Commonwealth Games live blog - day two

20.47: Scotland have their seventh gold medal! Daniel Wallace, who blew away the competition in the heats earlier today, has won the 400m Individual Men’s Medley Final. Fellow Scots Lewis Smith and Ross Muir also competed but didn’t place.

Scotland's Daniel Wallace. Picture: PA
Scotland's Daniel Wallace. Picture: PA
Scotland's Daniel Wallace. Picture: PA

20.37: Another disappointment for swimmer Michael Jamieson (Sco). He finished fifth in the 100m breaststroke semi-final and failed to qualify for the final.

Scotland’s medal tally at the end of day two:


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 - Cycling - Men’s 1000m Time Trial B2 Tandem

Dan Wallace - Swimming - 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


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 Breastroke

20.28: Swimming gold medal hope Ross Murdoch wins his second heat of the day in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke and is now through to the final. He is joined by fellow Scot Craig Benson.

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20.10: Gavin Rumgay can allow himself some more unusual celebrations as the Scottish men’s table tennis team advance past Sri Lanka three-matches-to-nil in their first round contest.

19.18: Two more Scottish medals are in the bag! Sally Conway wins bronze in the Judo Women’s -70kg, while Corrie Scott also takes bronze in the Women’s 50m Breaststroke.

19.10pm: Bellshill boxer Reece McFadden is through to the last 16 of the Men’s Flyweight division after defeating Welshman Andrew Selby in bizarre fashion. Having won a round each, McFadden found the odds shifting massively in his favour when Selby was deducted two points for losing his mouth guard THREE times. Not to take anything away from the Scot, however, who was ruled by the judges to have won the final round regardless.

18:52pm: Almost another medal in the Judo! Unfortunately Edinburgh’s Patrick Dawson loses a close fight to Jake Bensted (AUS) in the bronze medal Men’s -73kg contest.

18:50pm: Singaporean Shun Xie Teo said she had to overcome nerves and ‘cold’ weather to win shooting gold at a scorching, by Scotland’s standards, Barry Buddon shooting range.

18.44pm: Alan Pattullo recalls the action from the velodrome where Scots pair Neil Fachie and Craig MacLean won the nation its fifth gold medal.

18.32pm: Scotland’s netball team has gotten off to a winning start after beating St Lucia 58-30 in their opening game.

18.26pm: Scotland have their sixth gold medal of the games as Sarah Clark wins the 63kg Judo Final. More to follow...

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18.23pm: Nigerian female weightlifter Chika Amalaha has won gold in the Women’s 53kg despite being only 16 years old!

18:26pm: Sarah Clark has won Commonwealth Games gold for Scotland in the women’s under-63kg judo final.

18.04pm: Scotland qualify for qfs of bowls men’s triples after 24_18 win over Namibia. 100% record with one round robin remaining.

17.58pm: Some good news, and some bad news. We’ll get the good news out the way: here’s a full report on Neil Fachie and Craig MacLean’s gold medal triumph at the Velodrome.

Now for the slightly less good news. A report from this afternoon’s rather glum squash section, from a Team Scotland point of view anyway.

The worst news of all, though, is that - shock horror - this week’s ridiculous, Costa del Sol-a-thon weather won’t last beyond the weekend.

17.21pm: Stephen Halliday reports on boxer Ross Henderson’s progress to the quarter-finals of the super heavyweight division. He’ll face Englishman Joe Joyce

17.15pm: Disappointment for Katie Archibald as she loses bher ronze medal race against Amy Cure of Australia in the 3000m individual pursuit. Gold goes to Joanna Rowsell of England.

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Couple of badminton results to tell you about: in Group F England 5 Jersey 0, and in Group B Ghana beat Uganda 3-2.

17.02pm: Breaking news from the Jamaican camp as they announce a press conference with one Usain Bolt, taking place tomorrow at 2.30pm. It’ll be rammed.

16.46pm: The Scotsman’s daily video show is online now: David Ferguson speaks to the Renicks sisters, who both won gold in the judo yesterday. Watch the show here.

16.44pm: Neil Fachie takes applause from crowd after literally being left on his knees by that gold-winning ride

Elsewhere on the track, Jason Kenny of ENG draws level with Peter Lewis of AUS. One win each.

16.36pm: Cycling: Men’s Para-Sport 1000m time trial tandem. GOLD klaxon! SCO’s Neil Fachie and Craig MacLean with 1.02.096.

Elsewhere, Stephen Halliday reports on Lewis Benson’s boxing exit

Finally, South Africa have defeated Trinidad and Tobago 56-40 in their netball Pool B match-up.

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16.15pm: Cycling: Sprint semi-finals. First blood to Lewis of AUS v ENG’s Kenny after photo finish. Best of 3.

Here’s the hockey match report for South Africa v Scotland, where the Scots lost 2-0.

Another report from the sports desk, this time from the judo as Sarah Clark goes for gold.

And finally, a report following on from one of the most sensational moments in the Games for Scotland so far, where Michael Jamieson lost out again to Ross Murdoch - this time in the 100m breaststroke heats.

Squash R16: Greg Lobban (SCO) has lost to Cameron Pilley (AUS) 3-0 (11-6, 11-4, 11-6)

Finally, a Group B result in the badminton to report: India beating Kenya 5-0.

16.09pm: Here’s Alan Pattullo’s report on today’s session at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, where Scotland’s Katie Archibald qualified for a bronze medal chance.

15.56pm: Good result for Scotland in the super heavy weight boxing: R.Henderson (SCO) bt P.Kumar (IND). on points in the prelim round.

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15.48pm: A few more men’s boxing results coming in: Super Heavy Prelim Rd. M.Sekabembe (UGA) bt A.Emmanuel (BAR). PTS. In the Welter Prelim Rd. M.Tswiige (BOT) bt K.Paneng (LES). PTS.

15.11pm: Scotland’s Alan Clyne has lost against England’s Nick Matthew, the number one seed, in the squash court 3-0 (11-4, 11-5, 11-8). Better news for Scotland’s male table tennis team, who have beaten Tanzania 3-0 in the team group contest. Canada, Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Wales and Sri Lanka have also won their match ups.

In the shooting, Abhinav Bindra of India has taken gold in the men’s 10m air rifle. Bindra’s score is a Games record. Abdullah Baki of Bangladesh in silver, England’s Dan River finishes in third place, securing bronze.

A loss for Scotland in the boxing on points in the welter prelim round: B.Morgan (NZL) bt L.Benson (SCO).

14.57pm: Back to the action now, and a couple of boxing results to inform you of. Men’s Welter Prelim Rd. S.Fitzgerald (ENG) bt R.Bastien (LCA). KO Rd 3 (1:22); Men’s Welter Prelim Rd. A.Mohammed (GHA) bt J.Deireragea (NRU). PTS.

14.55pm: Joyce McMillan writes about Wednesday’s opening ceremony in the Scotsman, saying: “It took exactly two hours and ten minutes for something unambiguously beautiful to appear at Parkhead on Wednesdaynight... I wasn’t alone in noticing something shift and intensify in the air around Celtic Park, at the moment when Nicola Benedetti appeared, and began to play an inspired and exquisite violin arrangement of the Bonnie, Bonnie Banks Of Loch Lomond.”

Read Joyce’s full column here.

14.49pm: “I do know there are a number of serious challenges going to be coming New Zealand’s way and I do think the rugby sevens will prove to be one of the great spectacles of the Commonwealth Games. I, for one, am very much looking forward to it.” - that’s Gavin Hastings on rugby sevens ahead of this weekend’s tournament in Glasgow.

Colin Shaw, a veteran sevens player, also reveals his hopes for a Games medal here.

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14.37pm: Bowls: Caroline Brown tops her section by three points after winning first three games. Scotland’s visually impaired mixed pairs beat Australia in Section B, round two match. Standings for mixed pairs with visual impairment are thus: 1 Scotland, 2 Australia, 3 England, 4 Wales.

Three boxing results in as well: Boxing Men’s Welter Prelim Rd. T.Mbenge (RSA) bt H.Tyrell (SAM). PTS; Boxing Men’s Welter Prelim Rd. R.Okwiri (KEN) bt M.Clair (MRI). PTS; Boxing Men’s Welter Prelim Rd. D.Pathirage (SRI) bt A.Aisaga (PNG). PTS.

14.25pm: Northern Irish boxer and gold favourite Michael Conlan has survived a significant scare. Here’s Stephen Halliday’s report.

14.03pm: Here’s a report fromFriday morning’s shooting session at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre at Carnoustie

13.43pm: Some positive news for Scotland’s bowls athletes. Scotland’s Caroline Brown defeats Matimba Like in the women’s singles contest. The men’s pairs team defeats Niue in Section A, third round.

Anyone who cringed a little bit at Wednesday’sopening ceremony, look away now. Spectators have apparently been asked to do a ‘weegie wave’ at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

Back to the results: in the table tennis, Singapore, England, India, N Ireland and Nigeria have won their men’s team group match.

A men’s boxing result in too. In the bantam prelim round, B.Njangiru (KEN) bt I.Khan (GUY). PTS.

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One more judo result in: men’s judo -81kg semis T Reed (Eng) bt L Gagron-Krieber (Can)

13.35pm: A clutch of judo results coming in now: Sally Conway of Scotland has lost her -70kg contest to England’s Megan Fletcher. In the other semi, M De Villiers (NZL) has beaten Catherine Arsoctt (Aus). In the men’s judo -81kg semis, O Livesey (Eng) has beaten J Burt (Can). One more men’s judo -81kg result: repechage B Munyonga (Zam) by L Messi (CMR) (not *that* Messi).

Elsewhere, England defeat Wales 65-25 in their Pool B netball contest.

13.23pm: Couple of new records to tell you about, one of which has been broken by a Scot. In the cycling 4000m ind. pursuit. Mark Stewart has won his first heat, creating a new Scottish record of 4.32.279 in the process.

In the shooting, Singapore’s Shun Xie Teo set a new Games Final record in winning the women’s 10m air pistol with 198.6 pts.

13.05pm: A round-up of all Team Scotland’s medallists so far, for those trying to catch up:


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


Aileen McGlynn - Cycling - Women’s Sprint B2 Tandem Finals

Michael Jamieson - Swimming - Men’s 200m Breaststroke

Stephanie Inglis - Judo - -57kg women’s final


Connie Ramsay - Judo - -57kg Bronze Medal Contest

John Buchanan - Judo - -60kg Bronze Medal Contest

James Millar - Judo - -66kg Bronze Medal Contest

12.55pm: Scotland’s Patrick Dawson will fight for bronze in -73kg after beating E Nartey (Gha). In the same men’s weight class, E Fleming (NIR) has beaten JM Ganzo (KEN).

12.51pm: Here’s a report on how Scotland have fared in the shooting. The tl;dr summary: not great.

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12.42pm: Scottish judo athletes continuing to exceed expectations, as Sarah Clarke progresses to the final of the under 63kg category, beating Katharina Haecker of Australia. In the bowls, Scotland women’s fours team lead the pack ahead of the Cook Islands, Australia, Jersey and Papua New Guinea. Scotland’s hockey team has lost 2-0 to South Africa

In the cycling men’s sprint quarter-finals. ENG’s Jason Kenny pips AUS’s Mathew Glaetzer and is into semis.

12.35pm: Good news for Katie Archibald in the 3000m individual pursuit - she’s in contention for a bronze medal, but will have to beat Australia’s Amy Cure to get it. Bad news elsewhere for Scotland as the women’s table tennis team lose 11-7 to Guyana. Elsewhere, Scotland’s Caroline Brownlie is out of 10m air pistol final. Heena Sidhu of India tops qualifying. Dan Rivers sets new Games record in qualifying for 10m air rifle. No Scots involved in thsi one.

Some weightlifting results in: Vannara Be (NZL) finished second while Charles Ssekyaaya (UGA) came in third. #glasgow2014; Welshman Gareth Evans wins the men’s 62kg group B.

And for the judo: Men’s judo -81kg q-finals O Livesey (Eng) bt Boas Munyonga (Zambia); Men’s judo -81kg q-finals L Krieber-Gagnon (Can) by M Brewer (NZL)

Lastly, cycling: 3000m ind. pursuit. New Comm Games record for world champ Joanna Rowsell of ENG: 3.29.038.

12.28pm: Scotland’s Daniel Wallace wins his heat in the swimming by just under five seconds in men’s 400m medley (records fatest time of the heats by nearly four seconds). Ross Muir sneaked in by 100th of a second, while Lewis Smith recorded 5th fastest time.

12.27pm: 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 CelticPark on Wednesday.

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12.20pm: Results coming in thick and fast: in the cycling 3000m individual pursuit, Scotland’s Katie Archibald posts new Scottish record: 3.33.526. She’s into 3rd place

Swimming: Scottish team of Thorpe, Schafers, McGuckin and Scott have won the men’s 400x100m freestyle relay heat.

Cycling: 3000m ind. pursuit. England’s Laura Trott posts 3.35.213 and moves into 2nd place, behind Edmonson.

Table tennis: Scotland women’s team have battled back from two matches down in clash with Guyana. Currently 1-1 in final match.

11:00am: Rhys Williams, Wales’ European 400m hurdles champion, has been provisionally suspended after being charged with an anti-doping violation.

8.45am: Good morning everyone and welcome to Day 2 of The Scotsman’s Commonwealth Games coverage. After a successful day for Scotland yesterday, how will Team Scotland fare on Day 2? Today, the badminton, bowls and hockey are all underway with netball, judo, shooting, table tennis, swimming, weightlifting, squash, gymnastics, cycling and boxing still to come. Remember you can follow all of the day’s results on The Scotsman Sport twitter account - follow our reporters at @ts_sport.