GOLDEN BOWLS; Paul and Alex Help Make History and Libby's a Legend Too New Gold Standard for Scots

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GOLDEN BOWLS; Paul and Alex Help Make History and Libby's a Legend Too New Gold Standard for Scots


Byline: GARY RALSTON g.ralston@dailyrecord.co.uk

THE gold rush continued in Glasgow yesterday as Team Scotland made history at the Commonwealth Games.

The Scots surpassed their record haul of 11 golds from Melbourne 2006 when Alex Marshall and Paul Foster triumphed in the bowls Pairs final.

And sprinter Libby Clegg then added a 13th to the pile when she romped to victory in the T11/12 100m at Hampden.

Shooter Jen McIntosh was also among the medals with a bronze in the 50m Prone Rifle.

Scotland's total medal tally now stands at 33 - equalling the Turn to Page 50 Turn to Page 50 2Fourth 4Hampden 6Jen's From Back Page record from Edinburgh 1986 after just five days.

Bowlers Marshall and Foster claimed one of the most dramatic victories the Games has ever seen when two stunning bowls right at the death helped them pip England in the semis.

But the final was far more straightforward as the Scots crushed Malaysian pair Fairul Izwan Abd Muin and Muhammad Hizlee Abdul Rais 20-3 at Kelvingrove.

Marshall has now won three Commonwealth golds but this one meant more than the other two as it was the one that made history.

The 47-year-old from Tranent said: "Winning it in front of your own fans - you just can't beat it.

"This has to be the highlight of my career. …

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