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Silver stars: Aileen and Louise claim Scotland's first medals of the Games

Scotland has its first medal of the Commonwealth Games to celebrate, courtesy of Aileen McGlynn and Louise Haston's silver in track cycling.

The visually-impaired 41-year-old from Glasgow, who was born in Paisley, and her guide from Edinburgh had qualified in second fastest in the morning session of the Para-Sport Sprint B Tandem at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, and the finals ran true to form, with the fastest qualifiers, Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott of England, taking the gold with narrow victory in the opening two races.

Despite being a triple Paralympic gold medallist - winning gold in Athens in 2004, taking two more in Beijing in 2008, then silver and bronze in London 2012 - this was McGlynn's first appearance in the Commonwealth Games.

She and her partner aren't done yet: they will return to tandem action in the 1000m time trial later in the competition.

Laura Cluxton and Fiona Duncan won a nail-biting play-off by inches to claim fifth place in the same event, while in the men's team sprint Scotland's Jonny Biggin, Callum Skinner and Chris Pritchard missed out on the chance to compete for a medal by just .199secs.

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