Robin Scott-Elliot

Robin Scott-Elliot is a Sports News Correspondent for The Independent.

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Jazz Carlin looks simply delighted after her win in the 800m freestyle final

Commonwealth Games 2014: Night of the dragon as Jazz Carlin gives Wales gold in 800m freestyle swim

Rebecca Adlington was poolside to see Carlin finally come good and bring a golden end to two years of frustration

Fran Halsall looks delighted after her superb win in the 50m sprint

Commonwealth Games 2014: Siobhan O’Connor and Fran Halsall’s swimming wins lead British redemption

This has been a meeting dominated by Australia, but they always have come out on top at the Commonwealth Games and always will

Twice blessed: Neil Fachie (left) and pilot Craig Maclean celebrate victory in the para-cycling sprint tandem, their second Commonwealth triumph in Glasgow

Commonwealth Games 2014: Only Scots pair fly British flag as Aussies rule the velodrome

Inquest starts as once all-conquering home riders are left behind by Australia – except Fachie and Maclean that is
Gold rush: England (left) and Australia netball players challenge for the ball and potentially the ultimate prize

Commonwealth Games 2014: England's netballers take Australia to wire but the pain is still hard to bear

Aussies score winning goal with 15 seconds left
Jo Harten shoots over Wales’ Ursula Pritchard during England’s 65-25 victory

Commonwealth Games 2014: Anna Mayes backs her ‘best-ever’ England netball team to pass tough tests

England, who won bronze at Delhi four years ago, were always in control inside the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre

Ross Murdoch with his gold medal between Michael Jamieson (left) and Andrew Willis

Commonwealth Games 2014: Tears dried, Ross Murdoch eyes second gold of three in the pool

Such was the dominance of his swimming on Thursday there is a justified swirl of excitement surrounding the Scot

Joanna Rowsell of England celebrates winning gold after the Women's 3000 metres Individual Pursuit final at Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome

Commonwealth Games 2014: Joanna Rowsell races out of the shadow of her team-mates to take pursuit gold in the velodrome

England’s Rowsell sets gold standard as Kenny is forced to settle for silver

Scotland’s Ross Murdoch reacts in disbelief to his victory in the 200m breaststroke

Commonwealth Games 2014: Ross Murdoch and Hannah Miley steal Michael Jamieson’s thunder in the pool

The poster boy of Glasgow 2014 arrived here as the fastest man in the world this year only for his form to desert him when he needed it most

Jade Clarke shares training facilities with the Canterbury Crusaders at her club in New Zealand

Commonwealth Games 2014: Clarke on a crusade for English gold after swapping training tips with All Blacks

Clarke is eyeing a ground-breaking English gold medal on Scottish soil

Robbie Renwick claimed Scotland’s first gold of the Delhi Games four years ago

Commonwealth Games 2014: Hannah Miley, Robbie Renwick and Michael Jamieson can give hosts a flying start in the pool

Scottish swimmers hope that the 'first night is going to be electric'

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