Scott secures Glasgow gold

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HALESOWEN's Helen Scott savoured golden joy at the Commonwealth Games this afternoon.

England's Sophie Thornhill and her pilot Scott won the first Para-sport gold of Glasgow 2014 with victory in the tandem sprint event for blind and visually-impaired athletes.

The pair dominated the event and beat Scotland's Aileen McGlynn and Louise Haston 2-0 in the best-of-three final.

"We went out to win and rode the best race we could, thankfully that was good enough for gold,” said Thornhill.

Scott added: "It is a real honour to race against a legend like Aileen with so many Olympic and world medals, if I can do half as well as she has in my career then I will be happy."

Scott, a member of Halesowen CC, had won silver with McGlynn at the London Paralympics in 2012.

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