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Renwick wins 200m Freestyle gold

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University of Strathclyde student Robbie Renwick won Scotland's first Commonwealth Games gold medal in the 200m freestyle beating Australians Kenrick Monk and Thomas Fraser-Holmes in the final.

The 22-year-old City of Glasgow swimmer finished strongly to go one better than the silver medal he won at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Robbie dedicated the win to his coach, Eileen Adams, who tragically died from breast cancer earlier in the year. "I went through thick and thin with her, dealing with the breast cancer, which was such a tragic thing. I know she was watching me tonight and I can tell that she was proud. She passed away in April and this is what she's produced."

Renwick - now coached by Graham Wardell, to whom he also paid tribute – will be based at City of Glasgow in the run up to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014. "I'm based in Glasgow now - it's my home for the next four years, leading up to the 2014 Games," he explained. "Glasgow is such a proud city, Scotland is such a proud nation - and there is a storm brewing for the next four years. It's going to be exciting to be part of that."