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Commonwealth Games day one review
Caitlin McClatchey wins gold
A delighted Caitlin McClatchey
Scotland claimed two stunning golds on the first day of the 2006 Games.

Caitlin McClatchey triumphed in the 200m freestyle, while David Carry won the 400m freestyle.

England made it a clean sweep in the 4,000m individual pursuit as Paul Manning finished ahead of Rob Hayles and Stephen Cummings.

England's Victoria Pendleton won silver in the 500m time trial, and Australian Ben Kersten beat Chris Hoy and Jason Queally in the 1,000m time trial.

The eleventh and final medal of the opening day went to the Canadian gymnasts as they beat Australia and defending champions England in the men's artistic team competition.

In the rugby sevens, Scotland failed to progress after defeats to Canada and Fiji, while England reached the quarter-finals with victory over Australia and the Cook Islands.


Highlights of the day's action are listed below - if you want more on individual events please use our schedule and/or results pages.

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DAY ONE HIGHLIGHTS - all times GMT.

CYCLING, TRACK

In the one kilometre time trial, Scotland's Chris Hoy and England's Jason Queally had to settle for silver and bronze behind Australian Ben Kersten.

Scot Craig McLean just missed out on the podium in fourth.

England made it a clean sweep in the men's 4,000m individual pursuit after Paul Manning beat Rob Hayles in the final by almost five seconds. Stephen Cummings won bronze after his win over New Zealander Jason Allen.

In the women's 500m time trial, England's Victoria Pendleton broke the Games record but then had to settle for silver behind Australia's Anna Meares.

SWIMMING

Scotland made it a stunning gold double in the pool as Caitlin McClatchey won the 200m freestyle and David Carry triumphed in the 400m freestyle.

McClatchey finished ahead of Libby Lenton, ending the Australian's quest for seven golds in her very first event. England's Melanie Marshall claimed bronze.

Carry overcame Canadian Andrew Hurd and Welsh favourite David Davies to win the 400m freestyle.

Carry overtook Davies on the penultimate length and surged clear to win in a time of three minutes, 48.17 seconds.

Australia's women had a clean sweep in the 200m individual medley.

Stephanie Rice took gold in a new Games record ahead of favourite Brooke Hanson and Lara Carroll, with England's Terri Dunning in fourth. Scotland's Hannah Miley was seventh and Wales' Julie Gould eighth.

England's Liam Tancock broke the Games record twice as he progressed with compatriot Matthew Clay to the final of the 50m backstroke.

In the men's 200m butterfly, New Zealand's Moss Burmester claimed top spot, ahead of Australians Travis Nederpelt and Joshua Krogh. England's Matthew Bowe was sixth.

Olympic champions South Africa rounded off the opening night by edging ahead of Australia to win the men's 4x100m freestyle relay.

GYMNASTICS

England's gymnasts were unable to retain their men's team title.

Despite the efforts of Ross Brewer - the only survivor from the gold medal line-up from Manchester - they lost out to gold medal winners Canada and the Australians.

RUGBY SEVENS

The rugby sevens event takes place over two days, with all the group games being held in the Telstra Dome. The group's top two teams progress to Friday's quarter-finals.

Defending champions New Zealand began with a 35-10 win over Wales but were less convincing in their victory over Namibia.

Scotland opened with a comfortable 33-5 win over Niue Island, but then lost to Canada and Fiji.

England eased past the Cook Islands 35-5 and then beat Australia 14-12 and will face South Africa in the last eight. Wales will play Fiji.

BADMINTON

England began the defence of their team title with a comfortable 5-0 victory over the Seychelles.

Athens Olympics silver medallists Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms won 21-6, 21-6.

India and Trinidad & Tobago are England's other Pool D opponents.

WEIGHTLIFTING

India's Kunjarani Devi became the first gold medal winner of the Games with victory in the women's 48kg.

Devi successfully defended her 2002 title to beat Canada's Marilou Dozois-Prevost into silver and Australia's Erika Yamasaki into bronze.

England's Jo Calvino set a new British record with her 147kg overall lift, but finished just outside the medals in fourth.

In the men's 56kg class, Malaysia grabbed gold and bronze with Mohd Faizal Baharom beating India's Vicky Batta and Matin Guntali.

LAWN BOWLS

England's men's triples team made a good start with a 2-0 win over Scotland, but Wales slipped to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Namibia.

The Welsh women's triples team had a more successful day, beating Malaysia 2-1, while Scotland saw off Fiji 1.5-0.5.

Northern Ireland made a poor start to the mixed team event as they trailed Sri Lanka 3-0.

ROUND-UP

England men's basketball team came from behind to win their opening pool match 75-59 against Barbados. The women's team overcame Mozambique 84-46.

New Zealand overcame a good fightback by Scotland to win 2-1 in group B of the women's field hockey. Favourites Australia beat reigning champions India 4-2.

In the squash singles all eight of England's men and women players progressed to the next round.

While in the table tennis, England and Wales' men's teams both recorded wins over Kenya and Guyana. Northern Ireland beat St Vincent and the Grenadines, while England's women overcame Sri Lanka and Vanuata.





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Medals Table Sun Mar 26 - 09:02
  G S B
1.Australia846968
2.England364034
3.Canada262931
4.India221711
5.South Africa121313
6.Scotland11711
7.Jamaica1048
8.Malaysia71210
9.New Zealand61213
10.Kenya657

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