Polmont’s Myra Perkins in the circle at Glasgow 2014 hammer final

Hammer thrower Myra Perkins watched on as a Commonwealth Games record was set at Hampden Park - but did herself proud in a tough final.

Perkins edged into the final in 12th spot in the semi-final and threw 59.12m in her first throw at the start of the evening session.

But the final was dominated by Sultana Frizell who out-performed the field which included Perkins and two other Scots, Susan McKelvie and Rachel Hunter.

The Canadian threw a Games record of 70.55m and led the field after the first attempts with Perkins in ninth.

She moved down to tenth after the finalists had another throw each and Perkins made 58.27 second time round.

Susan McKelvie - a teacher in Falkirk - sat fifth with 63.76m.

Last time out and McKelvie stayed in the top eight, and continued her throws but Perkins’ final throw of 60.16m brought a smile to her face but was 50cm short of the eighth place required to advance.

Perkins’ was the fifth finalist from Falkirk out of the five who have all competed so far at these Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Ron McArthur, Ross Muir and Kieran McGuckin all made the finals of their events, plus Jen McIntosh finished third in the 50m women’s prone shooting at Carnoustie earlier this afternoon.