Team Scotland Medal Count

Total: 44
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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.
44 Medals won by
224 Athletes in
18 Sports

Gold Coast 2018

The Team. The Sports. The Stats
Total Athletes
224 – 131 Men & 93 Women
Total Officials
130 – 90 Men & 40 Women
Overall Team
354 – 221 Men & 133 Women
No. of Sports Participated in
Flag Bearer – Opening Ceremony
Eilidh Doyle, Athletics
Flag Bearer – Closing Ceremony
Duncan Scott, Aquatics

Did you know?

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Scottish athletes won 44 medals at Gold Coast 2018, beating the previous best overseas medal tally of 29 set at Melbourne 2006.

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With six Swimming medals, Duncan Scott became Scotland’s most successful athlete at a single Games.

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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.

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Beach Volleyball made its Commonwealth Games debut in Gold Coast, having made its Youth Games debut just nine months earlier at Bahamas 2017.

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Marc Austin’s Triathlon bronze on the opening day of Gold Coast 2018 was Scotland’s first ever Triathlon medal.

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Grace Reid won Scotland’s first Diving gold medal for 60 years and a first ever in the women’s events at Gold Coast 2018.

Gold Coast 2018 Medal Facts

No Medallists: 50 team members won a total of 44 medals in nine sports. There were 12 gold medallists, including four double gold medallists – Neil Fachie, Matt Rotherham, Ronnie Duncan and Derek Oliver.

Top Male: There were four double gold medallists; Neil Fachie, Matt Rotherham, Ronnie Duncan and Derek Oliver. Gold in Men’s Fours Lawn Bowls and silver in Men’s Pairs took Alex Marshall’s overall Commonwealth Games medal tally to five gold and one silver across six Games. This made him the most successful Scottish athlete in Games history. Duncan Scott became Scotland’s most successful athlete at a single Games, winning six medals in the pool.

Top Female: Cyclist Katie Archibald took gold in the Individual Pursuit and silver in the Points Race, to add to the bronze she won at Glasgow 2014. Grace Reid took gold in the 1m Springboard event to become the first female Scottish diver to win a medal of any colour at the Commonwealth Games.

Top Para-Sport Athlete: Cyclist Neil Fachie, with pilot Matt Rotherham, took double gold in the Blind & Visually Impaired Tandem Sprint and Time Trial to successfully defend both titles from Glasgow 2014. With four gold medals he now sits fourth on the all-time list of top Scottish Commonwealth Games athletes.

Top Sport: Aquatics was Team Scotland’s most successful sport in terms of medals won with 11 – 2 gold, 4 silver, 5 bronze – from 12 athletes. Cycling won the most gold medals amassing a total of 10 medals from eight athletes – 4 gold, 4 silver, 4 bronze.

First Games: 19 of the 50 medallists were competing in their first Commonwealth Games.

Repeat Medallists: 19 athletes were repeat medallists – Hannah Miley, Ross Murdoch, Duncan Scott, Stephen Milne, Dan Wallace, Neil Fachie, Katie Archibald, Ian Shaw, Neil Stirton, Darren Burnett, Alex Marshall, Pail Foster, Kay Moran, Mark Dry, Eilidh Doyle, Daniel Purvis, Frank Baines, Reece McFadden and Kirsty Gilmour.

Youth Games: 20 team members had previously competed for Scotland at the Commonwealth Youth Games, demonstrating the importance of this event. Six of Scotland’s Gold Coast 2018 medallists were Youth Games medallists: Kirsty Gilmour, John Docherty, Hannah Miley, Mark Szaranek, Craig McLean and Scott McLay.

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