Commonwealth Games: Thursday’s Games action

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Day eight of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow saw English gymnast Max Whitlock walk away with his third gold medal of the Commonwealth Games after winning the men’s floor event at the SSE Hydro.
He finished ahead of Canada’s Scott Morgan, who took silver with 15.133, while 14.550 gave New Zealand’s David Bishop the bronze medal. Whitlock added the top floor accolade to Tuesday’s team gold and Wednesday’s all-around title, but he missed out to Scotland’s Dan Keatings in the men’s pommel horse final in a battle of Britain’s best on the apparatus.
Brightest new all-around star Keatings, who missed the London Olympics with an ankle injury, added to this two silver medals with his first gold of the games.
Home favourite Eilidh Child had to settle for a silver medal after losing out to Kaliese Spencer in the women’s 400 metres hurdles at the Commonwealth Games. The 27-year-old, a silver medallist in 2010 and billed as Scotland’s biggest athletics star in the build-up this year’s Games, was well beaten by her Jamaican rival at a damp Hampden Park.
David Weir clinched a gold medal as he eased to victory in the men’s T53/54 1500m. The wheelchair racer, who famously claimed four golds at London 2012, burst clear in the final 300m to cruise home in 3 minutes 21.67 seconds.
England took silver and bronze in the women’s 200m as Jodie Williams and Bianca Williams trailed home Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare, with Anyika Onuora making it three England runners in the top four.
There was a surprise in the men’s 800 metres as Olympic champion and world record holder David Rudisha was beaten to the gold medal by Botswana’s Nijel Amos.

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