The Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games | Day 7 – Highlights

Hello everyone, well what a fantastic day it has been for all of us. There has been such a close competition between England and Australia, as England have 105 medals overall, while Australia have 106 medals. One of our main athletes struck it lucky by bagging a Gold medal, and that was Greg Rutherford. He has truly carried on the Olympic Spirit from the London 2012 Olympic Games into this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

As well as this wonderful news, we are guaranteed to win seven medals in Boxing, while Northern Ireland is guaranteed at least 9 medals. Overall, today’s events have been wonderful, as everyone gave in 110% of constant determination and never gave up. A mind-blowing performance of today’s events at the Commonwealth Games was better than I first imagined it.

Here, I will round off today’s events by going through a quick summary that highlights the events as they unfolded.

  • In Athletics, Greg Rutherford and Kirani James won Golds.
  • In Gymnastics, England finish with a 1-2-3 result for Fragapane, Harrold and Whelan in the women’s all-around, while England’s Whitlock won the men’s title from Keatings of Scotland.
  • In Diving, Laugher won Golds in the 1m Springboard, while Blagg and Gallantree won Golds in the 3m Synchro.
  • In Boxing, England is guaranteed to win 7 medals, while Northern Ireland is guaranteed to win at least 9.
  • In Weightlifting, David Katoatau won Gold, which marks the first ever Commonwealth Games medal for Kiribati.

Below are the updated medal results following on from today’s events that have just finished.

Nations Gold Medal Count Silver Medal Count Bronze Medal Count Total Medal Count
Australia 35 32 39 106
England 38 35 32 105
Canada 22 7 22 51
India 10 19 12 42
Scotland 13 12 14 39
New Zealand 12 10 14 36
Republic of South Africa 9 10 12 31
Wales 4 10 13 27
Nigeria 6 5 8 19
Malaysia 3 5 5 13
Kenya 5 5 2 12
Jamaica 5 3 4 12
Cyprus 2 3 2 7
Singapore 4 1 1 6
Cameroon 1 3 2 6
Pakistan 0 2 1 3
Samoa 0 2 1 3
Trinidad & Tobago 0 1 2 3
Papua New Guinea 1 1 0 2
Grenada 1 0 1 2
Northern Ireland 0 1 1 2
Namibia 0 0 2 2
Kiribati 1 0 0 1
Bahamas 0 1 0 1
Bangladesh 0 1 0 1
Isle of Man 0 1 0 1
Mozambique 0 1 0 1
Sri Lanka 0 1 0 1
Barbados 0 0 1 1
Fiji 0 0 1 1
Ghana 0 0 1 1
Mauritius 0 0 1 1
Uganda 0 0 1 1
Zambia 0 0 1 1

Before I conclude this blog post for the night, I would like to say that the general performance of today’s events in Glasgow blew the pressure out of the water. The overall performance was outstanding, it was all systems-go for every athlete, boxer, weightlifter, swimmer etc. You name it, everyone was on it, and since the Opening Ceremony concluded a week ago today, the determination and fight for everyone has been there, and all the Commonwealth countries have put in as much energy as they possibly could. Today has truly been a perfect day for all of us. Let’s all hope that the last couple of days of the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games are truly something for all of us to remember.

Thank you for viewing this blog post :-).

Alex Smithson

 

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