Commonwealth Games 2014: Day 4 Results, Updated Medal Table and Glasgow Schedule

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Commonwealth Games 2014: Day 4 Results, Updated Medal Table and Glasgow Schedule
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Day 4 of the 2014 Commonwealth Games saw the track-and-field athletes trot out for the first time and the conclusion of the popular Rugby Sevens tournament, giving fans in Glasgow plenty to look forward to.

Sunday's action was full of surprises. Several athletes set new benchmarks, and one team ended one of the event's most impressive undefeated streaks. With 24 gold medals available, the action was once again fast and furious.     

Here's the list of every medal won on Sunday:

2014 Commonwealth Games Medal Tracker: Day 4
Sport Event Gold Silver Bronze
Athletics Men's Marathon Michael Shelley (AUS) Stephen Chemlany (KEN) Abraham Kiplimo (UGA)
Athletics Women's Marathon Flomena cheyech Daniel (KEN) Caroline Kilel (KEN) Jess Trengove (AUS)
Athletics Men's 5000m Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku (KEN) Isiah Kiplangat Koech (KEN) Zane Robertson (NZ)
Athletics Women's Long Jump T37/38 Jodi Elkington (AUS) Bethy Woodward (ENG) Johanna Benson (NAM)
Cycling Men's Keirin Matthew Glaetzer (AUS) Sam Webster (NZ) Mohd Azizulhasni Awang (MAL)
Cycling Men's 20km Scratch Shane Archbold (NZ) Glenn P O'Shea (AUS) Remi Pelletier (CAN)
Cycling Women's Sprint Stephanie Morton (AUS) Anna Meares (AUS) Jess Varnish (ENG)
Cycling Women's 25km Points Laura Trott (ENG) Elinor Barker (WAL) Katie Archibald (SCO)
Cycling Women's Time Trial B2 Sophie Thornhill (ENG) Aileen McGlynn (SCO) Brandie O'Connor (AUS)
Lawn Bowls Women's Singles Jo Edwards (NZ) Natalie Melmore (ENG) Colleen Piketh (SA)
Lawn Bowls Women's Fours South Africa Malaysia New Zealand
Rugby Sevens / South Africa New Zealand Australia
Shooting Men's Double Trap Steven Scott (ENG) Matthew French (ENG) Asab Mohd (IND)
Shooting Women's DoubleTrap Charlotte Kerwood (ENG) Shreyasi Singh (IND) Rachel Parish (ENG)
Swimming Men's 100m Free James Magnussen (AUS) Cameron Mcevoy (AUS) Tommaso D'Orsogna (AUS)
Swimming Men's 50m Back Ben Treffers (AUS) Mitch Larkin (AUS) Liam Tancock (ENG)
Swimming Men's 4x200m Free Relay Australia Scotland South Africa
Swimming Women's 200m Back Belinda Hocking (AUS) Emily Seebohm (AUS) Hilary Caldwell (CAN)
Swimming Women's 50m Fly Francesca Halsall (ENG) Arianna Vanderpool Wallace (BAH) Brittany Elmslie (AUS)
Swimming Women's 200m Medley Siobhan O'Conner (ENG) Alicia Coutts (AUS) Hannah Miley (SCO)
Swimming Women's 100m SB9 Breast Sophie Pascoe (NZ) Madeleine Scott (AUS) Erraid Davies (SCO)
Table Tennis Women's Team Singapore Malaysia Australia
Weight Lifting Women's 63kg Olauwatoyin Adesanmi (NIG) Obioma Okoli (NIG) Punam Yadav (IND)
Weight Lifting Men's 77kg Sathish Sivalingam (IND) Ravi Katulu (IND) Francois Etoundi (AUS)

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And here's the updated medal tracker, which saw a change at the top of the board:

Medal Tracker
Rank Country Gold Siler Bronze Total
1 Australia 26 21 26 73
2 England 23 17 17 57
3 Scotland 11 8 11 30
4 Canada 7 3 8 18
5 India 6 9 7 22
6 New Zealand 6 5 10 21
7 South Africa 5 5 8 18
8 Wales 2 8 8 18
9 Nigeria 2 3 1 6
10 Kenya 2 3 0 5

BBC

For the full list, visit BBC.com by clicking here.

 

Laura Trott Overcomes Kidney Infection to Take the Gold

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What do you do when you're a world-class cyclist who is so ill you can't eat properly and fail to qualify for the individual pursuit? Why, take the gold medal in the sprint, of course.

Olympic champion Laura Trott tied Wales' Elinor Barker on points on Sunday, winning the race on the final-sprint tiebreaker. Trailing by more than a length coming out of the final turn, Trott timed her jump perfectly to finish just ahead of Barker, good enough for the gold.

The 22-year-old was ecstatic at the result, although she couldn't hide her disdain for porridge in an interview with BBC Radio 5 live (h/t to BBC Sport):

I can't believe it. I felt so bad at times and I'm so glad. I'm not even 100%, I've not eaten properly for the last two days and I've been living off porridge. I'm not a porridge fan. It's right up there with the Olympics. To pull it off at the end was great.

BBC Wales' Gareth Rhys Owen knows the three finalists go well beyond the track:

It was a good day for the English cycling team, as Jess Varnish, Helen Scott and Sophie Thornhill also medaled on Sunday. Trott's gold took the spotlight, however, and it was one she sorely needed following her disappointing results during the 2014 Commonwealth Games so far.

 

13-year-old Erraid Davies Wins Bronze for Scotland

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The teenager from Shetland became Scotland's youngest ever competitor at the start of the Games and justified her selection on Sunday, finishing third in the women's SB9 100-metre breaststroke final.

BBC Sport Scotland shared this photo of the youngster, a shot that should surely make all of her classmates jealous:

Team Scotland got in on the action, and when you see her standing next to her competitors, you start to understand just how sensational her performance was:

Teenagers as young as Davies don't normally win medals, and when they do, it's not in an event as physically demanding as swimming. The Scottish youngster has an incredibly bright future ahead of her, and a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games is not a bad place to start at all.

Davies told BBC Sport she could hear the fiery home crowd in the final 25 metres, acknowledging she didn't yet know how she's going to celebrate her medal with her parents:

"I'm really happy. It's another PB and I could really hear the crowd in the last 25m. Mum and Dad are here to watch and I'm not sure what we'll do to celebrate later."

After becoming Scotland's youngest-ever medal winner at the event, it's safe to say those celebrations will go beyond having some ice cream.

 

South Africa Hand New Zealand First-Ever Commonwealth Games Loss in Rugby Sevens

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Everyone knew this day would come, but few would have expected it to happen this soon. On Sunday, the All Blacks suffered their very first Rugby Sevens loss in Commonwealth Games history, losing 17-12 to South Africa.

New Zealand hadn't looked like their usual, dominant selves and nearly blew a 19-point-lead against hosts Scotland earlier in the tournament, and South Africa made them pay for their mental errors in the final.

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The All Blacks took the lead through Sherwin Stowers but once again ran into a yellow card, as Bryce Heem was sin-binned in the first half. South Africa took their time finding the equaliser but scored just before half-time through Seabelo Senatla, and the winger added to his tally early in the second half. 

Cecil Afrika took advantage of some sloppy play to make it 17-7, and a late try from Joe Webber wasn't enough to prevent his team's first loss at the event.

South Africa's sporting federation was more than just proud of its team:

Rugby Sevens will make its debut at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, and the fact a team other than New Zealand will be going as Commonwealth champions can only help enhance its appeal.

This year's tournament once again showed why the game is so easy to follow for casual fans, with its fast-paced action, and the sport looks like it should be a massive hit in Rio de Janeiro.

The 2014 Commonwealth Games will continue on Monday, with medal events in athletics, badminton, bowls, shooting, squash, swimming, table tennis and weight lifting.  

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