It was a mammoth day of sport for Team Scotland on day two of the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games and with temperatures reaching 34 degrees on the island, the sporting action was not the only thing heating up.
Around the venues on day two:
Beach Volleyball: Fresh off the back of an opening win against Vanuatu, Scotland’s Beach Volleyball duo of Emma Waldie and Jennifer Lee were full of confidence entering their second match of the tournament against Jamaica.
The confidence was clear from the get go as Scotland raced out of the blocks to take the first set, 21-13. There was no letting up for the dynamic duo as they continued to work hard in the second set. A convincing second set saw Scotland breeze through to the next round where they will be seeded first. The team, who won the second set 21-12, will now go on to play the Bahamas in the quarter-finals.
Tennis: The Tennis tournament got underway in the blistering heat and given the extreme conditions, Team Scotland’s Alexandra Hunter wasted no time in securing a straight sets win over Natasha Forrest from Jersey (6-3, 6-0.)
Boxing: It was a disappointing start to the Boxing tournament for Team Scotland with John Casey in the 49kg category and Faraz Ahmed at 56kg both facing defeat in their respective opening rounds.
Speaking after his fight, John Casey commented: “Obviously I was gutted with the outcome, I really thought I had it in the bag but these things happen. You come out to competitions like this to fight the best people you can, that is what it is all about. I had a really tough draw with having to face the European Champion in the first round. Regardless of the results, this event has been such a buzz and the atmosphere was amazing. I’m looking forward to cheering on my team-mates for the rest of the Games.”
Day three will see Athletics begin competition while the Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Swimming and Tennis continue.