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Robbie Renwick wins first gold for Scotland

Scotland's Robbie Renwick

Renwick wins first Scottish gold in Delhi

Robbie Renwick won Scotland's first Commonwealth Games gold medal in a closely-fought 200m freestyle final.

The 22-year-old City of Glasgow swimmer finished strongly to win in 1:47.88, beating Australia duo Kenrick Monk and Thomas Fraser-Holmes.

David Carry, who won bronze in Monday's 400m freestyle, finished eighth.

Earlier on Tuesday, Scottish shooters Jennifer McIntosh and Kay Copland won bronze medals in the 50m rifle three position pairs.

A nine on McIntosh's last shot after three consecutive tens saw the Aberdeen duo finish one point behind Lajjakumari Gauswami and Tejaswini Sawant of India, with Singapore pair Aqilah Sudhir and Xiang Wei Xiang Ser winning gold.

Reflecting on her final shot, McIntosh said: "I couldn't stop thinking about it; whether it was going to mean silver or bronze or third or fourth.

"But a bronze is absolutely fantastic and just shows what we can do next time. I was disappointed with my own performance and Kay certainly carried me through."

Bronze joy for Scots shooters

Copland took a rather different approach, saying: "I try not to think about what's going on and just shoot to the best of my ability."

Renwick, also from Aberdeen, came sixth in the 400m freestyle but put that disappointment behind him with a powerful swim to edge out Monk for gold.

"To come away with the gold, that was my dream," a delighted Renwick told BBC Scotland.

"I felt great coming into the last turn and I knew I just had to give it everything.

"I tried to stay relaxed, I knew Kenrick was coming back at me. This feels absolutely amazing right now.

"We've got the 4x200m freestyle tomorrow and I'm sure we're going to do a great job and give the Aussies another good fight."

The Scots won a silver in the relay event in Melbourne four years ago, with Renwick being touched out for the gold by England.



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