Day 2 Review and Day 3 Preview

October 5, 2010


It was another fantastic day in the pool for Scotland’s swimmers as Robbie Renwick picked up the team’s first gold medal in the 200m freestyle. Yesterday’s bronze medallist David Carry also made it through to the final where he finished eighth, while Andy Hunter narrowly missed out on a starting place.

Kathryn Johnstone continued to impress, finishing seventh in the 50m breaststroke final. Andrew Mayor narrowly missed out on tomorrow’s 50m butterfly final, while Kris Gilchrist and Michael Jamieson made it through to the final of the 100m breaststroke. Caitlin McClatchey and Sara Hamilton made it through to the semi-finals of the 100m freestyle but missed out on a place in tomorrow’s final.

Wednesday will be another busy day in the pool tomorrow with 12 athletes competing in the morning heats. Megan Gilchrist is first up in the 800m freestyle, followed by Jak Scott in the 100m freestyle and Louise Pate in the 100m butterfly. Craig McNally races in the 200m backstroke before Hannah Miley and Kerry Buchan swim the 200m breaststroke. Both the men’s and women’s 4x200m freestyle relays take place tomorrow with gold and bronze medallists Robbie Renwick and David Carry due to feature.

The synchronised competition also gets underway where Lauren Smith will perform her solo technical routine.



In the men’s individual elimination rounds, Simon Needlam and Mark Forrester finished joint 17th whilst James Laing gave a steady performance to finish 9th and unfortunately failed to make the finals. In the woman’s individual elimination rounds, Emma Downie also missed out on going through to the finals after ranking joint 17th.


In the woman’s individual elimination rounds it was another good day for Tracey McGowan who got through to the individual quarter finals on Saturday 9 October, whilst Claudine Jennings finished joint 9th and Susan Maitland joint 17th.

In the men’s individual elimination round Kyle Dods, Tim Keppie and Alistair Whittingham all finished joint 17th.


Lee McConnell will take her first steps onto the track tomorrow in round one of the 400m at 1915hrs local time.


In the evening session of the badminton at the Siri Fort Complex and in the presence of Sports Minister Shona Robison, Scotland beat Group D rivals Wales 5-0 to all but guarantee themselves a place in the quarter finals of the mixed team event.

Kieran Merrilees got the Scots off to the best possible start, beating Martyn Lewis 21-19 21-15 before Commonwealth bronze medallist Susan Egelstaff put Scotland 2-0 up. The match was clinched when Paul van Rietvelde and Watson Briggs scored an excellent result in the men’s doubles, beating James Phillips and Joe Morgan 21-17 21-18 before wins for Jillie Cooper and Imogen Bankier in the women’s doubles and Briggs and Bankier in the mixed gave Scotland a 5-0 whitewash.


Scotland’s boxers enter the ring for the first time tomorrow at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium where Josh Taylor faces Welshman, Darren Edwards in the afternoon session, from 1300hrs local time. The evening session kicks off at 1830hrs local time, featuring Aston Brown’s match against Kenyan Rayton Okwiri.


The track cycling programme got underway in Delhi today with Team Scotland enjoying an encouraging day, with some strong performances.

Jenny Davies’s fifth place in the women’s 500m time trial was the highlight, with the judo player-turned-cyclist smashing her personal best. Charline Joiner was eighth in the 500m, as was Callum Skinner in the men’s kilometre time trial.

Ross Edgar, the Team Scotland flag bearer during Sunday’s Opening Ceremony, will also make his first competitive appearance of the Games on Wednesday, riding the keirin at lunchtime before men’s sprint qualifying in the evening. Edgar won bronze in the keirin in 2006, one of his three medals in Melbourne.

And another Melbourne bronze medallist, Kate Cullen, contests the women’s points race on a busy day for the track cycling team.


In the artistic team competition, Jordon Lipton, Tori Simpson and Amy Regan gave a strong performance as they competed on the four pieces of apparatus, ranking 14th, 16th and 22nd retrospectively. All three gymnasts have qualified for the individual all round competition tomorrow, which starts at 1700hrs local time. Their performance also qualified them for the individual apparatus events, where Amy will perform on the floor, Tori on the beam and Jordon on the bars.

After just missing out on qualification for the individual all round event, first reserve Ryan McKee is back in the competition after a withdrawal. He will compete in the man’s individual all around competition tomorrow at 1330hrs local time.


The men’s team have an early start with an 0830hrs match against reigning gold medallists and world number one, Australia. The women have a well earned rest day tomorrow after a 2-1 defeat to South Africa, Ali Bell the goal scorer for Scotland. Their third match is on Thursday against Trinidad and Tobago.


The pairs and triples competition continued in the lawn bowls. The midday matches saw the ladies triples beat New Zealand 2-0 and the men’s pairs overcoming Nuie by the same score. Both team then lost their second matches to Australia and Papua New Guinea respectively. The men’s triples picked themselves up from disappointment on day one and had a comfortable win over Brunei followed by another victory over Niue. Women’s pairs also defeated Brunei and ended the day with a 2-0 win against Swaziland.

Play continues for the triples and pairs teams tomorrow from 0900hrs local time.


Jen McIntosh and Kay Copland took bronze in the 50m 3P Pairs at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range. The medal places came down to the last shot, with Kay needing a ten to secure Silver. She fired a nine though, which meant they finished on 1142-41x, just one point behind India.

Three of Scotland’s shooters are in action tomorrow at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range. Graham Rudd competes in the 10m Air Rifle competition while pistol shooters Alan Ritchie and Caroline Brownlie will feature in the 50m and 25m events respectively.


In the men’s singles consolation plate event, Lyall Paterson beat Ian Rukunya (Uganda) 11-2 11-4 11-2 whilst Chris Small received a walkover. In the women’s singles consolation plate Lisa Aitken beat Safina Madhani 11-1 11-4 11-1.

On Wednesday Paterson will now face Zambia’s Kelvin Ndhlovu at 1300hrs and Small will play Botswana’s Lekgotla Mosope at 1345hrs. Lisa Aitken steps on court against Jersey’s Kate Cadigan at 1745hrs.


Scotland’s men’s team gave a good account, but lost 3/0 against Nigeria, the top seed in the group. They compete against Kenya tomorrow at 0930hrs local time, which is a match they need to win if they are to be in the afternoon draw to determine the next round of matches.

Two teams progress from each group and the Scots have two wins from two matches with a further two matches left to play. They face Kenya at 0900hrs local time on Wednesday, a match in which the Scots are hot favourites, before taking on hosts and second seeds India at 1900hrs.


There was more success for Team Scotland’s tennis squad at the R.K. Khanna complex today, with three out of four matches going in favour of the Scots. In the men’s singles, both Jamie Murray and Colin Fleming progressed to the second round. Murray beat Rodney Carey of the Bahamas 6-2 7-5 on Centre Court whilst Fleming scored an excellent victory against Welshman Chris Lewis, coming back from a set down to win 5-7 7-5 6-1 in a 2 hours 20 minute match in blistering 35 degree heat. Mhairi Brown and Joss Rae also won a straightforward women’s doubles match against sisters Jacklyn and Tara Lambert (Bermuda) with a 6-2 6-1 score line, but Brown couldn’t follow that success in the mixed doubles later in the evening when she and Murray went out to the Australian top seeds Paul Hanley and Anastasia Rodionova 6-3 6-4.

On Wednesday Murray is back on Centre Court with Colin Fleming for what is sure to be a tough doubles tie against the second seeds and home favourites Somdev Devvarman and Rohan Bopanna in the final match of the evening at 1900hrs. Murray is also scheduled to play singles against fourth seed James Ward (England) at 1200hrs on court three. Play gets underway on court four at 1130hrs where Fleming will play the sixth seed Rubin Statham (New Zealand) in the second match of the session whilst Brown and Rae will play India’s fourth seeds Sania Mirza and Rushmi Chakravarthi at 1700hrs on court one.

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