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Jones ends on ultimate high

Wales' Francesca Jones finished her competitive rhythmic gymnastics career by winning her first Commonwealth gold and five silver medals at her third and final Games in Glasgow.

The 23-year-old claimed gold in the last final of the competition with the ribbon after winning silver medals in the hoop, ball and clubs to follow up Friday's individual all-around and Thursday's team success.

Jones' team-mate Laura Halford added to her all-around bronze by winning the same colour medal in the ball final.

Canada's Patricia Bezzoubenko looked set to take a clean sweep of all six golds on offer at the Hydro including in the team event and all-around in what was a dominant performance, only for Jones to see off her challenge after a stunning routine.

Jones scored 14.500 with the ribbon but had to wait to find out if the gold was hers after Bezzoubenko, the penultimate gymnast to perform, launched an enquiry into her score of 13.800.

The appeal was rejected meaning the gold went to Wales, with Malaysia's Wong Poh San taking silver with 14.250 and Bezzoubenko bronze.