Elsewhere on day five for Team Scotland…
Louise Mather was the final female Weightlifter to compete for Team Scotland at the Games. After lifting 75kg with her final attempt in the Snatch, her 96kg lift in the Clean & Jerk gave her a total of 171kg and 11th place in the competition.
Birthday boy Aqeel Ahmed (49kg) breezed past Alumasa Matayo Keya with a unanimous points decision in the afternoon session at the SECC. In the evening session, local boy Joe Ham (56kg) put in an accomplished performance against Nadir Nadir to join six other Scottish boxers in the quarter-finals.
Kieran Smith (75kg) was the final Scottish boxer in action, coming up against England’s Anthony Fowler. Kieran boxed well throughout but couldn’t get the better of Fowler who picked up the unanimous decision.
Scotland’s Mark Tully was left disappointed after finishing fourth in the final of the 50m Breaststroke on the penultimate night of swimming at Tollcross International Swimming Centre.
Despite having only taken up swimming seriously five years ago, Tully finished top of the Scots posting a time of 27.47. Ross Murdoch finished off his individual campaign in 6th, while Joe Welstead was 7th. Tully said: “I would rather have come last than come fourth. It was so close. I was pleased with how I swam last night but I just couldn’t put it in the bag and get on that podium.”
Hannah Miley surprised herself with two PBs from both the 800m Freestyle and the 200m Butterfly finals, in what was an exhausting evening for the 24 year old. Miley finished the events in 5th and 6th places respectively. Scotland’s Camilla Hattersley was 7th in the 800m Freestyle final.
Kathleen Dawson broke the Scottish Record again on her way to securing a place in tomorrow’s final of the 50m Backstroke. The 16 year old said of her efforts, “It was a great race; I’m very pleased with the result. My aim initially was to get to the semi-final, but the final is looking promising.”
Craig McNally and Ryan Bennett contested the final of the 200m Backstroke. McNally finished strongly in 5th while Bennett was 6th.
Richard Schafers finished off the 50m Freestyle semi-finals in 10th place overall while 18 year old Katie Armitage was 8th in the 100m Breaststroke final. She will return tomorrow as part of the 4x100m Medley Relay team.
Tomorrow sees the return of Stephen Milne in the final of the 1500m Freestyle, while Dan Wallace will compete in the 200m Individual Medley. Hannah Miley is also back in action in the 400m Freestyle.
Photo Credit: Jeff Holmes