Team Scotland Medal Count

Total: 22
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Auckland 1990

The XIV Commonwealth Games, the third to be hosted by New Zealand and Auckland’s second, witnessed a fantastic Opening Ceremony comprising a magnificent and moving portrayal of the forces that led to the formation of New Zealand society and culture.

Thankfully, the perennially threatened boycott gave way to a new positive spirit of co-operation far more in keeping with the image of ‘The Friendly Games’and a new record of 55 nations participated in the Games.

Scotland won 22 medals including five gold. Highlights included Liz McColgan winning gold in the 10,000 metres for a second successive Games; Boxer Charles Kane winning gold in the 63.5kg weight category; Loretta Cusack winning gold in the Judo 56kg; gold for the Lawn Bowls Men’s Fours; and in Shooting, Ian Marsden and James Dunlop took gold in the Skeet Men’s Pairs.

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Triathlon was a demonstration sport at the Auckland Games but did not make its full Games debut until 12 years later at Manchester 2002.

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Judo was included for the first time, becoming Scotland’s most successful sport of the Games with eight medals.

Auckland 1990 Medals

Auckland 1990 Medal Facts

No Medallists: 26 team members won a total of 22 medals across six sports. There were nine gold medallists – Liz McColgan, Charles Kane, Loretta Cusack, Willie Wood, George Adrain, Ian Bruce, Dennis Love, Jim Dunlop and Ian Marsden.

Top Male: Lawn Bowler Willie Wood struck gold in the Men’s Fours alongside George Adrain, Ian Bruce and Dennis Love to claim his fourth Commonwealth Games medal across four Games.

Top Female: Liz McColgan raced to gold in the 10,000m, defending the title she won in Edinburgh in 1986. She went on to claim a bronze medal in the 3,000m behind team mate Yvonne Murray.

Top Sport: Judo was Scotland’s top sport with one gold, three silver and four bronze medals.

Repeat Medallists: 7 athletes were repeat medallists – Liz McColgan, Tom McKean, Yvonne Murray,  George Adrain, Richard Corsie, Willie Wood and Alan Ogilvie.

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