Commonwealth Games live blog - day 3

20.40: Scotland’s all-time Commonwealth Games’ gold medal record has been tied! Christopher Sherrington defeated (RSA) Men’s over-100kg Judo Final for the 11th gold success. It was the last Judo event of the Games. What a way to end it!

Euan Burton with his gold medal. Photo by  Neil Hanna
Euan Burton with his gold medal. Photo by  Neil Hanna
Euan Burton with his gold medal. Photo by Neil Hanna

20.36: Scotland’s table tennis team, including Gavin Rumgay’s unusual celebrations, have been eliminated at the Quarter-Final stage. The trio lost 3-0 to India.

20.24: Three Scottish hopefuls in the 50m Backstroke semis - Jack Ness, Rory Lamont and Andrew McGovern - have failed to qualify for the final.

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20.01: It’s gold number ten for Scotland! Sarah Adlington has won the Women’s +78kg Judo Final, defeating English competitor Jodie Myers. This comes after Matthew Purssey could only pick up the silver after losing the Men’s -90kg Final against South Africa’s Zack Piontek. Still, ten gold medals! In three days! And we aren’t even finished yet.

19.48: Hannah Miley comes up short in her hunt for a second medal these games, finishing fourth in 200m Breaststroke Final. The gold medal winner in the Women’s 400m Individual Medley was swimming in her secondary event and put in a strong showing, beating her personal best.

19.28: In the Boxing, Josh Taylor is through to the last 16 after defeating Kagiso Bagwasi by a unanimous decision in the Light Welterweight bout.

19.26: It’s gold medal number nine and another in the Judo as Euan Burton wins the Men’s -100kg Final. Burton defeated Shah Hussain Shah (Pakistan) by forcing a submission. It’s the second medal of these Games in the Burton household after his wife, Gemma Gibbons, won a silver medal for England.

19.21: English swimmer Francesca Halsall has pulled off a stunner by winning the Women’s 50m Freestyle Final. Scotland’s Sian Harkin finished seventh.

19.17: Highs and lows for Scotland in the Lawn Bowls. Men’s pair Paul Foster and Alex Marshall have made it through to the semi-final after defeating their New Zealand opposition 25-9. However, gold medal hope Caroline Brown is out after losing a nail-bitingly close quarter-final match with England’s Natalie Melmore 21-20.

19.13: Heartbreak for Cam Brodie who was just pipped to a medal in the Men’s 200m Butterfly Final, finishing fourth. Olympic champion and favourite Chad le Clos won the gold.

19.00: Here’s a run-down of the Scottish medal winners so far...


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

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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 - Cycling - Women’s Sprint 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


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

18.45: Scotland’s swimming gold medalist Daniel Wallace has lifted the lid on his “for freedom” celebration, which he shouted out after realising he’d touched home first. Read his reasoning here.

18.30: Andrew Burns has won Scotland’s ninth medal in the Judo after defeating Mark Anthony in the Men’s -90kg Bronze Medal Contest.

18.15: The Scottish women para-table tennis team has reached the Classification Final after defeating Jamaica 3-0. They’ll face Northern Ireland. However, it is not a gold medal event.

17.56: The Scottish men hockey team has lost its second successive Pool A match after being beaten 6-2 by India.

17.45: After three days of sunshine the heavens have finally opened. Some of the shooting events at Barry Buddon have even been disrupted by the favourite pastime of Scotland’s skies.

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17.35: Gold medal number eight! Cycling pair Neil Fachie and Craig MacLean win the Men’s Sprint B2 Tandem Final despite losing the first race in the best-of-three final. More to follow...

17.28: Scotland may have lost to New Zealand in the Rugby Sevens earlier but Scotland captain Colin Gregor believes the underdogs rattled their gold medal contending opponents.

17.10: And it’s 1-1 in the Men’s Sprint B2 Tandem Finals! Fachie and MacLean came roaring back having trailed the Aussie pair going into the home straight, just edging out their opponents. The gold medal hunt will now go down to the third and final race.

17.08: Sore one for Scotland’s Jenny Davis who becomes the first cyclist of the Games to suffer a fall in action. She manages to dust herself off and finishes the event for the Women’s 5th-8th Place Race, coming in last.

16.50: Scottish cyclist Katie Archibald comes very close but finishes outside the medal positions after fading down the home straight in the Women’s 10km Scratch Race Final. Fellow Scots Eileen Roe and Charline Joiner also competed, finishing 8th and 17th, respectively. Annette Edmondson won gold with her Australian teammate Amy Cure picking up silver.

16.31: Fachie and MacLean have lost the first race in their best-of-three Men’s Sprint B2 Tandem Finals. The Scottish pair are going for their second gold medal of Glasgow 2014, but will have to win their next two races against Australia’s Kieran Modra and Jason Niblett.

16.21: The Glasgow 2014 crowd were disappointed when Mo Farah pulled out of action, but fellow high profile star Usain Bolt has reiterated his intention to run and entertain the spectators in the 4x100m Relay Race. Watch today’s press conference with the Jamaican sprinter.

16.15: He may have been disappointed not to win the gold, but Drew Christie at least has the distinction of being the only Scot, thus far, to win a shooting medal at the 2014 Games. Christie took silver in the skeet behind former world champion Georgios Achilles. Read the report of a thrilling final.

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16.00: Watch Daniel Wallace win his gold medal in last night’s 400m Individual Medley Men’s Final - Video Link.

15.50: Get warmed up for tonight’s four Judo Gold Medal Finals featuring Scottish competitors by reading Aidan Smith’s report of their Semi-Final successes.

15.40: To help celebrate the games, the largest flotilla of boats seen on the Clyde has sailed into Glasgow. Read the full report here.

15.28: Scotland may have lost to New Zealand but they still have a great chance at qualifying for the next round in the Rugby Sevens. Watch our daily video blog where David Ferguson previews today’s action at Ibrox.

15.20: Cycling pair Neil Fachie and Craig MacLean have a great chance to win their second gold medal of the games after advancing to another final. Read Alan Pattullo’s report of how they got there.

14.35 Another silver medal, this time it comes from the Lawn Bowls Para Mixed Pair as Scots Robert Conway and Irene Edgar are beaten 14-10 by South Africa. Read Andrew Smith’s report.

14.25: Scotland have lost 17-14 to New Zealand in the Rugby Sevens. New Zealand raced out to a 17-0 first half lead but the home nation had a great chance to get back into the match after their opponents were reduced to five men with two players going to the sin-bin. Scotland brought it back to within three points but just ran out of time to snatch a win.

14.11: Scotland have another medal as Drew Christie takes silver in the Skeet Shooting Final. He lost out to Georgios Archilleos, from Cyprus, for the gold.

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14.06: In the Women’s Fours event at the Lawn Bowls, Scotland have survived a win-or-go-home clash with Australia, winning a tense encounter 16-13.

13.53: Scotland’s Badminton Mixed Team will face Malaysia in the Quarter-Finals. The Scottish side won all three games in Pool C to finish top of the group.

13.32: Ouch! Scotland’s netball side have lost 71-14 to New Zealand in their second preliminary round match. They had defeated St Lucia with a polished performance in yesterday’s play. However, New Zealand were always going to be a much tougher opponent and so it proved.

13.23: Scottish cyclist Neil Fachie and his pilot Craig MacLean are into another final. The duo won gold yesterday and could double their haul in the Men’s Para Sprint B Tandem. The race, against Australian duo Modra and Kennedy, is due to take place at 17.15 in the Chris Hoy Velodrome.

12.48: Christopher Sherrington wins his semi-final also! That is four Scottish judokas in with a gold medal chance tonight. The finals are as follows:

Men’s -90kg Final (18:14): Matthew Purssey (SCO) v Zack Piontek (RSA)

Men’s -100kg Final (18:56): Euan Burton (SCO) v Shah Hussain Shah (PAK)

Women’s +78kg Final (19:17): Sarah Adlington (SCO) v Jodie Myers (ENG)

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Men’s +100kg Final (19:38): Christopher Sherrington (SCO) v Ruan Snyman (RSA)

Read about Sarah Clark’s Judo triumph last night.

12.38: Having suffered the disappointment of finishing second to Patricia Bezzoubenko in five straight events, Frankie Jones has finally broken the monotony to take the Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual Ribbon Final. It is Wales’ first gold medal of Glasgow 2014.

12.24: Scotland are in with a possibility of claiming at least three more gold medals in the Judo. First, Sarah Adlingston defeated Kenya’s E Ratigu in the women’s +78kg. That was quickly followed by Euan Burton winning through against New Zealand’s Jason Koster in the men’s -100kg. Then, just to finish off a terrific hour in the event, Matthew Purssey won in his Men’s -90kg semi against Mark Anthony (AUS). Christopher Sherrington can make it four from four when he goes against Sam Rosser (NZL) just after 1pm.

12.13: The Scottish women’s team is through to the semi-finals of the Para-Table Tennis classification event. They defeated Tanzania three-matches-to-nil without losing a single game and will now face Jamaica in the Semi-Finals. The other contest is between Ghana and Northern Ireland.

12.03: In the shooting there is good news and bad news. There is disappointment for Alan Ritchie and David Owen as the pair fail to make the 10m Air Pistol Final. In qualifying they finished in 13th and 15th, respectively. There is better news in the Women’s section of that same event, however, as Jen McIntosh finishes sixth in qualification to reach final. In the Skeet there remains a strong medal hope in Drew Christie who finished third in qualifying.

11.50: Australia’s Daniel Fox has set a new world record! Incredibly, he did so during the heat of the 200m Freestyle. Given that heavy favourites don’t always go to their fastest during qualifying, it’s not inconceivable that Fox could break the record twice in one day. Scotland’s Craig Rodgie is also into the final.

11.47: Scotland hero Hannah Miley is in contention for her second gold medal of the Games after qualifying for the Women’s 200m Breaststroke Final. Miley recorded the seventh fastest time in the heats but is considered to be in with a chance in what should prove to be a very tight final (read her reaction). Fellow Scottish swimmer Sian Harkin has made the semis of the Women’s 50m Breaststroke.

11.41: Unfortunately we can’t win them all, Andrew Burns has lost his Quarter-Final to South Africa’s Zack Piontek in the Judo -90kg.

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11.30: Cameron Brodie has emerged as a real medal contender for Scotland in the pool. Despite going up against South African gold medalist Chad le Clos, Brodie recorded the fastest time in the Men’s 200m Butterfly heats, qualifying for the final later tonight. Speaking after the race, Brodie referenced the success of other Scottish swimmers these Games and is determined to join the group of gold medalists despite the stiff competition. It was a personal best for Brodie who was four-hundredths of a second off the Scottish record. In the other heat, Lewis Smith started well but faded and finished outside of the final placings. Read about Friday’s action in the pool, including Daniel Wallace’s gold medal win.

11.24: In the bowls, Caroline Brown picked the best time to perform below her level as she lost her final section match to Australia’s Kelsey Cottrell. It was Brown’s only defeat of the group as she won four out of five.

11.16: We’ve started a little late today, so let’s quickly fill you in on what has occurred so far. Three Scots are through to the Quarter-Finals in the Judo. Andrew Burns won his clash against Dieudonne Dolassem in the men’s -90kg, Matthew Purssey was victorious over Avtar Singh in the -100kg and Euan Burton defeated Kenya’s Evans Ouko Kengara in the same division.

11.00am: Good morning and welcome to Day 3 of The Scotsman’s Commonwealth Games coverage. Scotland added three gold medals yesterday to the four accured on Thursday and with contenders in Cycling, Swimming, Judo and Lawn Bowls all competing today our athletes may not be ready to slow down this stream of success just yet. Remember you can follow all of the day’s results on The Scotsman Sport twitter account - follow our reporters at @ts_sport.