Braveheart Wallace claims gold

Craig McLean, left and Neil Fachie, right won Scotland's first cycling gold medal

Scotland's Neil Fachie, left, and Craig MacLean, right, won Scotland's first track gold

Scotland's Daniel Wallace was thrilled with his victory

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Edinburgh's Daniel Wallace demonstrated his Braveheart spirit as he roared to Commonwealth Games gold in the 400 metres individual medley at Tollcross.

The 21-year-old bellowed 'for freedom!' after touching home to claim Scotland's third pool gold of Glasgow 2014.

It was a moment of redemption for the University of Florida student, who feared at one point this year that he would be axed from Team Scotland after he was arrested in the US for urinating on a police car and suspended by his American swim team.

He said: "I just yelled at the top of my lungs for freedom because being here, the home crowd has really brought out the Braveheart and Scot inside of me and I just soaked up the moment."

There was a first taste of Scottish gold in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome as para-cyclist Neil Fachie and pilot Craig MacLean won the 1,000 metres time trial B2 tandem.

Partially-sighted Fachie and partner MacLean were the last of five teams to go and, roared on by a capacity crowd including Hoy himself as well as comedian Billy Connolly, the pair powered to victory in one minute 2.096 seconds.

The reaction from the Glaswegian crowd raised the roof of a venue that has become renowned for its ear-splitting crowds.

As the pair completed their lap of honour around the track, Fachie unfurled a Saltire and held it aloft - seemingly hoisting it in the direction of the man who leant the Velodrome his name, with Hoy clapping his approval from a television gantry.

Ben Proud ended England's wait for their first gold medal in the Glasgow 2014 pool when he triumphed in the 50m butterfly final.

The Londoner was up against former Olympic and world champion Roland Schoeman but a new Commonwealth Games record time of 22.93 earned him victory.

Sarah Clark won Commonwealth Games judo gold for Scotland in the under-63kg division when she beat Helene Wezeu Dombeu of Cameroon.

The 36-year-old Clark - a former European champion who won silver when judo was last in the Commonwealth Games at Manchester 2002 - showed no mercy as she quickly delivered victory with an armlock submission to claim a third judo gold for Scotland.

Danny Williams won gold for England at under-73kgs when he defeated New Zealander Adrian Leat.

The 25-year-old Camberley fighter was only called up in the week before competition started in Glasgow following injury to Ben Fletcher.

Williams, a London 2012 Olympian, recorded an early Waza-ari score to take control of the contest and shower good composure to see out the biggest victory of his career so far.

Megan Fletcher added to England's gold tally in the under-70kgs when she threw and then pinned down Moira de Villiers of New Zealand.

Owen Livesey completed England's golden haul when he edged out Team Bath fighter Tom Reed on penalties in the final of the under-81kgs.

Camberley judoka Livesey had quit the sport after missing out on the squad for London 2012, joiinig up with Widnes Vikings Academy rugby league side before returning to full-time training in a bid to make Commonwealth Games selection.

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