Halsall and Peaty win Commonwealth gold in Glasgow
26 July 2014
Halsall set a British record 23.96 to take the touch in the 50m Freestyle ahead of Australia’s world silver medallist Cate Campbell (24.00) for the ninth Commonwealth medal of her career.
Peaty also claimed a scalp, beating South Africa’s Olympic champion Cameron van der Burgh as he won 100m Breaststroke gold on his Commonwealth debut.
The 19-year old ducked under 59 seconds for the first time to land gold, winning in 58.94 with Scotland’s 200m Breaststroke champion Ross Murdoch setting a Scottish record 59.47 for bronze behind van der Burgh’s 59.28.
Georgia Davies became Wales’ first female medallist of the Games, clocking a national record 59.58 for 100m Backstroke silver.
Thomas Hamer (England) and Jack Thomas (Wales) both made the podium in the S14 200m Freestyle, Hamer breaking the British record for silver in 2:00.27 and Thomas equaling the old record with his personal best 2:01.27.
There were also bronze medals for England’s Molly Renshaw, clocking 2:25.00 in the 200m Breaststroke, and the English 4x200m Freestyle Relay quartet of Siobhan-Marie O’Connor (1:57.19), Amelia Maughan (1:59.53), Eleanor Faulkner (1:58.08) and Rebecca Turner (1:57.65) who touched in 7:52.45.
British medallists on day three in Glasgow
- Francesca Halsall (England) – 50m Freestyle – 23.96 (BR)
- Adam Peaty (England) – 100m Breaststroke – 58.94 (BR)
- Thomas Hamer (England) – S14 200m Freestyle – 2:00.27 (BR)
- Georgia Davies (Wales) – 100m Backstroke – 59.58 (NR)
- Jack Thomas (Wales) – S14 200m Freestyle – 2:01.27
- Molly Renshaw (England) – 200m Breaststroke – 2:25.00
- Ross Murdoch (Scotland) – 100m Breaststroke – 59.47 (NR)
- Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Amelia Maughan, Eleanor Faulkner, Rebecca Turner (England) – 4x200m Freestyle Relay – 7:52.45.