Glasgow 2014: Daniel Fox wins gold: photos

Gold medallist Daniel Fox of Cleveland poses after the medal ceremony for the Men's 200m Freestyle S14 Final at Tollcross International Swimming Centre during day three of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 26, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Gold medallist Daniel Fox of Cleveland poses after the medal ceremony for the Men's 200m Freestyle S14 Final at Tollcross International Swimming Centre during day three of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 26, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND champion Paralympic swimmer Daniel Fox has won gold in the 200m freestyle S14 final at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland.

The 23-year-old went into the final on a high after smashing his own world record in the heat with a one minute 57.16 swim.

In the final on Sunday morning, (Aust time) he continued his winning way with a one minute.57.89 swim to clinch gold ahead of Hamer of England and Thomas of Wales.

Daniel Fox's  gold medal was the first of the night for Australia's swim team when he comprehensively won the 200 metre freestyle (S8) final.

Fox set himself the task of breaking the world record in the heats, which he successfully achieved when he won in one minute 57.16, and wanted to repeat the dose in the final. However, he fell just short winning in 1:57.89. Fellow Australians Mitchell Kilduff (2:01.37) and Josh Alford (2:03.43) finished fourth and sixth respectively.

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