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Games Diary - Days 5 & 6

Posted by Vicky Paterson on 7/29/2014 to Commonwealth Games 2014
Its not only the Commonwealth Games though that is creating a buzz within the city right now, the Merchant City Festival is also currently taking place in the Merchant City part of Glasgow. Described as "one of Scotland's most significant cultural extravaganzas" the festival encompasses theatre, comedy, visual arts, dance, flim, literature and most potentially importantly to me - food!  If you haven't had the chance to get down to this part of the city we would really suggest you try to and experience some of what's going on and soak up the atmosphere.


Day 5 & 6 of the Commonwealth Games saw action in Athletics, Swimming, Boxing,Squash, Shooting and Hockey.  For us the Hockey was a highlight, Scotland's Men and Women's sides both took on Wales.  The Women's side sealed a comfortable 2-0 win over the other home nation with field goals from Ali Bell and Linda Clement sending them through to face their rivals England tomorrow morning. The Men's game was on a bit more of a knifes edge with the home side trailing 3-1 at half time to come back and eventually claim a 4-3 victory.  They will now face a challenging game against Australia on Thursday before they can advance.


In the shooting over at the Barry Buddon Range Englands Steve Scott claimed victory in the double trap final.  The Double Trap is a form of clay shooting where by The shooter stands 16 yards behind the house that releases the targets. Two targets are released simultaneously from the house. They follow set paths, usually 35 degrees to left and right of straightaway. Then the shooter can take one shot at each target.  Here at PSL we have started supplying kit to Scottish Target Shooting and so have begun our research into the rules and regulations behind the sport! Scottish Target Shooting

The final big success came from the pool where Scotland Libby Clegg won Paralympic Gold in the 100m.  A great result for Scotland, who are now having their most successful Commonwealth Games in history with a medal tally of 13 Golds, 11 Silver and 12 Bronze.  With 5 more days of competition left we are looking forward to seeing how many more medals the host nation can achieve!