Commonwealth Games 2014

The 20th Commonwealth Games have officially opened in Glasgow, and we have been to meet a few of our region's sporting hopefuls. Follow this story for all the latest on how our athletes are getting on at the games.

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Samantha Kinghorn finishes fifth in 1500 metre final

Samantha Kinghorn won a gold medal at the 2013 Sainsbury?s School Games at Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield
Samantha Kinghorn won a gold medal at the 2013 Sainsbury?s School Games at Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield Credit: PA

There was disappointment last night for Borders wheelchair racer Samantha Kinghorn who came fifth in the T54 1500 metre final.

The 18-year-old, from Gordon, qualified for the race after coming third in Tuesday's heat.

The gold medal went to the Australian racer Angela Ballard.

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Dan Wallace flashes his medals

Dan Wallace has won three awards at the Commonwealth Games
Dan Wallace has won three awards at the Commonwealth Games Credit: ITV News Border

Swimmer Dan Wallace, who used to live in Chirnside in the Borders, has been posing with his three medals alongside fellow Scotsman and medal winning swimmer Ross Murdoch.

The 21-year-old has added silver in the 200M Individual Medley yesterday, Tuesday 29 July
The 21-year-old has added silver in the 200M Individual Medley yesterday, Tuesday 29 July Credit: ITV News Border

The 21-year-old came out wearing a kilt to a huge roar at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre yesterday, Tuesday 29 July and went on to take the silver in the 200M Individual Medley.

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