The fourth Commonwealth Youth Games were held in the Isle of Man in 2011.
The Isle of Man has competed in the Commonwealth Games since 1950 and has hosted a number of international events including the multi-sport Island Games and the annual TT motorcycle race.
There was a maximum of 1000 athlete places for the 2011 Youth Games, allocated to countries on a pro-rata basis of their athlete numbers in the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Scotland was allocated 50 places, including a Rugby 7s squad.
No Medals: Team Scotland won 22 medals – 5 gold, 6 silver and 11 bronze.
No. Medallists: 20 team members won a total of 22 medals in five sports. There were three gold medallists – swimmer Craig Benson who took triple gold in the pool, gymnast Douglas Ross and athlete Tom Holligan.
Top Sport: Swimming was Scotland’s top sport with 3 gold, 1 silver and 7 bronze medals.
Top Athlete: Swimmer Craig Benson was Scotland’s most successful athlete at the Isle of Man 2011 Youth Games, winning 3 gold and 1 silver. Craig was also named Scotland’s ‘Athlete of the Games’.
Progression to Commonwealth Games: 13 athletes who competed at the Isle of Man 2011 Youth Games went on to represent Team Scotland at future Commonwealth Games.
Commonwealth Games medallists: Three athletes who competed at the Isle of Man 2011 Youth Games went on to win Commonwealth Games medals – Liam Davie, Kirsty Gilmour and Charlie Flynn.