Team Scotland Medal Count

Total: 12
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Kuala Lumpur 1998

For the first time in its 68-year history, the Commonwealth Games were held in Asia. The XVI Games, held in Kuala Lumpur, were also the first Games to feature team sports, with Cricket, Hockey, Netball and Rugby 7s making their Games debuts. They were an overwhelming success adding large numbers to both participant and TV audiences and all except Cricket have been included since as core sports on the programme.

Scotland’s medal tally of 3 gold, 2 silver and 7 bronze, which was Scotland’s lowest since 1966, reflected both the difficult conditions and increased competition in a truly international Games of over 70 countries with World and Olympic champions in most events. While total medals were down on 1994, the gold medal tally of these Games was still equal to that of 1974 and 1978 and the home Games of 1986.

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The Queen’s Baton, carrying a message from Her Majesty The Queen to be read out at the Opening Ceremony, arrived into Kuala Lumpur on elephant-back.

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Shirley McIntosh took her tally of Commonwealth Games medals to four at Kuala Lumpur 1998 with bronze in both events. In doing so she became Scotland’s most successful female athlete in history and was selected to carry the flag at the Closing Ceremony.

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Boxer, Alex Arthur’s victory in the Featherweight division made Kuala Lumpur 1998 the third Games in a row in which Scotland had taken a Boxing gold.

Kuala Lumpur 1998 Medals

Kuala Lumpur 1998 Medal Facts

No Medallists: 16 team members won a total of 12 medals across seven sports. There were four gold medallists – Alex Arthur, Margaret Letham, Joyce Lindores and Peter Nicol.

Top Male: Squash player Peter Nicol took a magnificent gold in the Men’s Singles and followed up with a bronze, alongside Stuart Cowie in the Men’s Doubles.

Top Female: On the greens of the National Lawn Bowls Centre at the Bukit Kira Sports Complex, Margaret Letham and Joyce Lindores overcame the tricky conditions in the Women’s Pairs to bring home gold, Scotland’s only Bowls medal of these Games.

Top Sport: Boxing was Scotland’s top sport with three medals – one gold and two bronze.

Repeat Medallists: Three athletes were repeat medallists – Shirley McIntosh, Robert Law and David Rattray.

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