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Commonwealth Games 2014 Review – Day 2

It was a great day of Swimming success for England and Australia as they started to dominate the medal table.

Chris Walker-hebbron (ENG) captured his first Commonwealth Games Gold medal when he won the Men’s 100m backstroke final today. At the Delhi 2010 Games, Walker-hebron grabbed Bronze in Men’s 4 x 100 medley relay.

Liam Tancock (ENG) took Bronze to claim his third consecutive medal in Men's 100m backstroke. The only male swimmers to have claimed a medal four Games in a row in a specific event are Mark Foster (ENG) in the 50m freestyle (1990-2002), and Roland Schoeman (RSA) earlier today in the Men's 50m butterfly (2002-2014).

Tancock became the first swimmer to win at least one medal in Men’s 100m backstroke in three consecutive Commonwealth Games.

Tancock became the oldest medal winner in Men’s 100m backstroke since Matt Welsh (AUS) took Silver aged 29 years and 122 days in 2006.

With Mitch Larkin (AUS) claiming Silver and Josh Beaver (AUS) grabbing Bronze, Australia has now been medalled in Men’s 100m backstroke at the last six Games. The last time Australia failed to grab at least one medal in this event was in 1990.

The Australia team of Tommaso D'orsogna (AUS), Matt Abood, James Magnussen and Cameron McEvoy later broke the Commonwealth Games record to win Gold in the Men's 4x100m freestyle relay at Tollcross Swimming Centre. Australia won in 3:13.44. South Africa took Silver in 3:15.17 and England the Bronze in 3:16.17.

Lesiton Pickett (AUS) won Gold in the Women's 50m breaststroke final at the Tollcross Swimming Centre on Friday. Alia Atkinson (JAM) took Silver and Corrie Scott (SCO) the Bronze.

Maddison Elliott (AUS) won Gold in the Women's para swimming 100m freestyle S8 in a world record 1:05:32 at the Tollcross Swimming Centre on Friday. Stephanie Slater (ENG) took the Silver in 1:05.73 and Lakeisha Patterson (AUS) the Bronze in 1:08:98.

Dimitris Minasidis (CYP) claimed Cyprus's first ever medal in weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games, winning the Gold medal in the Men's 62kg event.

Weightlifting became the eighth sport in which Cyprus have won a medal, and the fifth in which they have won Gold.

Sudesh Peiris (SRI) took the Silver medal, his second in this event after claiming the Bronze medal at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games. PEIRIS became the fourth athlete to win multiple medals in this event.

Vaipava Ioane (SAM) claimed the Bronze medal, the ninth by Samoa at the Commonwealth Games, seven of which have been won in weightlifting.

Chika Amalaha equalled the Commonwealth Games snatch record of 82kg with ease in her very first lift on Friday, before going on to set a new record of 85kg and a new Games best total of 196kg.

It denied Gold to Dika Toua (PNG), who had been the first woman to compete in weightlifting at the Olympics when she opened the tournament at Sydney 2000.

The Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games silver medallist was forced to attempt 115kg to win in her final clean and jerk, but had to settle for Silver again. She did, however, set a new Commonwealth record of 111kg in the clean and jerk.

Sam Webster (NZL) took a Gold medal in a pulsating set of men's sprint races while Joanna Rowsell (ENG) dominated the women's individual pursuit during the evening session on day two of track cycling at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

Neil Fachie (SCO) delighted the home crowd by winning Gold, and siblings Annette Edmondson and Alex Edmondson (AUS), each have a Silver medal to take back to their home country.

Rowsell turned her top qualifying time into a Gold medal after applying consistent pressure to Annette Edmondson (AUS). The Englishwoman also won Gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games and the 2014 world championships.

Amy Cure (AUS) took bronze from Katie Archibald (SCO). CURE held at least a 0.5sec lead for most of the race, extending her advantage in the final 1000m.

Teenager Reece McFadden (SCO) defeated flyweight European champion and world No.1 Andrew Selby (WAL) in a stunning first-day upset at the SECC on Friday evening.

Selby, 25, had been strongly fancied for the Gold, but McFadden, 19, oozed confidence from the moment he stepped into the ring, and went on to produce the best performance of his young career.

In an explosive contest, Selby was utterly frustrated by the confident Scot who beat him to the punch, stayed low and even switched to southpaw.

Selby simply could not figure him out and was unable to keep his cool. He received two warnings, for spitting out his gum shield in the third round.

McFadden suggested Selby had repeatedly been spitting out his gum shield in order to disrupt the contest, which the Welshman denied.

India would be the only country to record two medals on the opening day of events at Barry Buddon Shooting Centre today.

Abhinav Bindra (IND) retained his 10m air rifle title for a fifth Commonwealth Gold and Malaika Goel took Silver in the 10m air pistol on a day where Singaporean Shun Xie Teo and Australian Laura Coles also won Gold medals.

Nick Matthew (ENG) disposed of the home nation's top squash player Alan CLYNE (SCO) 3-0 (11-4 11-4 11-8) in their men's singles clash in the round of 16 at Scotstoun Sports Campus on Friday.

The players served up an entertaining match despite CLYNE taking just short of an energy-sapping two hours to beat Harinder Pal Sandhu (IND) 3-2 in the round of 32 on Thursday night, and the first rally lasted for more than a minute.

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