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Ross Murdoch takes bronze in 100m breast stroke

Gold medal winning Ross Murdoch has taken bronze in the 100m breast stroke as compatriot Cameron Brodie finishes a close fourth in the 200m butterfly at Tollcross.

Picture: Stewart Attwood

Ross Murdoch takes a bronze medal in the 100m breast stroke as England's Adam Peaty takes gold.

Earlier there was heartbreak for Scotland's Cameron Brodie in the pool  when he was pipped for a bronze medal by a fraction of a second in the 200m butterfly.

Brodie, formerly of Inverurie, but who swims out of Stirling these days, had qualified fastest for the final, but even swimming three quarters of a second quicker in the final, to record his first Scottish senior record of 1.56.59secs wasn't enough to take home a medal.

Chad le Clos, the reigning World, Olympic and Commonwealth Champion, whom Brodie had actually beaten in the morning, showed his pedigree with a games record swim of 1.55.07secs, with Australia's Grant Irvine taking second, and Le Clos' countryman Sebastien Rousseau squeezing out the Scot by 0.16 of a second.

His fellow University of Stirling student Sian Harkin could only finish seventh in the women's 50m freestyle behind Fran Halsall of England, whose 23.96secs was another Games record.

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