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Boxing clever: two more golds and a bronze for Scotland brings up medal tally to fifty two

Scotland has now won two gold medals and one bronze in day 10, bringing the tally up to 52.

Josh Taylor (left)
Picture: Nick Ponty

Team Scotland excelled at the boxing, with Charlie Flynn winning gold in the men's lightweight, while  Josh Taylor winning gold in the men's light welterweight.

Meanwhile, Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier beat Malaysia to take bronxe in the badminton mixed doubles.

The tally for Team Scotland now sits at 19 gold, 14 silver and 19 bronze.

Kirsty Gilmour also produced a powerful finish to reach the final of the women's badminton singles - guaranteeing at least one more medal for Scotland.

The boxing successes at the Hydro arena take the host nation's gold medal tally up to 19 on the penultimate day of the Games.

A further 14 silvers and 19 bronzes have helped to ensure the best-ever Games for Scotland, surpassing the total of 33 won at the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh in 1986.

Scotland's Sport Secretary Shona Robison said: "The efforts from everyone in Team Scotland - athletes, coaches and support staff - has been superb throughout the Games.

"To pass the previous record from 1986 on the sixth day of competition was a great achievement and the medal haul has continued.

"The brave efforts and tremendous skills shown from Charlie Flynn and Josh Taylor typified the spirit and commitment of the whole team.

"The people of Scotland and their enthusiastic backing for all of the competing athletes has been a highlight of the Games.

"This is the penultimate day of competition and we're approaching the end of the Games, and I'm sure the terrific atmosphere in Glasgow will continue."

Mike Whittingham, performance director at the sportscotland institute of sport, said: "Congratulations to Charlie Flynn and Josh Taylor for their terrific performances in winning gold for Team Scotland.

"They fought fantastically in front of an ecstatic home crowd, and their success, coupled with the bronze medals won by team-mates Reece McFadden and Stephen Lavelle, means it has been a successful Games for Scotland's boxers."

Badminton Scotland chief executive Anne Smillie said said she was delighted for bronze medallists Blair and Bankier.

"They have worked so hard for this. They deserve their medal and hopefully that can inspire Kirsty Gilmour when she goes for women's singles gold tomorrow against Canada's Michelle Li," she said.

Louise Martin, chair of sportscotland, said: "Kirsty Gilmour's fantastic semi-final badminton victory guarantees that Team Scotland will win medals on every single day of these Games.

Charlie Flynn and Josh Taylor won us two more golds in the ring in a sensational half hour and Imogen Bankier and Robert Blair won bronze in badminton's mixed doubles.

"Our athletes have performed magnificently and made the nation proud.

"The success has come about from implementing a sophisticated, collaborative approach.

"We now have a world-class performance system in Scotland with athletes, Team Scotland support staff, the governing bodies of sport, coaches and the sportscotland institute of sport all working in partnership and delivering phenomenal success on the global stage."

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