Glasgow 2014: Thornhill pips McGlynn to gold

PARA-CYCLIST Sophie Thornhill and pilot Helen Scott picked up England’s first Commonwealth Games track gold in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome - at the expense of Scotland’s Aileen McGlynn and Louise Haston.

England's Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott race ahead of Scotland's Louise Haston and Aileen McGlynn. Picture: Getty

Eighteen-year-old visually impaired rider Thornhill, the youngest member of the English track team, paired with Scott to ease to victory in the women’s sprint B2 tandem, beating McGlynn and Haston 2-0 in a best-of-three final.

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That completed a comfortable day for the pair, who had qualified fastest in the morning session before seeing off Felicity Johnson and Holly Takos 2-0 in the semi-final.