Following day seven of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Scotland has won 32 medals; and sit seventh in the medal table with 7 gold, 11 silver and 14 bronze. In doing so the team has exceeded the pre-Games medal target of 29, set in Melbourne in 2006 – Team Scotland’s previous most successful overseas Games.
Jon Doig OBE, Team Scotland Chef de Mission said: “Ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, we identified the 2006 Games in Melbourne as our benchmark in terms of medals. To reach the close of day seven with 32 medals; three more than our total from the last time we are in Australia at the same time of year, with the same sport programme, is testament to the rigorous preparation and the performances of our team so far.
“However there is still work to be done. We have a number of athletes still to compete; and some of whom are already involved in medal matches and we’re determined to make the most of all our remaining opportunities, supporting the last athlete out onto the field of play every bit as much as the first.
“We are confident that we will add to our medal tally further by the time the Games ends, and the focus of our athletes, coaches and team management remains on delivering success until the very end.”
Paul Bush OBE, Chair of Commonwealth Games Scotland added: “The Gold Coast 2018 Games is already our most successful overseas Games in terms of the number of medals won and there’s still plenty to play for over the next four days.
“We have already exceeded our pre-Games medal target of 29, and in doing so have seen some spectacular performances and incredible stories coming from our athletes. Following Glasgow 2014, when we had our most successful ever Games, it was important for us to set an ambitious yet realistic target. What is now clear is that we are in the midst of setting a new benchmark for future overseas Games to be measured against.
“Alongside the medal successes, we’ve had World Records and siblings winning medals at cycling; Duncan Scott has become our most medalled athlete at a single Games; we’re playing for medals in Basketball and our Beach Volleyball teams made their mark as the sport made its debut. These are just a few of the stories and the moments we will all remember from the Gold Coast. And who knows what’s yet to come over the final four days.