Glasgow 2014: New gold medal record for Scotland

  • 29 July 2014
Libby Clegg of Scotland and her guide Mikail Huggins Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Scotland's Libby Clegg with guide Mikail Huggins

Scotland set a new national record for Commonwealth Games gold medals following lawn bowls success for Alex Marshall and Paul Foster.

The win in the men's pairs event took them to the 12-gold mark, beating the medal tally at Melbourne in 2006.

Libby Clegg's gold in the T12 100m at Hampden on Monday evening matched their best total medal wins of 33.

Mike Whittingham from sportscotland institute of sport, hailed the achievement.

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Bowls pair win Scotland's 12th gold

"I'm really looking forward to seeing the rest of the Team Scotland athletes competing, and I'm sure they will be going all out to try to add to the already impressive medal tally," he said.

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Image caption Libby Clegg said she didn't feel the pressure as she line up for her 100m final

Libby Clegg won Scotland's first athletics gold of these Commonwealth Games with a T11/12 100 metres victory at a raucous Hampden Park.

The visually-impaired 24-year-old and guide Mikail Huggins were roared over the line by the crowd in a world-leading 12.20 seconds.

She said: "It feels incredible.

"It was an absolutely fantastic experience. I loved every second of it.

"The crowd were just phenomenal. The cheers they were giving us were just amazing and really uplifting. It definitely helped my performance."

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Image caption Erraid is Scotland's youngest ever competitor

The youngest member of Team Scotland has also contributed to the medal haul, with 13-year-old Erraid Davies coming third in the Para-sport 100m breaststroke.

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Image caption Euan Burton was one of six gold medal winners for Scotland in judo

Judo, has been Scotland's most successful sport, providing 11 medals, with team flag bearer Euan Burton and the Renicks sisters, Kimberley and Louise, among six gold medal winners.

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Image caption Sisters Kimberley and Louise Renicks won gold medals for Scotland

Para-cyclist Neil Fachie and pilot Craig Maclean have picked up two golds, winning the 1,000m time trial B2 tandem and the sprint B2 tandem.

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Image caption Track cyclists Neil Fachie and Craig Maclean delivered two wins for Scotland

Dan Wallace is another multiple medal winner, collecting gold in the 400m individual medley and a silver from the 4x200m freestyle relay.

Scotland's best medal total was set at the 1986 Games in Edinburgh.

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