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Home Nations' medal haul.

RHYS MCCLENAGHAN won Northern Ireland's first medal of the Commonwealth Games with pommel horse gold ahead of England's Olympic champion Max Whitlock.

A stunning routine from McClenaghan saw him relegate Whitlock to silver; their scores matched, but the 18-year-old from Antrim took the title because his routine had a greater execution level.

The Englishman had been hoping to replicate his two gold medals in an hour from Rio, but an error-strewn display had earlier seen him finish sixth in the floor final as Scotland's Daniel Purvis took bronze behind champion Marios Georgiou of Cyprus.

Courtney Tulloch won rings gold ahead of England teammate Nile Wilson and Georgia-Mae Fenton took the women's uneven bars title as the Home Nations won six medals yesterday.

There were 10 gold medals for the Home Nations on a day which also saw an engagement for basketball players Jamell Anderson and Georgia Jones after England's men beat Cameroon.

Scotland's Duncan Scott won the men's 100 metres freestyle for his fourth medal of the Games - and added a fifth with bronze in the men's 4x200m freestyle relay.

The 20-year-old surged to victory in 48.02 seconds to beat a star-studded field, while England's Siobhan O'Connor was dominant in retaining the women's 200m individual medley title.

And Adam Peaty's bid for 50m breaststroke glory remains on track as he qualified quickest for today's final in a Games record of 26.49.

Scotland secured another gold when Mark Stewart triumphed in the men's points race in track cycling.

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Apr 9, 2018
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