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Commonwealth Games: Day Two review - Joanna Roswell powers to gold

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England's judo team won three gold medals to cap a very good second day of the Commonwealth Games for the country.

The final match of the evening saw an all-English final as Owen Livesey faced off against Tom Reed in the under 81kg gold medal match.

Livesey, a former rugby league player with St Helens, had too much for 28-year-old Reed, though, winning the title with a score of three penalties to two.

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Earlier, Danny Williams and Megan Fletcher had both also claimed Commonwealth titles.

Williams, 25, beat New Zealand's Adrian Leat in his -73kg final. The man from Shrewsbury only won his place in the team after a late injury to Ben Fletcher, outclassed his opponent, claiming the gold.

Bath fighter Fletcher also beat a New Zealand competitor in her final. The 24-year-old beat Moira de Villiers by ippon in her under 70kg final.

Cycling success

Elsewhere, in the velodrome, Joanna Rowsell raced superbly to add the 3000m individual pursuit gold to the world title she had won earlier in the year.

Rowsell, 25, clocked a time of three minutes 31.615 seconds to beat Australian Annette Edmondson by 3.835 seconds.

Compatriot Jason Kenny could not take the top prize, however, claiming silver in the men's sprint.

The 26-year-old, who has three Olympic golds to his name, lost to New Zealand's Sam Webster 2-1 in the final.

Proud gold in the pool

England's other gold medal on day two came in the pool as 19-year-old Ben Proud won the men's 50m butterfly final.

Proud, from London, stunned the field as he powered to the win in a new Commonwealth and British record time of 22.93 seconds, South Africa's Roland Schoeman and Chad Le Clos finished in the other medal positions.

Despite England's excellent day, there were still performances for the Glasgow fans to cheer for. 

Scottish glory

Daniel Wallace won the 400m individual medley in a time of 4 minutes 11.28 seconds to pip Australia's Thomas Fraser-Holmes into second, with South Africa's Sebastien Rousseau taking the bronze.

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