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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.

Watch the moment England's Adam Gemili won 100m silver

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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

Newbury optician cheers on son in Commonwealth

A man from Newbury is cheering on his son as he competes in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Jack Alexander will be taking after his dad Gary as he takes part in shooting for the England squad.

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22-year-old Jack has been shooting since he was eight years old Credit: Specsavers

Gary Alexander has represented Northern Ireland in previous years and many of the international shooting competitors are patients of his.

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Jack was selected to represent Northern Ireland this year in the Commonwealth Games Credit: Specsavers

I’m so proud of Jack for having the opportunity to represent Northern Ireland this year – he’s a natural shot.

"Although I might prefer to be shooting in the competition, I’ll be supporting Jack as the team manager and will be at hand to help him and other competitors with their eye care. I always carry around an eye kit just in case there’s a problem. It’s vital that shooters in particular take care of their eyes as a lot of the final shot targets are 1,000 yards away."

– Gary Alexander, Alex's dad

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

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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.

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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.

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

Kent teen wins bronze despite last minute call-up

A teenager from Kent won a bronze medal in judo in the Glasgow games last night.

Jemima Yates-Brown from Tonbridge claimed a judo bronze medal in the women's 63kg category - despite only being called up to the squad on Tuesday.

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Kent's Jemima Yeats -Brown (white) in her match with Szandra Szogedi of Ghana Credit: John Giles/ PA Wire

The 19-year-old was called upon to replace an injured teammate only two hours before the registration deadline but she still managed to secure a medal.

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