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Scott has one eye on Olympics after making a massive splash

By Carl Markham

Scotland's Duncan Scott won a surprise swimming gold at the Commonwealth Games in the men's 100m freestyle.

The 20-year-old finished in a time of 48.02 seconds to upset South Africa's Chad le Clos (48.15) in a dramatic finish.

"I did what I do best in bringing it home," he said. "I'm absolutely delighted my family's here. It's a dream for me for them to see that. I'm so happy.

"So far, so good. It's very exciting for two years' time after beating the Olympic champion. I'm delighted to swim that fast."

Scott later became the first Scottish swimmer to win five medals at the same Commonwealth Games, claiming his fourth bronze as Scotland came third in the 4x200m freestyle relay, with England taking silver.

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor (22) won the 200m individual medley final in a time of two minutes 9.80 seconds.

England's Alice Tai produced a lifetime best to win silver in the S9 100m freestyle and claim her second medal of the Games, while compatriots Adam Peaty and James Wilby qualified for today's 50m breaststroke final.

In lawn bowls, Scotland's Derek Oliver, Ronald Duncan and Burnett clinched a 19-14 victory over Australia in the men's triples final.

"It's the greatest feeling in the world to win gold at the Commonwealth Games," Burnett said. "We beat the Aussies in their back yard."

Laura Daniels had to settle for a silver after losing the women's singles final 21-17 to New Zealand's Jo Edwards.

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