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Published: Thursday July 24, 2014 MYT 8:42:01 PM
Updated: Thursday July 24, 2014 MYT 8:42:49 PM

England’s Stimpson takes first gold medal in Glasgow

GLASGOW (Reuters) - England’s Jodie Stimpson claimed the first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games with victory in the women's triathlon on Thursday.

In an enthralling finish at the Strathclyde Country Park, the 25-year-old Stimpson managed to pull away from Canada's Kirsten Sweetland to finish in one hour 58 minutes 56 seconds.

England's Vicky Holland took the bronze medal.

Later on Thursday England's Brownlee brothers, Alistair and Jonny, will go head-to-head in the men’s triathlon.

(Reporting by Michael Hann; Editing by Rex Gowar)

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