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10 more medals on Day 3 of Glasgow 2014 as Team Scotland target looms already

Team Scotland claimed four gold, three silver and three bronze medals on day 3 of Glasgow 2014 with more success in judo, track cycling, bowls and shooting.

Euan Burton with his medal: Pictures Nick Ponty
The crowd celebrated Scotland's first try against the All Blacks

So far Scotland has won 25 medals, with eleven gold, six silver and eight bronze.

It means, that after only three days of the Glaswow event, Team Scotland have already equalled their all-time best of 11 Commonwealth golds, at Melbourne 2006, and the target of exceeding Edinburgh 1986 - where the medal haul was 33 medals with 3 gold, 12 silver, 18 bronze - is well within reach.

Euan Burton claimed gold in the -100kg judo and Flower of Scotland was to be the anthem of judo's final session on its return to the Commonwealth Games for the first time in 12 years, as heavyweights Sarah Adlington and Chris Sherrington also won gold.

Burton had come out of retirement when the opportunity presented itself to fight for Scotland in Glasgow - and the twice middleweight world championship bronze medallist needed all of his experience having chosen to step up two weights after moving into coaching following London 2012.

Matthew Purssey had to settle for silver as he was beaten by South African Zack Piontek in the final of the -90kgs.

Andy Burns beat Australian Mark Anthony to bronze in the -90kg judo.

Neil Fachie and Craig MacLean have taken a second gold medal in the B2 sprint tandem.

Ross Murdoch added bronze in the 100m breast stroke to his stunning gold in the 200m.

Ian Shaw and Angus MacLeod have also collected bronze in the full bore rifle Queen's prize pairs shooting.

Shaw said: "It's fantastic. Silver or gold would have been better but we'll live with bronze. "How we will celebrate? We are competing at 9.40 in the morning, but we might sneak in a small Coca-Cola."

Drew Christie won a silver medal in the skeet, being beaten to gold by Georgios Achilleos of Cyprus at Barry Buddon.

Next to come was the bowling where Scotland narrowly missed out on the first gold medal as the visually impaired duo of Irene Edgar and Robert Conway settled for silver in their para-sport mixed pairs final.

The pair, aided by directors Ron McArthur and David Thomas, lost 14-10 to South Africa's Gwen Nel and Geoff Newcombe at the Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre.

First Minister Alex Salmond said: "What a fantastic day for Team Scotland. This is an incredible achievement, I'm so proud of all our athletes and look forward to seeing what they can achieve in the remaining days of competition.

"The reaction and atmosphere of the crowds today are precious moments for the country and these images will not only inspire the next generation of Scots to go for gold, but young people throughout the Commonwealth.

"Glasgow and Scotland has opened its arms to welcome an unprecedented number of visitors today and will continue to do so tomorrow. Our athletes continue to do Scotland proud and are an inspiration to all of us."

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