Schoenmaker smashes African record to grab Commonwealth gold

Ayrton Sweeney

Adam Peaty and Chad le Clos, the two superstars of the Commonwealth Games, won gold on a record-breaking Saturday evening in the pool.

Le Clos, nominally a butterfly specialist, finally got a chance to compete for a medal in the 100m freestyle final at a major championship thanks to a favourable programme. despite the rushing he did on the opening night!

"I was pretty happy with how I swum this morning, and to back it up again as well".

The 23-year-old has not been overwhelmed within the 100m breaststroke since Glasgow 2014 and in that point has amassed 26 medals, together with 17 breaststroke golds.

"I don't think too much about the medal. My stroke feels nowhere close to what it ought to really feel like". "I wish to go on the market on the 50 and attempt to get that higher model".

His 200m butterfly gold was his second gold of these Games, however.

Australia's Kaarle McCulloch won the women's 500m time trial and Sam Webster, of New Zealand, clinched the men's sprint, while the men's 15km scratch race went the way of home rider Sam Welsford.

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England's Nile Wilson gritted his teeth through a wrist injury to win the all-around gymnastics, pipping team-mate James Hall on the final apparatus, the high bar.

There is a big gap between second and third in the medal table as England kept their count ticking over, with Alistair Brownlee and brother Jonny celebrating after a silver in the mixed triathlon relay.

"It is a personal best time for me and you can't complain about a PB".

Malaysian squash legend Nicol David, an eight-time world champion, beat England's Alison Waters 3-2 to reach the semi-finals as she bids for her third straight title.

At the beach volleyball, there was a minute's silence and Rwanda's players wore black armbands to commemorate victims of the 1994 Tutsi genocide.

The Commonwealth Video games run till April 15.

But India extended their weightlifting haul to six medals as Sathish Kumar Sivalingam won the men's 77kg and Venkat Rahul Ragala triumphed in the 85kg category.

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