Fourth Glasgow gold for Fragapane

Claudia Fragapane claimed her fourth gold of the Games by winning the women's floor final

Claudia Fragapane claimed her fourth gold of the Games by winning the women's floor final

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England's Claudia Fragapane has won her fourth gold of the Commonwealth Games after she claimed the individual floor title at Glasgow's SSE Hydro.

The 16-year-old produced a strong routine that was full of expression to score 14.541 and take the title, which will add to her individual all-around, vault and team success.

Standing at just 4ft 5in tall, Fragapane has belied her diminutive size to become one of the stars of the Games, lighting up the arena with a series of dazzling displays.

Her final appearance in the floor showpiece did not disappoint as she saw off the challenge of Australia's Lauren Mitchell, who claimed silver, and Canada's Ellie Black.

Meanwhile, Scotland's Dan Purvis finished off his Games by upgrading to gold after he won a dramatic men's parallel bars final.

The 23-year-old, who already had team silver and rings bronze under his belt, produced a stunning routine which scored 15.533 to take the title ahead of England's Nile Wilson, who won silver with 15.433, while floor, all-around and team champion Max Whitlock had to settle for bronze with 15.066.

Purvis was the last man to compete on the apparatus and his impressive routine snatched the gold from Wilson at the death with the roar of home support fully behind the popular gymnast.

The Scot revealed it was the advice of pommel horse gold medallist and Scotland team-mate Dan Keatings that had spurred him on to victory after he told him to "go for everything".

"I am over the moon to be honest," Purvis said. "I didn't expect to get gold. Just to get another medal in front of the home crowd was fantastic, so I am just absolutely over the moon.

"Dan Keatings was fantastic, he composed himself (before the pommel horse final) and I tried to repeat that today. He said to me that he went for everything and that's what I tried to do here today."

Earlier, England's Kristian Thomas claimed silver in the men's vault final.

Jack Laugher claimed his second gold, combining with Chris Mears to win the men's synchronised three-metre springboard title.

Laugher, the one-metre springboard individual champion on Wednesday, and Mears finished with a total of 431.94 to triumph at Edinburgh's Royal Commonwealth Pool.

Australia's Matthew Mitcham and Grant Nel - on the podium alongside Laugher on the opening day of diving competition - took silver with 403.14.

A second English pair reached the podium as Nick Robinson-Baker and Freddie Woodward claimed bronze with 364.41.

Alex Marshall and Paul Foster also made it a golden double as they helped Scotland thrash England in the men's fours final.

The pairs champions teamed up with David Peacock and Neil Speirs to secure a 16-8 victory in the Auld Enemy clash at Kelvingrove.

It was the second final defeat of the day for England after Jamie-Lea Winch and Natalie Melmore lost 20-17 to South Africa in the women's pairs final, with Northern Ireland picking up bronze.

Meanwhile, Nicola Adams is one fight away from making more women's boxing history after cruising into the final of the flyweight competition.

Adams served up a classy display to comprehensively outpoint Mandy Bujold of Canada and is one win away from being crowned the Games' first women's boxing champion.

Adams will take on Northern Ireland's Michaela Walsh, who edged a tight and absorbing contest against India's Pinki Jangra, at the 10,000 capacity Hydro Arena on Saturday.

Isobel Pooley rose to the occasion on the penultimate night of athletics at Hampden Park, winning Commonwealth high jump silver with a personal best of 1.92 metres.

The 21-year-old entered Friday evening's final as an outsider. However, Pooley shone as she cleared her first five jumps at the first attempt, including a personal best of 1.92m.

Australian teenager Eleanor Patterson eventually snuck ahead with a jump of 1.94m to take gold, with Pooley taking silver ahead of St Lucia's Levern Spencer on countback.

There was more English medal joy in the women's discus as Jade Lally's season best of 60.48m secured bronze, while the 4 x 400m relay teams progressed with ease.

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