The Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games | Day 8 – Highlights

WOOHOO, YES!!!!!!!! WE ARE TOP OF THE MEDAL TABLE AGAIN!!!!!!!!

Hello everyone, my excitement is all over the place tonight as we finished today off with 123 medals for England, placing us on top of the medal table, with Australia on close competition of an overall amount of 113 medals. 123 medals for England has been perfect, and because it’s been perfect, it also marks the end of July, with the last 3 days of the Commonwealth Games ready to get underway as we journey into the 1st August, 2nd August and lastly, the 3rd of August. These last 3 days of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will be something to remember.

Here, I will quickly summarise today’s highlights of the last events of July as they unfolded, and drew to an astounding and perfect close.

  • In Athletics, David Weir won the Para-Sport 1500m Gold, while Jade Jones placed 3rd with Bronze. Okagbare seals the 100m/200m doubles, while Amos beats Rudisha in 800m. Eilidh Child won Silver in the 400m Hurdles event in Athletics, while Jodie Williams won Silver with Bianca Williams taking Bronze in the 200m event.
  • In the Lawn Bowls event, England beat Australia to win the Women’s Triples Gold.
  • In Cycling, England’s Alex Dowsett won Gold in the men’s time trial.
  • In Gymnastics, Gold’s were won for England’s Whitlock (including a Silver), Fragapane and Downie including the Keatings of Scotland.

Below are the final, updated medal table results for July.

Nations Gold Medal Count Silver Medal Count Bronze Medal Count Total Medal Count
England 44 40 39 123
Australia 36 36 41 113
Canada 27 13 25 65
India 13 20 14 47
Scotland 14 13 16 43
New Zealand 13 11 15 39
Republic of South Africa 11 10 15 36
Wales 4 10 14 28
Nigeria 8 6 11 25
Jamaica 7 4 7 18
Malaysia 4 6 5 15
Kenya 5 6 2 13
Cyprus 2 4 2 8
Cameroon 1 3 3 7
Singapore 4 1 1 6
Trinidad & Tobago 0 2 2 4
Pakistan 0 2 1 3
Samoa 0 2 1 3
Papua New Guinea 1 1 0 2
Grenada 1 0 1 2
Bahamas 0 1 1 2
Northern Ireland 0 1 1 2
Namibia 0 0 2 2
Botswana 1 0 0 1
Kiribati 1 0 0 1
Bangladesh 0 1 0 1
Isle of Man 0 1 0 1
Mozambique 0 1 0 1
Nauru 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 on this final blog post for July, I would like to say that this month has truly been one of the best months ever, which’ll never be forgotten in the long run. With the Commonwealth Games starting in Glasgow on the 23rd July, the excitement has been in the air for everyone from the very start, and the medal table has risen like a spike in the internet. With Australia leading the way, the close competition has frantically been between England and Australia. What an astounding and perfect way to end July, and with 123 medals for England overall, we are now first place, with Australia placing second in the medal table.

Thank you so much everyone for 2 full months worth of joy, and I’ll see you in August. I love you all :-).

Alex Smithson

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