Hopes were high for a swimming medal on day one of the Samoa 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games and it came in the shape of a silver for 17 year old Meg Finnon. Perhaps better known as a Freestyle swimmer she came through the morning’s heat in the 200m Butterfly and produced a stunning last 50m in the final to finish second behind Australia.
“It means the absolute world,” she said. “I can’t believe I’ve done it. It’s just so good to be able to win a medal for your home nation. When you heard about all the medals at the athletics this afternoon it gave you confidence to go on and win medals here. It’s been a really good start to the meet so that will give me a lot of confidence for the rest of my events I’m in the 100m Freestyle tomorrow so that’s just about going out and swimming as fast as I can and hopefully that will give me a good lead off for my 400m and 800m later on.”
Tain Bruce finished fourth in the same event having finished sixth in the 50m Butterfly earlier in the night. Flagbearer Craig McLean took fifth place in the 200m Freestyle and then teamed up with Benedict Tortolano, Tain Bruce and Erin Robertson in the Mixed Medley Relay event where Scotland finished fifth.