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Bolt strikes first Commonwealth gold

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-08-03 09:20

Bolt strikes first Commonwealth gold

Jamaica's Usain Bolt poses after Jamaica won the men's 4x100m relay final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, August 2, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]

GLASGOW - Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt anchored Jamaica to the men's 4X100m title at the Commonwealth Games at Hampden Park here on Saturday.

The Jamaican quartet of Jason Livermore, Kemar Bailey-Cole, Nickel Ashmeade and Bolt clocked a Commonwealth record of 37.58 seconds for the gold.

England took silver and Trinidad & Tobago finished third.

"It means a lot," said Bolt of the win. "Commonwealth gold is the only medal missing from my collection.

"I'm happy to be here and sorry I didn't manage to run the individual events because the energy out here is wonderful."

England has guaranteed top place in the medal table after winning eight more golds, taking their gold tally to 56.

Australia stays at second with 45 golds but can only win a maximum of six on the final day's competition on Sunday.

Olympic bronze medalist Tom Daley retained his 10m platform gold by an incredible 82.85 points, with a total of 516.55.

Nicola Adams, the first-ever women's Olympic boxing champion, beat Northern Ireland's Michaela Walsh to become the first female Commonwealth Games boxing titlist.

The 31-year-old Englishwoman landed the cleaner shots throughout the flyweight final and was awarded a split decision.

England's boxing team finished with five gold medals at the Commonwealth Games. Welterweight Scott Fitzgerald, middleweight Anthony Fowler and super-heavyweight Joe Joyce all won their finals on Saturday.

Liang Tze Ooi of Malaysia finished second and Vincent Riendeau won the bronze.

Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu of Singapore won women's table tennis doubles title. That's a third gold for Feng, who added the women's doubles title with Yu to the team and individual titles already claimed by the 27-year-old world number four.

Husband and wife team Paul and Joanna Drinkhall sealed the mixed doubles title with a 3-2 win over fellow English pair Liam Pitchford and Tin-Tin Ho.

Australia scored a late equalizer and beat England in a penalty shootout to win the women's hockey gold.

New Zealand claimed bronze with a 5-2 win over South Africa.

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