Commonwealth Games: Katarina Johnson-Thompson wins heptathlon gold
Last Updated: 14/04/18 3:50pm
Katarina Johnson-Thompson won athletics gold for England in the women's heptathlon at the Commonwealth Games.
The 25-year-old finished fourth in the 800 metres to wrap up the crown and add it to her World Indoor pentathlon title.
Favourite Johnson-Thompson was nowhere near her best but still comfortably finished 122 points ahead of Canada's Nina Schultz.
England's Niamh Emerson took the bronze medal after claiming victory in the 800m.
Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow earlier won gold for England in the men's synchronised 10 metres platform.
Daley has withdrawn from Saturday's individual event and a bid for a third straight Commonwealth gold due to a hip injury which clearly hampered him here - yet he and Goodfellow still triumphed.
The pair, who won bronze at the 2012 Olympics, scored 405.81 points to take gold ahead of England team-mates Matthew Dixon and Noah Williams, who scored 399.99.
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"Two days ago, I was not sure if I was going to be able to compete with my hip," said Daley. "I was nearly pulled out of the competition for safety reasons.
"You can't go up on 10m with a hip that doesn't really function all that well.
"That's why this medal means so much because I really put everything into that synchro competition to get to the start line."
Olympic champions Jack Laugher and Chris Mears of England took gold in the men's synchronised three-metres springboard.
The victory saw Laugher complete a Gold Coast hat-trick with his fifth Commonwealth title, after two at Glasgow 2014, including the synchronised 3m event with Mears.
Alex Marshall became the most successful athlete in Scotland's Commonwealth Games history after leading his men's fours team to a dramatic lawn bowls victory over hosts Australia on the Gold Coast.
Marshall and his team-mates Ronald Duncan, Derek Oliver and Paul Foster drew four shots on the final end to reverse a two-shot deficit and triumph 15-13, sealing his fifth career gold medal.
The 51-year-old Marshall, who also won a silver medal in the men's pairs earlier in the Games, moves ahead of Allan Wells, who won four golds in a total of six Commonwealth Games medals between 1978 and 1982.
Earlier, there was more success for Scotland as Claire Johnston and Lesley Doig won bronze in the women's pairs with an 18-10 win over Canada.
Grace Reid won the women's one-metre springboard title to become Scotland's first Commonwealth Games diving gold medallist in 60 years.
James Heatly on Wednesday became Scotland's first diving medal winner since his grandfather, the late Sir Peter Heatly, in 1958, in the equivalent men's event.