Day 6 review and day 7 preview

October 9, 2010

Hannah Miley crowned a fantastic day for Team Scotland by claiming gold in the 400m IM. Hannah won her favoured event in style with a time of 4:38.83, a new Commonwealth Games Record.

Earlier in the evening session Michael Jamieson took silver in the 200m breaststroke. Michael pushed eventual winner Brenton Rickard all the way, and was touched out to miss gold by 0.08 seconds. The top six swimmers were separated by less than a second, with Kris Gilchrist finishing in fifth.

The final two races of the 2010 games were the men’s and women’s 4x100m medley relays with both teams finishing in fifth place. Earlier, Corrie Scott capped off a great individual week, finishing 12th in the 400m IM heats.

The diving competition gets underway tomorrow, but Scotland’s Grace Reid, won’t compete until Wednesday.


Tracey McGowan was in action in the individual compound quarter finals. It was an extremely close match, with Tracey leading the way in the first round, but lost by two points in the end. This means that Tracey, the last archer representing Team Scotland, is out of the competition.


After Steph Twell got the athletics medal haul started last night, the team are determined to add to the tally and worked hard in their heats today.

Angus McInroy threw in the discus qualifying and has reached the final tomorrow, qualifying in 9th with a throw of 54.30m.

Eilidh Child went through her heat of the 400m hurdles comfortably and qualified as third fastest overall with a time of 56.16. She races for a medal at 18.35hrs tomorrow.

After disappointment in the 400m last night, McConnell celebrated her 32nd birthday running in round one of the 200m. She looked relaxed finishing second in 23.78.

She said, “It was hard, so different to what I normally do – it was nice to finish after 200m and not have to keep going! Hopefully I’ll be able to run a bit quicker tomorrow. It’s been special getting to run in front of that crowd on my birthday.”

The semi final and final of the 200m take place tomorrow night.

Also on the track tonight was Lennie Waite in the 3,000m steeplechase. Finishing 6th in a time of 10.02.12, she was very happy with her performance.

“It was good. I tried to stay calm and patient and as soon as I picked off the first runner I knew I was going to keep rolling. I’ve had a tough few months and didn’t even think I was going to make it here so a great feeling to be here.”

Joining McInroy, Child and McConnell in action tomorrow will be Claire Gibson in round one of the 800m.


Saturday was a successful day on the badminton court for Team Scotland as the individual events got underway. Kirsty Gilmour and Kieran Merrilees both progressed in the singles events before pairing up to win their opening mixed doubles tie. There were also wins in the mixed doubles for Watson Briggs and Imogen Bankier and Paul van Rietvelde and Jillie Cooper.

On Sunday the Scots are back in action and Susan Egelstaff, who won a bronze medal four years ago in Melbourne, will open her singles campaign in Delhi with a tricky match against Malaysian Lydia Li Ya Cheah.

Two fighters proceeded to the quarter-finals of the boxing competition in another exciting night at the Talkatora Stadium. Heavyweight Stephen Simmons was first up against South African Masana Manganyi, with the Scot winning 10-2. Joe Ham was narrowly edged out by Namibian Sakaria Lukas 14-11, before Callum Johnson saw off Krystian Borucki of the Isle of Man 8-1.

It’s a day of quarter finals tomorrow, when lightweight, Josh Taylor faces Kautoa Roddy of Kiribati at 1415hrs, before Aston Brown lines up against England’s Callum Smith at 1500hrs. Light heavyweight Callum Johnson will fight England’s Obed Mbwakongo at 1615hrs before Stephen Simmons takes on Canadian Samir El Mais at 2115hrs.


On Sunday the cyclists take to the streets of Delhi when road races get underway, with Team Scotland’s women competing in the 112 km race and the men going in the 168 km race.


Scotland’s women will playoff against Wales on Monday at 20:00hrs after going down 5-2 to Australia today.

The men ended the pool stages winless, losing 4-0 to India tonight and face Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday where they’ll be determined to get on the score sheet.

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Final group matches for the pairs and triples competitions took place today with only the women’s triples guaranteed to qualify before play began.

The men’s triples won their final match against Namibia but other results didn’t go their way meaning they narrowly missed out on a qualifying place through sets count-back. They finish in 7th place.

The men’s pairs beat Canada in their first match today and have qualified in third place despite a final match loss to Australia. They face Jersey tomorrow with the winner coming up against South Africa in the semi final.

The women’s triples secured their place in the next stages last night and had a rest day today before they go against South Africa in the semi-final playoff at 9.00hrs tomorrow. The winner will face automatic qualifiers England in the semi-final at 12.30hrs.

The women’s pairs didn’t manage to qualify despite defeating Jersey.

Claire Johnston and Paul Foster kicked off their singles matches today and have three more days of pool competition ahead of them. Foster won comfortably over Guernsey and Canada while Johnston lost to Guernsey then followed up with a victory over India. Johnston plays three matches tomorrow while Foster has just one at 19.30hrs.

There were two more medals at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range today. First up was Jon Hammond, who added to the bronze medal he won yesterday, with silver in the 50m 3P singles competition. Jon’s pairs partner Neil Stirton shot 1135-42x in the qualification round, narrowly missing out on a spot in the shoot-off. Shona Marshall also took silver in the women’s trap singles event. Shona’s trap, pairs partner, Linda Pearson narrowly missed out on a place in the final with a score of 66.

John Macdonald and Ossie Mclean shot in the first stage of the trap singles, scoring 70 and 73 respectively. Ian Shaw and Angus McLeod got their Commonwealth campaign off and running today, shooting in the singles and pairs 300yds. Angus is currently in 13th position on 83-9v with Ian in 30th on 80-7v.

Tomorrow, Ossie McLean and John MacDonald compete against one another in the trap singles at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range. Ian Shaw and Angus McLeod continue shooting and both compete in the singles and pairs 500yds events at the CRPF Campus, Kadarpur.


Scotland’s squash players got their doubles campaigns off to a sensational start on Saturday with three out of three wins in the pool stages. Alan Clyne and Harry Leitch started the ball rolling with a straightforward win over Malawian opposition before Lyall Paterson and Chris Small beat eighth seeded Indians Gaurav Nanrajog and Siddharth Suchde in a sensational atmosphere on the show court. But the best was still to come on the show court for the Scots when Leitch and Lisa Aitken defeated the third seeds Nicol David and Ong Beng Hee in the mixed doubles.

On Saturday the doubles pool matches will continue with all the Scottish players in action.


Stewart Crawford and Craig Howieson, both got a great result in the opening round of the singles competition each winning 4-0. Tomorrow they will both contest the second round in the singles, with Stewart playing at 1050hrs, and Craig at 1010hrs local time.


After their nailbiting mixed doubles semi final last night, Colin Fleming and Joss Rae had a rest day today. On Sunday they have a shot at the gold medal when they face top seeds Paul Hanley and Anastasia Rodionova in the final of the mixed doubles at 1700hrs local time.


Peter Kirkbride scooped silver in the 94kg category tonight and set new British and Scottish records in the clean & jerk along the way.

Tommy Yule looks to continue his Games success tomorrow in the 105kg at 18.000hrs.

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It was another day of disappointment for Team Scotland’s wrestlers. Viorel Etko (60kg) put up a tough fight in the eliminations, but just missed out on going straight through to the semi-finals. Later he failed to make it through the repechage system.

Tomorrow is the last day of wrestling at the Games, which will see Sean Keogh (84kg) and Craig McKenna (55kg) compete in the men’s freestyle eliminations, starting at 0900hrs local time. If successful they will go through to the finals to compete for a medal at 1630hrs local time.

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