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PHOTOS: Gold medal winners on Day 2 of the CWG

July 26, 2014 12:24 IST

PHOTOS: Gold medal winners on Day 2 of the CWG

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Beijing Olympics champion Abhinav Bindra was a distinct class above the rest of the field as he won his first individual gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Friday.

The 31-year-old former World and Olympic champion aggregated 205.3 points to win the men's 10m air rifle event by a commanding margin of 3.2 points, at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre, and pick his first individual gold medal at a Commonwealth Games, having won a pairs gold in Manchester (2002), Melbourne (2006) and Delhi fours years ago.

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Image: Abhinav Bindra
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Scotland’s Daniel Wallace delighted the host nation with a sensational victory in the 400 metres individual medley and England claimed their first gold medals in the pool at the Commonwealth Games on Friday.

The 21-year-old Wallace, who trained with multiple Olympic gold medal winner Ryan Lochte during his swimming scholarship at the University of Florida, burst through with 50 metres remaining.

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Image: Gold medallist Daniel Wallace of Scotland poses
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England’s Ben Proud kick-started the session with a surprise victory in the 50 metres butterfly before Chris Walker-Hebborn ensured England enjoyed double success when he won the 100 metres backstroke in a Games record time of 53.12 seconds.

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Image: Gold medallist Benjamin Proud, centre, of England poses
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Australia also enjoyed a successful night in the pool with Fraser-Holmes beating compatriot Cameron McEvoy in a nip-and-tuck 200 metres freestyle race, while Leiston Pickett successfully defended the 50 metres breaststroke title she won in Delhi four years ago.

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Image: Thomas Fraser-Holmes of Australia celebrates winning the gold medal
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Canada’s Katerine Savard broke a Games record in the women's 100 metres butterfly before Australia finished off proceedings with gold in the 4 x 100m freestyle relay thanks to Tommaso D’Orsogna, Matt Abood, James Magnussen and McEvoy.

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Image: Gold medallist Katerine Savard of Canada wipes away tears
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Joanna Roswell added a first Commonwealth Games title to Olympic team gold with a dominant ride in the 3,000m individual pursuit on Friday but England colleague Jason Kenny had to settle for silver.

Roswell, who won a team pursuit gold at London 2012, beat Australian Annette Edmondson by more than three seconds with a time of three minutes 31.615 seconds.

The 26-year-old Kenny, a triple Olympic sprint champion, lost 2-1 in the three-race final to the powerful New Zealander Sam Webster in a cat and mouse race at the Chris Hoy Velodrome.

It was his second Games silver, the other coming in the team pursuit on Thursday.


Image: Joanna Rowsell of England poses with her Gold medal
Photographs: Clive Rose/Getty Images

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