Athletes from the South at the Commonwealth Games

Athletes from the Meridian region are celebrating their success at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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Jack Laugher and Chris Mears take gold for England

England's Jack Laugher and Chris Mears have won Commonwealth gold in the men's synchronised 3m diving final.

The pair led from the second round to last, claiming victory ahead of Australian duo Grant Nel and Matthew Mitcham.

England's Nick Robinson-Baker and Freddie Woodward claimed bronze.

This is the second Commonwealth gold for 19-year-old Jack Laugher, who won his first in the 1m springboard diving on Wednesday.

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Gemili to use Commonwealth success as springboard

Adam Gemili has told ITV News he hopes to use his Commonwealth silver medal as a springboard to challenge the Jamaican and American sprinters at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

"The Jamaicans and the Americans have always been levels ahead of everyone and I think they still are.... but we are getting there eventually," the 100m silver-medallist said.

The 20-year-old admitted he was "overwhelmed by emotion" at winning his first major senior medal of his career in front of a raucous crowd at Hampden Park.


Dartford's Adam Gemili through to 100m final

England and Dartford's Adam Gemili threw down a challenge to his rivals by blasting into the100 metres final at the Commonwealth Games.

The 20-year-old was sluggish out of the blocks, but he was quickly into his running and came through powerfully to clock 10.07 seconds.

Welcomed by a huge roar from the packed crowd on a warm evening at Hampden Park, the former footballer was the second fastest qualifier behind the impressive Jamaican Kemar Bailey-Cole.

I made it a bit harder for myself with the start I had, but I came through."

– Adam Gemili

Commonwealth Games ; Kent's Adam Gemili records fastest time in the men's 100m heats

Gemili after today's heat Credit: PA

Dartford's Adam Gemili recorded the fastest time in the men's 100m heats to qualify for Monday's semi-finals.

The 20-year-old won his race by a distance in 10.15 seconds, 0.10 secs slower than his personal best.

He is joined in the semis by compatriots Richard Kilty, who had a dead heat for second in his race, and fastest loser Harry Aikines-Aryeetey.

The Dartford 20 year old qualified fastest Credit: PA

Berkshire judo fighter wins gold

A judo fighter who trained in Berkshire has won gold in the women's under 70kg judo event.

Megan Fletcher trained hard at the Pinewood Judo Club in Wokingham and says her win is a great tribute to her coach, Don Werner, who died in December.

After badly injuring her nose in the semi-final, the 24-year-old battled on to win the final against New Zealand's Moira de Villiers.

Berkshire's Megan Fletcher after winning gold in the womens 70kg Judo Credit: EMPICS Sport/ PA Wire
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