• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Scots go for first Games gold after reaching para-sport sprint final

The colour is yet to be decided but a little after 5.30pm this evening Scotland will have its first medal of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Aileen McGlynn and Louise Haston will take on English duo Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott in the final of the women's para-sport sprint B tandem at the Sir Chris Hoy Veldrome.

A thrilling morning session saw records fall thick and fast. McGlynn and Haston set a new Commonwealth Games record in the flying 200m during qualifying of 11.419sec.

However, they were usurped only moments later by English pair Thornhill and Scott with a time of 11.277sec.

Which tees up a real nail-biter in the race for gold between the two tandem pairings this afternoon.

The Games record for the flying 200m was broken no fewer than four times in qualifying for the men's sprint with Australia's Matthew Glaetzer posting the fastest time of 9.779sec.

Scotland's Callum Skinner progressed to the final 12 clocking 10.198sec, before losing out to Sam Webster of New Zealand in the first round.

The men's team pursuit will see England and Australia contest the gold medal race with New Zealand and Canada set to do battle for bronze.

Racing will recommence at 4pm this afternoon.

Contextual targeting label: 
Sport

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

249966