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Commonwealth Games 2010: Greene grabs Wales' first gold

Venue: Delhi, India Dates: 3-14 October 2010 Coverage: Comprehensive live coverage across BBC TV, radio, online, BBC Red Button, mobile and BBC iPlayer services. Find full coverage details here. And a full schedule of events here.

Wales' Dai Greene

Greene storms to 400m hurdles gold

Dai Greene won Wales' first gold of the 2010 Commonwealth Games with victory in the men's 400m hurdles final as compatriot Rhys Williams took bronze.

Greene clocked 48.52 seconds to edge out defending champion Louis van Zyl of South Africa, who ran 48.63.

England's Leon Baptiste took gold in the 200m, while Christian Malcolm won the bronze for Wales.

Scotland's Eilidh Child claimed silver in the 400m hurdles and England's Carl Myerscough won discus bronze.

Greene's victory made up for the bad memories he had of the 2006 Melbourne Games, where he was due to take part in the 4x400m relay, only for injuries to leave Wales with just three competitors.

England's Leon Baptiste

Baptiste powers to 200m gold

The 24-year-old told BBC Sport: "I knew he [Van Zyl] was the guy to watch out for but I always felt I had an extra gear to switch to it when I wanted to and I did in the home straight.

"I'm very pleased. The season couldn't have gone any better. I won the UK trials, the Europeans and now the Commonwealths. There's nothing else I could possibly have won. It all bodes well for next year and the Worlds, and then 2012."

Williams, who trains with Greene under Malcolm Arnold in Bath and clocked 49.19, added: "The two guys ran great. I thought it would be a lot closer but fair play to Dai. He did well, it's tough and the strongest survive."

English pair Richard Yates and David Hughes were fifth and eighth respectively.


The men's 200m final was delayed after the favourite for the women's title, Eleni Artymata of Cyprus, was disqualified for running out of her lane in her semi-final.

The Cypriot team appealed, meaning the race, which was set to include English pair Abi Oyepitan and Joice Maduaka and Scotland's Lee McConnell, was postponed until 1320 BST on Monday.

Artymata was the fastest qualifier in 23.15 with Oyepitan, the top British athlete, second quickest in a time of 23.33.

The 25-year-old Baptiste, who qualified fastest for his final, held off a late surge from Lansford Spence to win in a time of 20.45 - 0.04 ahead of the Jamaican. Malcolm clocked 20.52, while England's Marlon Devonish was back in fifth.

"Obviously next for me is the tough job of trying to compete with Usain Bolt and the rest of the big guys, but I'm looking forward to it," said Baptiste.

Scotland's Eilidh Child

400m hurdles silver for Scotland's Child

Child posted a time of 55.62 to finish 0.34 seconds behind Muizat Odumosu of Nigeria and ahead of Jamaica's Nickiesha Wilson. England's Meghan Beesley finished seventh in 58.36.

Myerscough, who finished fourth in his specialist shot put, threw 60.64m to finish behind Australia's Benn Harradine (65.45) and India's Vikas Gowda (63.69).

England's Emeka Udechuku and Chris Scott were fifth and seventh respectively, Wales' Brett Morse was sixth, Jersey's Zane Duquemin 10th and Scotland's Angus McInroy 11th.

England's Carl Myerscough

Myerscough wins discus bronze medal

Myerscough, the British shot put record holder, told BBC Sport: "I finally [won a medal], I am very delighted.

"I have competed four times in five days and my energy levels were low. I knew I had to put it in from the start and that's what I did."

Gareth Warburton of Wales finished fourth in the men's 800m with Boaz Lalang leading home compatriots Richard Kiplagat and Abraham Kiplagat for a Kenyan one-two-three. Darren St Clair of England was seventh and Wales' Joe Thomas seventh.

Vikki Hubbard of England jumped 1.83m to finish fourth in the women's high jump while compatriots Kay Humberstone and Stephanie Pywell were tied for sixth.

Heptathlon gold medallist Louise Hazel decided not to compete in the 100m hurdles.

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