Greaves grabs discus gold

Greaves grabs discus gold

Dan Greaves struck gold in the men's discus F42/F44 competition at Hampden Park

Dan Greaves struck gold in the men's discus F42/F44 competition at Hampden Park

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Dan Greaves struck Commonwealth gold for England with victory in the F42/44 discus at a noisy Hampden Park on Monday.

The 31-year-old, who took silver at London 2012, came out on top of his domestic duel with Wales' Aled Davies, winning with a throw of 59.21 metres.

That converted to 1023 points in the mixed-classification event, with Davies (46.83m, 1012 points) taking the silver.

Meanwhile, Alex Marshall and Paul Foster handed Scotland their first Commonwalth Games bowls gold in eight years as they hammered Malaysia 20-3 in the pair's final at Kelvingrove.

It took the dominant duo just 90 minutes to claim their medals as they won with three ends to spare against opponents Fairul Izwan Abd Muin and Muhammad Hizlee Abdul Rais.

Jazz Carlin swept to Wales' first swimming gold medal at Glasgow 2014 as she broke her own Commonwealth Games record in the 800 metres freestyle.

Carlin, who won a silver and bronze in Delhi four years ago, came home more than two seconds ahead of Australian Lauren Boyle in eight minutes 18.11 seconds as Canada's Brittany MacLean took bronze.

Scots Hannah Miley and Camilla Hattersley could not mount a serious medal challenge, finishing fifth and seventh respectively.

England's Ollie Hynd took gold in the para-sport 200m individual medley. The Paralympic champion, who has a degenerative muscle condition, finished more than eight seconds clear in the five-man field in a time of 2:22.86.

Yorkshire teenager Sophie Taylor claimed England's second gold of the night in the 100m breaststroke.

The 18-year-old broke her own British record as she came home in 1:06.35, virtually a full second ahead of Australian Lorna Tonks. Jamaica's Alia Atkinson took bronze.

Taylor's team-mate, Aimee Willmott, soon secured her second medal of the tournament, claiming a silver in the 200m butterfly behind Canadian Audrey Lacroix.

Elsewhere, England had to settle for silver in the Commonwealth Games badminton team competition as defending champions Malaysia came from behind to win a tight final 3-1.

The match was not without controversy as Malaysia benefited from a dubious line call at a critical stage of the pivotal and tight men's doubles rubber, helping them into a 2-1 lead.

Malaysia also edged a close men's singles contest after England had opened with a win in the mixed doubles, but the women's singles was more one-sided and the top seeds powered through to gold.

Scotland's Libby Clegg earned the hosts their first Hampden Park gold with victory in the T11/12 100 metres at the Commonwealth Games.

The visually-impaired 24-year-old and guide Mikail Huggins, who together won silver at London 2012, crossed the line in 12.20 seconds to emphatically claim the title.

Clegg was out of the blocks far quicker than her three opponents and pulled away to win by more than a second to the delight of a raucous full house.

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