England strikes 1st gold at CWG

England triathlete Jodie Stimpson won the first gold medal of the 2014 Commonwealth Games on Thursday.

Updated - April 22, 2016 02:23 am IST

Published - July 24, 2014 06:29 pm IST - GLASGOW

England's Jodie Stimpson celebrates after winning the women's Triathlon race at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, Strathclyde Country Park, Scotland, Thursday July 24. 2014 . The games run till August 3, with 71 countries and two territories taking part.  (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

England's Jodie Stimpson celebrates after winning the women's Triathlon race at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, Strathclyde Country Park, Scotland, Thursday July 24. 2014 . The games run till August 3, with 71 countries and two territories taking part. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

England triathlete Jodie Stimpson won the first gold medal of the 2014 Commonwealth Games on Thursday.

Stimpson completed the 1,500-meter swim, 40-km cycle and 10-km run in an unofficial time of 1 hour, 58 minutes, 56 seconds at Strathclyde Country Park outside Glasgow.

Kirsten Sweetland of Canada took the silver and England’s Vicky Holland earned the bronze. Stimpson and Sweetland were tied for first after the bike leg, with Holland in fourth.

The men’s race was scheduled for later Thursday; one of 20 gold medals to be presented on the first day of competition at the games.

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