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Five Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 highlights

Erraid Davies. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Erraid Davies. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

  • by Tristan Stewart-Robertson
 

The Commonwealth Games will close on Sunday evening however it has been an action-packed two weeks with many talking points, drama and action along the way.

Here we look at the five best things about the Games.

1. Records - as well as breaking records repeatedly in individual sports, Scotland took a record number of gold medals and a record total overall, finishing fourth in the table. The home nation, of five million people, was comfortably between Canada with 35 million and India with 1 billion.

2. Erraid Davies, just 13, became the surprise star when she took bronze in the pool. The Shetland Islands schoolgirl hadn’t told her friends she would be competing, and trains in a pool far smaller than the Olympic size she swam in at Tollcross - making her winning smile after the race all the mroe special.

3. Charlie Flynn - another young star, just 20, he took lightweight gold for Scotland at the Hydro on Saturday. He was “buzzing like a jar of wasps” and will be delivering more than mail at his Motherwell Royal Mail workplace after his performance as he shows off his medal.

4. The weather - some of the warmest temperatures and conditions greeted the early days of the games, drawing massive crowds to places such as Glasgow Green.

5. Usain Bolt - of course, one of the biggest sporting stars on the planet was bound to grab attention and headlines, and he delivered with his usual speed and flair in the 4x100m relay on Saturday night, as well as jigging to 500 Miles just beforehand.

 

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