Silver dream racer

Scotland's Lynsey Sharp produced a stirring Braveheart performance -only hours after leaving hospital.

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Gymnast Dan Purvis added to his medal haul
Gymnast Dan Purvis added to his medal haul

A full-blown Hampden roar greeted Lynsey's second place finish in the women's 800m.

It came after months of injury and illness.

After the race a clearly emotional Lynsey - daughter of former Scottish sprinter Cameron Sharp - revealed she had been so ill ahead of the final she was almost unable to race.

Four words, "Get out strong, commit" were written on her right hand in black marker pen as she got on her marks.

In an emotional interview after the race, Lynsey revealed she had spent the night before the race in the hospital at the Athletes' Village, being sick and unable to sleep.

She said: "This is my everything.

"The last year has been obstacle after obstacle, even right up to this morning being in hospital in the Athletes' Village until 5.30am.

"I hadn't slept for 12 hours and was throwing up all night and had a drip in my arm.

"But there was no way after going through everything I have been through I was not going to get a medal today.

"I know how low the low points can be.

"Yesterday I almost lost it and today I had to come out and get it right.

"I had 24 hours to get it right and thankfully I did."

Earlier Scotland's bowlers had led the way in another golden day at the Games.

Pairs champions Alex Marshall and Paul Foster teamed up with David Peacock and Neil Speirs in the men's fours final at Kelvingrove, where they triumphed 16-8 over England to clinch gold.

And Arbroath's Darren Burnett took gold in the lawn bowls men's singles, with victory over Canada's Ryan Bester 21-9.

Scottish gymnast Dan Purvis also won gold, claiming victory in the men's parallel bars.

The 23-year-old, who had already won team silver and rings bronze, upgraded to gold on the final day of competition after being the last gymnast to perform on the apparatus.

Bellshill boxer Reece McFadden had to settle for bronze at 52kgs after losing a split decision to Australia's Andrew Moloney.

He said later: "I felt perfect in there. I'm scunnered I'm not in the final."

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