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West's Commonwealth medal tally increases

The weekend saw the West Country add to its tally of medals at the Commonwealth Games.

Bath's Siobhan-Marie O'Connor won gold in the women's 200 metre individual medley - breaking both a British and a Commonwealth record. The 18 year old has won 5 medals in total.

Siobhan Marie O'Connor wins gold
Siobhan Marie O'Connor wins gold Credit: Martin Rickett/PA

And her weightlifting team mate Zoe Smith won gold in her category - and set a games record -. In her two lifts Zoe lifted a combined weight of 210 kilos.

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Bath's Walker-Hebborn takes gold in 100m backstroke

Chris Walker-Hebborn
Chris Walker-Hebborn, who beat defending champion Liam Tancock in the 100 metres backstroke final. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

There was a gold medal for Bath's Chris Walker-Hebborn, who beat defending champion Liam Tancock in the 100 metres backstroke final. The 24-year-old set a new Commonwealth record with a time of 53.12 seconds.

Bath teenager Siobhan Marie O'Connor just missed out on a gold medal in the 100 metre butterfly final. The 18-year-old won her third silver of the games.

Bath's Elizabeth Simmonds is through the 100 metre backstroke final after winning her semi-final with a time of 59.98 seconds.

But it wasn't all good news. Bath based duo Andrew Willis and Michael Jamieson, both failed to qualify for the 100 metre breaststroke final, and Millfield's James Guy was 6th in the 200 metre freestyle final.

Gold medal for Bristol teacher Fletcher

It's been a good evening for West Country athletes on the second day of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

In Judo, Bristol teacher Megan Fletcher has won a gold medal, while Bristolian Sally Conway picked up a bronze.

Megan Fletcher
Megan Fletcher has won a gold medal. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Fletcher added to England's gold tally in the under-70kgs when she threw and then pinned down Moira de Villiers of New Zealand.

Conway, the world number five beaten in the semi-final by Fletcher, won bronze after edging past India's Sunibala Bhuidrom on penalty scores following a scoreless contest.

Sally Conway
Women's 70kg Judo (left to right) Sally Conway (bronze), Megan Fletcher (gold) Moira de Villiers (silver) Credit: EMPICS

Michael Jamieson and Andrew Willis win silver and bronze

Despite a good result, Jamieson could not hide his disappointment at not winning gold
Despite a good result, Jamieson could not hide his disappointment at not winning gold Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Bath duo Michael Jamieson and Andrew Willis won silver and bronze respectively in the men's 200 metres breaststroke.

Jamieson was beaten by Ross Murdoch who took broke the British record.

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Gloucester woman wins first medal of Glasgow games

England's Jodie Stimpson (left) celebrates winning the women's triathlon with England's Vicky Holland who finished third
Jodie Stimpson (Gold) and Vicky Holland (Bronze), from Gloucester were the first to win medals for England

The West Country got its first medal of the Commonwealth Games at lunchtime when Gloucester's Vicky Holland won bronze in the women's triathlon.

She came third in the sweltering Glasgow sun in what is a truly tough event whatever the weather. The race was won by her England team mate Jodie Stimpson. They were the first medals to be won at the Games.

West Country swimmers make Games finals

It's been a busy morning in the pool at the Commonwealth Games for our West country swimmers.

Michael Jamieson at the Commonwealth Games
Scotland's Michael Jamieson trains in Bath Credit: PA

Bath duo Michael Jamieson and Andrew Willis both qualified for the final of the men's 200 metres breaststroke despite Jamieson surprisingly being beaten in his heat.

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor winning at the Manchester Aquatic Centre
Bath-based Siobhan-Marie O'Connor is through to the women's 200m freestyle finals Credit: PA

Team Bath's Siobhan-Marie O'Connor has reached the final of the women's 200metres freestyle, winning her heat to go through as the second-fastest qualifer.

James Guy at Manchester Aquatic Centre
James Guy in action in Manchester earlier this year Credit: PA

And Somerset's James Guy is in the final of the men's 400m freestyle, despite only finishing fourth in his heat behind three Scotsmen.

Scottish swimmer Michael Jamieson

Bath's Michael Jamieson confirmed his status as one of the favourites for gold in the men's 200 metres breaststroke as he........Bath team-mate Siobhan-Marie O'Connor reached the final of the women's 200metres freestyle, winning her heat to go through as the second-fastest qualifer. And Somerset's James Guy is in the final of the men's 400metres freestyle despite only finishing fourth in his heat behind three Scotsmen.

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