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Commonwealth Games 2014: Day 8 Results, Updated Medal Table and Glasgow Schedule

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 31:  (L-R) Bronze medalist Jason Livermore of Jamaica, gold medalist Rasheed Dwyer of Jamaica and silver medalist Warren Weir of Jamaica cross the line in the Men's 200 metres Final at Hampden Park during day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 31, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
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Stuart NewmanFeatured ColumnistJuly 31, 2014

We were treated to golds galore at the Commonwealth Games on Day 8, with 25 sets of medals going up for grabs on a dramatic day in Glasgow, Scotland.

It looked for all the world as if Day 7’s thrilling action wasn’t going to be topped, but it’s safe to say that Thursday kept the Commonwealth crowd on the edge of their seats for the duration.

Here, we take a look at who emerged victorious across all of Day 8’s medal events and analyse the key stories of the day.

2014 Commonwealth Games Medal Tracker: Day 8
AthleticsMen's 200mRasheed Dwyer (JAM)Warren Weir (JAM)Jason Livermore (JAM)
AthleticsMen's 400m HurdlesCornel Fredericks (RSA)Jehue Gordon (TRI)Jeffery Gibson (BAH)
AthleticsMen's 800mNijel Amos (BOT)David Rudisha (KEN)Andre Oliver (RSA)
AthleticsMen's Para-Sport 1500m - T54David Weir (ENG)Kurt Fearnley (AUS)Alex Dupont (CAN)
AthleticsMen's DiscusVikas Shive Gowda (IND)Apostolos Parellis (CYP)Jason Morgan (JAM)
AthleticsWomen's 200mBlessing Okagbare (NIG)Jodie Williams (ENG)Bianca Williams (ENG)
AthleticsWomen's 400m HurdlesKaliese Spencer (JAM)Eilidh Child (SCO)Janieve Russell (JAM)
AthleticsWomen's Para-Sport 1500m - T54Angela Ballard (AUS)Diane Roy (CAN)Jade Jones (ENG)
AthleticsWomen's Long JumpEse Brume (NIG)Jazmin Sawyers (ENG)Christabel Nettey (CAN)
BowlsWomen's TriplesEnglandAustraliaSouth Africa
BowlsOpen Triples B6/B7/B8South AfricaNew ZealandEngland
CyclingMen's Individual Time TrialAlex Dowsett (ENG)Rohan Dennis (AUS)Geraint Thomas (WAL)
CyclingWomen's Individual Time TrialLinda Villumsen (NZ)Emma Pooley (ENG)Katrin Garfoot (AUS)
DivingMen's 3m SpringboardOoi Tze Liang (MAL)Jack Laugher (ENG)Oliver Dingley (ENG)
DivingWomen's 10m PlatformMeaghan Benfeito (CAN)Pandelela Rinong Pamg (MAL)Roseline Filion (CAN)
GymnasticsMen's FloorMax Whitlock (ENG)Scott Morgan (CAN)David Bishop (NZE)
GymnasticsMen's Pommel HorseDaniel Keatings (SCO)Max Whitlock (ENG)Louis Smith (ENG)
GymnasticsArtistic Men's RingsScott Morgan (CAN)Kevin Lytwyn (CAN)Daniel Purvis (SCO)
GymnasticsWomen's Uneven BarsRebecca Downie (ENG)Larrissa Miller (AUS)Ruby Harrold (ENG)
GymnasticsWomen's VaultClaudia Fragapane (ENG)Elsabeth Black (CAN)Dipa Karmakar (IND)
WeightliftingMen's +105kgGeorge Kobaladze (CAN)Itte Detenamo (NAU)Doman Kelly (AUS)
WrestlingMen's Freestyle 65kgYogeshwar Dutt (IND)Jevon Balfour (CAN)Sampson Clarkson (NIG) and Alex Gladkov (SCO)
WrestlingMen's Freestyle 86kgTamerlan Tagziev (CAN)Andrew Dick (NIG)Pawan Kumar (IND) and Armando Hietbrink (RSA)
WrestlingWomen's Freestyle 55kgBabita Kumari (IND)Brittanee Lavedure (CAN)Louisa Porogovska (ENG) and Ifeoma Nwoye (NIG)
WrestlingWomen's Freestyle 63kgDanielle Lappage (CAN)Geetika Jakhar (IND)Blandine Metala Epanga (CAM) and Blessing Oborududu (NIG)
BBC Sport
2014 Commonwealth Games Medal Table
6New Zealand13111539
7South Africa11101536
BBC Sport


Jamaica Dominate Podium in 200-metre Final

No Usain Bolt, no Yohan Blake, but Jamaica were at it again in the sprints on Thursday, as BBC Sport revealed:

Rasheed Dwyer crossed the line first, edging out fellow countrymen Warren Weir and Jason Livermore to give Jamaica the 1-2-3.

Though it was a tight race, Dwyer never looked like surrendering his lead as the pack came around the bend, going on to chalk up a time of 20.14 seconds.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 31:  (L-R) Silver medalist Warren Weir of Jamaica,  Bronze medalist Jason Livermore of Jamaica and Gold medalist Rasheed Dwyer of Jamaica celebrate after the Men's 200 metres Final at Hampden Park during day eight of the Glasgow 2
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It was a textbook strong performance from the 25-year-old, and former athlete Darren Campbell sung his praises on BBC Radio 5 live following the race—via BBC Sport:

"The Jamaican men were looking for a clean sweep and they've got it in the 200 metres. Rasheed Dwyer came off the bend well, got into his rangy stride and just had enough to pull ahead of Warren Weir and there was no real response."

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 31:  (L-R) Danny Talbot of England, Bronze medalist Jason Livermore of Jamaica, Gold medalist Rasheed Dwyer of Jamaica and Silver medalist Warren Weir of Jamaica sprint to the line in the Men's 200 metres Final at Hampden Park dur
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Dwyer himself then spoke to BBC Sport, praising his compatriots while looking ahead to the future:

"It's a wonderful feeling to get a 1-2-3 for Jamaica. Hopefully this is a stepping stone for me to greater things."

Though Bolt and Blake will return to the Olympic Games in 2016, if Dwyer’s progression continues he’ll be right up there fighting for medals with them as Jamaica’s sprint dominance continues.


England Gymnasts Show Bottle

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 31:  Max Whitlock of England competes in the Men's Pommel Horse Final at SSE Hydro during day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 31, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Team England enjoyed a good day in gymnastics on Day 8, with Max Whitlock and Claudia Fragapane adding to their individual gold-medal hauls in style.

Both stars took gold in the all-round and team competitions, before Whitlock won the men’s floor and Fragapane claimed vault success on Thursday for respective gold-medal hat-tricks.

Whitlock then went on to add the pommel horse silver to his tally, beating London 2012 hero Louis Smith in the process.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 31:  Gold medalist Daniel Keatings of Scotland poses with silver medalist Max Whitlock (L) of England and bronze medalist Louis Smith of England during the medal ceremony for the Men's Pommel Horse Final at SSE Hydro during day ei
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The 21-year-old took to Twitter after receiving his medals and reflected on yet another fine day in the office:

He has a chance for more glory on Day 9, too, with the parallel bars final coming up, and he looked ahead to a possible fourth gold medal while talking with BBC Sport:

"I'm really happy with floor and pommel. They have done really well for me. I'm starting to feel a bit tired now but I'm going to focus on that p-bars final."

Gymnastics has been kind to Team England’s medal total in Glasgow so far, and with several chances for glory on Friday, their tally could prove to get even better.


Child Gives Hosts Something to Cheer

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 31:  Silver medallist Eilidh Child of Scotland on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women’s 400 metre hurdles at Hampden Park during day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 31, 2014 in Glasgow, United K
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Scotland’s Eilidh Child produced a stunning performance to claim the women’s 400-metre hurdles silver on Day 8, crossing narrowly behind Jamaica’s Kaliese Spencer.

Roared on by an electric crowd, Child crossed the line in 55.02 seconds at Hampden Park, just 0.92 seconds behind Spencer.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 31:  Kaliese Spencer of Jamaica (3R) clears the final hurdle ahead of Eilidh Child of Scotland (2L) in the Women's 400 metres hurdles final at Hampden Park during day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 31, 2014 i
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The atmosphere was absolutely phenomenal as the Scot worked her way around, giving her the edge over Jamaican Janieve Russell, who claimed the bronze medal.

The noise levels in Hampden Park reached a fever pitch, and Olympic champion cyclist Sir Chris Hoy commented on just how vocal the crowd were for Child:

Though she was pushed around the track by the pure passion of fans, her initial feeling upon crossing the line was one of relief—per BBC Sport:

The first emotion is relief. It's been a nervous couple of days and I wanted to execute the race well. I felt I did that and I'm delighted to come away with a medal, I'm over the moon. I just can't put it into words at the moment. As soon as I crossed the finish line I knew I'd done it.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 31:  Eilidh Child of Scotland celebrates winning silver in the Women's 400 metres hurdles final at Hampden Park during day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 31, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Paul G
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Child can add Thursday’s silver to the one she claimed in Delhi four years ago, and based on such form, who’s to say that she can’t go one better in the 2016 Olympics?

Friday sees another 20 gold medals go up for grabs in Glasgow, with athletics once again set to dominate the headlines with seven on offer.

There are also medal finals in diving, gymnastics, lawn bowls and table tennis, as the 2014 Commonwealth Games continues to keep us glued to our screens.

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