Frank Baines brought Team Scotland’s Gymnastics medal tally to three today when he carried off a stunning performance to bag bronze on the Parallel Bars.
Coming in close behind Cypriot, Marios Georgiou on 14.533 and England’s Nile Wilson, also on 14.533, Frank’s score of 14.400 guaranteed his spot on the podium, and Team Scotland’s 25th medal of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Part of a historic first Team Event medal for Scotland at Glasgow 2014, Frank had already collected his first medal of Gold Coast 2018 with bronze in the Men’s Team Event on Thursday (5 April). Today’s bronze brings the Gymnastics tally to three following bronze in yesterday’s Floor final for Daniel Purvis.
Following his performance, Frank said: “I knew that I had a chance at a medal if I came out here and performed consistently. I’m really happy with what I did out there today, and it’s always incredible to win a medal – that shows my hard work has paid off.
“Competing at my second Commonwealth Games has been an amazing experience and I went out there and did my best, so to be rewarded with a second medal is a great feeling. Contributing to what looks like it’s going to be Team Scotland’s most successful overseas Games is also pretty special.
“It’ll be nice to relax with the coaches, teammates and family over the next couple of days now that the hard work has been done!”
Frank also competed on the Horizontal Bar today, and was joined by teammate Hamish Carter, with Frank placing 4th on 13.333 points, and Hamish in 8th with a score of 11.033.