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Heatly and Reid seal gold for Scotland's 50th medal of Games

Scotland continued their Commonwealth Games gold rush with mixed synchronised diving victory.

James Heatly and Grace Reid put a golden stamp on Scotland’s 50th medal of the Commonwealth Games by winning the mixed synchronised three-metre diving event.

The pair sprung to the top of the rankings with a near-flawless final dive for a 74.40 point score, lifting them onto a total of 306.00.

It marks Team Scotland’s 50th medal overall in Birmingham and the 13th gold achieved by the team.

Both Heatly, 25, and Reid, 26, had missed out on medals in the individual events, but came out on top in the first time mixed gender synchronised diving has been contested at the Games.

The pair also won the three-metre synchro bronze at the World Championships in Budapest earlier in the summer.

Reid told BBC Sport: “It’s maybe not been what I’ve wanted in my individual events but to come back into this and win gold today, with all of our family here just makes me speechless.

“We welcomed the expectation in today and that performance in Budapest a few weeks ago really carried us through today.

“I now need a lie down and I keep seeing people with pizza so I’m definitely having a pizza.”

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