The Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games | Day 3 – Highlights

Hello everyone, well what a day it has been for all of us, we have had another score of medals, from Bronze, to Silver and to Gold. All of us have strived for the best in today’s events as they unfolded, and my goodness, we have certainly done well. Despite falling to second place in the medal table, we still earned an extra 13 medals, totalling our medal count overall to 45. Australia are currently in first place on the medal table with 50 medals overall, but at the end of the day, we all still did our best, and that is what matters the most.

Here, I will give a small, but quick and detailed summary which wraps up what has been an eventful, but exciting day for all of us.

  • In Swimming, England‘s Fran Halsall and Adam Peaty both won gold.
  • For Cycling, Scotland‘s Fachie/Maclean won their Para-sport tandem golds.
  • In Weightlifting, Zoe Smith won the 58kg Gold for England.
  • In Gymnastics, Frankie Jones from Wales wins Gold in the Individual Ribbon.
  • For Judo, Scotland’s Burton, Adlington, Sherrington and Powell of Wales won Golds.

Today has most definitely been full of surprises for all of us, as our swimmer, Fran Hansall was beyond shocked when she got Gold, because she was worried she wasn’t going to get Gold, but she did. WE ARE ALL PROUD OF YOU FRAN, THAT WAS YOUR BEST EVER RESULT WOOHOO!!!

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Below are the updated medal table results, following on from the event’s that finished yesterday.

Nations Gold Medal Count Silver Medal Count Bronze Medal Count Total Medal Count
Australia 17 14 19 50
England 17 14 14 45
Scotland 11 6 8 25
India 5 7 5 17
Wales 2 7 8 17
Canada 7 3 6 16
Republic of South Africa 3 5 6 14
New Zealand 3 2 7 12
Malaysia 1 2 3 6
Cyprus 2 1 2 5
Nigeria 1 2 1 4
Cameroon 0 1 1 2
Singapore 1 0 0 1
Bangladesh 0 1 0 1
Isle of Man 0 1 0 1
Jamaica 0 1 0 1
Pakistan 0 1 0 1
Papua New Guinea 0 1 0 1
Sri Lanka 0 1 0 1
Ghana 0 0 1 1
Mauritius 0 0 1 1
Northern Ireland 0 0 1 1
Samoa 0 0 1 1
Zambia 0 0 1 1

Before I conclude this blog post for the night, I would like to say that even though we are 5 medals behind Australia, we are still at the top and we’re still doing very well, Australia are doing extremely well, and so are we. So for every Commonwealth country that’s taken part in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this year, strive for the best as much as you can, and even if you may only get a small amount of medals, or even more, a few medals to a large amount of medals is better than none at all. I will always feel proud for every Commonwealth country that’s taken part, as I’ve seen just how much determination everyone has been putting in. Keep up the good work everyone, you’ve done us all proud :-).

Thank you for viewing this blog post :-).

Alex Smithson

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