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Scotland continue impressive Commonwealth Games on day three of action

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The third day of action saw yet another strong performance for the home nation as they won a further four gold medals.

Flag bearer Euan Burton was the standout performer, winning his under 100kg final in the judo to take the Commonwealth title in front of a raucous Glasgow crowd.

Burton, 35, beat Pakistan's Shah Hussain to claim gold, while his wife, England's Gemma Gibbons, had to settle for silver in the under 78kg final.

Gibbons, who won Olympic gold in London two years ago, was outclassed by Wales' Natalie Powell.

Burton's gold was one of Scotland's three on the final day of the judo, with Sarah Adlington and Chris Sherrington also claiming the top honours.

Adlington beat England's Jodie Myers in the over 78kg category, while Sherrington defeated Ruan Snyman of South Africa in the +100kg class.

The Scots other gold of the day came in the cycling where the pair of Neil Fachie and Craig Maclean produced a dramatic fightback to take the title in the Para-sport tandem sprint for blind and visually impaired athletes.

It was their second gold of the Games, after winning Friday's 1000m time trial. They had to do it the hard way, though, after losing the first of their best-of-three final to Australia's Kieran Modra and Jason Niblett.

Fachie and Maclean dug deep, though, winning the next two legs to take the title.

Elsewhere in Glasgow, Wales won their first gold of the Games, when Frankie Jones took the honours in the individual ribbon rhythmic gymnastics discipline.

In the triathlon, England continued their dominance. After Alistair Brownlee and Jodie Stimpson won individual golds on Thursday, the pair teamed up along with younger Brownlee Jonny, and Vicky Holland to take the relay win.

The quartet each completed the 400m swim, 6km cycle, and 1.6km run course in a total time of 1:13.24 to take the gold.

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