Youngest ever Commonwealth Games competitor wins bronze

  • 28 July 2014
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Scotland's 13-year-old swimmer Erraid Davies has won bronze in the SB9 100m breaststroke final.

Erraid is Scotland's youngest ever competitor and the youngest competing in this Commonwealth Games.

The swimmer was way back in the first 50m but powered back in the second 50 to take the medal.

Sophie Pascoe of New Zealand stormed to victory in one minute, 19.36 seconds with Madeleine Scott of Australia taking silver.

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Image caption Erraid is Scotland's youngest ever competitor

"I'm really happy," said Erraid. "It's another PB and I could really hear the crowd in the last 25m. Mum and Dad are here to watch and I'm not sure what we'll do to celebrate later."

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Image caption Erraid: "I could really hear the crowd in the last 25m"

Her mother Joyce told the BBC: "Apparently she was going to get some cake and some Irn Bru to celebrate."

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Image caption Erraid claims her medal

"We never promised her anything for doing well in the Commonwealth Games, no rise in pocket money or anything like that!"

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