Commonwealth Games 2014: Day 3 Results, Updated Medal Table and Glasgow Schedule

Gianni VerschuerenFeatured ColumnistJuly 26, 2014

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 26:  Athlete Usain Bolt of Jamaica responds to a question as he attends a press conference and photocall at the Main Press Centre (MPC) during day three of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 26, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
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The competition really heated up on the third day of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, with athletes from all over the world competing for 29 total gold medals.

Saturday's action saw a number of significant upsets and one athlete positioning himself to make Commonwealth Games history. With medals available in eight sports, the third day of competition was the busiest we've seen yet.

Here's the full list of every medal won on Saturday:

2014 Commonwealth Games Medal Tracker: Day 3
SportEventGoldSilverBronze
CyclingMen's 1000m Time TrialScott Sunderland (AUS)Simon van Velthooven (NZ)Matthew Archibald
CyclingMen's Point RaceThomas Scully (NZ)Peter Kennaugh (IoM)Aaron Gate (NZ)
CyclingMen's Sprint B TandemNeil Fachie (SCO)Kieran Modra (AUS)Paul Kennedy (AUS)
CyclingWomen's ScratchAnnette Edmondson (AUS)Amy Cure (AUS)Elinor Barker (WAL)
GymnasticsRhythmic ApparatusPatricia Bezzoubenko (CAN)Francesca Jones (WAL)Themida Christodoulidou (CYP)
JudoMen's -90kgZack Piontek (SA)Matthew Purssey (SCO)Gary Hall (ENG)/Andrew Burns (SCO)
JudoMen's -100kgEuan Burton (SCO)Shah Hussain Shah (PAK)Jason Coster (NZ)/Tim Slyfield (NZ)
JudoMen's +100kgChristopher Sherrington (SCO)Ruan Snyman (SA)Jake Andrewartha (AUS/MArk Shaw (WAL
JudoWomen's -78kgNatalie Powell (WAL)Gemma Gibbons (ENG)Ana Laura Portuondo (CAN)/Hortense Mballa Atanga (CAM)
JudoWomen's +78kgSarah Adlington (SCO)Jodie Myers (ENG)Rajwinder Kaur (IND)/Annabelle Laprovidence (MAU)
Lawn BowlsMixed Pairs B2/B3South AfricaScotlandAustralia
ShootingMen's SkeetGeorgios Achilleos (CYP)Drew Christie (SCO)Rory Warlow (ENG)
Shooting10m Air PistolDaniel Repacholi (AUS)Prakash Nanjappa (IND)Michael Gault (ENG)
ShootingWomen's 10m Air RifleApurvi Chandela (IND)Ayonika Paul (IND)Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi (MAL)
ShootingWomen's 25m PistolRahi Sarnobat (IND)Anisa Sayyed (IND)Lalita Yauhleuskaya (AUS)
ShootingQueen's Prize PairEnglandCanadaScotland
SwimmingMen's 100m BreastAdam Peaty (ENG)Cameron van der Burgh (SA)Ross Murdoch (SCO)
SwimmingMen's 200m FlyChad le Clos (SA)Grant Irvine (AUS)Sebastien Rousseau (SA)
SwimmingMen's 200m Free S14Daniel Fox (AUS)Thomas Hamer (ENG)Jack Thomas (WAL)
SwimmingWomen's 50m FreeFrancesca Halsall (ENG)Cate Campbell (AUS)Bronte Campbell (AUS)
SwimmingWomen's 100m BackEmily Seebohm (AUS)Georgia Davies (WAL)Belinda Hocking (AUS)
SwimmingWomen's 200m BreastTaylor Mckeown (AUS)Sally Hunter (AUS)Molly Renshwa (ENG)
SwimmingWomen's 4x200m FreeAustraliaCanadaEngland
TriathlonTeam RelayEnglandSouth AfricaAustralia
WeightliftingWomen's 58kgZoe Smith (ENG)Ndidi Winifred (NIG)Michaela Breeze (WAL)
WeightliftingMen's 69kgMohd Hafif Mansor (MAL)Yinka Ayenuwa (NIG)Omkar Otari (IND)
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And the medal tracker for every nation participating in the 2014 Commonwealth Games:

Medal Tracker
RankCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Australia17141950
2England17141445
3Scotland116825
4Canada73616
5India57517
6South Africa35614
7New Zealand32712
8Wales27817
9Cyrpus2125
10Malaysia1236
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For the full list, visit Glasgow2014.com by clicking here.

 

Fran Halsall Claims Shock Win in 50 metres Freestyle

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 26:  Gold medallist Francesca Halsall of England stands on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's 50m Freestyle Final at Tollcross International Swimming Centre during day three of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
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The 24-year-old saw off a strong challenge from Australian sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell, finishing in a time of 23.96 seconds to claim the gold. Halsall's time was the fastest recorded all year and set a new Commonwealth Games record.

Halsall has struggled in competition since the 2012 Olympics in London, and she told BBC Sport she "felt sick" during the final on Saturday:

I felt sick before because I knew it was going well and I had more in the tank. Sometimes I can try too hard but I upped my weight and got stronger and that's definitely paid off. I'm so happy.

Halsall gave the English swimming team their third gold medal, joining Ben Proud and Chris Walker-Hebborn as winners in their respective discipline (Adam Peaty would later add a fourth). The performance of the English swimmers at the 2014 Commonwealth Games is a nice surprise, as the event is usually dominated by the Australians.

ABC's Gerard Whateley turned into a poet describing Halsall's performance:

Halsall wasn't done, setting a second new Commonwealth Games record in the 50 metres butterfly semi-final with a time of 25.36. She will be the strong favourite going into Sunday's final, with a chance to collect her second gold medal and complete a fairytale tournament.

 

Mick Gault Equals Commonwealth Medal Record

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The veteran Englishman decided to come out of retirement to have one last go at the Commonwealth Games and took the bronze medal in the 10 metres air pistol on Saturday, equaling the record of 18 set by Australian shooter Phillip Adams.

Gault will compete in Monday's 50 metres air pistol competition, giving him a chance to become sole owner of the record. Speaking to BBC Sport, the 60-year-old hardly sounded like someone who just came out of retirement:

"It didn't matter what colour it wasI've got the 18 medals now. It's job done. It's a weight off my shoulders and I can 'chillax'."

MP George Freeman was one of many to congratulate Gault:

The grandfather from Norfolk has never won a Commonwealth medal in the 50 metres air pistol discipline, so Monday's event could present Gault with the perfect ending to a long and fruitful career.

 

Usain Bolt Confirms He'll Run in 4x100-metre Relay

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The fastest man on Earth will compete in his very first Commonwealth Games in 2014, and there was plenty of speculation regarding the events he would participate in as he is yet to run competitively this season.

Bolt told the BBC's Tom Fordyce his foot injury is completely healed, and that he plans on running on Jamaica's 4x100-metre relay team:

I will be running in the heats. I need the runs really. I need to get it going. I am here to run. I don't see why else I would travel to Glasgow. The injury has completely gone.

I have done a lot of training over this past month. I have been really pushing myself and I am in pretty good shape, but I am not yet in running shape hence why I am running the heats, just to get a few runs in.

Bolt is arguably the biggest star competing in this year's Commonwealth Games, and the news he'll be running in the relay event will only add to the event's exposure. One of the most popular athletes on the planet, Bolt will attract crowds most of the other competitors can only dream of.

Even athletes competing in completely different sports are in awe of the man, like New Zealand's Anita Punt, of the hockey team:

Football analyst Gary Lineker also (jokingly) got in on the action:

Glasgow 2014 doesn't need Bolt to be at his very best, but they do need him to impress. This year's Commonwealth Games have run incredibly smoothly so far, and the organisation deserves a lot of credit.

If Bolt steals the headlines like everyone expects him to, the event will be opened up to a much larger audience, ensuring all of that hard work from the event organisers doesn't go to waste. Everyone benefits from Bolt's presence—let's hope he's able to dazzle with his vintage speed.