The Commonwealth Games 2014 ended with a great performance by Bolt and the Jamaican relay team.
Aug 7, 2014
Sunday, August 3rd concluded the 2014 Commonwealth games in Glasgow, the biggest sports event that Scotland has ever hosted, with approximately 4950 athletes from 71 nations. The last day of competition saw on the Mondotrack at Hampden Park Stadium the 4x100 relay team that succeded with the best time of 37 "58, a new record of the Games. Gold medal and a record of the event for the Jamaican female relay team, led by Shelley-Ann Fraser-Pryce, has raced in 41 "83. Two gold medals that have been added to the other conquered by the Jamaican sprinters in Glasgow: Stephanie McPherson won the women's 400m running in 50 "67; Andrew Riley has won the gold medal in the finals of the 110 hurdles with a time of 13 "32; Kaliese Spencer won the final of the 400m hurdles running in 54 "10; Rasheed Dwyer won gold in the 200m with a time of 20 "14; the 22 year old Kemar Bailey-Cole won gold in the 100m in 10 "net. Excellent performance by the Jamaican women's 4x400 relay team, which with a time of 3'23 "82 won gold and made a new record at the Commonwealth Games. In the other races of speed, protagonist the Nigerian Blessing Okagbare, who won gold in both the 100m (10 "85), creating a new record of the Games, which in the 200m (22" 25). To underline the performance of the South African Cornel Fredericks, gold in the 400m hurdles (48 "50), and the success of the British 4x400 relay team, which driven by 19 year old Matthew Hudson Smith raced in 3'00" 46.
In the long-distance events, Kenya great protagonist thanks to the successes in the finals of the 1500m: The 20 year-old Faith Kipygeon won the gold running in 4'08 "94; James Magut won with a time of 3'39 "31. The surprise came from the final of the 800m, where the favorite on the eve of David Rudisha was preceded by the finish Nijel Amos: Botswana won the athlete of the running in 1'45 "18.
In the distance races, which before the Games showed the lump sum of Olympic champion Mo Farah, have once again witnessed Kenyan athletes place themselves on the highest step of the podium: Caleb Ndiku won gold in the 5000m running in 13'12 "07; Joyce Chepkirui won the final of the women's 10000m in 32'09 "35; Mercy Cherono won gold in the women's 5000m with a time of 15'07 "21. Only Moses Kipsiro was able to keep up with the Kenyan athletes winning gold in the 10000m: the athlete Uganda concluded with a time of 27'56 "11.
After ten days of competition, he medal stand saw in the first position England with 58 gold medals, followed by Australia with 49 golds and Canada with 32 gold medals.