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Cyclist Neil Fachie delivers Scotland's first Commonwealth gold medal

The cyclist delivered gold after setting a new Games record of 59.938 seconds in the 1000m tandem time trial.

Cyclist Neil Fachie delivers Scotland’s first Commonwealth gold medal Team Scotland via Supplied
It is Fachie's fifth games gold.

Once again Neil Fachie is a Commonwealth Games Gold medallist.

The cyclist, alongside pilot Lewis Stewart, took the win with a stunning display – and a new Games record of 59.938 seconds in the 1000m tandem time trial.

It is Fachie’s fifth games gold, bringing him level with lawn bowler Alex Marshall as Scotland’s most successful Commonwealth athlete.

More success in the cycling followed – with Aileen McGlynn and Ellie Stone taking Silver in the Tandem Sprint.

Scotland’s first medal of the games came in the women’s triathlon, as Beth Potter won bronze.

After leading out of the water – Potter lost time on the bike – before a strong run secured third place.

The first medal of the games overall went to England’s Alex Yee in the men’s event, with Grant Sheldon coming home fifth for Scotland.

And it might be day one of the games – but Scotland’s women’s sevens have already made history – the first to compete at a commonwealth games in their defeat to Fiji, while Scotland’s men beat Tonga 41-0.