How to Scale Your Article Image to the Correct Size for the Motif Theme.

As I like to make sure that every article image gives the articles I publish a good impression, I want to help you all if you’re switching to the Motif theme by giving you a run-down on how you can scale your article image to the correct size that is perfectly suited for the Motif theme.

If you have any forms of photo-editing software on your laptop or PC, in this instance, Paint, Adobe Photoshop, GIMP or COREL Paintshop Pro, then either of these photo-editing programs, among other various photo-editing programs will be perfect for use.

To start off, you will want to have your article image size to be 1583 in width x 976 in height, though this can be scaled up as long as the lock is kept on (this is useful when locked as the image size will still show everything you’ve added to that image, meaning nothing is compromised).

If you have certain images that you want to add to your article image that may be too big or too small, then those few images are easily scalable for use, as long as the resolution of the images are set to a certain resolution, for example, 300 dpi (dots per inch) or higher, depending on the size of the images in question.

In terms of article images, you want to be able to show the full image without parts of the image becoming compromised, and the full image can be achieved if you scale it right, well with the width and height image I’ve used above, this is perfect for the Motif theme.

Below, I have provided two example of a bad and good featured image, to give you a genuine idea as to what the wrong size and right size for an article image are.

Bad Example
Bad Example
Good Example
Good Example

In my eyes, a full featured image makes an article appear more professional than an article image that hasn’t been scaled correctly. This is because, for a full featured image, you would want every single detail to be in the article’s image, because having the full image means that you are getting the full idea of the article across to your fellow bloggers and visitors, with none of the details becoming compromised and ruined.

I believe that if you have a full featured image, it will make your articles on the Motif theme look a lot more professional, and not only that, but a full featured image from my own perspective means more of your traffic is directed to the best articles that have a full featured image, as the full featured image presents the article, as well as presenting exactly what you want to talk about as well.

A bad featured image that isn’t scaled properly, from my perspective, can leave a bad taste in the mouths of many visitors, and can also hinder your chances of you receiving traffic on the articles you want other viewers to see.

Overall, a good featured image sets the basis for your article, including the way you present it. I tend to be a perfectionist, as I always like to make sure that everything is structured to not just my own standards, but also yours and everyone else’s standards, so that you all get a presentable article that you can read with ease.

I hope my guide and tips have helped you with structuring a full featured image :-).

Please feel free to leave feedback on this article based on what you thought of my guide. I hope this helps :-).

Alex Smithson

Tourist Captures the Shocking Moment Mount Tavurvur Erupts

Hello everyone, from the news that I have just found out about, I was shocked to find that an eruption occurred last week. Phil McNamara, who witnessed the eruption unfold instantly, captured shocking footage of the Mount Tavurvur volcano as it erupted.

The volcano, which is located in Papua New Guinea, blew its top off last week, sending nothing but ash, debris and smoke flying into the air. The footage that Phil recorded shows just how much of an impact the volcanic eruption had caused, as a circular shockwave ripped through the clouds, and following the shockwave was a Sonic Boom, which had instantly slammed into his boat, causing the Sonic Boom to create, as the Metro describes it, an: “ear-splitting bang.”

To sum the volcanic eruption up completely, Phil said: “Holy smoking Toledos.” as the shockwave and Sonic Boom caused such a loud bang. Following on from the volcanic eruption in the footage that Phil caught last week, the eruption of Mount Tavurvur continued for several days after it occurred.

The last time the Mount Tavurvur volcano erupted was in 1994. The volcanic eruption in 1994 was so powerful, that with such force, it actually destroyed half of the nearby city of Rabaul.

When you consider the footage was recorded last week, it is actually an eye-opener. Because I’ve loved watching films like Volcano, Dante’s Peak and 2012, this footage that Phil recorded has actually opened my eyes, because it is something that actually occurred, and could continue for many days, weeks or years to come.

Recently, news headlines surfaced of the Bardabunga volcano, which is still on alert (currently being closely monitored) as the volcano could erupt any moment. If this volcano is to erupt, it could end up causing similar problems like the volcano, Eyjafjallajokull, that erupted back in 2010.

If you take a track-back to the Mount St Helens volcano, the eruption of Mount St Helens was so powerful enough that it would kill anyone and anything that was caught in its destructive path. 57 people were killed in this eruption, 250 homes were destroyed, 47 bridges were also destroyed, 24 kilometres (15 miles) of railways and 298km (185 miles) of highways were destroyed. With the destruction of volcanoes happening almost every day, this just goes to show that Mother Nature herself shouldn’t be messed with, given the amount of Global Warming and Climate Change that is still going on today.

The volcano itself, Mount Tavurvur, is suspected to have erupted around the 29th, 30th or 31st of August.

Alex Smithson

—–Credit to Phil McNamara for recording this video, which has since gone viral.—–

—————Credit to Getty Images for the Photo of the Volcanic Eruption—————–

Wooah!!! The Summer Holiday Ran Like the Wind!!!!!

Hello everyone. To mark an end to what has been one of the most important months in history, I would like to take you all through a lookback on August to talk about a few of the posts I put up over the course of this month.

At the beginning of this month, I finished up on the last few days of the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games, to mark the start of what would be an important month ahead.

With the 100th Anniversary of the First World War, almost everyone around the United Kingdom switched their lights off for 1 whole hour, which would highlight that the beginning of World War I started at 11:00PM on the 4th August.

During the course of August, we lost one of our most cherished actors, which was Robin Williams. He died on the 12th August at the age of 63, and was very well known for appearing in most films and TV shows, with a career spanning over 30 years.

Also, during the course of August, I was absolutely shocked and saddened to find out that one of our own fellow blogging friends passed away. Ajay Mody, who is very well known for his two photographical nature blogs: “AjayTao2010 | My Personal Opening to the World” and “Ajaytao Botanical Photography” passed away suddenly, and in honesty, I found out about the news of his death just a week after he died via Vijay Shah’s Half-Eaten Mind news blog, and I was actually upset and I also cried after hearing the news of his sudden passing because he was an inspiring blogger who nominated and also awarded all of us for all of the efforts we went to in order for our blogs/websites, and if there was something I was a little confused about, he was always there to guide me along the way with blogging. He was a fantastic and joyful blogging friend who guided us all along the right tracks, and I thank him for it. He will be sadly missed, but I will never forget all of the good things Ajay has done for all of us. We will miss you ever so dearly Ajay, we will never forget you. Your legacy lives on.

Before results day arrived, I did a review based on Whitaker Trebella’s flawless and classical masterpiece, Pivvot, which was recently released on Steam, and since the game saw its release internationally last year, it has become available for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows, Linux, the Humble Store and now Steam.

On the 21st August, I was like an absolute bag of nerves and cried because I was worried about what results I might get, though my nerves and tears were out of the window when I opened my results envelope to find I actually passed most of the exams I worked so hard on, though I was just 1 mark off a C in Maths, but hopefully it could be re-marked, but this day was a wonderful day for me, as all of that hard work for the subjects I passed in finally paid off, and I was able to secure my place at Croydon College.

In the few days leading up to today, the final day of August, I updated all of you with the latest and new information based on my second book: “A Year in Photography”, in which the article would talk about certain things I have included in this book, and what the design of the front cover looked like before and after. This book is the biggest book yet, containing well over 50-60 pages, and is more like a lookback, but also feels more like as if it has been crafted as a yearbook, given the final design of the front cover.

To mark the end of August, I wanted to notify you all that the book is virtually complete, and will be available for free download tomorrow evening at 6:00PM via a Dropbox link, which will be hyperlinked as a button.

Also, there are some small changes being made to this blog, such as the book buttons, and over the next couple of weeks, I will be looking to make some more additions to the social buttons, as there are currently 6 buttons on this blog, so hopefully the widgets will have a small refresh to blend in for the rest of this year.

For now, thanks for such an amazing August, and I’ll try my best to post some articles over the course of September. College will be a fresh start for me, and workloads are set to increase double the amount I used to do, but I’ll do my absolute best to try and get in a few articles as much as I can.

Thanks for such a wonderful August, and thanks also for viewing the final article for August :-).

Alex Smithson

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