Greg Rutherford
Rutherford won with a jump of 8.20m in Glasgow.

Greg Rutherford added Commonwealth gold to his Olympic title by winning the men's long jump in clinical fashion at Glasgow 2014.

The 27 year old's third round jump of 8.20m was enough to secure gold ahead of South Africa pair Zarck Visser and Rushwahl Samaai.

Fellow-British record holder Chris Tomlinson could only finish fifth as the day firmly belonged to Rutherford, who becomes Team England's second athletics gold medallist following Dan Greaves' discus success.

"It's never an easy road and after what happened last year with injury I wasn't sure if I could carry on jumping," he told BBC Sport. "Now I've won another title.

"I think a few people had written me off thinking I was a one-hit wonder. But I'm here again and will be here again many more times. I'm super happy. I want to keep going out there jumping far and winning medals."

Elsewhere, despite the absence of Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katarina Johnson-Thompson England were still among the medals in the women's heptathlon competition as Jessica Taylor took bronze behind Canadian duo Brianne Theisen-Eaton and Jessica Zelinka. Jessica Tappin and Grace Clements meanwhile finished sixth and seventh respectively.

Despite qualifying second fastest for the final, Martyn Rooney was unable to repeat his form in the men's 400m final as Kirani James strolled home in a Games record ahead of Wayde van Niekerk and Jarrin Solomon, to add Commonwealth gold to his world and Olympic titles.

In the men's high jump, both Chris Baker and Martyn Bernard finished outside of the medals, while Tom Parsons failed to finish in the top eight after the first three jumps while Goldie Sayers failed to feature in the medals in the women's javelin as she finished seventh.

As David Rudisha crusied into the 800m final on Thursday, England's Michael Rimmer retained hopes of a medal but qualifying as a fastest loser but Mukhtar Mohammed was edged out in his semi-final after only finishing seventh.

New Zealand's Valerie Adams added yet another major title to her glittering CV but England pair Rachel Wallader, who threw a personal best, Sophie McKinna and Eden Francis were squeezed out of the top three.

And in the women's 200m, England's Bianca Williams, Anyika Onuora and Jodie Williams all qualified for the semi-final.