Robin Scott-Elliot

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

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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'

Sir Bradley Wiggins in contemplative mood during training this week

Commonwealth Games 2014: Sir Bradley Wiggins goes back to the track hoping to resurrect his future

The bell is beginning  to toll on his career and he needs to find a way  to ring it out on a high

Commonwealth Games 2014: Ten world stars to light up Glasgow

Some of the greats from the 2012 Olympics are back in Britain while new names are ready to shine. Robin Scott-Elliot assesses who to watch for

England’s team pursuit squad, including Bradley Wiggins, train in the Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow in preparation for the Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games 2014: It ain’t London 2012, but Glasgow aims to go ‘with a roar’

Organisers promise ‘best ever’ Games while Brits ponder prospect of racing team-mates

Katie Archibald could win cycling medals on road and track for Scotland

Commonwealth Games 2014: Mo Farah, Adam Gemili and 13 other home hopes to watch in Glasgow

We pick out the athletes from the United Kingdom to keep an eye on over the next fortnight

Commonwealth Games 2014: Day-by-day guide to the highlights in Glasgow

Every event worth watching, including Mo Farah and Usain Bolt

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Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

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Russell Brand's 'true news' videos attract millions of viewers. But today's 'Milibrand' interview introduced his resolutely amateurish style to a whole new crowd
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