The Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games | Day 5 – Highlights

Hello everyone, well what another good day it has been for all of us, the medal table just gets better and better, as the medal count for Australia and England has increased rapidly. As every athlete, swimmer, boxer and squash competitor took centre-stage, there were a lot of good signs that Gold medals, Silver medals and Bronze medals would immediately be won.

Yesterday was a really good day for all of us, as Australia are still in first place with an overall 87 medals, which is fantastic and also overwhelming, while we are remaining in second place with an overall amount of 74 medals.

Here, I will give a quick summary of yesterday’s events as they unfolded.

  • For Boxing, Nicola Adams won the Opening bout.
  • In Squash, Matthews defeated Willstrop to win Gold.
  • In Swimming, Jazz Carlin won the 800m Gold medal for Wales, while Sophie Taylor and Oliver Hynd won Golds for England.
  • Scotland’s Libby Clegg won the Para-100m Gold.
  • In Athletics, Adam Gemilo won Silver in the men’s 100m sprint, while Jamaica’s Kemar Bailey-Cole won gold.

Below are the updated medal table results which follow on from yesterday’s events.

Nations Gold Medal Count Silver Medal Count Bronze Medal Count Total Medal Count
Australia 30 25 32 87
England 27 24 23 74
Scotland 13 8 12 33
New Zealand 8 8 11 27
India 7 12 7 26
Republic of South Africa 9 7 8 24
Canada 9 3 12 24
Wales 3 9 10 22
Malaysia 3 5 4 12
Nigeria 3 4 3 10
Jamaica 2 2 3 7
Cyprus 2 2 2 6
Singapore 3 1 1 5
Kenya 2 3 0 5
Cameroon 1 1 1 3
Northern Ireland 0 1 1 2
Namibia 0 0 2 2
Bahamas 0 1 0 1
Bangladesh 0 1 0 1
Isle of Man 0 1 0 1
Mozambique 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
Samoa 0 0 1 1
Uganda 0 0 1 1
Zambia 0 0 1

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Before I conclude this blog post for the night, I would like to say that the overall general performance of yesterday’s events were most definitely something to remember, as everyone, just like Day 4’s events, were always on it, making sure they represented their own Commonwealth country and giving it all they’ve got for the Commonwealth events. Yesterday’s events were certainly fantastic, given the overall cheering from all the crowds that gathered to see their favourite events. Yesterday was fantastic, but today is set to get better and better as the hours fly. Even though we are second place in the medal table and Australia are first place at the top of the medal table, I will always be pleased no matter what the final result of the medal table stands at.

Thank you for viewing this blog post :-).

Alex Smithson

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