Commonwealth Games: Scotland take three golds in three stunning hours

Hosts: Birmingham Dates: 28 July to 8 August
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Scotland claimed three gold medals during two stunning hours of Commonwealth Games drama.

Para-bowlers Pauline Wilson and Rosemary Lenton started the rush, the latter becoming Scotland’s oldest gold medallist at the age of 72.

Then, Sarah Adlington retained her +78kg judo title and became Scotland’s first ever double judo gold medallist by beating Tulika Maan of India.

And Duncan Scott completed the rush with his second gold of these Games.

Scotland’s most decorated Commonwealth athlete took his tally to 12 medals – three of them golds – with victory in the 200m individual medley before wrapping himself in a kilt for the ceremony.

It concluded a coruscating couple of hours, which started when Adlington’s team-mate Rachel Tytler took bronze in the -78kg category in Coventry.

It also added a dollop of polish to Scotland’s standing. Medals have been surprisingly bountiful, but golds vexingly rare.

The tally now stands at 30 in total, with six gold, eight silver and 16 bronze just past the halfway point, with another three bronzes – at least – secured by the boxers earlier on Wednesday.

Reese Lynch, Sam Hickey and Sean Lazzerini all won their quarter-finals in Birmingham, and will watch team-mates Lennon Mulligan, Matthew McHale and Tyler Jolly try to do the same on Thursday.

Lenton and Wilson, with a combined age of 130, were perhaps the most gladdening of the successes.

The duo didn’t just beat their Australian opponents, they overwhelmed them 17-5 in a dominant display, having seen off England in their semi-final. It matched the achievement of their male pairs counterparts.

“I’d never thought we’d be going home with a gold medal,” Lenton told BBC Scotland. “I hoped and prayed we would. When it really mattered – the semi-finals and finals – we really turned it on, both of us.

“In a couple of weeks’ time, I will be 73, but records are there to be broken and somebody will break that.”

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