Fourth Medal for McLay as Scotland's Freestyle Relay Claim Bronze

July 22, 2017

Scott McLay added to his incredible Commonwealth Youth Games medal haul as he teamed up with Emma Harvey, Anna Fleming and Luke Robins to take bronze in the 4x100m Mixed Freestyle Relay.

With most teams front loading their race by leading off with their two male swimmers, Scotland adopted different tactics, with Scott McLay leading the team out on the opening leg, followed by Emma Harvey and Anna Fleming, with Luke Robins given the task of brining the team home on the final leg.

Going into the final leg Scotland were some six seconds down on the New Zealand team in the battle for places. Screamed on by his team mates, Luke put in a superb 50.4 second leg, charging back at New Zealand in the final stages, to clinch bronze in a thrilling finish.

The relay medal takes Scott’s tally to four; two gold, a sliver and a bronze, and with swims in tomorrow’s 50m Freestyle and 4x100m Mixed Medley Relay, he may yet add more silverware. He could also surpass Craig Benson’s record as Scotland’s most successful Youth Games athlete of all time, which currently stands at three gold and one silver medal from the 2011 Youth Games in Isle of Man.

The Mixed Relay bronze was a second Youth Games medal for Emma Harvey, adding to her bronze in the 50m Butterfly on the opening day.

In the Women’s 400m Freestyle Sophie Smith took 5th place, just ahead of Roisin Ramsey in 7th while Isabel Jones and Anna Fleming took 6th and 7th respectively in the 100m Butterfly. Tom Beeley couldn’t be separated from Charles Cox of Australia as the pair dead heated for 5th place in the Men’s 100m Butterfly.

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