Team Scotland Medal Count

Total: 26
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London 1934

Originally scheduled for Johannesburg, South Africa, the second Games were hosted by London, in order to avoid a political crisis over South Africa’s ‘Apartheid’ policy and its implications for visiting Commonwealth athletes and officials.

Scotland claimed a much larger crop of medals than at the previous Games in Hamilton with five gold, four silver and 17 bronze medals. The Athletics and Swimming teams accounted for most of these, but Scots won medals in every sport with the exception of Cycling. London gave Wrestling its only gold medallist to date, in Edward Melrose.

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Athletics events for women were held for the first time at the 1934 Games. At the previous Games women competed in Swimming only.

London 1934 Medals

London 1934 Medal Facts

No Medals: Team Scotland won 26 medals – 5 gold, 4 silver and 17 bronze

No Medallists: 37 team members won a total of 26 medals across five sports. There were five gold medallists.

Top Male: Scotland’s top athletes of the 1934 Games were swimmers William Francis and Norman Hamilton. Each won a gold medal – William in the 100yds Backstroke and Norman in the 200yds Breaststroke – before teaming up to win silver for Scotland in the 3 x 110yds Medley Relay alongside Merilees Chassels.

Top Female: Margot Hamilton was the top Scottish female athlete at the Games with a silver in the 100yds Backstroke and bronze alongside Margaret McCallum and Jean McDowell in the 3 x 110yds Medley Relay.

Top Sport: Swimming was Scotland’s top sport with 2 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals. Athletics contributed the most medals winning 10 – 1 gold, 1 silver and 8 bronze.

Repeat Medallists: Three athletes were repeat medallists – Duncan Wright, William Francis and Jean McDowell.

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