England tops Commonwealth Games table on day one

England's Jonny and Alistair Brownlee, who scooped silver and gold in the men's triathlon event. Credit: PA

England has topped the Commonwealth Games medal table with 17 medals on the first day of the competition.

With six golds, seven silver and four bronze medals it was a dream start for Team England.

Triathlete Jodie Stimpson claimed the first gold with fellow Team England triathlete Vicky Holland clocking up a surprise bronze.

Yorkshire brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee scored gold and silver respectively in the men's triathlon with just 11 seconds between them.

England's Jonny and Alistair Brownlee, who scooped silver and gold in the men's triathlon event.

Cycling champion Sir Bradley Wiggins didn't quite manage gold in the 4000m cycling pursuit but still helped the England Team pursuit squad claim silver.

Sir Bradley Wiggins, Steven Burke, Andy Tennannt and Ed Clancy with their silver medals the Men's 4000m Team Pursuit Final. Credit: PA

And England's Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott celebrated winning gold in the first para-sport in the tandem cycle sprint.

England's Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott celebrate winning gold in the women's sprint B2 tandem. Credit: PA

England runner Mo Farah had to pull out of the Games at the last minute after apparently being rushed to hospital with stomach pains.

Australia is currently second in the medals table with 15, while the host nation Scotland is third with 10 medals.

The first of these was won by 400m individual medley swimmer Hannah Miley, who set a new Commonwealth Games record.

Scotland's Hannah Miley celebrates winning the 400m Individual Medley. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Scotland's Ross Murdoch scooped a surprise gold in the men's 200m swim beating fellow countryman Michael Jamieson.

Ross Murdoch looks shocked to win the men's 200m breaststroke. Credit: PA

Wales and Northern Ireland also claimed their first medals of the Games with silver medal winning gymnast Frankie Jones becoming the most successful Welsh Commonwealth gymnast ever.

Frankie Jones is the most Welsh Commonwealth gymnast in history. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Lisa Kearney soared to bronze victory for Northern Ireland in judo.

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