The Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games | The Closing Ceremony in Review

Hello again everyone. Following on from the Closing Ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games, I will now do a review based on the Closing Ceremony as it unfolded. This blog post marks the final, last ever blog post for the Commonwealth Games.

For England, we managed to come up on top of the medal table with an astounding 174 medals overall, with Australia finishing with 137 overall medals. All the other Commonwealth countries that took part in this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow did absolutely well, given the fact that the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games were on for just 11 days. Everyone’s excitement was at an all time high, as the medals were constantly building up for every Commonwealth country that took part.

The Closing Ceremony was absolutely wonderful, as famous acts such as Kylie and Lulu made appearances throughout the ceremony while it was slowly drawing to a close. There were a wide number of clips that took us all through a look-back over the past 11 days since the first few events got underway. Prince Imran delighted all the crowds that turned up to see the Closing Ceremony, as he branded the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games the best Commonwealth Games ever. He went on to add: “Scotland, and Glasgow, you really have delivered in every aspect the best Games ever.”

Lulu started off the Closing Ceremony with her classical rendition of one of the most famous songs she has ever done, which was Shout. Before singing Shout, she said to everyone: “tonight is all about saying thank-you” and then she introduced the athletes of this year’s 20th Commonwealth Games that took place in Glasgow.

Many pop-up tents were in place, and with such a remarkable display, Kylie sung one of her most well-known songs, Can’t Get You Out of My Head. For Kylie Minogue to sing one of her best remembered songs like this one, this was the song that would most definitely allow everyone to remember the best of the Commonwealth Games, as this song described perfectly just how well everyone did, and I’m thankful and absolutely proud of every Commonwealth country that took part, as all of us came together as one, and also made sure that none of us would ever give up. The determination was there from the very start of the 20th Commonwealth Games, and continued all the way from the very start to the very end of the Commonwealth Games.

When you consider that the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games would run for only 11 days, it’s a shock how all of the Commonwealth countries went from no medals to loads of medals, in an instant, time just flew so quick that it was slightly impossible to keep up with the excitement. I mean, I was absolutely excited, but the time needed to slow down. It made me laugh how the time flew, but time flies when you are having a lot of fun.

The 21st Commonwealth Games (XXI) will take place in Australia at the Gold Coast in 2018. From me, I bid a massive farewell to the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. I wonder what the next Commonwealth Games will hold for all of us come 2018. For now, bring on the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games!!!!!!!!

Thank you for viewing this final Commonwealth Games blog post :-).

Alex Smithson

The Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games | Day 11 – Highlights

YES!!!!!!!! WE WON THE GLASGOW 2014 XX COMMONWEALTH GAMES WOOHOO!!!!!!!!

Hello everyone, to mark the end of the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games, the journey to the top is now at an end for all of us, as England have finished at the top of the medal table in first place with the final, overall amount of 174 medals (58 Gold, 59 Silver & 57 Bronze), with Australia following closely behind with the final, overall medal amount of 137 medals (49 Gold, 42 Silver & 46 Bronze).

For the final time, I will do a short, but quick summary based on the last of the Commonwealth Games event’s that just finished today as they unfolded.

  • Wales’ Thomas and England’s Armitstead wins the Cycling golds for today’s final event.
  • In Squash, Australia wins Gold in the Men’s Doubles – which marks the last ever, and final medal of the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games.
  • England finish at the top of the medal table with 58 Golds, while Scotland finished with 19 Golds. Wales finished with 5 Golds, with Northern Ireland finishing with 2 Golds.
  • 4,750 athletes overall competed over the 11 days leading up to the Closing Ceremony today for 261 Gold medals.
  • The Closing Ceremony is due to start at 9:00PM.

For the final time, to mark a wonderful end to the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games, here is the final, updated medal table to round off what has been one of the best Commonwealth Games for all of us.

Nations Gold Medal Count Silver Medal Count Bronze Medal Count Total Medal Count
England 58 59 57 174
Australia 49 42 46 137
Canada 32 16 34 82
India 15 30 19 64
Scotland 19 15 19 53
New Zealand 14 14 17 45
Republic of South Africa 13 10 17 40
Nigeria 11 11 14 36
Wales 5 11 20 36
Kenya 10 10 5 25
Jamaica 10 4 8 22
Malaysia 6 7 6 19
Singapore 8 5 4 17
Northern Ireland 2 3 7 12
Cyprus 2 4 2 8
Trinidad & Tobago 0 3 5 8
Cameroon 1 3 3 7
Uganda 1 0 4 5
Pakistan 0 3 1 4
Bahamas 0 2 1 3
Samoa 0 2 1 3
Namibia 0 1 2 3
Papua New Guinea 2 0 0 2
Ghana 0 0 2 2
Zambia 0 0 2 2
Grenada 1 0 1 2
Mozambique 0 1 1 2
Mauritius 0 1 1 2
Bangladesh 0 1 0 1
Isle of Man 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
Saint Lucia 0 0 1 1

The Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games | Day 10 – Highlights

Hello everyone, well what another perfect day it has been for all of us, and we are still at the top of the medal table. GO ENGLAND WOOHOO!!!!!!!! With a few of our main athletes, divers, boxers, hockey players and the table tennis event, things have certainly looked up for everyone. Our main diver, Tom Daley won Gold in the 10m platform diving event, and in Boxing, Nicola Adams won Gold, bringing England an overall total of five Gold medals, with Scotland and Northern Ireland winning two medals for each other.

Here, I will give a quick summary based on the events that have just finished, highlighting the day’s events as they unfolded.

  • In the Athletics event, Usain Bolt leads Jamaica to the 4x100m Gold, while England win the 4x400m event. Wales’ Peake wins the Pole Vault Silver, with Jo Pavey winning the 5,000m Bronze at the age of 40.
  • In Diving, Tom Daley wins Gold in the 10m platform event.
  • In Boxing, Nicola Adams wins Gold, bringing England’s overall boxing medal count to 5 Golds, with Scotland and Northern Ireland winning two medals each.
  • In Hockey, Australia beat England in the shootout to win the Women’s Gold.
  • England’s Paul and Joanna Drinkhall win the Table Tennis Gold.

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

Nations Gold Medal Count Silver Medal Count Bronze Medal Count Total Medal Count
England 56 55 54 165
Australia 45 42 45 132
Canada 31 16 34 81
India 14 28 19 61
Scotland 19 14 19 52
New Zealand 14 12 17 43
Republic of South Africa 13 10 16 39
Nigeria 11 11 14 36
Wales 4 11 20 35
Kenya 10 10 5 25
Jamaica 10 4 7 21
Malaysia 4 7 6 17
Singapore 8 3 4 15
Northern Ireland 2 3 7 12
Cyprus 2 4 2 8
Trinidad & Tobago 0 3 5 8
Cameroon 1 3 3 7
Uganda 1 0 4 5
Pakistan 0 3 1 4
Bahamas 0 2 1 3
Samoa 0 2 1 3
Namibia 0 1 2 3
Papua New Guinea 2 0 0 2
Grenada 1 0 1 2
Mozambique 0 1 1 2
Mauritius 0 1 1 2
Ghana 0 0 2 2
Zambia 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
Nauru 0 1 0 1
Sri Lanka 0 1 0 1
Barbados 0 0 1 1
Fiji 0 0 1 1
Saint Lucia 0 0 1 1

Before I conclude this blog post for the night, I would like to say that this year has been England’s year, as we have an astounding, overall amount of 165 medals (56 Gold, 55 Silver and 54 Bronze). This has certainly been one of the best Commonwealth Games we have all had. Australia have done absolutely well since the start of the 20th Commonwealth Games on the 23rd July 2014.

Other Commonwealth countries, such as Canada, India, Scotland etc. have done absolutely well, considering the fact this year’s Commonwealth Games have gone so quick. As the final few hours of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games tick away, this will always be the main Commonwealth Games we shall all remember. The 21st Commonwealth Games begin 4 years from now in Australia’s Gold Coast.

Thank you for viewing this blog post :-).

Alex Smithson

The Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games | Day 9 – Highlights

Hello everyone, and welcome to the first blog post for August!!! Today has been such a perfect start for all of us, as we are still in front, placing first place on the medal table with an overall medal count of 140 medals (48 Gold, 49 Silver and 43 Bronze). Australia also face a lot of stiff competition and pressure as they are now placed second on the medal table, with an overall medal count of 124 medals (40 Gold, 40 Silver and 44 Bronze).

The excitement and pressure has been on for so many Commonwealth countries today, as many more medals have been won by those that have taken part in this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. With just 2 days to go, the pressure is on for the final amount of medals to be won, and the excitement will quickly increase as the time goes by. In honesty, the time has just flown so fast, I actually cannot believe we’re almost at the end of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. It’s actually gone so quick.

Here, I will now quickly summarise today’s highlights, following on from the events that have just finished.

  • In Athletics, Lynsey Sharp wins the 800m Silver for Scotland, while Usain Bolt leads Jamaica into the 4x100m final (400m). Australia’s Sally Pearson wins Gold in the Hurdles event, while England‘s Steven Lewis wins Gold in the Pole Vault event.
  • In Diving, Tom Daley and James Denny win the 10m Silver, while Laugher/Mears win the 3m Gold.
  • In the Bowls event, Scotland won Gold medals in the Men’s singles and fours.
  • In the Hockey event, England’s women beat New Zealand in the shoot-outs to reach the Hockey finals.
  • In Gymnastics, England’s Claudia Fragapane wins her fourth Gold, while Nile Wilson and Daniel Purvis also win.

Below are the updated medal table results, with England in first place, and Australia in second place.

Nations

Gold Medal Count Silver Medal Count Bronze Medal Count Total Medal Count
England 48 49 43 140
Australia 40 40 44 124
Canada 30 14 31 75
India 13 23 15 51
Scotland 17 14 18 49
New Zealand 13 11 15 39
Republic of South Africa 12 10 16 38
Wales 4 10 20 34
Nigeria 7 6 14 27
Kenya 7 8 4 19
Jamaica 7 4 7 18
Malaysia 4 6 5 15
Singapore 6 2 4 12
Cyprus 2 4 2 8
Northern Ireland 0 1 7 8
Cameroon 1 3 3 7
Uganda 1 0 4 5
Trinidad & Tobago 0 2 3 5
Pakistan 0 2 1 3
Samoa 0 2 1 3
Papua New Guinea 2 0 0 2
Grenada 1 0 1 2
Bahamas 0 1 1 2
Mozambique 0 1 1 2
Ghana 0 0 2 2
Namibia 0 0 2 2
Zambia 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
Nauru 0 1 0 1
Sri Lanka 0 1 0 1
Barbados 0 0 1 1
Fiji 0 0 1 1
Saint Lucia 0 0 1 1
Mauritius 0 0 1

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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

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

 

The Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games | Day 6 – Highlights

Hello everyone, well, what a fantastic day we have all had. In the space of 24 hours, the medal count has increased dramatically, with Australia passing the 100 medal mark on the medal table. So far, Australia have 101 medals, combined with totals of 34 Gold medals, 31 Silver medals and 36 Bronze medals. England‘s medal total has risen dramatically over 24 hours as well, as we are in second place with an overall count of 93 medals (33 Gold, 33 Silver and 27 Bronze Medals).

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

  • In Athletics, Weightman, Miller, Samuel, Sharman and the Bryant of England all won Silver.
  • In Gymnastics, England’s men and women teams won golds, Scotland‘s men won Silver, while Wales’ women won Bronze.
  • In Shooting, Jen McIntosh wins a fifth medal, all in all to become Scotland’s most decorated female in the Games’ history.
  • In Swimming, the England Relay team, Ben Proud and Wales’ Georgia Davies won Golds.
  • Scotland have broken their Games medal record (previously was 33 in the 1986 Commonwealth Games that were held in Edinburgh).

Overall, yesterday’s events were absolutely remarkable, the displays that were put on by all of the Commonwealth countries were truly something to remember, as the overall result was fantastic.

Below are the updated medal results following yesterday’s events that have just finished.

Nations Gold Medal Count Silver Medal Count Bronze Medal Count Total Medal Count
Australia 34 31 36 101
England 33 33 27 93
Canada 16 5 18 39
Scotland 13 11 13 37
India 10 15 11 36
New Zealand 11 9 11 31
Wales 4 10 13 27
Republic of South Africa 9 7 10 26
Nigeria 3 5 6 14
Jamaica 5 3 4 12
Malaysia 3 5 4 12
Kenya 4 4 1 9
Singapore 4 1 1 6
Cyprus 2 2 2 6
Cameroon 1 2 2 5
Pakistan 0 2 1 3
Papua New Guinea 1 1 0 2
Northern Ireland 0 1 1 2
Samoa 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
Sri Lanka 0 1 0 1
Barbados 0 0 1 1
Fiji 0 0 1 1
Ghana 0 0 1 1
Grenada 0 0 1 1
Mauritius 0 0 1 1
Trinidad & Tobago 0 0 1 1
Uganda 0 0 1 1
Zambia 0 0 1 1

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

The Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games | Day 4 – Highlights

Hello everyone, and what a remarkable day it has been for all of us. Dozens of medals were collected by various Commonwealth countries, such as Australia, England and Scotland. The medal table count has been fast increasing since yesterday’s events, and to much of my delight, we are still second place with 57 medals so far. Australia are well out in front at second place with an astounding 73 medals, which is fantastic for all of us, and all the other Commonwealth countries that have taken part in this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Since the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games started on the 23rd July, the pressure has been on, everyone’s reaction times have remained up and not only that, but everyone’s been excited just like me about the Commonwealth Games overall.

As the last week of the Commonwealth Games begins to get underway, there is still plenty of time for every Commonwealth country to bag some medals and most possibly, get to the top of the medal table. It won’t be easy for everyone, but it’ll most definitely be worth it.

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

Nations Gold Medal Count Silver Medal Count Bronze Medal Count Total Medal Count
Australia 26 21 26 73
England 23 17 17 57
Scotland 11 8 11 30
India 6 9 7 22
New Zealand 6 5 10 21
Canada 7 3 8 18
Republic of South Africa 5 5 8 18
Wales 2 8 8 18
Malaysia 1 4 4 9
Nigeria 2 3 1 6
Kenya 2 3 0 5
Cyprus 2 1 2 5
Singapore 2 0 0 2
Cameroon 0 1 1 2
Bahamas 0 1 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
Namibia 0 0 1 1
Northern Ireland 0 0 1 1
Samoa 0 0 1 1
Uganda 0 0 1 1
Zambia 0 0 1 1

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