Wales’ Lewis Oliva, Scotland’s Callum Skinner (10th) and team-mate Matt Crampton, who edged the final qualifying spot by 0.044s.

Scottish pair John Paul and Chris Pritchard ranked 14th and 18th respectively.

In the women’s B2 sprint tandem, England’s Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott topped qualifying in 11.277, just in front of home favourites Aileen McGlynn and Louise Haston.

12.33pm: Host nation Scotland got their Commonwealth Games badminton challenge off to a flying start with a convincing 5-0 victory over the Seychelles in the team event.

The Scots made a clean sweep of all five disciplines against their part-time opponents to open their Group C programme in confident and commanding fashion at the Emirates Arena.

Scotland were rarely tested and the result seemed in little doubt after Martin Campbell and Jillie Cooper raced to a 21-11 21-5 mixed doubles victory over Georgie Cupidon and Juliette Ah-Wan.

12.24pm: England’s Sophie Taylor qualified for the women’s 50m breaststroke semi-final with a time of 30.56, the second fastest in the heats, along with fellow countrywoman Molly Renshaw.

Scotland trio, Corrie Scott, Kathryn Johnstone and Andrea Strachan also got through with Wales’ Bethan Sloan.

12.07pm: Prime Minister David Cameron has thanked Sir Chris Hoy for his unexpected role in helping deliver the Queen’s message at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.

Cameron took in the men’s track sprint qualifying on day one of the Games in Glasgow, which takes place in the velodrome named after Great Britain’s most decorated Olympian.

Having had a starring role in Wednesday’s ceremony at Celtic Park, Hoy stepped in to assist Prince Imran of Malaysia as he struggled to open the baton that contained Her Majesty’s address.

11.56am: In an exciting men’s 400m freestyle heat, Stephen Milne beat fellow Scots Dan Wallace and Robbie Renwick with a time of 3:46.88, with all three qualifying for the final tonight.

11.44am: Home favourite Hannah Miley kicked off the Commonwealth Games swimming in some style as she set a record in the opening race.

Miley, the defending 400 metres individual medley champion from Delhi, set a Games record time of four minutes 38.27 seconds in the opening swim of the competition.

It secured her place in tonight’s final, with domestic rival, Aimee Willmott of England, also qualifying in the second heat.

11.02am: Scotland also had a win in the Lawn Bowls at Kelvingrove with David Peacock, Neil Speirs and Darren Burnett securing a 27-6 triples triumph over Indian trio Kamal Kumar Sharma, Sunil Bahadur and Samit Malhotra.

10.58am: A fundraising appeal for children’s charity Unicef made during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games has reached £3.1 million.

More than half a million people in the UK responded after watching an appeal by James McAvoy and Sir Chris Hoy at Celtic Park in Glasgow.

A total of 595,000 people have made donations by text alone, Unicef UK said, with many more contributing online.

10:54am: Sir Bradley Wiggins makes his return to the track this morning in what he believes will be a three-way battle for gold in the team pursuit at the Commonwealth games.

Since winning the team and individual pursuits at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Wiggins’ attention has been focused on road racing, but his next major aim is a Commonwealth gold followed by a fifth Olympic gold on the track at Rio 2016.

He lines up alongside Ed Clancy, Steven Burke and Andy Tennant in the England team today as he aims to lay down a marker at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

10:52am: The gay kiss in the 2014 Games opening ceremony has been hailed as a snub to homophobia in Commonwealth countries which criminalise homosexuality.

Openly gay entertainer John Barrowman kissed a male “bride” at a mock Gretna Green during the Opening Ceremony at Celtic Park last night.

Forty two out of 53 Commonwealth countries represented at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow criminalise homosexuality in some way.

10:26am: Mo Farah pulls out of Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

He said on Twitter: “My body is telling me it’s not ready to race yet. Best wishes to my fellow athletes in Glasgow.”

09.00am: Things get underway at 8.45am today with lawn bowls and women’s hockey to start us off.

 

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