Laugher at the double in Edinburgh

Jack Laugher, pictured, and Chris Mears took top honours for England

Jack Laugher, pictured, and Chris Mears took top honours for England

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Jack Laugher claimed his second gold of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in combining with Chris Mears to win men's synchronised three-metres springboard title on Friday.

Laugher, the one-metre springboard individual champion on Wednesday, and Mears finished with a total of 431.94 to triumph at Edinburgh's Royal Commonwealth Pool.

Australia's Matthew Mitcham and Grant Nel - on the podium alongside Laugher on the opening day of diving competition - took silver with 403.14.

A second English pair reached the podium as Nick Robinson-Baker and Freddie Woodward claimed bronze with 364.41.

"The Commonwealth Games have been an absolute dream for me," Laugher said. "I was hoping, if I could get lucky, to come away with three medals.

"To come away with two golds and a silver is absolutely fantastic.

"To do the last one with my best mate and to get that alongside each other is what we've been dreaming of all year."

Alex Marshall and Paul Foster also made it a golden double as they helped Scotland thrash England in the men's fours final.

The pairs champions teamed up with David Peacock and Neil Speirs to secure a 16-8 victory in the Auld Enemy clash at Kelvingrove.

It was the second final defeat of the day for England after Jamie-Lea Winch and Natalie Melmore lost 20-17 to South Africa in the women's pairs final, with Northern Ireland picking up bronze.

Scotland's Dan Purvis won gold in the men's parallel bars final after seeing off the challenge of England's triple gold medallist Max Whitlock.

The 23-year-old produced a stunning routine which scored 15.533 to take the title ahead of England's Nile Wilson who won silver with 15.433, while floor, all-around and team champion Whitlock had to settle for bronze with 15.066.

Purvis, who had already won team silver and rings bronze, upgraded to gold on the final day of competition after being the last gymnast to perform on the apparatus.

England's Kristian Thomas (14.499) claimed silver in the men's vault final. Canada's Scott Morgan won gold with a total of 14.733, while Singapore's Wah Toon Hoe took bronze with 14.195.

Meanwhile, Nicola Adams is one fight away from making more women's boxing history after cruising into the final of the flyweight competition.

Adams served up a classy display to comprehensively outpoint Mandy Bujold of Canada and is one win away from being crowned the Games' first women's boxing champion.

Adams will take on Northern Ireland's Michaela Walsh, who edged a tight and absorbing contest against India's Pinki Jangra, at the 10,000 capacity Hydro Arena on Saturday.

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