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Team gold for England gymnasts

England won the men's team gymnastics gold medal but a heavy landing on the vault ended Sam Oldham's Commonwealth Games as he left the arena in a wheelchair.

With England fantastically placed at the top of the standings in the team final and a place in the all-around final as well as a number of apparatus finals well within his grasp, the injury came as a cruel blow to the Nottingham gymnast.

The vault was Oldham's first apparatus of the day and after attacking it on a positive note, he seemed to have executed it well before a heavy landing saw him instantly pull up his foot and drop to the mat.

Medical staff were quickly on the scene but it was a number of minutes before the 21-year-old Olympic bronze medalist was moved. A wheelchair was called for and Oldham was wheeled out of the arena for an X-ray to assess the damage.

The England team, and Kristian Thomas in particular, were visibly upset by the incident with two apparatus still remaining and the gold medal up for grabs.

Louis Smith, initially picked as a specialist, stepped in to the void for the parallel bars and performed admirably as England refused to let to setback affect their performance.

Max Whitlock, the favourite for the individual all-around title, led the way with a superb vault (15.333) followed by impressive showings on the parallel bars (14.500) and the horizontal bar (14.766) as he qualified for the all-around final with a huge score of 90.365.

Youngster Nile Wilson and Thomas were also in good form as the England team's strength in depth shone through, a winning total of 266.804 saw them finish comfortably clear of Scotland (257.603) in the silver medal position.

It was an historic moment for Scotland as they picked up their first ever Commonwealth Games medal in gymnastics, a feat made all the sweeter on home soil.

Canada picked up the bronze ahead of Australia with Wales in fifth.