Aquatics

Double Aussie clean sweep at Tollcross as Carlin makes Welsh history

By Paul Osborne at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow

Australia claimed two clean sweeps in the pool at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre ©Getty ImagesTwo clean sweeps in the pool today epitomised the Australian domination in the Commonwealth Games at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre over the past week, but it was not all plain sailing for the usually untouchable Aussies with six of the eight gold medals going elsewhere.

England's O'Connor impresses as Australian medal train shows no sign of stopping at Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow

Siobhan Marie O'Connor announced herself on the international stage with a superb display in the women's 200m individual medley ©Getty Images Australia continue to hoover up the swimming medals at this year's Commonwealth Games, picking up 11 more here tonight, but it was English teenage star Siobhan-Marie O'Connor who put in the most impressive performance with victory in the 200 metres individual medley. 

Australia top England in pool with four more gold medals at Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow

Austalia's swimmers were once again the dominant force in the pool at Glasgow 2014 securing four gold medals ©Getty Images It was another night of success for the dominant Australians as they once again claimed the lion's share of gold medals on offer here, topping the podium on four occasions as England struck gold twice.

Elliott sets world record as Australia continue gold medal charge at Glasgow 2014

By Gary Anderson at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow

Maddison Elliott became a Commonwealth Games champion and world record holder in Glasgow tonight ©Getty Images Para-swimmer Maddison Elliott was the star on another successful night for the Australian swimming team here as she was crowned Commonwealth Games champion in the 100 metre freestyle S9 event, setting a world record.

Britain's water polo team reflect on end of the road after funding axe

By David Owen

Great Britain's women's water polo team are facing the end of the road ©Getty ImagesAs 4,500 competitors vie for Commonwealth Games medals in Glasgow over the coming days, a group of athletes who won gold in their sport's Commonwealth Championships in April are facing the break-up of their team.

Miley and Murdoch power to pool glory on golden night for Scotland

By Gary Anderson at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow

Hannah Miley is all smiles after defending her Commonwealth Games title in Glasgow on a raucous night for the host nation ©Getty Images Hannah Miley and Ross Murdoch were the stars for Scotland here as they powered their way to Commonwealth Games gold on a record breaking night.

Minister must "decide what is important for the future of sport in the UK" - Sparkes

By David Owen

"Significant progress" was being made by the water polo team before their funding was withdrawn by UK Sport. British Swimming chief David Sparkes has said ©Getty ImagesThe chief executive of British Swimming has made a strongly-worded call on UK Sports Minister Helen Grant to "decide what is important for the future of sport in the UK", in the wake of funding cuts to team sports such as water polo and basketball that he says are "attractive to women".

Israel mourning water polo player Rahav killed in Gaza

By Emily Goddard

Bar Rahav has been killed in combat in Gaza ©FacebookBar Rahav, a member of the Israeli national water polo team, has been killed in combat in the Gaza Strip.

Russian two-time world champion swimmer suspended after positive drugs test

By Duncan Mackay

Russia's two-time world open water champion Vladimir Dyatchin has been suspended following a positive drugs test ©Getty ImagesRussia's anti-doping agency RUSADA has announced that Vladimir Dyatchin, the two-time world open water champion, has been provisionally suspended for failing a drug test.
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