England dominate 'Games gymnastics

England's men lead from the halfway point to win the team final while Jamaica's Kemar Bailey-Cole wins the 100m.

    Louis Smith, Sam Oldham, Kristian Thomas, Max Whitlock and Nile Wilson scored 266.804 [GALLO/GETTY]
    Louis Smith, Sam Oldham, Kristian Thomas, Max Whitlock and Nile Wilson scored 266.804 [GALLO/GETTY]

    England won gold in the men's gymnastics team final as Scotland landed a historic silver medal.

    The English team of Louis Smith, Sam Oldham, Kristian Thomas, Max Whitlock and Nile Wilson scored 266.804 over the two days of competition,

    But Oldham missed the final two rotations after falling in the vault.

    Dan Keatings, Dan Purvis, Frank Baines, Adam Cox and Liam Davie gave Scotland a first ever team gymnastics medal with 257.603.

    Aussie shooting success

    Australian shooters won both golds on offer in early events, with English and Indian competitors taking the minor medals.

    AdamVella defeated Aaron Heading of England in the men's trap final, and Manavjit Sandhu of India took the bronze.

    David Chapman of Australia took gold in the 25-meter rapid-fire pistol, India's Harpreet Singh took silver and Kristian Callaghan of England earned the bronze.

    Commonwealth Medal Table
        Country       G   S   B   Total
    1  Australia      32  25   34    91 
    2  England       29  25   25    79
    3  Scotland      13   8    12    33

    Jamaica sprint kings

    Kemar Bailey-Cole ensured Jamaica reigned supreme on the track again by winning the 100 metres gold medal in the Commonwealth Games.

    Bailey-Cole, who trains with compatriot and world record holder Usain Bolt, made a slow start out of the blocks but his long stride helped him claw his way back into the main group at the midway point on a blustery evening at Hampden Park.

    With 10 metres remaining he got on the shoulder of England's Adam Gemili and powered past him to triumph in a time of 10.00 seconds.

    Gemili took the silver in 10.10 seconds while Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade claimed the bronze in 10.12 seconds.

    Earlier, Blessing Okagbare stormed to victory in the women's 100 final in a Games record 10.85 seconds.

    The blonde Nigerian made an explosive start before finding her elegant stride to ease away from the rest of the field with 30 metres to go.

    Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown, cleared in February of a doping violation after appealing against a two-year ban, took the silver ahead of compatriot Kerron Stewart.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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