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Scotland set medals record

Glasgow 2014 is now Scotland's most successful Commonwealth Games after Jen McIntosh took silver in the women's 50 metres rifle three positions.

Team Scotland passed their record for gold medals on Monday - winning 13 compared to the 11 picked up in 2006 - and on Tuesday moved ahead of the 33 medals won in Edinburgh in 1986.

The breakdown of 13 golds, nine silvers and 12 bronzes takes them to a net figure of 34 with over five days of action still remaining.

The achievements of Alex Marshall and Paul Foster secured the gold record on Monday, and McIntosh's efforts meant Scotland's pre-Games target of 34 has been achieved.

The tally was set to be boosted further on Tuesday evening by the men's artistic gymnasts, with Frank Baines, Adam Cox, Liam Davie, Dan Keatings and Dan Purvis poised to take another medal in the team event.

The host nation have enjoyed success in the Tollcross pool courtesy of Hannah Miley, Ross Murdoch and Daniel Wallace, while the Renicks sisters, Kimberley and Louise, Sarah Clark, Euan Burton, Sarah Adlington and Chris Sherrington stood on top of the podium and heard Flower of Scotland for their judo exploits at the SECC.

Neil Fachie and Craig MacLean enjoyed double tandem joy at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.

Libby Clegg collected a first athletics gold of the Games in style on Monday by racing to a T11/12 100 metres victory at a raucous Hampden Park, adding to Marshall and Foster's bowls success at Kelvingrove.

Scotland were on Monday hailed for the "medal avalanche" after surpassing their total from Edinburgh 28 years ago.

Scotland's First Minister described the growing medal haul as "phenomenal" on Monday and paid tribute to the home crowds.

Alex Salmond said: "This fantastic achievement is testament to the hard work of the Team Scotland athletes, coaches and support staff, and their preparation and dedication is inspiring the whole nation.

"The Commonwealth Games XX team is surely among the best prepared in history and the world has watched extraordinary performances from our athletes.

"That includes both established stars such as Euan Burton and Libby Clegg, and new stars such as judo sisters Kimberley and Louise Renicks and 13-year-old Erraid Davies."