Team England continued its fruitful success in the pool on Day 1 as James Wilby claimed gold in the men's 200m breaststroke, following an electric final 25m. 

Coming into the race, Scotland's Ross Murdoch was a heavy favourite, and looked certain to defend his Commonwealth crown from Glasgow in 2014, only for Wilby to sweep in and snatch victory right from under Murdoch's nose. 

Emerging victorious from the water, Wilby hardly looked out of breath, making his last-second overtake look easy. 

Fellow Englishmen Andrew Willis placed fourth, but can be pleased with his individual performance. 

Having beaten his previous personal best by two whole seconds, Wilby was nowhere to be seen as all eyes were on Murdoch. This allowed the 24-year-old to sneak past the pack unnoticed and clinch England's sixth gold medal of the day.

"I really enjoyed that race," a visibly pleased Wilby told the BBC. "I got a PB and with the strength of British breaststroke, it's really fast and you can sometimes struggle to get onto teams so I'm just happy to be among these guys".