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Kirani James who won the 400 Metres Gold in the Commonwealth Games on ThursdayReuters

If not Jamaica , then Grenada -- the Caribbeans threw up another winner in a track and field event, namely Kirani James, in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow at Hampden Park.

James reigned supreme as he came away with the gold in the 400 metres. It was no surprise that the Grenada man and Olympic champion clinched victory. South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk stood second while Lalonde Gordon of Trinindad & Tobago, another Caribbean island , had the bronze around his neck.

Grenada's James was always in the lead right from the commencement of the race. Wayde van Niekerk did pose a challenge but in the end the 21 year-old James was unstoppable as he won the contest in 44.24 seconds, a Games record.

"I expected to have a great performance. I can't predict the outcome of the event but all I an do is come out here and try my best," James said.

James had more than a word of praise for the Glasgow games. "Every championship, every accolade, is unique in its own way and these Games are no different. I think the crowd really makes it special; the stadium was full at 10 am, that says something about Scotland and how much they appreciate track and field," he said.

Kenya showed that they weren't going to be left behind when it came to glory in track and field events. In the women's 3000 metres steeplechase final they came to the party as all three medal winners were Kenyans. Purity Cherotich Kirui, whose stamina was to be marvelled at, clinched the gold. Her countrywomen Milcah Chemos Cheywa and Joan Kipkemoi came away with the silver and bronze respectively.

The Aussies also had a good day as Commonwealth glory came their way in the women's javelin final.

Kimberley Mickle came up trumps as she won gold. To add to her success, she created a Commonwealth Games record with her throw measuring 65.96 metres. She achieved this with her second throw. Fellow Australian Kelsey Lee Roberts took the bronze.

"For the past month I've dreamt and visualised myself standing on top of that dais, so for it to actually happen was kind of surreal," Mickle said to ABC Grandstand Sport.

Greg Rutherford added to England's medal tally as he tasted success in the men's long jump. The Englishman put in a stellar show to take gold. Prior to the Games, Rutherford had a tough time. Hamstring problems, his kit sponsor not sticking with him and a failure to make the World Championship final wore him down. Here he was at his best.

"It's never an easy road, and after what happened last year with injury I wasn't sure I was going to be able to carry on jumping. But now I've managed to win another title and that's what it's all about for me," Rutherford told BBC Sport.

Canada too saw Commonwealth success as Brianne Theisen-Eaton clinched the gold in the heptathlon, seeing off competition from compatriot Jessica Zelinka, who settled for silver.