Mixed Fortunes for Scots in Delhi

The Saltire flies in Delhi

by Tony Garner

There were mixed fortunes for Scottish competitors on Day three of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.  In the aquatics centre the highlight was a silver medal from the men’s 4 x 200m freestyle team, with Robbie Renwick anchoring the team home superbly to add to his gold in the individual event.

However there was disappointment for other Scottish finalists, with Hannah Miley missing out on a medal in the final of the women’s 200m breaststroke, while in the men’s 100m breaststroke, Edinburgh swimmers Michael Jamieson and Kris Gilchrist were also unable to add to the Scottish total, which now stands at 1 gold, 2 silvers and 2 bronzes.

Day 3 of the Games produced the other of those silvers, and the first non-swimming medal for the team, as cyclists Jenny Davis and Charline Joiner finished just behind the Australian duo in the pairs sprint.

At this rate Scotland will have to up the stakes if they are to come close to matching the impressive tally of 29 medals, including 11 gold, which they gained in Melbourne four years ago