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

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Commonwealth Games 2014: Day 3 Results, Updated Medal Table and Glasgow Schedule
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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
Sport Event Gold Silver Bronze
Cycling Men's 1000m Time Trial Scott Sunderland (AUS) Simon van Velthooven (NZ) Matthew Archibald
Cycling Men's Point Race Thomas Scully (NZ) Peter Kennaugh (IoM) Aaron Gate (NZ)
Cycling Men's Sprint B Tandem Neil Fachie (SCO) Kieran Modra (AUS) Paul Kennedy (AUS)
Cycling Women's Scratch Annette Edmondson (AUS) Amy Cure (AUS) Elinor Barker (WAL)
Gymnastics Rhythmic Apparatus Patricia Bezzoubenko (CAN) Francesca Jones (WAL) Themida Christodoulidou (CYP)
Judo Men's -90kg Zack Piontek (SA) Matthew Purssey (SCO) Gary Hall (ENG)/Andrew Burns (SCO)
Judo Men's -100kg Euan Burton (SCO) Shah Hussain Shah (PAK) Jason Coster (NZ)/Tim Slyfield (NZ)
Judo Men's +100kg Christopher Sherrington (SCO) Ruan Snyman (SA) Jake Andrewartha (AUS/MArk Shaw (WAL
Judo Women's -78kg Natalie Powell (WAL) Gemma Gibbons (ENG) Ana Laura Portuondo (CAN)/Hortense Mballa Atanga (CAM)
Judo Women's +78kg Sarah Adlington (SCO) Jodie Myers (ENG) Rajwinder Kaur (IND)/Annabelle Laprovidence (MAU)
Lawn Bowls Mixed Pairs B2/B3 South Africa Scotland Australia
Shooting Men's Skeet Georgios Achilleos (CYP) Drew Christie (SCO) Rory Warlow (ENG)
Shooting 10m Air Pistol Daniel Repacholi (AUS) Prakash Nanjappa (IND) Michael Gault (ENG)
Shooting Women's 10m Air Rifle Apurvi Chandela (IND) Ayonika Paul (IND) Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi (MAL)
Shooting Women's 25m Pistol Rahi Sarnobat (IND) Anisa Sayyed (IND) Lalita Yauhleuskaya (AUS)
Shooting Queen's Prize Pair England Canada Scotland
Swimming Men's 100m Breast Adam Peaty (ENG) Cameron van der Burgh (SA) Ross Murdoch (SCO)
Swimming Men's 200m Fly Chad le Clos (SA) Grant Irvine (AUS) Sebastien Rousseau (SA)
Swimming Men's 200m Free S14 Daniel Fox (AUS) Thomas Hamer (ENG) Jack Thomas (WAL)
Swimming Women's 50m Free Francesca Halsall (ENG) Cate Campbell (AUS) Bronte Campbell (AUS)
Swimming Women's 100m Back Emily Seebohm (AUS) Georgia Davies (WAL) Belinda Hocking (AUS)
Swimming Women's 200m Breast Taylor Mckeown (AUS) Sally Hunter (AUS) Molly Renshwa (ENG)
Swimming Women's 4x200m Free Australia Canada England
Triathlon Team Relay England South Africa Australia
Weightlifting Women's 58kg Zoe Smith (ENG) Ndidi Winifred (NIG) Michaela Breeze (WAL)
Weightlifting Men's 69kg Mohd Hafif Mansor (MAL) Yinka Ayenuwa (NIG) Omkar Otari (IND)


And the medal tracker for every nation participating in the 2014 Commonwealth Games:

Medal Tracker
Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Australia 17 14 19 50
2 England 17 14 14 45
3 Scotland 11 6 8 25
4 Canada 7 3 6 16
5 India 5 7 5 17
6 South Africa 3 5 6 14
7 New Zealand 3 2 7 12
8 Wales 2 7 8 17
9 Cyrpus 2 1 2 5
10 Malaysia 1 2 3 6

For the full list, visit by clicking here.


Fran Halsall Claims Shock Win in 50 metres Freestyle

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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.

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