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Commonwealth Games: Day 2

25th July 2014
Posted by Gateway 97.8

Day 2 of the 2014 Commonwealth Games is here and more medals are up for grabs. First though, here is a recap of the first day of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Alistair Brownlee won gold in the triathlon with his brother Johnny Brownlee picking up the silver medal. South Africa’s Richard Murray picked up the bronze medal. Meanwhile in the women’s triathlon, another gold medal was won by Team England courtesy of Jodie Stimpson. Team England also picked up a bronze medal in the women’s triathlon thanks to the efforts of Vicky Holland. Vicky was pipped to the silver medal by Canada’s Kirsten Sweetland.

Sir Bradley Wiggins had to settle for a silver medal in the men’s 4,000m team pursuit as Australia beat England in the final in Glasgow. Wiggins, a four-time Olympic champion and former Tour de France winner, had hoped to win his first Commonwealth Games title after three silver medals. But the England team of Wiggins, Steven Burke, Ed Clancy and Andy Tennant finished more than five seconds adrift. Overall a good performance by the English cyclists.

Team England dominated in Judo yesterday picking 3 Gold Medals. Team England won gold in the men’s -60kg category which was won by Ashley Mckenzie. England won goldin the next men’s category the -66kg. The gold was won by Colin Oates. There was a gold in the women’s judo for Team England. In the -57 kg category the goldmedal was won by England’s Nekoda Davis.

Here is the Medal Table so far

1st: Team England with 6 Gold, 7 Silver and 4 Bronze

2nd: Team Australia with 5 Gold, 3 Silver and 7 Bronze

3rd: Team Scotland with 4 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze

The other home nations are also competing in these games as it stands Wales are joint 8th and Northern Ireland joint 11th.

 

Today’s action includes Badminton, Boxing, Track Cycling, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Hockey, Judo, Lawn Bowls, Netball, Shooting, Swimming, Squash, Table Tennis and Weightlifting.

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