Commonwealth Games: Scotland edge closer to record after eighth gold

By Richard WintonBBC Sport Scotland in Birmingham
2022 Commonwealth Games
Hosts: Birmingham Dates: 28 July to 8 August
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Scotland have edged closer to eclipsing their Commonwealth Games medal tally of four years ago after Para-bowlers Melanie Inness and Robert Barr earned their country's eighth gold.

The duo beat Wales in the mixed final after Scottish success earlier in the week in the men's and women's events.

Inness' director George Miller also becomes the oldest ever medallist for any nation at the age of 75.

It takes Scotland's haul to 35 - eight gold, eight silver, and 19 bronze.

That leaves them just nine shy of the total from Australia - which was the highest return apart from Glasgow 2014 - with five boxing medals already guaranteed at Birmingham 2022.

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