Schoeman, Le Clos bag medals

Cape Town - South African swimmers, Roland Schoeman and Chad le Clos, claimed respective silver and bronze medals in the 50m butterfly final at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Friday night.

England’s Benjamin Proud won gold in a record 22.93 seconds, Schoeman silver in 23.13 and Le Clos bronze in 23.36.

The winner, 19-year-old Proud, claimed a British record as well as a Commonwealth Games record.

It was the second time in two days that Proud had beaten the Commonwealth record having also done so in qualifying on Thursday.

"I don't know what to say. I just treated it like any other race, but now tears are almost in my eyes," Proud told AFP.

And the more experienced Schoeman acknowledged he had been beaten by the better man.

"I knew it was going to be tough. Proud is a talented athlete," said the 34-year-old.

"I'm happy to get second."

Commonwealth Games podiums in Glasgow on Friday:


Men's 50m butterfly

Gold: Benjamin Proud (ENG)

Silver: Roland Schoeman (RSA)

Bronze: Chad le Clos (RSA)

Women's 50m breaststroke

Gold: Leiston Pickett (AUS)

Silver: Alia Atkinson (JAM)

Bronze: Corrie Scott (SCO)

Men's 200m freestyle

Gold: Thomas Fraser-Holmes (AUS)

Silver: Cameron McEvoy (AUS)

Bronze: Calum Jarvis (WAL)


Women's 3000m individual pursuit

Gold: Joanna Rowsell (ENG)

Silver: Annette Edmondson (AUS)

Bronze: Amy Cure (AUS)

Men's 1000m Time Trial tandem para-sport

Gold: Neil Fachie and Craig MacLean (SCO)

Silver: Kieran Modra and Jason Niblett (AUS)

Bronze: Matthew Ellis and Ieuan Williams (WAL)

Men's 4000m individual pursuit

Gold: Jack Bobridge (AUS)

Silver: Alex Edmondson (AUS)

Bronze: Marc Ryan (NZL)

Men's sprint

Gold: Sam Webster (NZL)

Silver: Jason Kenny (ENG)

Bronze: Eddie Dawkins (NZL)


Women's 10m Air Pistol

Gold: Teo Shun Xie (SIN)

Silver: Malaika Goel (IND)

Bronze: Dorothy Ludwig (CAN)

Men's 10m Air Rifle

Gold: Abhinav Bindra (IND)

Silver: Abdullah Baki (BAN)

Bronze: Daniel Rivers (ENG)

Women's skeet

Gold: Laura Coles (AUS)

Silver: Elena Allen (WAL)

Bronze: Andri Eleftherious (CYP)


Individual All-Around

1. Patricia Bezzoubenko (CAN)

2. Francesca Jones (WAL)

3. Laura Halford (WAL)




Gold: Sarah Clark (SCO)

Silver: Helene Wezeu Dombeu (CMR)

Bronze: Katie-Jemima Yeats-Brown (ENG) and Faith Pitman (ENG)



Gold: Danny Williams (ENG)

Silver: Adrian Leat (NZL)

Bronze: Jake Bensted (AUS) and Jacques van Zyl (RSA)



Gold: Owen Livesey (ENG)

Silver: Tom Reed (ENG)

Bronze: Boas Munyonga (ZAM) and Jonah Burt (CAN)



Gold: Megan Fletcher (ENG)

Silver: Moira de Villiers (NZL)

Bronze: Alix Renaud-Roy (CAN) and Sally Conway (SCO)




Gold: Chika Amalaha (NGR)

Silver: Dika Toua (PNG)

Bronze: Santoshi Matsa (IND)

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