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Result: Scotland's men's pair win record 12th gold of Glasgow Games

Scotland surpass their previous best Commonwealth Games gold medal tally with an emphatic victory over Malaysia in the men's lawn bowls pairs final at Kelvingrove.

Alex Marshall and Paul Foster have won Scotland's record 12th gold medal of the Commonwealth Games with an emphatic triumph over Malaysia in the men's pairs.

Marshall and Foster strolled to a 20-3 victory this afternoon to see the host nation surpass the tally of 11 golds that they won at the Melbourne Games in 2006.

Malaysia did not get on the scoreboard until the 13th end of 15 as Scotland raced into an early advantage with a single and a double, and they never took their foot off the gas at Kelvingrove.

The contest was effectively over by end 10 as Scotland opened up a 14-stone margin which they continued to extend, unanswered by their opponents until the third to last end.

Malaysia salvaged themselves some pride with 3 shots over the final three ends, but that did not hide the fact that they were comprehensively beaten by Scotland's record breakers in Glasgow.

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Thursday's key events


ROWING
· Comeback queen and super-mum Helen Glover goes for her third Olympic gold alongside Polly Swann in the women's pair final (1.30am)
· There is also a medal on offer for GB pair Emily Craig and Imogen Grant in the lightweight women's double scull final (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· As second-fastest qualifier for the final, Team GB's James Wilby is among the medal contenders in the men's 200m breaststroke (2.44am)
· Alys Thomas takes part in the women's 200m butterfly final, although he faces a difficult task to challenge for the medals (3.28am)
· Caeleb Dressel of the USA has been touted by some as the successor to Michael Phelps, and he has the chance to notch up a fourth Olympic gold in the men's 100m freestyle final (3.37am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· After Team GB's men narrowly missed out on a medal, the women get their campaign underway against the Russian Olympic Committee (3am) and New Zealand (10.30am)

HOCKEY
· It is a Great Britain vs. Netherlands double-header, with the men up first in Pool B (4.15am)
· Most eyes will be on the women's showdown between the two nations, though, as Netherlands - the world's best team - look to gain revenge on GB for defeat in the 2016 Olympic final (11am)

CANOE SLALOM
· Mallory Franklin takes part in the women's canoe semi-final, and will hope to do enough to qualify for the final later in the day (6am-8.45am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· With Simone Biles now out of the women's all-around final, the competition has been blown wide open. Team GB twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are among those taking part (11.50am-2.05pm)

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