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Bolt helps Jamaica

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Sunday, August 03, 2014

GLASGOW - Usain Bolt of Jamaica made a winning start on his Commonwealth Games debut.

The 100m world record holder anchored Jamaica's 4x100m relay team in the heats and brought it home in 38.98.

However, Jamaica's Caribbean rivals Trinidad and Tobago ran the fastest time with 38.33.

Meanwhile Australia's Eleanor Patterson won the women's high jump at Hampden Park yesterday.

Patterson won with a jump of 1.94m, with Isobel Pooley of England taking the silver with a personal best of 1.92 and Levern Spencer the Bronze.

Australia's Dani Samuels won the Women's Discus Throw at Hampden Park. Samuels won with a throw of 64.88m. Seema Punia of India settled for the silver with 61.61 and Jade Lally of England the bronze with 60.48.

Jonathan Ndiku of Kenya broke the Commonwealth Games record to win the Men's 3000m Steeplechase as Kenya completed a 1-2-3 on the podium yesterday.

Ndiku won in 8:10.44. Teammate Jairus Birech managed silver in 8:12.68 and Ezekiel Kemboi Cheboi also of Kenya took home the bronze.

Moses Kipsiro of Uganda ran comfortably to secure the Gold medal in the Men's 10,000m in 27:56.11.

Josphat Kipkoech Bett of Kenya captured the silver in 27:56.14 and Cameron Levins of Canada the bronze in 27:56.23.

Eunice Jepkoech Sum of Kenya ran the track to secure Gold in the Women's 800m final in a time of 2:00.37.

Lynsey Sharp of Scotland took silver in 2:01.34 and Winnie Nanyondo of Uganda the bronze in 2:01.38.

Home hero Lynsey Sharp of Scotland crawled from her hospital bed to take the silver medal in the women's 800m at Hampden Park.

The 24-year-old was struck down by a mystery bug early on Friday morning and had to be rushed into hospital.

Incredibly, the Scot insisted on competing in the final of her event and produced an electrifying late burst to edge out Winnie Nanyondo of Uganda for second place by just four hundredths of a second, behind winner Eunice Jepkoech Sum of kenya.





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