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PHOTOS: Gold medal winners on Day 5 of the CWG

July 29, 2014 11:46 IST

PHOTOS: Gold medal winners on Day 5 of the CWG

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Indian shooters continued their dominance at the Barry Buddon Shooting Range with Jitu Rai and Gurpal Singh bagging a gold and silver respectively in the men's 50m pistol event in Glasgow on Monday.

The 26-year-old Rai, World No. 4 in the event, shot a total of 194.1 to bag his first Commonwealth Games gold on debut while Gurpal had an aggregate of 187.2 to win the silver, his first international medal. Australia's Daniel Repacholi was third.

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Image: Silver Medalist Gurpal Singh of India and Gold Medalist Jitu Rai of India celebrate on the podium during Men's 50m Pistol Shooting Final at Barry Buddon Shooting Centre during day five of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
Photographs: Francois Nel/Getty Images

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Young upstart spurs Van der Burgh to grab gold

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Olympic champion Cameron van der Burgh admitted the challenge of beating English teenager Adam Peaty fired him to victory in the 50 metres breaststroke final.

The South African, who won gold in the 100 breaststroke at the London 2012 Olympic Games, raced to gold in a Games record 26.76 seconds, beating Peaty into silver.

The result was a reverse of the 100 final on Saturday and meant the 26-year-old successfully defended the title he won in Delhi four years ago.

"I look forward to competing with Adam more often," Van der Burgh told the BBC of his 19-year-old rival.

"He's giving the old man a chase for his money. I remember the days when I was young and he's fired me up. I've been complacent in the last two years."

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Image: Gold medallist Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa gets emotional during the medal ceremony for the Men's 50m Breaststroke Final at Tollcross International Swimming Centre during day five of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
Photographs: Clive Rose/Getty Images

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Carlin hit all the right notes

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More Games records fell when Jazz Carlin hit all the right notes to become the first Welsh woman for 40 years to win a Commonwealth gold medal in the pool.

The 23-year-old stormed to victory in the 800 freestyle ahead of New Zealand’s Lauren Boyle, a former world short course champion, and Brittany MacLean of Canada in a competition-best time of eight minutes and 18.11 seconds.

Carlin is only the second woman from Wales to win a swimming gold at the Games, following Patricia Bevan who won 200 breaststroke gold in 1974 in Christchurch.

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Image: Gold medallist Jazz Carlin of Wales poses with silver medallist Lauren Boyle of New Zealand and bronze medallist Brittany Maclean of Canada during the medal ceremony for the Women's 800m Freestyle Final
Photographs: Clive Rose/Getty Images

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Australia continued their fine form

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Australia continued their fine form at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre, following 10 medals on Sunday, with a clean sweep in both the men’s 200 backstroke and women’s 100 freestyle finals.

Mitch Larkin added gold to the two backstroke silver medals he has already won in Glasgow, edging out compatriots Josh Beaver and Matson Lawson to ensure a green and gold podium.

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Image: Gold medallist Mitch Larkin of Australia poses after the medal ceremony for the Men's 200m Backstroke Final
Photographs: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

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Sisters act!

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Sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell then led the Australians in the freestyle, winning gold and silver respectively ahead of in-form Emma McKeon.

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Image: Cate Campbell, right, of Australia celebrates winning the gold medal with silver medallist and her sister Bronte Campbell
Photographs: Clive Rose/Getty Images

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Chad le Clos secures gold

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The night ended with South African Olympic 200 butterfly champion Chad le Clos securing another gold and another Commonwealth record by winning the 100 butterfly, adding to the individual gold, silver and bronze he has already won in the pool during these Games.

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Image: Chad le Clos of South Africa celebrates winning the gold medal in the Men's 100m Butterfly
Photographs: Clive Rose/Getty Images

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Bailey-Cole steps out of Bolt's shadow

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Usain Bolt's training partner Kemar Bailey-Cole took advantage of the Olympic champion's absence to coolly grab 100 metres gold at the Commonwealth Games on Monday but Veronica Campbell Brown failed to seal a Jamaican double.

With the six-time Olympic champion and world record holder Bolt only competing in the 4x100 relay after an injury-hit season, the 22-year-old Bailey-Cole seized his chance and sped to victory in a time of 10 seconds flat at Hampden Park.

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Image: Kemar Bailey-Cole of Jamaica, centre, crosses the line to win gold ahead of silver medalist Adam Gemili of England, right, in the Men's 100 metres final at Hampden Park during day five of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
Photographs: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

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It all just fell in place for Blessing Okagbare

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Campbell-Brown, cleared in February of a doping violation which had led to a suspension, was beaten by Blessing Okagbare in the women's 100 final.

The blonde Nigerian stormed to victory in a Games record 10.85 seconds ahead of Campbell-Brown and fellow Jamaican Kerron Stewart.

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Image: Blessing Okagbare of Nigeria, left, crosses the line to win gold ahead of silver medalist Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica in the Women's 100 metres final
Photographs: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

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More glory for Jamaica

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There was, however, further glory for Jamaica when O'dayne Richards scooped gold in the men's shotput while Sultana Frizell of Canada hurled herself to glory in the women's hammer.


Image: From left, Silver medalist Tom Walsh of New Zealand, gold medalist O'dayne Richards of Jamaica and bronze medalist Tim Nedow of Canada stand on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's shot put
Photographs: Julian Finney/Getty Images

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