Elsewhere on day two…
BOXING: All four boxer are now guaranteed a medal after a great night in the ring. Billy Stuart was up first for Youth Team Scotland fighting in the 56kg category. He was in control of the bout throughout, beating his opponent from Bangladesh by unanimous decision. Kieran McMaster was due to go up against the boxer from St Lucia in the 64kg division but received a walkover. In the 75kg category John Docherty powered his way to victory by unanimous decision against his Australian opponent meaning Scotland will have four boxers in tomorrow’s semi-finals. Billy Stuart takes on Emmanuel Ngoma of Zambia, John Docherty faces Christopher Alberte of Mauritius, Sean Lazzerini is up against Kanongata Antonio of Tonga in the 81kg class and Kieran McMaster faces Matthew Rennie from the Isle of Man.
WEIGHTLIFTING: Daniel Richardson set new Scottish record figures in the men’s 69kg category as he lifted 88kg in the snatch and 111kg in the clean and jerk to finish sixth, despite being the youngest competitor in the field. With some of his competitors up to two years his senior it bodes well for the future. Rowan Morrogh Bernard took to the platform in the women’s 58kg, lifting 40kg in the snatch. Struggling with her timing in the clean and jerk she failed to register a total but will take the experience forward into a promising future career.
SQUASH: Carrie Hallam played a fantastic match to win the women’s singles plate final, defeating her Australian opponent 3-0.
TENNIS: It was another full day on the tennis courts with both players in singles and doubles action. Ewen Lumsden progressed to the boys’ singles quarter-finals with a convincing 6-0 6-0 win over Antigua and then teamed up with his Cypriot partner to defeat Wales for a place in the boys’ doubles event. Louie McLelland lost to fourth seed Violet Apisah of Papua New Guinea in the girls’ singles but bounced back with Ewen in the mixed doubles with a convincing 6-2 6-4 win over the second seeds South Africa to progress to the semi-finals.
LAWN BOWLS: Darren Weir finished his singles group games in style with a convincing 21-14 win over his Northern Irish opponent, finishing with three wins from five. Unfortunately it was not enough to progress to the semi-finals, just missing out on shots. Carla Banks was also up against a competitor from Northern Ireland and agonisingly lost 21-20 also leaving her on three wins and two losses and missing out on a semi-final place. The bowlers now turn their attention to the mixed pairs which starts tomorrow.
ARCHERY: Evelina D’Arcy and Struan Caughey produced a great qualifying round to move into the tomorrow’s elimination finals ranked 5th and 4th respectively. Evelina will pair up with her partner from Barbados in an non-medal mixed pairs event in the morning before both Struan and Evelina return to individual action in the quarter finals.