David Weir
Weir stormed to a 16th major gold in Glasgow.

David Weir produced a dominant display to successfully add T54 1500m Commonwealth gold to his Paralympics title in Glasgow.

The 35 year old led for long periods before a stinging attack with 200m remaining secured the 16<sup>th major gold of his illustrious career, to add to his six London Marathon victories.

Following Dan Greaves and Greg Rutherford on the opening days of competition at Hampden Park, Weir becomes the third England athletics gold medalist of the Games. England's Jade Jones took bronze in the women's event.

"This medal is special because it wasn't on my list until now," he told BBC Sport. "It means a lot to me to represent England and I am passionate about my country.

"This is why I carried on after 2012. It felt like London out there with so many English flags and it has been great.

"I had to come here in good shape to prove I am at my best and I can still do it at 35."

There was more success to come on the track for England as Jodie Williams and Bianca Williams ran personal bests on their way to claiming silver and bronze respectively in the women's 200m.

Teammate Anyika Onuora also ran a lifetime best but could only finish in fourth as Nigeria's Blessing Okabare completed the Commonwealth sprint double.

"I'm in a world of shock! We beat the Jamaicans and that's huge," the 20 year old Jodie said. "We've come and out shown we can perform on the big stage which is great sign for the future."

In the women's triple jump, despite the premature withdrawal of Shara Proctor after a relapse of a thigh injury, Jazmin Sawyers soared to a silver medal with a season's best final effort of 6.54m. Lorraine Ugen meanwhile finished fifth with a season's best of her own of 6.39m.

Earlier, Michael Rimmer was run out of the medals in the 800m final in which world record holder and Olympic champion David Rudisha was shocked by Botwana's Nigel Amos.

Carl Myerscough was unable to feature in the mix for a medal in the men's discus, finishing seventh behind Indian gold medalist Vikas Shive Gowda and Niall Flannery was similarly sidelined as he crossed the line off the pace in fourth in the men's 400 hurdles final.

Jamaica's sprint dominance continued in the men's 200m as Rasheed Dwyer took gold from an injured Warren Weir, while Jason Livermore won bronze. England's Danny Talbot was seventh.

There was more success for Scotland as their record-breaking medal-haul in the Commonwealth Games continued, with Eilidh Child winning silver in the women's 400m hurdles.

And ahead of competition on Friday evening Jade Lallay and Eden Francis both qualified for the women's discus final and Tiffany Porter impressed in reaching the women's 110 hurdles final in a time of 12.84 seconds behind defending champion Sally Pearson of Australia.