Commonwealth Games: Scotland's Dan Purvis and England's Claudia Fragapane claim gymnatics gold
Last Updated: 01/08/14 11:36pm
Gymnasts Dan Purvis and Claudia Fragapane won gold medals for Scotland and England respectively at the Commonwealth Games on Friday.
Purvis emerged victorious on the men's parallel bars after seeing off the challenge of England duo Nile Wilson and Max Whitlock.
The 23-year-old Scot produced a stunning routine which scored 15.533 to take the title ahead of Wilson, who won silver with 15.433, while floor, all-around and team champion Whitlock had to settle for bronze with 15.066.
Purvis, who had already won team silver and rings bronze, upgraded to gold on the final day of gymnastics competition after being the last gymnast to perform on the apparatus.
England's Fragapane succeeded where Whitlock failed as she did manage to clinch her fourth gold of the Games after victory in the women's floor.
The diminutive 16-year-old produced a strong routine that was full of expression to score 14.541 and take the title, which adds to her individual all-around, vault and team successes.
She became the first Englishwoman to win four golds at a single Commonwealth Games for 84 years.
Elsewhere in the apparatus finals at the SECC, England's Kristian Thomas clinched the silver medal in the men's vault.
Canada's Scott Morgan won gold with a total of 14.733, with a silver medal-winning score of 14.499 enough for Thomas while Singapore's Wah Toon Hoe took bronze with 14.195.
Wales' Georgina Hockenhull won the first individual artistic gymnastics for her country by taking bronze in the women’s beam behind Canada's Ellie Black and Australia’s Mary Anne Monckton.
There was also success for Scotland in the men's fours lawn bowls, with the host nation defeating England 16-8 in the final a Kelvingrove.
Pairs champions Alex Marshall and Paul Foster teamed up with David Peacock and Neil Speirs to secure a comfortable win. Darren Burnett then completed a golden day for Scotland as he defeated Canada's Ryan Bester 21-9 to win the men's singles.