Scotland swimming gold medalist Daniel Wallace became the first home nation athlete competing at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow to indicate his decision regarding next month's independence vote after winning the 400m individual medley.

Wallace claimed Team Scotland's seventh gold medal at the Games at the Tollcross Swimming Centre after overhauling South Africa's Sebastien Rousseau in the final 50m in a thrilling race.

And upon the realisation of claiming his first major title, the Edinburgh-born 21 year old shouted "for freedom" while slapping the water. In celebration.

Despite this display of patriotism, Wallace did not sing the national anthem upon collecting his gold during the subsequent medal ceremony.

"I knew where I needed to be at each point," he told BBC Sport on the win. "It was a dogfight to the finish but I'm really happy. It's not every day you get to race and win in front of your home crowd."

The referendum on Scottish independence will take place on 18 September.