COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Jubliant Jazz takes the gold

Jazz Carlin dives off the block on her way to winning the women's 800m final at Glasgow 2014 tonight

Jazz Carlin dives off the block on her way to winning the women's 800m final at Glasgow 2014 tonight

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JAZZ Carlin once again smashed the Commonwealth Games women's 800m freestyle record as she won gold at Glasgow 2014 this evening.

The 23-year-old Wales star, who is a former Wootton Bassett School pupil, set a new Games record of 8:22.69 in yesterday's heats and she wowed crowds at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre tonight by winning in 8:18.11.

Carlin, who won two medals at the 2010 Commonwealths in Dehli, becomes the first Welsh woman to win a gold swimming medal in 40 years.

"I knew it was going to be a tough race tonight. It really was a strong field and I put everything into my training and I really wanted to perform well," Carlin told the BBC.

"I'm just to happy to come away with a gold. It's a bit slower than I wanted to go but obviously it's all about the race tonight.

"Last year, at World Championships, I got pipped on the last 50 so this year, I really made an effort to make sure that that last 50-100 was quicker than anyone in the pool.

"I've really been working on it and obviously, it paid off tonight.

"I can't believe it, I really can't. Seeing the Welsh flag; I'm getting emotional now."

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