The XX Commonwealth Games got underway in Glasgow Scotland on Wednesday and there are already medals awarded:
Women’s Individual Triathlon: England’s Jodie Stimpson has won Gold and teammate Victoria Holland the Bronze, while Canada’s Kirsten Sweetland won the Silver.
Women’s Cycling – 500m time trial: Anna Meares of Australia took Gold while teammate Stephanie Morton won the Silver and Bronze went to England’s Jessica Varnish.
Women’s Cycling – Para-Sport Sprint B Tandem: Gold for England, Silver for Scotland and Bronze for Australia.
Men’s Individual Triathlon: Alistair Brownlee won Gold for England and his brother Jonathan Brownlee won the Silver; Bronze was taken by Richard Murray of South Africa.
Women’s Weightlifting (48kg): Sanjita Khumukcham of India won the Gold while Mirabai Mirabai Chanu Saikhom also of India won Silver with Nkechi Opara Nigeria taking Bronze.
Men’s Cycling – 4000m team pursuit: Gold for Australia, Silver for England and Bronze for New Zealand.
Men’s Cycling – Team Sprint: New Zealand wins Gold, England the Silver and Australia wins Bronze.
Glasgow – the host city of the 2014 Commonwealth Games
The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are on course to perhaps be one of the most memorable Commonwealth Games ever. 6,500 athletes and officials from 71 countries will compete in 17 sports over 11 days, from 23 July –3 August 2014. From the precision of lawn bowls to the exciting combat of wrestling and judo –from the high adrenaline of track events to the grace and beauty of gymnastics –Glasgow has set the stage for a fantastic summer of sport, as well as a massive range of cultural and arts events for everyone.
Most sports are taking place on three compact site clusters to the east, south and west of the city centre, but there are some events that are taking place outside the city; shooting at Carnoustie, Edinburgh is hosting diving and Strathclyde Country Park the triathlon.
This is the third time Scotland has hosted the Commonwealth Games, and there is always enormous public interest and support for the Games; as Games Ambassador Billy Connolly says, “Glaswegians are great partakers, support IS our sport!”
Watch the action on CBC or like both of the Facebook sites: the official Commonwealth Games page and the Glasgow 2014 page. There are also the websites: Commonwealth Games or Glasgow 2014. Follow the Games on Twitter: the Commonwealth Games and Glasgow 2014.
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