Gemili and Clegg light up Hampden

  • Last Updated: July 29 2014, 7:21 BST

A review of Monday's action at the Commonwealth Games involving the Home Nations as Adam Gemili won silver in the men's 100m.

Wales' Jazz Carlin celebrates her victory in the Women's 800m Freestyle Final
Wales' Jazz Carlin celebrates her victory in the Women's 800m Freestyle Final

England's Adam Gemili produced the run of his life to claim silver in the men's 100 metres final at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Jamaica's Kemar Bailey-Cole took advantage of the absence of training partner Usain Bolt, who is competing only in the sprint relay, to finish as a clear winner in 10 seconds flat.

But Gemili felt like a winner as he finished second in 10.10 seconds, edging ahead of Nickel Ashmeade to win the first major senior medal of his career.

Gemili dropped to his knees on the track as the big screen confirmed his placing, and he told the BBC: 'I can't believe it, this is my first time representing England. I'm so happy. This is something I'm never going to forget."

In the women's 100m, England's Asha Philip ran a personal best of 11.18secs, but was just edged out of the medals in fourth.

Libby Clegg produced a thrilling home gold medal moment on the track.

The visually impaired 24-year-old moved Scotland level with their record medal haul of 33, set in the Edinburgh Games of 1986, when she secured their first athletics gold of Glasgow 2014 in style by tearing to T11/12 100 metres victory.

Clegg and English guide Mikail Huggins, who together won silver at London 2012, crossed the line in 12.20 seconds, as the Hampden crowds roared their approval.

Sophie Hitchon claimed hammer bronze for England with a throw of 68.72 metres.

An emotional Jazz Carlin struggled with the enormity of her achievement after becoming the first Welsh woman to win a Commonwealth Games swimming gold medal for 40 years.

Carlin took apart the 800 metres freestyle field to win her country's third gold of the Games in eight minutes 18.11 seconds.

The 23-year-old provided the first of three home nations gold medals on the penultimate night of action at Tollcross.

Ollie Hynd took gold in the para-sport 200m individual medley and Yorkshire teenager Sophie Taylor came out on top in the 100m breaststroke for England.

Aimee Willmott won silver in the 200m butterfly and Adam Peaty silver in the 50m breaststroke while Adam Barrett rounded out the English medallists with bronze in the 100m butterfly.

"It is amazing," said Carlin, who next races in the 400m freestyle on Tuesday. "It has not sunk in yet. Hearing the Welsh national anthem was incredible. I was trying to sing it but I was way too emotional."

Nick Matthew retained his squash title after a feisty five-set final against England team-mate James Willstrop.

World number two Matthew triumphed 11-9 8-11 11-5 6-11 11-5 in a repeat of the final in Delhi. The Sheffield man's win completed an English sweep of the medals after Peter Barker beat India's Saurav Ghosal in the bronze medal play-off.

World champion Laura Massaro was forced to settle for the women's squash silver after losing 12-10 11-2 11-5 to long-time world number one Nicol David of Malaysia. Alison Waters missed out on a medal after going down to a 11-7 11-7 11-5 defeat to New Zealand's Joelle King in the bronze medal play-off.

Alex Marshall and Paul Foster handed Scotland bowls gold as they beat Malaysia 20-3 in the pairs final at Kelvingrove.

It took the dominant duo just 90 minutes to claim their medals as they won with three ends to spare and the win also took Scotland to 12 golds - a new Games record for the country, to which Clegg added the 13th.

Earlier in the day, Northern Ireland had seen hopes of a first gold medal at Glasgow 2014 crushed when Neil Booth's triples team fell to South Africa.

Booth and partners Paul Daly and Neil Mullholland went down to a 19-10 defeat as Bobby Donnelly, Prince Nelounde and Petrus Breitenbach collected the Rainbow Nation's sixth gold.

England had to settle for silver in the badminton team competition as defending champions Malaysia came from behind to win a tight final 3-1.

Shooter Michael Gault's bid to become the outright most successful Commonwealth athlete of all time ended when he missed out on a place in the final of the 50m air pistol.

However, Ken Parr won bronze in the men's 50m rifle prone and Caroline Povey bronze in the women's Olympic trap. Jen McIntosh was unable to retain her title in the women's 50m rifle prone but she did earn Scotland a third shooting medal with a bronze.

England took silver in the team table tennis after going down 3-1 to Singapore.

England's men and women occupied gold medal position in their gymnastics team finals at the halfway stage of the competition in the Hydro.

Schoolgirl Rebekah Tiler missed out on a debut Commonwealth Games medal when finishing fourth in the 69kg weightlifting, while Bradley Burrowes had three failures in the clean and jerk at 155kg to end his interest in the men's 85kg.

In netball, Wales won their first match in Pool B with a 47-35 victory over Barbados, while Northern Ireland also got off the mark with a 61-40 triumph over St Lucia.

England were beaten 3-0 by Australia in the women's hockey, while Scotland overcame Wales 2-0. Scotland's men had earlier also seen off their Welsh counterparts with a 4-3 victory.