Commonwealth Games: Live blog day 5

Libby Clegg wins gold number 13 for Scotland. Picture: Neil Hanna
Libby Clegg wins gold number 13 for Scotland. Picture: Neil Hanna
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22.04: Kemar Bailey-Cole, the young sprinter who trains with Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake, is officially the fastest man in the Commonwealth after winning the Men’s 100m Final.

The Jamaican was slow out of the blocks but picked up the pace superbly to streak past England’s Adam Gemili and take the gold. Gemili was visibly delighted to take the silver, while Nickel Ashmeade (also of Jamaica) came in third. Ashmeade had been the favourite going into the semi-finals and ran a strong final, but perhaps hindered himself with the poor performance in the semis as he was position in the unfancied eighth lane.

21.48: Bad news in the Boxing as Scottish middleweight Kieran Smith losses his Round of 16 bout to Liverpool’s Anthony Fowler - cousin of Robbie... no, seriously.

21.47: Libby Clegg is receiving her gold medal as the national anthem, The Flower of Scotland, plays over the tannoy at Hampden. It’s a piece of music that’s becoming pleasingly familiar at these Commonwealth Games.

21.45: Blessing Okagbare is the fastest woman in the Commonwealth after winning the 100m in emphatic style. She streaked ahead of Veronica Campbell-Brown and Kerron Stewart, the Jamaicans who came in second and third. England’s Asha Philip managed a personal best to finish fourth.

21.32: Chad le Clos, the man who took Michael Phelps’s crown, wins another gold at these Games in the final of the Men’s 100m Butterfly. The South African finished ahead of Singapore’s Joseph Schooling (great name) in second and Adam Barrett, from England, in third.

21.24: It’s the Campbell sisters first and second in the Women’s 100m Freestyle. Cate just finished slightly ahead of her younger sister Bronte. In third, and completing an Australia 1-2-3, was Emma McKeon. Francesca Halsall, from England, came fourth.

21.17: The three semi-finals have been raced and the finalists for the Women’s 400m are as follows: Novlene Williams-Mills, Amantle Montsho, Margaret Adeoye (ENG), Anneliese Rubie, Maureen Jelagat Maiyo, Regina George, Leni Shida and Domonique Williams. Adeoye is in serious medal contention after running third fastest time.

21.02: Away from the track and the pool, Scotland’s Lawn Bowlers defeated Kenya 16-10 in the Men’s Fours. And in Boxing Joe Ham has won his Bantamweight last 16 contest against Pakistan’s Nadir Nadir.

20.57: Three Scots in the final of the 50m Breaststroke but unfortunately there is no medal. Mark Tully missed out on the bronze to Christian Sprenger by a one-hundredth of a second. The race was won by favourite Cameron van der Burgh while England’s Adam Peaty came in second. Ross Murdoch and Joe Welstead came in sixth and seventh, respectively.

20.45: In the final of the Men’s T37 favourite Fanie van der Merwe took the gold. There was a podium place for Welsh para-sport sprinter Rhys Jones. Inverness’ runner Jason MacLean came in fifth but posted a personal best.

20.48: Hannah Miley goes in another final and comes sixth in the Women’s 200m Butterfly. The race was won by Audrey Lacroix of Canada though there was a surprise in second with England’s Aimee Willmott swimming a terrific race. Maddie Groves, of Australia, came third.

20:47: It finally looked like it was going to happen for Alia Atkinson, of Jamaica, in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke. She led at the halfway point but tired badly down the stretch and England’s Sophie Taylor came roaring in to take gold. Laura Tonks of Australia also passed Atkinson who had to make do with bronze. Katie Armitage, from Scotland, finished in eighth.

20.45: There have been two field gold medals handed out. In the Women’s Hammer Throw, Canada’s Sultana Frizell set a games record to take the gold medal. The two Scots, Susan McKelvie and Rachael Hunter, finished seventh and eighth respectively. There was also a season best for England’s Sarah Holt who finished in fourth, while her teammate Sophie Hitchon took the bronze. In the Men’s Shot Put Final, O’Dayne Richards from Jamaica also set a games record to win gold.

20.42: A mixed bag from a couple of 50m swimming semi-finals. Disappointment for Livingston’s Richard Schafers who missed out on qualification to the Men’s 50m Freestyle final by four one-hundredths of a second. However, 16 year old Kathleen Dawson will battle it out for a podium place in tomorrow’s 50m Women’s Backstroke having recorded the sixth fastest time over the two semis.

20.05: And it’s gold medal number 13! Unlucky? Pfft, not for Libby Clegg. The visually impaired Scottish sprinter won the Women’s T12 100m at a canter; streaking ahead of the opposition to enjoy a fantastic time of 12.20, beating her season best.

20.03: Couple of gold medals to let you know about. Malaysia have won gold in the Mixed Teams Badminton after defeating England 3-1 in the final. While in the pool England’s Oliver Hynd was the quickest in the Men’s Individual Medley SM8 Final.

20.01: In that 800m freestyle final, Hannah Miley was fifth, setting a personal best in the process. The Scot was in contention before fading over the last 300m. Her teammate, Camilla Hattersley, came in seventh.

19.54: The final of the Men’s 100m has been decided and there is a major name missing. Richard Thompson, fastest man in the Commonwealth this year (including Usain Bolt), has NOT made it to the final. Thompson has not looked at his best these last couple of days and another poor run saw him come in third. The sprinters in the final are Warren Fraser, Nickel Ashmeade, Adam Gemili (ENG), Jason Livermore. Kemar Bailey-Cole, Antoine Adams, Mark Jelks and Ramon Gittens. Gemili, the home nations hope, won his race, though England’s Richard Kilty and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey are out. Out of the semi-final runners, Kemar Bailey Cole, from Jamaica looked the best.

19.49: Schillonie Calvert, Asha Philip (ENG), Veronica Campbell Brown, Gloria Asumnu, Khamica Bingham, Bianca Williams (ENG), Kerron Stewart and Blessing Okabare will compete for the Women’s 100m later tonight.

19.30: Apologies for the break in our blog - an unexpectedly long changeover in Scotsman towers. Hannah Miley has missed out on a medal in the 800m women’s freestyle final. Jazz Carlin of Wales wins gold - she’s the first Welshwoman to win gold in the pool for four decades. Silver goes to New Zealand’s Lauren Boyle, while Canada’s Brittany Maclean clinches bronze.

19.17: It was an Australian 1-2-3 in the Men’s 200m Backstroke. Mitch Larkin won the gold while his teammates Josh Beaver and Matson Lawson won the silver and bronze, respectively. Craig McNally finished fifth and Ryan Bennett in sixth as both recorded times in 1min 58secs.

17.53: At the end of day one in the Gymnastics Artistic, Scotland is sitting 2nd in the points table and Dan Keatings is also in that position in the all-round standings.

17.48: Scotland have defeated Wales in the Hockey for the second time today. On this occasion it was the turn of the ladies as Linda Clement and Alison Bell scored in a 2-0 win.

17.38: There’s a champion in the Men’s Squash Final where Nick Matthew came through an epic five-match decider to finally defeat James Willstrop. The defeated challenger put up a terrific fight having suffered a major hip injury only a few months ago. He twice fought back from a match down but couldn’t quite overcome his fellow Englishman in the end.

17.21: On the back of the men’s success earlier today, Scotland ladies’ hockey side are trying to do the double over Wales and currently lead 2-0 in the second half.

17.10: Scot Jen McIntosh has won bronze in the Women’s 50m Prone Rifle. The 23-year old won three medals (including two golds) at the 2010 Commonwealth Games but had struggled this time around. Her relief was there for all to see as she equalled her mum Shirley’s total. New Zealander Sally Johnston won the gold.

17.06: There have been a number of medals up for grabs today in the Shooting events. First was an Indian one-two in the 50m Men’s Pistols Final with Jitu Rai taking gold then 52-year old Australian Warren Potent doing likewise in the 50m Rifle Prone Final - an event when saw Englishman Kenneth Parr win bronze. In the Trap Women’s Gold Medal match it was Australian Louise Scanlan who took the top prize.

17.02: A shocking news story has emerged today where an athlete has been charged with sexual assault. Here are the details.

16.56: A little bit of field action we missed out on telling you about earlier as Mark Dry, Andrew Frost and Chris Bennett all came through the qualifying round for the Men’s Hammer Throw unscathed. Dry, in particular, excelled as he out-threw heavy favourite Jim Steacy.

16.21: Watch the latest Scotsman Google Hangout as David Ferguson, Matthew McDowell, Niall McFarlane and Stephen McGinty discuss the highlights of the Commonwealth Games so far before debating whether or not the success of Team Scotland and the competition in general will have any impact on the independence referendum. LINK HERE

15.46: Read through the full details from Alex Marshall and Paul Foster’s victory in the Men’s Pairs at Kelvingrove earlier today by tucking into Craig Brown’s report.

15.26: Some Scottish representation in the Weightlifting as Louise Mather finishes fourth in the Women’s 69kg Group B. Her best lift was 171 kg.

15.23: Watch our exclusive interview with Judo gold medalist Euan Burton. He talks about the pressure he felt prior to competing and the added emotional stress of watching his wife come up short in her own final just minutes before his match - LINK

15.10: Quote from Paul Foster after he and Alex Marshall crushed record breaking victory over Malaysia: “The bowls Alex played yesterday was incredible, and I just said to myself last night:’I’m going to help the big man out today’.”

15.07: England have won bronze in the Squash Women’s Singles after Alison Waters defeated New Zealand’s Joelie King in three matches.

14.47: And in case you needed reminding, here are the list of Scotland’s 12 gold medal winning heroes.

Sarah Adlington - Judo - Women’s +78kg Final

Euan Burton - Judo - Men’s -100kg Final

Sarah Clark - Judo - Women’s -63kg Final

Kimberley Renicks - Judo - Women’s -48kg Final

Louise Renicks - Judo - Women’s -52kg Final

Chris Sherrington - Judo - Men’s +100kg Final

Hannah Miley - Swimming - Women’s 400m Individual Medley

Ross Murdoch - Swimming - Men’s 200m Breaststroke

Daniel Wallace - Swimming - Men’s 400m Individual Medley

Neil Fachie & Craig MacLean - Cycling - Men’s 1000m Time Trial B2 Tandem

Neil Fachie & Craig MacLean - Cycling - Men’s Sprint B2 Tandem Final

Paul Foster & Alex Marshall - Lawn Bowls - Men’s Pair Gold Medal Match

14.24: It’s the story Team Scotland were desperate to write. Competing on their home soil, in front of their own people, they have captured the highest gold medal haul in Scottish Commonwealth Games history. In the most one-sided sporting contest since the Germany trampled over Brazil’s tNeymar tribute match, Alex “Tattie” Marshall and Paul Foster have brought home the record setting 12th gold after thrashing their Malaysian opposition 20-3 in the Men’s Pairs Lawn Bowls Final.

14.09: There are three Scottish boxers going today and things have gotten off to the best possible start with Aqeel Ahmed winning via a unanimous points decision over Alumasa Matayo Keya. The flyweight from Dundee will now go into the Quarter-Final.

13.57: Mixed Team Badminton news - because we knew you were dying for it - as Singapore defeat India in the Bronze Medal Match. The gold medal contest takes place between England and Malaysia later this afternoon.

13.54: Terrific comeback from Scotland in the Men’s Hockey. Down 3-1 to Wales in the second half, the players came racing back to score three consecutive goals and win the group match 4-3. Daniel Coultas got the winner. It was the team’s first win in three games.

13.48: Some Scottish news in the Athletics to bring you. 21-year old Laura Muir is through to the Women’s 1500m Final. The Inverness native raced the third fastest time in qualifying.

13.44: That record setting 12th gold medal is all but in the bag. Paul Foster and ‘Tattie’ Marshall are steamrolling the Malaysians 16-0 after nine ends. It’s not quite mathematically impossible just yet, though the result is all but a formality.

13.33: There was a bit of drama in the High Jump that didn’t come from the on-field action. Team Scotland member Allan Smith didn’t compete and, as of yet, it remains a mystery as to why he didn’t take part. David Smith and Raymond Bobrownicki did, however, with the latter progressing to the next round.

13.13: Here’s a recap of what has happened in the pool so far today. Things didn’t get off to a good start for the host nation when Aisha Thornton lost her one-on-one swim-off against Emma Robinson for a place in the 800m Freestyle heats. From there, however, things got a lot better. Ryan Bennett and Craig McNally both made it through to the final of the Men’s 200m Backstroke, which will take place just after 7pm tonight. Also in action later this evening is Hannah Miley. Having already qualified for the 800m Freestyle, she will be swimming again in the 200m Butterfly around an hour and 15 minutes later. Feeling equally knackered will be the two Scottish entrants in the 1500m freestyle, though thankfully Stephen Milne and Craig Hamilton get a rest for the remainder of today after getting through their semi-finals. Speaking of which, two Scots have made it through to the penultimate stage of their respective competitions. Richard Schafers qualified from the first round in the 50m Freestyle (the quickest of all the swims) and 16-year old Kathleen Dawson did likewise in the 50m Backstroke.

12.41: All the heats from the Men’s 400m have finished. English runners Martyn Rooney (sporting a rather dashing hipster beard) and Michael Bingham both qualified comfortably, slotting into the top five times from the seven races. There was a bit of a sweat for Nigel Levine, however, who ran in the first race but had to wait until the next six were done before finding out his fate after coming in fourth in his heat. In the end he did make it with the 16th fastest time overall. Mark Muttai, the defending champion, is out. The Kenyan finished fourth in his heat and didn’t record a fast enough time to make the next round. The fact that Muttai turned 36 this year would be an excuse, where it not for the fact that Chris Brown (the other one) strolled to victory in his heat despite being 35-years of age. The fastest time belonged to Isaac Makwala, the Botswanan spriner, who is among the favourites to take gold.

12.00: The medals for the Men’s Triples have been decided in the Lawn Bowls. South Africa have taken the gold after defeating Northern Ireland 16-13, while Wales came in third. They won the Bronze Medal Match against Australia, who leave empty-handed.

11.53: First gold medal of the day in track and field. England’s Dan Greaves wins the F42/44 Discus Throw Final.

11.35: There’s a good omen from Kelvingrove as it’s a winning start for Scotland. Women’s Pair (Malloy and Brown) defeat Samoa 25-9 in group play. There’s also a win from the Open Triples B6/B7/B8 for Scotland over Malaysia. The Men’s Pairs Gold Medal Match is the next action to come, starting at 12.45.

11.20: Strong start to the day on the track for Scotland with para-sport sprinters Libby Clegg and Jason MacLean both making the 100m final of their respective classifications. Clegg blew away the competition to record the fastest time in the T12 heats and MacLean made the T37 final after coming in second in his race. Also in the Men’s T37 was Lewis Chow, from Aberdeen, who came in fifth. The Women’s T12 Final is scheduled to take place at 20:00 and the Men’s T37 at 20:40.

10.42: Just as a reminder, here’s a rundown of Team Scotland’s medal wins thus far.


Chris Sherrington - Judo - Men’s +100kg Final

Euan Burton - Judo - Men’s -100kg Final

Sarah Adlington - Judo - Women’s +78kg Final

Hannah Miley - Swimming - Women’s 400m Individual Medley

Kimberley Renicks - Judo - Women’s -48kg Final

Louise Renicks - Judo - Women’s -52kg Final

Ross Murdoch - Swimming - Men’s 200m Breaststroke

Sarah Clark - Judo - Women’s -63kg Final

Neil Fachie & Craig MacLean - Cycling - Men’s 1000m Time Trial B2 Tandem

Neil Fachie & Craig MacLean - Cycling - Men’s Sprint B2 Tandem Final

Daniel Wallace - Swimming - Men’s 400m Individual Medley


Aileen McGlynn & Louise Haston- Cycling - Women’s Sprint B2 Tandem Finals

Aileen McGlynn & Louise Haston - Cycling - Women’s 1000m Time Trial B2 Tandem Finals

Michael Jamieson - Swimming - Men’s 200m Breaststroke

Stephanie Inglis - Judo - Women’s -57kg Final

Drew Christie - Shooting - Skeet Shooting Final

Robert Conway & Irene Edgar - Bowls - Para Mixed Pair Final

Matthew Purssey - Judo - Men’s -90kg Final

Daniel Wallace, Stephen Milne, Duncan Scott and Robbie Renwick - Swimming - 4x200m Freestyle relay


Connie Ramsay - Judo - Women’s -57kg Bronze Medal Contest

John Buchanan - Judo - Men’s -60kg Bronze Medal Contest

James Millar - Judo - Men’s -66kg Bronze Medal Contest

Sally Conway - Judo - Women’s -70kg Bronze Medal Contest

Connie Scott - Swimming - Women’s 50m Breaststroke

Andrew Burns - Judo - Men’s -90kg Bronze Medal Contest

Angus McLeod & Ian Shaw - Shooting - Queen’s Prize Pairs Final

Katie Archibald - Cycling - Women’s Points Race

Erraid Davies - Swimming - SB9 100m Breaststroke

Hannah Miley - Swimming - Women’s 200m Individual Medley

10.26: Of course, a number of people are still talking about last night’s action in the pool where 13-year old Erraid Davies won gold in the SB9 100m Breaststroke. Here the section of Moira Gordon’s swimming wrap covering the story which has been trending worldwide on Twitter.:

THE youngest member of Team Scotland, Erraid Davies, became the youngest Commonwealth Games medallist ever when she won bronze in the fourth day of competition in the pool. On a night where Australia again showed their might in the pool, the lass from Shetland, wrestled that particular record from the Aussies. They had held the record thanks to Jenny Turrell who won gold at the 1974 Games. But she was just over two months older than Davies, who only turned 13 in February. That achievement was also in the pool, in the 400m freestyle. But if the Aussie’s conceded that record, they gave very little else away at the Tollcross Swimming Centre. Five of the first six medals handed out on the night went to the swimmers decked in green and gold.

10.11: Day five has begun. In all likelihood today will be remembered for the Men’s 100m Final which takes place at Hampden tonight. However, there is plenty of other action to get stuck into before we find out the identity of the fastest man in the Commonwealth (not named Usain Bolt... or Yohan Blake). In the pool, double medal winners Hannah Miley and Ross Murdoch will each be vying for their third podium place in differing events. Murdoch will have to be fast in the intense 50m Breaststroke, but for Miley it’s all about endurance as she competes in the 800m Freestyle. Scotland’s best chance of winning that record breaking 12th gold medal today comes at Kelvingrove where bowlers Paul Foster and Alex Marshall compete in the final of the Men’s Pairs. The home nation finally has some vested interest in the weightlifting as Peter Kirkbride takes on a strong field in the Men’s 85kg Final, while Daniel Keatings and Daniel Purvis are in action in the Men’s Gymnastics. With all that and plenty more to take it, we hope you enjoy your day.