England top final Commonwealth Games medal table

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The action at the 20th Commonwealth Games finished today (Sunday) as Glasgow 2014 drew to a close.

There were plenty of medals to be won on day 11, though, with England continuing their excellent Games, adding to their overall haul to finish top of the medal table for the first time in 28 years.

Final medals

In the cycling, Lizzie Armitstead powered to victory in the women's road race, with compatriot, Emma Pooley, making it a one-two in the 98km race.

Armitstead, who won Olympic silver in the same event in London two years ago, overhauled Pooley with 7km to go, to go one better than she managed in Delhi in 2010.

It was the final race of 31-year-old Pooley's career, and the emotion was too much for the former world champion as she burst in to tears when crossing the finish line.

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In the men's event, Welsh rider Geraint Thomas claimed the gold, surviving a late puncture to take Commonwealth gold.

Thomas had earlier powered away from the field on the final lap of the race, so far clear that after changing his wheel he was still 20 seconds ahead of the rest.

The 28-year-old then accelerated again, and took the victory in the pouring rain, with New Zealand's Jack Bauer edging out Englishman Scott Thwaites to the silver.

Badminton drama

There was also action in the badminton on the final day of the Games. The final of the mixed-doubles was an all-English affair with Chris and Gabby Adcock taking on Chris Langridge and Heather Olver.

The Adcock's, husband and wife, cruised to victory, claiming the gold medal with a comprehensive 2-0 win. 

The medals won on the final day of competition extended England's lead at the top of the overall medal table, as they finished first at a Commonwealth Games for the first time since since 1986.

Impressive haul

The team won a very impressive 174 medals, 58 of which were gold, with Australia finishing 37 medals back.

Host's Scotland ended in fourth with 19 golds, with Wales 13th and Northern Ireland two places further back.

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