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Day 6 brings the out the best in Commonwealth Competitors


Kurt Felix (GRN) won Grenada's second ever medal at the Commonwealth Games, as he claimed Bronze in the Men's Decathlon event.

Felix follows in the footsteps of Alleyne Francique (GRN), who took the Silver medal in the Men's 400m at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. Damian Warner (CAN) won the Gold medal in Men's Decathlon, meaning Canada have now won the last two editions of this event at the Commonwealth Games.

At the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, Jamie Adjetey-Nelson (CAN) won the Gold for Canada. The second time Canada has won back-to-back editions of Decathlon at the Commonwealth Games, after 1990-1994, both won by Mike Smith (CAN).


Lauren Boyle (NZL) won the Gold medal in the women's 400m freestyle in 4 min 4.07 sec at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre on Tuesday. An exhausted Jazz Carlin (WAL) won the Silver in 4:05.16 and Bronte Barrett (AUS) took the Bronze in 4:06.02.

Daniel Tranter (AUS) won the gold medal in the men's 200m individual medley in 1 min 57.83 sec - a Commonwealth Games record - at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre on Tuesday. Daniel Wallace (SCO) came second and received silver in 1:58.72; Chad Le Clos (RSA) took the bronze in 1:58.85.


The English men's team managed to effectively secure the team gold in the artistic Gymnastics competition after one of their gymnasts, Sam Oldham (ENG) was injured on vault. England scored 266.804 points. With the evening session still to come, the podium in the men's team event won't change. 

The Scottish team secured their first-ever medal in the team competition as they finished second with 257.603. Canada finished in third place with 252.078 points.

Lawn Bowls

Papua New Guinea caused two major upsets on Tuesday, beating England 20-14 in the Women's Triples and New Zealand 16-12 in the men's fours to humble two of the big powers of Lawn Bowls.

In the first upset of day, the English trio of Sian Gordon (ENG), Ellen Falkner (ENG) and Sophie Tolchard (ENG) went ahead against Papua New Guinea after the first end, but after an incredible collapse, they found themselves 9-1 behind after four.

New Zealand found itself on the wrong side of an upset in the evening when they narrowly lost to the to the same nation in the Men's Fours. The Kiwis were eight down after two ends but they rallied to take a 12-10 lead in the midst of Papua New Guinea winning just one of the next eight ends.

With three ends remaining, Papua New Guinea, skipped by Lucas Roika (PNG), upped its game again, played some superb shots and won all three ends to take the match 16-12.

Mountain Biking

Catharine Pendrel (CAN) took Gold in women's mountain bike cross-country to extend Canada's perfect record in this event.

Canada has won the women's mountain bike cross-country event on all three occasions it has been staged at the Commonwealth Games. Chrissy Redden won in Manchester in 2002 and Marie-Helene Premont claimed gold in Melbourne in 2006.

Emily Batty (CAN) settled for silver. This was the second time in all three editions that Canada had previously won two medals in this event after Gold and Bronze in 2006.

Rebecca Henderson (AUS), aged 22, finished third to become the youngest medal winner in this event.


David J Chapman (AUS) won the men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol Final at Barry Buddon Shooting Centre on Tuesday. India's Harpreet Singh (IND) snatched the silver and Kristian Callahan (ENG) the Bronze.

In the women's 50m rifle three positions, Jasmine Ser (SIN) broke the qualification and finals Games records on her way to the Gold medal. It was one better than the Silver medal she won in this event at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games.

It was not easy for Ser, during her final Games record of 449.1 she was pushed all the way by Jen McIntosh (SCO) who eventually had to settle for Silver with 446.6. Lajja Gauswami (IND) took the Bronze, but it was Ser's day and the diminutive shooter also set a Games qualification record of 581.


Papua New Guinea's Steven Kukuna Kari (PNG) pulled off an incredible final lift of 200kg on Tuesday to deny Simplice Ribouem (AUS) his second straight Commonwealth Games weightlifting Gold - but only after his attempt was ruled out by two out of three judges and then reinstated by the jury in the men's 94kg category.

It is Papua New Guinea's first gold at Glasgow 2014 but the personal significance is far greater for Kari, who made a late move up the standings before Ribouem appeared to have clinched it, leaping up and battering the air with his fists after a second clean and jerk of 196kg.


Indian wrestlers won three of the five gold medals on offer on the first day of competition as they began the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in style at the SECC on Tuesday.

Notably Amit Kumar (IND) captured the Gold medal in the men's freestyle -57kg wrestling at the Clyde Auditorium on Tuesday. Ebikweminomo Welson (NGR) second with Silver and Craig Pilling (WAL) the Bronze.

Canada picked up the remaining two Gold medals in the heavier weight classes, triumphing in the men's -125kg and the women's -75kg.

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