Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive Mike Hooper hails Glasgow 2014 as “the standout Games in the history of the movement”. After 11 days of action across 17 sports, the event came to a close at Hampden Park with hosts Scotland finishing fourth overall with a record haul of 19 golds and a best-ever tally of 53 medals.
In my view, they are the standout Games in the history of the movement. The way in which the people of Scotland and Glasgow have embraced the Games right from the get-go has been incredible.
Australia beats England and win hockey gold in the Commonwealth Game. A penalty corner in the final minute sees the English defence rush out too early, and with a numerical advantage on the retake, Australia’s captain Madonna Blyth scores to secure a 3-1 shoot-out win.
The referee announces that Nicola Adams wins the gold. Adams and Michaela Walsh both started to celebrate when the bell rang at the end of the fourth round, as both were equally convinced that they won. Adams comments after the win:
Everybody’s coming to win the gold medal, everybody wants to beat Nicola Adams. I’m the No1 ranked in the world. Everybody’s coming for me now so I’ve got to accept that everybody who steps through those ropes wants to beat me and take my spot.
Daley wins the Commonwealth Games gold for England in the men’s 10m platform final. It was supposed to be a difficult challenge against Australia’s Matthew Mitcham but Daley was able to beat Mitcham on every count.