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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Silver for Carlisle's Nick Miller

England and Carlisle's Nick Miller celebrates winning Silver in the Men's Hammer Final with his father Lenny at Hampden Park Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Carlisle's Nick Miller has won silver at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

He was competing in the hammer throw finals at Hampden Park.

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Libby Clegg wins gold in Glasgow

Scotland's Libby Clegg (second right) wins the Women's 100m T12 Final at Hampden Park, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Credit: John Giles/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Newcastleton's Libby Clegg has won gold 100 metres at the Commonwealth Games.

Clegg, who is visually impaired, ran with her guide Mikail Huggins in the para-sport T12 100 metre final at Hampden Park this evening.

She achieved a season's best time of 12.20 seconds winning Scotland's first gold medal in the athletics.

Marathon runner: 'It was fabulous'

Dumfries doctor Joasia Zakrzewski said her experience of the Commonwealth Games was fabulous.

She came fourteenth in the women's marathon yesterday, Sunday 27 July.

The 38-year-old ran a time of 2.45.29 and finished a place behind Hayley Haining, 42, who was born in Dumfries. She completed the 26.2 mile course in 2.40.40.

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