Commonwealth Games: Scotland take three golds in three beautiful hours

Commonwealth Games: Scotland take three golds in three beautiful hours

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Hosts: Birmingham Dates: 28 July to eight August
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Scotland claimed three gold medals throughout two beautiful hours of Commonwealth Games drama.

Para-bowlers Pauline Wilson and Rosemary Lenton began the frenzy, the latter changing into Scotland’s oldest gold medallist on the age of 72.

Then, Sarah Adlington retained her +78kg judo title and have become Scotland’s first ever double judo gold medallist by beating Tulika Maan of India.

And Duncan Scott accomplished the frenzy along with his second gold of those Games.

Scotland’s most adorned Commonwealth athlete took his tally to 12 medals – three of them golds – with victory within the 200m particular person medley earlier than wrapping himself in a kilt for the ceremony.

It concluded a coruscating couple of hours, which began when Adlington’s team-mate Rachel Tytler took bronze within the -78kg class in Coventry.

It additionally added a dollop of polish to Scotland’s standing. Medals have been surprisingly bountiful, however golds vexingly uncommon.

The tally now stands at 30 in complete, with six gold, eight silver and 16 bronze simply previous the midway level, with one other three bronzes – at the very least – secured by the boxers earlier on Wednesday.

Reese Lynch, Sam Hickey and Sean Lazzerini all gained their quarter-finals in Birmingham, and can watch team-mates Lennon Mulligan, Matthew McHale and Tyler Jolly attempt to do the identical on Thursday.

Lenton and Wilson, with a mixed age of 130, have been maybe essentially the most gladdening of the successes.

The duo did not simply beat their Australian opponents, they overwhelmed them 17-5 in a dominant show, having seen off England of their semi-final. It matched the achievement of their male pairs counterparts.

“I might by no means thought we would be going dwelling with a gold medal,” Lenton informed BBC Scotland. “I hoped and prayed we’d. When it actually mattered – the semi-finals and finals – we actually turned it on, each of us.

“In a few weeks’ time, I will likely be 73, however data are there to be damaged and anyone will break that.”

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