Silver service from sprinter Gemili

Silver service from sprinter Gemili

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, are watching events at the Commonwealth Games

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince Harry (left) as they watch the action at the SEE Hydro during the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Prince Harry met players from the Australian hockey team at Glasgow 2014 and he had a queue of other squads lining up for a picture with him

Scotland's Erraid Davies collected the bronze medal for the Women's 100m Breaststroke SB9 Final

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joke around while watching swimming at the Tollcross Swimming Centre, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Prince Harry, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Edward gave the competitors at some of the Commonwealth Games events a royal boost in Glasgow

The Duchess of Cambridge, who played hockey herself at school, also met players and staff ahead of the Wales versus Scotland group B preliminary round of the women's hockey

The royal trio also watched the gymnastics action at the Hydro venue

Kate also spoke to spectators before she joined them to watch the Wales v Scotland women's hockey preliminary round

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met players and staff ahead of the Wales v Scotland women's hockey match in Glasgow

Prince Williams was a keen supporter as he watched the women's hockey

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Team England is celebrating after Adam Gemili took silver in the men's 100 metre Commonwealth Games final.

He came in second after Jamaican Kemar Bailey-Cole took advantage of the absence of his training partner Usain Bolt to power to victory at Hampden Park in Glasgow.

Bailey-Cole won in 10.00 seconds, with Gemili just edging out Nickel Ashmeade to take second in 10.10 seconds.

Gemili dropped to his knees on the track as the big screen confirmed he had dipped to cross the line 0.02 seconds ahead of Ashmeade.

He told BBC Sport: ''This is my first senior medal. I'm speechless. There's so much preparation that goes into running 10 seconds - my team put a lot of work in behind the scenes.

''I can't believe it, this is my first time representing England. I'm so happy.

''This is something I'm never going to forget. It's not about times today, it's positions because the times will come. Medals are what count and this is a stepping stone now for the Europeans, Worlds and then Rio in 2016.''

Gemili's win comes four years after Mark Lewis-Francis took silver at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010.

England now have 74 medals and are in second place behind Australia who have 87.

Earlier in the day Dan Greaves landed England's first gold in track and field at Glasgow 2014 with victory in the F42/44 discus at Hampden Park.

There was also success for the host nation on the track when Libby Clegg secured Scotland's first athletics gold of these Commonwealth Games with a T11/12 100 metres victory.

The visually-impaired 24-year-old and guide Mikail Huggins was roared over the line by the partisan crowd in a world-leading 12.20 seconds.

Elsewhere the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry soaked up the action at Glasgow 2014 as they watched gymnastics, boxing, hockey and swimming.

They rounded off their day by enjoying success for the home nations at Tollcross Swimming Centre where they saw Jazz Carlin win gold for Wales in the women's 800m freestyle final.

Minutes later England's Ollie Hynd won gold in the men's 200m individual medley SM8.

The trio left after the medal ceremony for Hynd.

Later at Tollcross England's Sophie Taylor won gold in the women's 100 metres breaststroke.

Earlier in the day the royal trio watched artistic gymnastics at the Hydro where gymnasts from across the Commonwealth competed in the men's and women's team finals, and individual qualifying rounds.

Kate, dressed in a navy blazer, dark blue jeans and wedges, sat between William and Harry as they chatted while the crowd sang and clapped along to the Proclaimers' I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) between the rotations.

They then walked to the nearby SECC arena where they watched the boxing action.

The royal group later visited the Glasgow National Hockey Centre, where they met members of the Australian and English teams.

Prince Harry met two Australian players who were "photo-bombed" by his grandmother last week.

Jayde Taylor was posing for a photo with team-mate Brooke Peris when t he Queen appeared in the background smiling over her shoulder.

The hockey player then posted the picture on Twitter, writing: ''Ahhh The Queen photo-bombed our selfie!!''

Taylor said: "We asked him if he would do a selfie with us so we could add it to our collection, but he said 'I hate selfies but I will definitely do a photo with you'."

He then posed for a photo with some of the Australian and English teams.

The photo featuring the Queen swept Twitter, being retweeted thousands of times within just an hour complete with the hashtag #queenselfie.

It was a successful day for the host nation who beat their Commonwealth Games gold medal record when a win by Alex Marshall and Paul Foster in the lawn bowls pairs final at Kelvingrove tipped the balance.

The host nation now has 13 golds, ahead of the 11 medals it won at Melbourne in 2006 and has now equalled its record of 33 medals at the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh in 1986.

A shooting bronze medal went to England's Ken Parr at Carnoustie in the 50m rifle prone.

England's Laura Massaro won a silver medal in the women's squash final.

The Earl of Wessex watched the squash action but was mistakenly introduced as "Prince Andrew".

A BBC spokeswoman said: "Commentary of our squash coverage is provided by the world feed on behalf of the Glasgow 2014 organising committee. The commentators are experienced broadcasters who regularly commentate on this sport and mistaking Prince Edward for Prince Andrew was a genuine mistake and no offence was intended."

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