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Result: James Willstrop ends Commonwealth Games hoodoo with gold medal

James Willstrop finally wins Commonwealth Games gold at the third attempt courtesy of a 3-0 win over New Zealand's Paul Coll in the men's squash final.

Team England's James Willstrop has ended his long wait for a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games courtesy of a 3-0 victory over Paul Coll in the men's squash final this evening.

Willstrop's win over Malaysia's Nafiizwan Adnan - conqueror of retiring two-time defending champion Nick Matthew - in the semi-final saw him become only the second man in Commonwealth Games history to reach three consecutive finals, after fellow Englishman Peter Nicol achieved the feat in 2006.

Willstrop had been beaten in his two previous finals by Matthew, but finally got his hands on the elusive gold medal with the convincing victory over New Zealand's Coll.

The Englishman needed just 47 minutes to break his hoodoo, winning 11-9, 11-4, 11-6 in the best-of-five contest.

Adnan - who lost to Willstrop in the semi-finals - did get the consolation of a bronze medal, beating Wales's Joel Makin in the third-place playoff match earlier in the day.

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Nick Matthew of England celebrates victory over James Willstrop of England during the Men's Singles Gold medal Final on July 28, 2014
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Friday's key events

· The athletics schedule begins, with 100m sprinter Dina Asher-Smith among the names in action on the opening day. The men's 10,000m final concludes the action, with Team GB's Sam Atkin and Marc Scott taking part in the absence of 2012 and 2016 champion Sir Mo Farah (1am-2.30pm)

· Victoria Thornley is Team GB's representative in the women's single sculls final (1.33am)
· Great Britain will be going for gold in the men's eight final (2.25am)

· Team GB duo Molly Renshaw and Abbie Wood take part in the women's 200m breaststroke final, but new Olympic record-holder Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa is the hot favourite (2.41am)
· Luke Greenbank has very realistic ambitions of picking up a medal in the men's 200m backstroke final (2.50am)
· There is also British representation in the women's 100m freestyle final, although any medal for Anna Hopkin would be a surprise (2.59am)
· With one gold and one silver already under his belt at these Games, Duncan Scott goes again in the men's 200m individual medley final (3.16am)

· Bryony Page will be looking to repeat her 2016 heroics in the women's event (5am-7.30pm)

· Bradley Forbes-Cryans will be looking to emulate Rio gold medallist Joe Clarke in the men's kayak event (6am-9am)

· The women's tournament enters the quarter-finals, with Great Britain facing Australia at the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium (10am)

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