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WHAT’S ON TODAY (DAY 5 – 28 JULY)

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SPORT

After the thrill of the Glasgow Marathon and the track at Hampden Park being put through its paces, the Athletics competition returns today at 10.00 featuring the Men’s Para-Sport Discus Throw Final, Women’s Para-Sport 100m T12 Final and both the Men’s and Women’s 100m Final to name just a few of the exciting events in store!  

Team Scotland’s Libby Clegg will be out to delight the Hampden Park crowd when she competes in the T12 100m.

The T12 race is for athletes with a visual impairment and Clegg - who runs with guide Mikhail Huggins - has an impressive record in previous competitions:

  • Gold medallist at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch.
  • Silver medallist at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Paralympic Games.
  • Silver medallist at the 2013 World Championships.
  • Current T12 European record holder.

Elsewhere in Athletics, Trinidad and Tobago's Richard Thompson will be out to match the achievements of one of his nation's athletics heroes - Ato Boldon - by being crowned Commonwealth Games champion at Hampden Park.

Boldon won 100m Gold at Kuala Lumpur 1998, and now Thompson is the leading 100m runner at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and boasts a strong competition record:

  • 100m Silver medallist at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
  • Double Olympic 4x100m Relay Silver medallist, from Beijing 2008 and London 2012.
  • Finished first at the 2014 IAAF Diamond League meeting in Oslo and the world challenge events in Ponce, Puerto Rico and Hengelo, the Netherlands.

Today's Shooting competition gives Michael Gault - England’s most decorated athlete ever - the chance to become the all-time Commonwealth medal holder if he makes it to the winners' podium in the Men's 50m Pistol. 

Gault, who on Saturday tied the all-time record of 18 with a medal in the 10m Air Pistol, has to fend off a tough field which includes a world number one and a holder of 14 Commonwealth medals.

The action continues in Men’s Boxing, and today also sees the introduction of Women’s Boxing at the Commonwealth Games for the first time - featuring Olympic Gold medallist Nicola Adams!
 
In Badminton, England will play favourites and defending Gold medallists Malaysia in the Final of the Badminton Mixed Team event, while India will play Singapore in the Bronze medal bout at Emirates Arena.

England beat India 3-0 in the Semi-finals on Sunday evening, after Malaysia had overcome Singapore 3-2 in the morning session.

Malaysia also took Gold in this event at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and will be looking to extend its winning run to three in a row. 

If England wins today, it will be the nation’s seventh Mixed Team Gold and its first since Manchester 2002 - also winning at Edmonton 1978, Brisbane 1982, Edinburgh 1986, Auckland 1990 and Victoria 1994, before taking Silver in 2006 and Bronze in 2010.

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FESTIVAL

Kelvingrove Bandstand  hosts plenty of Festival 2014 action today as comedian and broadcaster Fred MacAulay introduces the wonderfully deadpan John Moloney, the razor sharp Jo Caulfield and comedy whirlwind Phil Nichol.

If you want to try something sporty, you could Come and try Cycling’ at Glasgow Green with fun for the whole family. Coaches will be on hand to offer advice and tips to make you a better rider!

To find out about the other culture and entertainment events taking place today, check out our Festival 2014 highlights.

Don’t forget you can keep up to date on sport and festival wherever you are, by downloading our free official ‘My Games’ and ‘My Results’ mobile apps. Find out more.

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