Monday, July 28, 2014

Commonwealth Games – Glasgow 2014 – Part 6



Another great day for the Games – the weather played ball, as did those engaged in ball sports. The Australian Women’s Hockey team overwhelmed England 3 -0, but if England can beat Scotland on Wednesday, they will be in the semi-finals.

Alex Marshall and Paul Foster, representing Scotland in the Men’s Pairs Lawn Bowls event overpowered the Malaysians with a score of 30 -3. The Scots won gold medals in the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006.

Nicol David for Malaysia and Laura Massaro for England, battled for gold in the Women’s Squash Singles finals. Second seed Massaro, lost to the favourite, first seed David: 12 – 10, 11 – 2, 11 – 5.

Many other sports were played.

One thing that struck me was the perseverance of older competitors; those who had participated in previous Commonwealth Games.

Yesterday, Erraid Davies, a 13-year-old swimmer from Shetland, won a bronze medal for the para 100 metres breaststroke. She’s the youngest medal winner in the history of the Commonwealth Games.

As a TV spectator, I’m enjoying the spectacle, which is free of charge, with in-depth commentaries, close-ups of the action, and slow motion shots of important happenings.


England’s winning streak put to an end by Australia (Women’s Hockey)

Glasgow 2014: Scotland secure gold in men’s pairs lawn bowls

Squash at the 2014 Commonwealth Games – Women’s Singles

Erraid Davies becomes youngest ever Commonwealth Games medal winner

Commonwealth Games

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