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Commonwealth Games 2014: Day 4 Results, Updated Medal Table and Glasgow Schedule

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 27:  Gold medallist Sophie Pascoe of New Zealand poses with silver medallist Madeleine Scott of Australia and bronze medallist Erraid Davies of Scotland during the medal ceremony for the Women's 100m Breaststroke SB9 Final at Tollcross International Swimming Centre during day four of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 27, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
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Gianni VerschuerenFeatured ColumnistJuly 27, 2014

Day 4 of the 2014 Commonwealth Games saw the track-and-field athletes trot out for the first time and the conclusion of the popular Rugby Sevens tournament, giving fans in Glasgow plenty to look forward to.

Sunday's action was full of surprises. Several athletes set new benchmarks, and one team ended one of the event's most impressive undefeated streaks. With 24 gold medals available, the action was once again fast and furious.     

Here's the list of every medal won on Sunday:

2014 Commonwealth Games Medal Tracker: Day 4
SportEventGoldSilverBronze
AthleticsMen's MarathonMichael Shelley (AUS)Stephen Chemlany (KEN)Abraham Kiplimo (UGA)
AthleticsWomen's MarathonFlomena cheyech Daniel (KEN)Caroline Kilel (KEN)Jess Trengove (AUS)
AthleticsMen's 5000mCaleb Mwangangi Ndiku (KEN)Isiah Kiplangat Koech (KEN)Zane Robertson (NZ)
AthleticsWomen's Long Jump T37/38Jodi Elkington (AUS)Bethy Woodward (ENG)Johanna Benson (NAM)
CyclingMen's KeirinMatthew Glaetzer (AUS)Sam Webster (NZ)Mohd Azizulhasni Awang (MAL)
CyclingMen's 20km ScratchShane Archbold (NZ)Glenn P O'Shea (AUS)Remi Pelletier (CAN)
CyclingWomen's SprintStephanie Morton (AUS)Anna Meares (AUS)Jess Varnish (ENG)
CyclingWomen's 25km PointsLaura Trott (ENG)Elinor Barker (WAL)Katie Archibald (SCO)
CyclingWomen's Time Trial B2Sophie Thornhill (ENG)Aileen McGlynn (SCO)Brandie O'Connor (AUS)
Lawn BowlsWomen's SinglesJo Edwards (NZ)Natalie Melmore (ENG)Colleen Piketh (SA)
Lawn BowlsWomen's FoursSouth AfricaMalaysiaNew Zealand
Rugby Sevens/South AfricaNew ZealandAustralia
ShootingMen's Double TrapSteven Scott (ENG)Matthew French (ENG)Asab Mohd (IND)
ShootingWomen's DoubleTrapCharlotte Kerwood (ENG)Shreyasi Singh (IND)Rachel Parish (ENG)
SwimmingMen's 100m FreeJames Magnussen (AUS)Cameron Mcevoy (AUS)Tommaso D'Orsogna (AUS)
SwimmingMen's 50m BackBen Treffers (AUS)Mitch Larkin (AUS)Liam Tancock (ENG)
SwimmingMen's 4x200m Free RelayAustraliaScotlandSouth Africa
SwimmingWomen's 200m BackBelinda Hocking (AUS)Emily Seebohm (AUS)Hilary Caldwell (CAN)
SwimmingWomen's 50m FlyFrancesca Halsall (ENG)Arianna Vanderpool Wallace (BAH)Brittany Elmslie (AUS)
SwimmingWomen's 200m MedleySiobhan O'Conner (ENG)Alicia Coutts (AUS)Hannah Miley (SCO)
SwimmingWomen's 100m SB9 BreastSophie Pascoe (NZ)Madeleine Scott (AUS)Erraid Davies (SCO)
Table TennisWomen's TeamSingaporeMalaysiaAustralia
Weight LiftingWomen's 63kgOlauwatoyin Adesanmi (NIG)Obioma Okoli (NIG)Punam Yadav (IND)
Weight LiftingMen's 77kgSathish Sivalingam (IND)Ravi Katulu (IND)Francois Etoundi (AUS)
BBC

And here's the updated medal tracker, which saw a change at the top of the board:

Medal Tracker
RankCountryGoldSilerBronzeTotal
1Australia26212673
2England23171757
3Scotland1181130
4Canada73818
5India69722
6New Zealand651021
7South Africa55818
8Wales28818
9Nigeria2316
10Kenya2305
BBC

For the full list, visit BBC.com by clicking here.

 

Laura Trott Overcomes Kidney Infection to Take the Gold

Scott Heppell/Associated Press

What do you do when you're a world-class cyclist who is so ill you can't eat properly and fail to qualify for the individual pursuit? Why, take the gold medal in the sprint, of course.

Olympic champion Laura Trott tied Wales' Elinor Barker on points on Sunday, winning the race on the final-sprint tiebreaker. Trailing by more than a length coming out of the final turn, Trott timed her jump perfectly to finish just ahead of Barker, good enough for the gold.

The 22-year-old was ecstatic at the result, although she couldn't hide her disdain for porridge in an interview with BBC Radio 5 live (h/t to BBC Sport):

I can't believe it. I felt so bad at times and I'm so glad. I'm not even 100%, I've not eaten properly for the last two days and I've been living off porridge. I'm not a porridge fan. It's right up there with the Olympics. To pull it off at the end was great.

BBC Wales' Gareth Rhys Owen knows the three finalists go well beyond the track:

It was a good day for the English cycling team, as Jess Varnish, Helen Scott and Sophie Thornhill also medaled on Sunday. Trott's gold took the spotlight, however, and it was one she sorely needed following her disappointing results during the 2014 Commonwealth Games so far.

 

13-year-old Erraid Davies Wins Bronze for Scotland

Kirsty Wigglesworth/Associated Press

The teenager from Shetland became Scotland's youngest ever competitor at the start of the Games and justified her selection on Sunday, finishing third in the women's SB9 100-metre breaststroke final.

BBC Sport Scotland shared this photo of the youngster, a shot that should surely make all of her classmates jealous:

Team Scotland got in on the action, and when you see her standing next to her competitors, you start to understand just how sensational her performance was:

Teenagers as young as Davies don't normally win medals, and when they do, it's not in an event as physically demanding as swimming. The Scottish youngster has an incredibly bright future ahead of her, and a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games is not a bad place to start at all.

Davies told BBC Sport she could hear the fiery home crowd in the final 25 metres, acknowledging she didn't yet know how she's going to celebrate her medal with her parents:

"I'm really happy. It's another PB and I could really hear the crowd in the last 25m. Mum and Dad are here to watch and I'm not sure what we'll do to celebrate later."

After becoming Scotland's youngest-ever medal winner at the event, it's safe to say those celebrations will go beyond having some ice cream.

 

South Africa Hand New Zealand First-Ever Commonwealth Games Loss in Rugby Sevens

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 27:  Cecil Afrika of South Africa runs clear to score a try in the semi final match between South Africa and Samoa during the Rugby Sevens at Ibrox Stadium during day four of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 27, 2014 in
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Everyone knew this day would come, but few would have expected it to happen this soon. On Sunday, the All Blacks suffered their very first Rugby Sevens loss in Commonwealth Games history, losing 17-12 to South Africa.

New Zealand hadn't looked like their usual, dominant selves and nearly blew a 19-point-lead against hosts Scotland earlier in the tournament, and South Africa made them pay for their mental errors in the final.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 27:  Ben Lam of New Zealand celebrates scoring a try in the quarter final match between New Zealand and Kenya during the Rugby Sevens at Ibrox Stadium during day four of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 27, 2014 in Glas
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The All Blacks took the lead through Sherwin Stowers but once again ran into a yellow card, as Bryce Heem was sin-binned in the first half. South Africa took their time finding the equaliser but scored just before half-time through Seabelo Senatla, and the winger added to his tally early in the second half. 

Cecil Afrika took advantage of some sloppy play to make it 17-7, and a late try from Joe Webber wasn't enough to prevent his team's first loss at the event.

South Africa's sporting federation was more than just proud of its team:

Rugby Sevens will make its debut at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, and the fact a team other than New Zealand will be going as Commonwealth champions can only help enhance its appeal.

This year's tournament once again showed why the game is so easy to follow for casual fans, with its fast-paced action, and the sport looks like it should be a massive hit in Rio de Janeiro.

The 2014 Commonwealth Games will continue on Monday, with medal events in athletics, badminton, bowls, shooting, squash, swimming, table tennis and weight lifting.  

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