Youth Team Scotland - Day 2 Review / Day 3 Preview

September 10, 2011

There were more medals for Youth Team Scotland on day two of the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games. Nick Percy set the ball rolling with silver in the men’s discus before swimmers Ali Stirling and Craig Benson won bronze and gold respectively in the 100m freestyle and the 200m breaststroke. The women’s 4x200m relay team also won bronze. Boxer Rhys Pagan will collect the bronze medal tomorrow, with Charlie Flynn, Kieran Smith and Grant Quigley through to the gold/silver medal bouts.

Sport by sport review/preview (all times BST):

In the morning session Bethanie Finlayson (24.41) and Chloe Lambert (24.31) were both first in their respective heats in the women’s 200m. In the men’s 200m Tom Holligan (21.51) finished first in his heat to make tomorrow’s night’s semi-final. Yasmin Milne finished 5th in her heat of the 100m hurdles (14.45), while Emma Brown progressed to the 100m hurdles final after setting a new personal best, coming in 4th (14.19).

In the evening session Nick Percy broke the under-17s Scottish record and set a new British under-17s record in the men’s discus; taking the silver with a throw of 62.96m. Zoey Clark ran in the final of the women’s 400m where she finished fourth on a photo-finish, showing how tight the margins can be in sport. John McCall made the final of the men’s 110m hurdles where he finished fifth in 14.22. In the women’s 100m hurdles final Emma Brown put in another good performance, finishing 8th matchinh her heat time of 14.19.

In the morning session tomorrow (from 1200), Bethanie Finlayson, Chloe Lambert and Tom Holligan will run in the semi-finals of the women’s and men’s 200m respectively. A busy afternoon session (from 1515) will see Nicholas Percy and Kimberley Reed compete in the final of the men’s and women’s hammer. The session also features the men’s and women’s 200m finals before the women’s 4x100m relay.

Kirsty Gilmour won in the singles quarter finals against Foo Kune Kate Jessica Kim Lee, 13-21, 6-21, before narrowly losing to Sonia Cheah 21-19, 10-21, 21-11 in the semi finals. In the women’s doubles Kirsty and Caitlin Pringle lost against Mei Kuan Chow and Meng Yean Lee (Malaysia) 21-11, 21-16. In the mixed doubles Kirsty and Matthew Carder lost to Indian duo Srikanth Nammalwar Kidambi and Maneesah Kukkapalli, 10-21, 10-21.

On the final day of the Games, Kirsty will play Li lian Yang (Malaysia) in the bronze medal match of the women’s singles (at 1120).

Charlie Flynn won against Jabulani Makhense (South Africa) 17-11, Rhys Pagan lost out to Darren Tetley (England) 12-19, Kieran Smith stopped Botshelo Robby (Botswana) in the first round and Grant Quigley defeated Surender Singh 24-15.

Rhys will collect the bronze medal tomorrow night in the light welterweight division. Charlie, Kieran and Grant are all through to the finals and will box for gold or silver in the final session at the Villa Marina (from 1700). Charlie takes on Henry Thomas (England), Kieran faces Damon Jones (England) and Grant will line up against Dylan Hardy (Australia).

In the Road Race today Grant Ferguson finished sixth, just a second behind the leading pack. Team mates Taylor Johnstone was 16th, Stuart McCluskey 19th and Jack Barrett 20th.

The men’s Criterium takes place in the afternoon session (from 1515) at the Villa Marina. Jack Barrett, Grant Ferguson, Taylor Johnstone and Stuart McCluskey will all represent Youth Team Scotland.

In the women’s Artistic Individual All-Around Carly Smith finished in seventh, while Cara Kennedy finished 11th both recording personal best scores. In the men’s competition Jamie Carpenter finished in 13th place.

The men’s and women’s Artistic Individual Apparatus competitions take place tomorrow (from 1400). Carly will contest the beam, while Shannon Archer will compete on the beam and floor. Carly is the first reserve for the floor competition. Liam Davie will feature in the men’s high bar and Douglas Ross will compete in the vault.

Rugby 7s
Scotland’s rugby boys got their competition underway today with two wins out of three. In the opening match of the 2011 Games they faced host nation the Isle of Man, coming out 43-5 winners. They then won against Canada15-14 but lost out in the final game of the day against Australia 5-19.

The boys line up in the Quarter Final against Sri Lanka tomorrow (1632), with a place in the semis at stake (from 1728).

Alisdair Stirling won bronze in the 100m freestyle; Joshua Booth finished 11th in the heats of the 50m backstoke and 14th in the heats of the 100m butterfly; Craig Benson won gold in the 200m breaststoke; Mark Szaranek finished 7th in the 100m butterfly; Ali, Josh, Gareth Mills and Mark finished 5th in the 4x100m freestyle relay.

Emily Jones finished 6th in the 200m individual medley, 400m freestyle; Charlotte McKenzie finished 13th in the heats of the 200m individual medley and 5th in the 100m backstroke; Kirstin McKinley finished 13th in the morning heats of the 50m freestyle; Rachel Sharples finished 7th in the 200m butterfly; Fiona Donnelly finished 5th in the 400m freestyle; Emily, Kirstin, Rachel and Fiona won bronze in the 4x200m freestyle relay.

It’s another packed day in the pool with the morning heats (from 0900) featuring; Fiona Donnelly (400m individual medley, 200m freestyle), Emily Jones (400m individual medley, 200m breaststroke, 4x100m medley relay), Charlotte McKenzie (50m backstoke, 4x100m medley relay), Rachel Sharples (100m butterfly, 4x100m medley relay) and Kirstin McKinley (200m freestyle, 4x100m medley relay).

Craig Benson (200m individual medley, 50m breaststroke, 4x200m freestyle relay), Mark Szaranek (200m individual medley, 200m butterfly, 4x200m freestyle relay), Gareth Mills (200m butterfly, 4x200m feestyle relay), Joshua Booth (100m backstroke) and Alisdair Stirling (50m freestyle, 4x200m freestyle relay) will race in the men’s competition.

Finals for all events will take place in the evening session (from 1730).

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