About Gold Coast 2018
Queensland’s Gold Coast hosted the 21st Commonwealth Games from 4 to 15 April 2018, the fifth time Australia had staged the Games. Teams and supporters were welcomed by 15,000 dedicated volunteers, and a community intent on delivering a great and memorable Commonwealth Games. Gold Coast 2018 hosted the largest para-sport programme in the history of the Commonwealth Games and was the first Games with equal numbers of medal events for men and women.
224 athletes represented Team Scotland, the biggest team ever sent to an overseas Commonwealth Games. It included 93 women, the biggest female contingent to travel to an away Games and in a first for Team Scotland, there were two entries in women’s Boxing. The team performed magnificently, setting World, Commonwealth, British and Scottish records and a host of personal best performances, as well as winning 44 medals, Scotland’s best ever medal tally at an overseas Games.
- No. Countries 71
- No. Athletes
- Gold Medals Awarded 275
- Official Mascot Borobi (Koala)
Team Scotland’s Gold Coast 2018 Medal Count:View Medallists
- Total: 44
Did You Know?
Scottish athletes won 44 medals at Gold Coast 2018, beating the previous best overseas medal tally of 29 set at Melbourne 2006
With six Swimming medals, Duncan Scott became Scotland's most successful athlete at a single Games.
Bowler Alex Marshall took a record fifth Commonwealth Games gold medal with a win in the Men's Fours, making him Scotland's most successful Commonwealth games athlete of all time.
Beach Volleyball made its Commonwealth Games debut in Gold Coast, having made its Youth Games debut just nine months earlier at Bahamas 2017.
Marc Austin's Triathlon bronze on the opening day of Gold Coast 2018 was Scotland's first ever Triathlon medal.
Grace Reid won Scotland's forst Diving gold medal for 60 years and a first ever in the women's events at Gold Coast 2018.