Robin Scott-Elliot

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

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Daniel Keatings celebrates his success in the pommel horse

Commonwealth Games 2014: Scotland’s Daniel Keatings pips England's gymnastics pair in the pommel horse

Louis Smith and Max Whitlock were favourites for the event

David Millar is determined to deliver a medal or two as he prepares to pull on the Scotland shirt once again

Commonwealth Games 2014: David Millar ready to serve up gold for his beloved Scotland in the end

The host nation did so much for cyclist after his doping nightmare, now he wants to pay them back with Games success

Max Whitlock competes on the pommel horse on his way to gold

Commonwealth Games 2014: Max Whitlock's gymnastics gold puts down a marker for Rio Olympics

21-year-old ready to take on Kohei Uchimura in 2016

Wales’ Georgia Davies wins gold in the 50m backstroke

Commonwealth Games 2014: Proud day for Britain as home nations enjoy a night to remember in the pool

Ben Proud beats two of Australia’s best young freestylers to snatch dramatic gold in 50m freestyle

Emma Pooley will go for one last cycling medal in the time trial
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

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