England's Adam Gemili brought the Hampden Park crowd to their feet with a stunning silver medal in the men's 100m at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, his first major championship medal.

Gemili, a former world junior champion, arrived in the final with the second fastest qualifying time and then went on to better that with a 10.10 seconds, finishing behind eventual winner, Kemar Bailey-Cole from Jamaica, who clocked 10 seconds dead.

Another Jamaican, Nickel Ashmeade, completed the podium, edging Antoine Adams of St Kitts and Nevis to the bronze.

Real promise

Gemili, just 20-years of age, has shown some real promise this season with a brace of bronze medals in the Diamond League, and his silver in Glasgow was a clear indication of what the future has in store for the talented Londoner.

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The silver medalist is a sub 20 second sprinter in his preferred event the 200m, an event he has chosen to compete in the up and coming European Championships, however a string of consistent performances this season have suggested a personal best or perhaps even a sub 10 second run in the blue ribband event is not far off.

Delight

Gemili was clearly stunned by his performance and told the media after the event: "My first time representing England - I'm so happy. That's something I'm never going to forget in my life.

"It's not about times, it's about position. The times will eventually come. This is just a stepping-stone for the European Championships and then the Olympics in Rio."

Gemili also took time out to thank his fans and Games officials through his social media page, saying: "A special thanks to everyone who has supported me and got me to where I am, and all the volunteers here in Glasgow!"

Gemili breaks 20 seconds in the 200m

Women

Unfortunately for Jamaica there was no double joy as Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare produced a powerful performance to claim gold in the women's 100m in a new Games record of 10.85sec.

The Nigerian who is also aiming for gold in the 200m and long jump, finished ahead of Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown and Kerron Stewart took silver and bronze at Hampden Park in 11.03 and 11.07sec respectively.

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