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Scotland's Paul Foster hails "phenomenal" achievement

Team Scotland's Paul Foster hails his "phenomenal" achievement of winning a gold medal on home soil at the Commonwealth Games.

Paul Foster has admitted that winning a gold medal on home soil is something that will 'live with him for the rest of his life'.

Team Scotland recorded a comfortable 20-3 victory against Malaysia in yesterday's final, having stormed into a 14-stone lead by the 13th end.

"To win a gold medal on your home soil is phenomenal," Foster told reporters. "It's a feeling that will live with me for the rest of my life.

Speaking of his side's strong opening to the Commonwealth Games contest, he added: "That was the start we wanted, but the score didn't reflect the game. They hung in throughout the match, but it was definitely our day."

The gold medal was Scotland's record 12th of the Games.

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Paul Foster and Alex Marshall of Scotland celebrate with their gold medals after the Men's Pairs Final at Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre during day five of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 28, 2014
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Monday's key events


ATHLETICS
· There are no Brits in the women's 100m hurdles final, but Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, fresh from breaking the Olympic record in the semis, will hope to pip world record holder Kendra Harrison to gold (3.50am)
· The women's 5000m final also has no Team GB representation, but two-time world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya will be looking to add an Olympic gold to her list of honours (1.40pm)

SAILING
· The women's skiff 49er FX (6.33am) and men's skiff 49er (7.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races

FOOTBALL
· A place in the women's gold medal match is up for grabs, starting with an all-North American semi-final between United States and Canada (9am)
· Australia, who edged past Team GB's in a seven-goal quarter-final thriller, take on Sweden in the second semi-final (12pm)

CYCLING
· The track cycling schedule gets underway, with Team GB holding a particular interest in the team pursuit qualifying. Laura Kenny is part of the women's team (7.54am), while the men's team includes Ed Clancy (9.02am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· The Gadirova twins Jessica and Jennifer will both take part in the women's floor final as they look to add to their team bronze (9.57am)

WEIGHTLIFTING
· Newly-crowned European champion Emily Campbell flies the flag for Great Britain in the women's +87kg, but faces stiff competition for medals from China's Li Wenwen and New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard (11.50am)

HOCKEY
· The women's hockey quarter-finals begin, with Team GB last up against Spain (1pm)

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