Youth Team Scotland - Day 3 Review

September 11, 2011

It was a medal filled day for Youth Team Scotland on the final day of competition at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games in the Isle of Man. Fourteen medals were picked up to take Scotland’s final tally to 22 and to finish sixth on the medal table.

Sport by sport review (all times BST):

It was a superb day for athletics, with four medals coming in the afternoon session. Chloe Lambert (Glasgow) picked up bronze in the 200m with a run of 29.49s, before Tom Holligan (Edinbugh) won gold in the men’s 200m in 21.52s. In the hammer, Nick Percy (Isle of Wight) won bronze with a throw of 58.96m before Kimberley Reed (Edinburgh) took silver with a throw of 54.22m. In the final race; Chloe, Emma Brown (East Kilbride), Zoey Clark (Aberdeen) and Yasmin Milne finished 4th in the 4x100m relay.

Kirsty Gilmour (Bothwell) picked up Scotland’s first medal of the day in the women’s singles, defeating Malaysian Li lian Yang, 16-21, 20-22 in the bronze medal match.

In the gold medal matches at the Villa Marina, Charlie Flynn (Motherwell) collected silver after narrowly losing out to Englishman Henry Thomas, 18-19. Kieran Smith (Geenrigg) was also defeated by an Englishman, with Damon Jones winning, 10-15. Grant Quigley (Port Glasgow) featured in the second last bout where he lost by a single point to Australian Dylan Hardy, 15-16.

In the Criterium today Grant Ferguson (Peebles) put in a great performance to finish 5th, Taylor Johnstone (London) was 14th, Stuart McCluskey (Hamilton) 20th and Jack Barrett (Doune) 32nd.

Douglas Ross (Johnstone) picked up gold in the vault with a score of 14.825, while Liam Davie finished 7th in the high bar. Shannon Archer was 7th and Carly Smith was 8th on the beam, and Shannon finished 6th on the floor.

Rugby 7s
The rugby boys fought to the end today, where they finished 4th. In the quarter final match against Sri Lanka, Scotland won 47-0 before facing England for a place in the gold medal match. England came out 19-5 winners, meaning the Scots had to face fellow Pool A team Australia in the bronze medal match. In a closely contested match the Aussies pulled through, winning 15-12.

Fiona Donnelly (Belper) won bronze in the 400m individual medley (dead heat with Emily Jones (Inveruie)), and finished 8th in the heats of the 200m freestyle, but didn’t swim the final; Emily Jones won bronze in the 400m individual medley (dead heat with Fiona Donnelly), and finished 6th in the 200m breaststroke; Charlotte McKenzie (Stenhousemuir) won bronze in the 50m backstroke; Rachel Sharples (Musselbugh) finished 9th in the heats of the 100m butterfly; Kirstin McKinley (Glasgow) finished 6th in the 200m freestyle; Fiona, Emily, Charlotte and Kirstin finished 4th in the 4x100m medley relay.

Craig Benson (Livingston) finished 4th in the 200m individual medley, and won gold in the 50m breaststroke; Mark Szaranek (Glenrothes) won bronze in the 200m individual medley, and finished 8th in the 200m flybutterfly; Gareth Mills (Scaborough)finished 11th in the 200m butterfly; Joshua Booth (Derby) finished 6th in the 100m backstoke; Alisdair Stirling (utherglen) finished 7th in the 50m freestyle; Mark, Gareth, Craig and Ali finished 4th in the 4x200m freestyle relay.

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