Adam Gemili has won the silver medal in the men's 100 metres on the second day of the athletics programme at Glasgow 2014.

The 20-year-old burst out of the blocks and was able to hold off the field, with the exception of Jamaica's Kemar Bailey-Cole, to claim England's first track medal of the Games.

Bailey-Cole took the gold, clocking 10 seconds flat, with his teammate, Nickel Ashmeade, in third. It was Gemili who received the loudest applause from the Scottish crowd, though, as he won his first senior medal.

In the women's race, Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare powered her way to victory in a time of 10.85s.

Okagbare, who was the overwhelming pre-race favourite, stormed away from the field at the 50m mark, and ran through the line to take gold, ahead of Jamaican Veronica Campbell-Brown and Kerron Stewart. England's Asha Phillip was in fourth.

Earlier in the night, Scottish athlete Libby Clegg powered her way to Commonwealth glory in the women's para-sport 100m, much to the joy of the packed Hampden Park crowd.

The visually-impaired athlete, who won Olympic silver in London two years ago, streaked away from the field to win in a time of 12.20s.

Clegg's gold was a historic one for the Scot's as it equalled their best ever medal tally at a Games. Lawn Bowls players Alex Marshall and Paul Foster had earlier won their nation's 12th gold of Glasgow 2014, surpassing their best-ever mark, set in Melbourne in 2006.

The other two gold medals decided on the second day of athletics action were in the mens shot put, which was won by Jamaica's O'Dayne Richards, and the men's para-sport discus.

England's Dan Greaves won the gold, with a third round throw of 59.21m. Welsh athlete Aled Davies was second.

Away from Hampden Park, the squash finals took place. In the men's event, there was an all-England encounter between great rivals Nick Matthew and James Willstrop to win gold.

Matthew won the enthralling contest 11-9 8-11 11-5 6-11 11-5, to become the first man to successfully defend the Commonwealth title.

Peter Barker won the bronze meaning England took a clean sweep of the medals for the second successive Games.

They weren't quite as exceptional in the women's event, but still managed to claim the silver medal, Laura Massaro losing her final to  Malaysia's world number one Nicol David in the final.

England's men also won silver in the team table tennis competition. Singapore won the gold, though, beating the home nation in what was a repeat of the final from Delhi four years ago.

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