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Commonwealth Games 2014: Day 9 Results, Updated Medal Table and Glasgow Schedule

Usain Bolt of Jamaica crosses the finish line during the first round 4x100m relay at Hampden Park Stadium during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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Gianni VerschuerenFeatured Columnist IVJune 22, 2016

Friday's 2014 Commonwealth Games action saw star sprinter Usain Bolt run his very first race of the year, the highlight of what was another phenomenal day of sporting events in Glasgow, Scotland.

A 16-year-old equaled a feat no female athlete had achieved in 84 years, England continued its great run at the top of the medal table and a team that only trained three times managed to secure a sensational silver medal in what was a wacky Day 9 of competition.

Here's the full list for every medal won on Friday:

CG: Full Medal Table for Friday, August 1
SportEventGoldSilverBronze
AthleticsMen's 3000m SteepleJonathan Ndiku (KEN)Jairus Birech (KEN)Ezekiel kemboi Cheboi (KEN)
AthleticsMen's 10.000mMoses Kipsiro (UGA)Josphat kipkoech Bett (KEN)Cameron Levins (CAN)
AthleticsMen's Pole VaultSteven Lewis 5ENG)Luke Cutts (ENG)Shawnacy Barber (CAN)
AthleticsWomen's 800mEunice jepkoech Sum (KEN)Lynsey Sharp (SCO)Winnie Nanyondo (UGA)
AthleticsWomen's 100m HurdlesSally Pearson (AUS)Tiffany Porter (ENG)Angela Whyte (CAN)
AthleticsWomen's DiscusDani Samuels (AUS)Seema Punia (IND)Jade Lally (ENG)
AthleticsWomen's High JumpEleanor Patterson (AUS)Isobel Pooley (ENG)Levern Spencer (STL)
DivingMen's 3m SynhcroJack Laugher, Chris Mears (ENG)Matthew Mitcham, Grant Nel (AUS)Nick Robinson-Baker, Freddie Woodward (ENG)
DivingMen's 10m SynchroDomonic Bedggood, Matthew Mitcham (AUS)Tom Daley, James Denny (ENG)/
DivingWomen's 1m SpringboardJennifer Abel (CAN)Maddison Keeney (AUS)Esther Qin (AUS)
GymnasticsMen's Horizontal BarsNile Wilson (ENG)Kristian Thomas (ENG)Kevin Lytwyn (CAN)
GymnasticsMen's Parallel BarsDaniel Purvis (SCO)Nile Wilson (ENG)Max Whitlock (ENG)
GymnasticsMen's VaultScott Morgan (CAN)Kristian Thomas (ENG)Wah Toon Hoe (SIN)
GymnasticsWomen's BeamElsabeth Black (CAN)Mary Anne Monckton (AUS)Georgina Hockenhull (WAL)
GymnasticsWomen's FloorClaudia Fragapane (ENG)Lauren Mitchell (AUS)Elsabeth Black (CAN)
Lawn BowlsMen's SinglesDarren Burnett (SCO)Ryan Bester (CAN)Aron Sherriff (AUS)
Lawn BowlsMen's FoursScotlandEnglandAustralia
Lawn BowlsWomen's PairsSouth AfricaEnglandNorthern Ireland
Table TennisMen's DoublesNing Gao, Hu Li (SIN)Sharath Kamal Ashanta, Amalraj Anthony Arputharaj (IND)Zi Yang, Jian Zhang (SIN)
Table TennisWomen's SinglesTianwei Feng (SIN)Mengyu Yu (SIN)Ye Lin (Sing)
BBC

And here's the updated medal tracker:

Medal Tracker
RankCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1England484943140
2Australia404044124
3Canada30143175
4Scotland17141849
5India13231551
6New Zealand13111539
7South Africa12101638
8Kenya78419
9Nigeria761427
10Jamaica74718
BBC

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

 

Claudia Fragapane Takes Historic 4th Gold Medal

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 01:  Gold medalist Claudia Fragapane of England competes during the Women's Floor Final at SSE Hydro during day nine of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 1, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty I
Julian Finney/Getty Images

The gymnast became the first English woman to win four Commonwealth Games gold medals in a single edition since swimmer Joyce Cooper achieved the feat in 1930.

After winning the vault, all-around and team competitions earlier this week, Fragapane concluded her phenomenal Games with the gold in the floor competition on Saturday.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 01:  Gold medalist Claudia Fragapane of England competes during the Women's Floor Final at SSE Hydro during day nine of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 1, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty I
Julian Finney/Getty Images

They say you can get used to winning, but you don't become the first woman to take four golds in 84 years every day. Speaking to BBC Sport, Fragapane was understandably overwhelmed by the circumstances.

"I'm speechless I'm the most-decorated English woman at the Games in 84 years. It's incredible," she said.

Fencer Bill Hoskyns and shooter Mick Gault join the pair as the only four English competitors to win four gold medals in the same Games.

Former Olympian Matthew Pinsent was in awe of the performance of his compatriot:

BBC Sport's Ollie Williams is very excited for her future:

At the tender age of 16, Fragapane still has time to improve her routine, and the young athlete could be a serious contender for a medal at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

 

Tom Daley and James Denny Win Silver on Last Dive

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 01:  Tom Daley and Denny James of England compete in the Men's Synchronised 10m Platform Final at Royal Commonwealth Pool during day nine of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on August 1, 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland.  (Photo
Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

The English duo entered the last round of the four-nation competition in last place but scored 95.46 on their final dive to take the silver with a final score of 399.36.

Australian duo Domonic Bedggood and Matthew Mitcham did just enough to secure the gold, beating the English pair by 0.18 points.

Tom Daley and James Denny had never competed together in the past and only decided to enter the contest days ago, and their performance at the 2014 Commonwealth Games has to make them feel good about their chances in the future. Daley certainly sees it that way, as he told BBC Sport:

We didn't know what to expect. We only started training for the first time last Friday and have only had three sessions, so I am really happy with the way it went.

For the last dive I said 'give it everything because anything can happen'. We managed to do it and James did a great job. Considering we went to nearly 400 points with just one good dive I think we will go into the European Championships and enter the synchronised.

With a bit more training under our belts we could go quite far.

The final dive, via BBC Radio 5 Live, was executed to perfection:

Daley and Denny only teamed up to replace the English pair of Matty Lee and Daniel Goodfellow, but if their performance at the Commonwealth Games is any indication, these two could go on to do great things together.

 

Bolt Powers Jamaica Into 4x100-Metres Final

Scott Heppell/Associated Press

Jamaica's win in the second 4x100-metre heat was anything but routine, as the team had a lot of ground to cover after a poor start from Kimmari Roach. Nickel Ashmeade ran a phenomenal final turn, however, and Bolt easily closed the deal for the Jamaicans.

The 27-year-old superstar hardly broke a sweat as Jamaica defeated Nigeria and Australia in a time of 38.99.

BBC Radio 5 Live's Laura Harmes shared this great image of Bolt's performance in the final straight, showing the gap he still had to make up on the Nigerian team:

Bolt's presence at the 2014 Commonwealth Games has caused some friction, with the majority of fans and analysts seeing the superstar as a massive asset for the event but some questioning how he's allowed to overshadow some of the other athletes.

The man himself has been nothing but class (unless you believe this report from The London Times' Katie Gibbons, a report Bolt vehemently denies), as usual, and his post-race interview reflected that, per BBC Sport Scotland:

Roach was initially blasted on social media for jeopardising Jamaica's chances at the final, but as reported by BBC Sport, the runner pulled a muscle during the opening 100 metres:

The message on social media quickly changed, with Roach receiving plenty of plaudits for completing his run and giving his teammates a chance.

Jamaica will be without Roach for Saturday's final, however, and the competition looked very strong on Friday. The three top teams in the first heat all finished faster than the Jamaicans did, and England looked excellent in its heat as well.

 

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