Team England is celebrating after Adam Gemili took silver in the men’s 100 metre Commonwealth Games final.
He came in second after Jamaican Kemar Bailey-Cole took advantage of the absence of his training partner Usain Bolt to power to victory at Hampden Park in Glasgow.
Bailey-Cole won in 10.00 seconds, with Gemili just edging out Nickel Ashmeade to take second in 10.10 seconds.
Gemili dropped to his knees on the track as the big screen confirmed he had dipped to cross the line 0.02 seconds ahead of Ashmeade.
He told BBC Sport: ”This is my first senior medal. I’m speechless. There’s so much preparation that goes into running 10 seconds – my team put a lot of work in behind the scenes.
”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. It’s not about times today, it’s positions because the times will come. Medals are what count and this is a stepping stone now for the Europeans, Worlds and then Rio in 2016.”
Gemili’s win comes four years after Mark Lewis-Francis took silver at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010.
England now have 74 medals and are in second place behind Australia who have 87.
Earlier in the day Dan Greaves landed England’s first gold in track and field at Glasgow 2014 with victory in the F42/44 discus at Hampden Park.
There was also success for the host nation on the track when Libby Clegg secured Scotland’s first athletics gold of these Commonwealth Games with a T11/12 100 metres victory.
The visually-impaired 24-year-old and guide Mikail Huggins was roared over the line by the partisan crowd in a world-leading 12.20 seconds.
Elsewhere the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry soaked up the action at Glasgow 2014 as they watched gymnastics, boxing, hockey and swimming.
They rounded off their day by enjoying success for the home nations at Tollcross Swimming Centre where they saw Jazz Carlin win gold for Wales in the women’s 800m freestyle final.
Minutes later England’s Ollie Hynd won gold in the men’s 200m individual medley SM8.
The trio left after the medal ceremony for Hynd.
Later at Tollcross England’s Sophie Taylor won gold in the women’s 100 metres breaststroke.
Earlier in the day the royal trio watched artistic gymnastics at the Hydro where gymnasts from across the Commonwealth competed in the men’s and women’s team finals, and individual qualifying rounds.
Kate, dressed in a navy blazer, dark blue jeans and wedges, sat between William and Harry as they chatted while the crowd sang and clapped along to the Proclaimers’ I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) between the rotations.
They then walked to the nearby SECC arena where they watched the boxing action.
The royal group later visited the Glasgow National Hockey Centre, where they met members of the Australian and English teams.
Prince Harry met two Australian players who were “photo-bombed” by his grandmother last week.
Jayde Taylor was posing for a photo with team-mate Brooke Peris when t he Queen appeared in the background smiling over her shoulder.
The hockey player then posted the picture on Twitter, writing: ”Ahhh The Queen photo-bombed our selfie!!”
Taylor said: “We asked him if he would do a selfie with us so we could add it to our collection, but he said ‘I hate selfies but I will definitely do a photo with you’.”
He then posed for a photo with some of the Australian and English teams.
The photo featuring the Queen swept Twitter, being retweeted thousands of times within just an hour complete with the hashtag #queenselfie.
It was a successful day for the host nation who beat their Commonwealth Games gold medal record when a win by Alex Marshall and Paul Foster in the lawn bowls pairs final at Kelvingrove tipped the balance.
The host nation now has 13 golds, ahead of the 11 medals it won at Melbourne in 2006 and has now equalled its record of 33 medals at the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh in 1986.
A shooting bronze medal went to England’s Ken Parr at Carnoustie in the 50m rifle prone.
England’s Laura Massaro won a silver medal in the women’s squash final.
The Earl of Wessex watched the squash action but was mistakenly introduced as “Prince Andrew”.
A BBC spokeswoman said: “Commentary of our squash coverage is provided by the world feed on behalf of the Glasgow 2014 organising committee. The commentators are experienced broadcasters who regularly commentate on this sport and mistaking Prince Edward for Prince Andrew was a genuine mistake and no offence was intended.”
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- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry made their first visit to the Commonwealth Games today
- Prince William repeatedly fanned his wife Kate using her identity card while she pulled a silly face at the camera
- Couple also held hands as they watched Jazz Carlin win 800m freestyle gold medal at Tollcross Swimming Centre
- Earlier in day, sat in crowd at Scottish Conference Centre to watch English boxer Scott Fitzgerald compete in ring
- Kate winced, gasped, closed eyes and held hands to her face as she watched the brutal bout of boxing commence
- She had earlier been spotted joining in with chorus of the Proclaimers’ famous I’m Gonna Be (500 miles) track
- Wills may have trouble deciding who to cheer on with all four home nations, Australia and Canada all in action
- The future head of state is expected to cheer on all competitors and keep his celebrations diplomatically neutral
- The royal couple left one-year-old baby Prince George at home with his nanny, but were seen checking phones
The Duke of Cambridge stepped in to help his over-heating wife today as they cheered on a Welsh swimmer during their visit to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Prince William, who was joined by his brother Prince Harry, repeatedly fanned Kate using her identity card as they watched Jazz Carlin win the 800m freestyle gold medal at Tollcross Swimming Centre.
Donning a blue top, jeans and wedges, the Duchess was pictured pulling a silly face as she was cooled down by her husband and a poolside official. Just minutes earlier, she had made a very public display of affection by clasping the Duke’s hand, before laying her hand on his leg.
Earlier in the day, the royal couple, joined by Prince Harry, were spotted singing along to the chorus of the Proclaimers’ I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) track between rotations at the Games, which were opened by The Queen last week and have attracted huge crowds.
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The Duke of Cambridge stepped in to help his over-heating wife today as they cheered on a Welsh swimming during their visit to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow
Prince William, aided by an official, fanned Kate using her identity card as they watched Jazz Carlin with the 800m freestyle gold medal at Tollcross Swimming Centre
Donning a blue top, jeans and wedges, the Duchess smiled and pulled silly faces as she was cooled down by her husband and the poolside official (left)
Earlier in the day, the royal couple, were spotted singing along to the chorus of the Proclaimers’ I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) track between rotations at the Games
Looking glum: The Earl of Wessex and Lady Louise Windsor are pictured watching the hockey and appearing rather tired out by it all
The royal couple watched Jazz Carlin win the 800m freestyle gold medal at Tollcross Swimming Centre. Above, Carlin celebrates her win by pumping her first into the air
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were also seen making a very public display of affection as they cheered on the Welsh swimmer during their visit to the Games
Kate was photographed clasped the hand of her husband Prince William before laying her hand on his leg (pictured) at the Glasgow-based event
Earlier in the day, the Duchess of Cambridge had to cover her eyes as she, Prince William and Prince Harry watched the boxing during their visit to the Games
The Duchess looked on in horror as English boxer Scott Fitzgerald slugged it out with Azumah Mohammed of Ghana in a welterweight clash in the SECC arena
wearing an open-necked white shirt, Kate and Harry stayed at the boxing
for around 45 minutes before leaving for another venue
three royals’ stunned faces turned to cheers as Fitzgerald recorded a
unanimous points win over Mohammed in a bruising encounter
William and Harry applaud while Kate pumps her fists in the air as Fitzgerald wins his welterweight clash during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow today
The Duchess of Cambridge also joined in with the chorus of the Proclaimers’ I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) track as she watched the sporting action today
Kate, pictured before she took off her blazer, went to watch the boxing after first being spotted in the stands of the nearby SSE Hydro building
Prince Harry appears to imitate the boxing action as he speaks to his brother, Prince William, at the Commonwealth Games precinct SECC
Mohammed, right, lands a punch on Fitzgerald during the vicious battle this afternoon, but was shortly defeated by the English sportsman
William, who will one day be the head of state for nearly all of the
countries taking part in the games, kept his cheering diplomatically
neutral rather than risk causing offence.
artistic gymnastics was the first of several sessions that William,
Kate and Harry attended as competition on day five of the Commonwealth
with the boxing, their arrival at the Hydro went almost unnoticed by
the crowds until cameras showed them on the arena’s big screens.
Spectators broke into applause as a close-up of the Duke and Duchess and
Harry flashed up.
royal couple’s son, Prince George, who celebrated his first birthday
last week, was left at home in London in the care of his nanny, Maria
Teresa Turrion Borrallo. Perhaps unsurprisingly, young parents William
and Kate seemed distracted by their phones at certain points during the
The Duchess was also pictured placing her hand over her mouth as she watched the women’s hockey during the visit to the Commonwealth Games
During the game, which saw Scotland’s women’s hockey team take on Wales, many spectators gasped and raised the hands to their faces
Kate winces and William presses his lips together as they watch the hockey alongside hundreds of spectators it the Glasgow venue this afternoon
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were visibly involved in the action as they watched the hockey at the Commonwealth Games today
Kate smiles at her husband as they watch Scotland play Wales at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre during the 20th Commonwealth Games
William and Kate, who are often seen at big sporting events, smile as they watch the match unfold. At other points, they were seen grimacing and gasping at the action
Prince Harry grins as he and Prince William greet members of the Australian and England women’s hockey teams this afternoon
Harry holds his hands in the air as he meets the women’s hocky players during day five of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow
During their visit, the couple also watched Scotland’s women hockey team take on Wales, prompting Kate to grimace and gasp again. Earlier in the day, Prince Harry had met up with the Australian and England hockey teams.
They were also presented with an Australian
team mascot – a yellow toy kangaroo – during their visit to Tollcross Swimming Centre.
William and Kate are often seen at big sporting events and were spotted hugging in
celebration as they cheered on Chris Hoy and Team GB’s cyclists at the
well as regularly being spotted in the Royal Box at Wimbledon, Prince
William often attends England football matches in his role as FA
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge became the latest royals to visit the Commonwealth Games in Scotland today as they took their seats in Glasgow
flying into Scotland, the young royals shared a joke as they prepared
for an afternoon of sporting action, starting with the men’s artistic
The royal couple have been regulars at British sporting occasions since their wedding, attending London 2012, Wimbledon and a number of football and rugby matches
The crowd at the Hydro arena failed to notice the royals sneak in but gave an enthusiastic cheer when Harry, Kate and then Wills appeared on a big screen
William kept it casual in jeans and a white shirt while the Duchess of
Cambridge wore dark jeans, a navy blue blaze and her now-patented wedges
Competitor: England’s Louis Smith competes on the Pommel Horse during the Men’s Team Final and Individual Qualification at the SEE Hydro
Smith is pictured lifting himself up on his hands on the Pommel Horse (Ieft) and blows chalk off his hand (right) during the 2014 Commonwealth Games
Since the Queen opened the event last week, the Commonwealth Games has proved popular with royal visitors, starting with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, who kicked off a week of royal visits the day before the event got underway.
During their visit, the royal couple were introduced to competitors from all over the Commonwealth, with the prince stopping to engage in a mock sparring session with Jamaican boxer Cheavon Clarke.
Other royals to be seen cheering on the
athletes in Glasgow include the Queen, who joined the crowds at the
hockey and the swimming on last Thursday, and the Earl and Countess of
Wessex, who were seen over the weekend at the hockey and the rugby
Kate and Wills are latest royals to visit the Glasgow games following
the Queen, who opened the event last week, and Prince Charles and the
Duchess of Cornwall
Prince George stayed at home with his nanny but young parents Kate and William seemed distracted by their phones and repeatedly showed uncle Harry the screen
Prince William checked his phone (left) before showing his wife the screen (right) as they watched the men’s artistic gymnastics at the Games
After chatting to those seated nearby, the trio clapped along to unofficial Scottish anthem the Proclaimers’ I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) between the gymnastic rotations
The royal couple were joined by Prince William’s brother, Prince Harry, as they sat down to watch the men’s individual qualifiers for artistic gymnastics
Prince Harry arrived separately from his brother and Kate, who was wearing a Zara double breasted blazer from NZ, J Brand jeans and Stuart Weitzman wedges
Prince Harry, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are handed an Australian team mascot as they attend the swimming session at Tollcross Swimming Centre
Kate and Wills are pictured stroking the toy kangaroo at the international swimming centre during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow
Kate chats to a poolside official, as her husband listens in to the conversation, at Tolcross Swimming Centre during day five of the Games
Kate’s appearance at the games came as Dan Greaves struck gold for
England with victory in the F42/44 discus at a noisy Hampden Park.
31-year-old, who took silver at London 2012, came out on top of his
domestic duel with Wales’ Aled Davies, winning with a throw of 59.21
admitted success in Glasgow trumped his London podium finish, saying:
‘This surpasses everything in the last couple of years. To get the first
gold of England’s campaign in track and field is such an honour.’
of the standout stars of the games so far has been 13-year-old Erraid
Davies, 13, who became the competition’s youngest ever medal winner when
she came third in the para-sport 100 metres breaststroke.
at the games were Prince Edward, top row left, his wife Sophie, Duchess
of Wessex, top row second right, and daughter Lady Louise Windsor, top
row second left
a busy day for royals at the games, Edward and Sophie were seen
chatting to their daughter during the women’s hockey match between
Australia and England
Louise, famously a bridesmaid at Kate and Wills’s wedding, struggled to
stay enthused throughout the whole match as England struggled against
royal visit came as discus thrower Dan Greaves won England’s first
Commonwealth gold in the track and field after throwing a distance of
Greaves, who was born with a deformity of the feet, won gold in the Athens Paralympics ten years ago but narrowly missed out on top spot at London 2012, taking silver
The 31-year-old said: ‘This is my first multi-sport able-bodied Games, and it feels so good to come away with something I’ve worked so hard for’
Meanwhile, Welsh swimmer Jazz Carlin set a new Commonwealth Games record in qualifying for tonight’s 800m freestyle final.
And Laura Trott, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and Fran Halsall helped make it another golden day for England yesterday.
Glasgow games have already broken Scottish visitor records with more
than 350,000 spectators watching events yesterday on so-called ‘Super
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The ever elegant Royal topped the look off a matching pair of wedge heels and she wore her trademark brunette locks loose and slightly wavy.
Her husband William, 32, opted for a smart casual look as her donned a white shirt, pale blue trousers and a pair of dark brown loafers.
Among the gymnasts competing in front of Kate, William and Harry were the Welsh women’s and men’s teams.
Today’s action also includes athletics, badminton, boxing, hockey, lawn bowls, netball, shooting, squash, swimming, table tennis and weightlifting.
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Extravagant and grandiose, Prince George’s first birthday party was attended by his great grandmother Queen Elizabeth and managed to stay for an hour to play with him. The Queen’s affection to the future King of England is every evident when she decided to stay a little bit longer when she usually avoids extravagant celebrations, one classic example is the Duke and Duchess’s’ wedding.
Convinced that she’s having a girl, according to Life Style, the Duchess of Cambridge is naming her soon-to-be-daughter Diana. The gossip magazine August 4 print edition features a cover headlines that reads: “Pregnant Kate Announces It’s a Girl, They’re naming her Diana and the Queen is Furious.”
“She feels different this time around, and is convinced they’re having a girl,” a source told the publication. “If it’s a girl, the name would have to be Diana, wouldn’t it?” Diana’s close friend, Marie Sutton, told the mag.
With so many speculations about Kate’s pregnancy, fans of the royal couple can only wait for the duo to confirm the news or slam the allegations since there is no word from the palace about these rumours. Although according to Vanity Fair’s source, the couple is trying to have a child and it’s just a matter of time that they will announced the good news.
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