Team Scotland Medal Count

Total: 29
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Melbourne 2006

This was the fifth Games that Australia had hosted and the first time since 1982. These were the biggest Games yet, run on an almost Olympic scale and the challenge of meeting the Commonwealth’s dominant country on home soil had if anything got harder.

Scotland’s athletes did themselves proud winning a total of 29 medals (11 gold, 7 silver 11 bronze) and recording their most successful Games ever. Their achievements inspired a nation with a huge public welcome on their return home and a number of awards and accolades being quite rightly bestowed on the Team and individuals alike.
29 Medals won by
173 Athletes in
14 Sports

Melbourne 2006

The Team. The Sports. The Stats
Total Athletes
173 – 108 Men & 65 Women
Total Officials
74 – 52 Men & 22 Women
Overall Team
245 – 159 Men & 86 Women
No. of Sports Participated in
Flag Bearer – Opening Ceremony
Ian Marsden, Shooting
Flag Bearer – Closing Ceremony
Gregor Tait, Swimming

Did you know?

Team Scotland

For the first time in the history of the Games, the Melbourne 2006 Queen’s Baton visited every single Commonwealth nation and territory taking part in the Games, a journey of 180,000 kms (112,500 miles).

Team Scotland

Cyclist Ross Edgar became the first athlete to win a full set of medals at a single Games with gold in the Team Sprint, silver in the Individual Sprint and bronze in the Keirin.

Melbourne 2006 Medals

Melbourne 2006 Medal Facts

No Medallists: 30 team members won a total of 29 medals across nine sports. There were 11 gold medallists, including four double gold medallists – Caitlin McClatchey, Gregor Tait, David Carry and Sheena Sharp. 

Top Athlete: Swimmer Gregor Tait claimed two gold (200m Backstroke and 200m Individual Medley) and two bronze (100m Backstroke and 4x100m Medley Relay), bringing his total Commonwealth Games medal haul to five following a bronze in the 200m Backstroke at Manchester 2002.

Top Female: Shooting’s Sheena Sharp and swimmer Caitlin McClatchey each won two gold medals. In the Women’s 50m Prone Pairs, Sheena teamed up with Susan Jackson to go one better than the silver they won in 2002, adding a second gold in the individual event. In the pool Caitlin took gold in both 200m and 400m Freestyle events, an incredible feat in Australia.

Top Sport: Swimming was the team’s most successful sport winning twelve medals (six gold, three silver, three bronze). This performance made Swimming Scotland’s most successful Commonwealth Games sport of all time.

First Games: 12 of the 30 medallists were competing in their first Commonwealth Games.

Repeat Medallists: 9 athletes were repeat medallists – Ross Edgar, Chris Hoy, Craig MacLean, Alex Marshall, Joyce Lindores, Sheena Sharp, Susan Jackson, and Susan Hughes.

Youth Games: 22 team members had previously competed for Scotland at the Commonwealth Youth Games, demonstrating the importance of this event.

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