Commonwealth Games: Scotland win two silvers & a bronze in shooting and swimming

Scotland's medal tally at the Commonwealth Games has risen to 28 after success in shooting and swimming.

Aberdeen's Neil Stirton won the fourth Games medal of his career, securing a silver medal in the 50m rifle prone.

Earlier in the day, Ian Shaw and Sandy Walker clinched bronze in the Queen's Prize fullbore rifle pairs.

And Duncan Scott made it six medals at the Gold Coast when he took silver in the men's 200m individual medley, edged out by home favourite Mitch Larkin.

Scott, already the most decorated Scot at a single Games, was denied a seventh medal despite a strong swim in the final leg of the men's 4x100m medley relay, just being edged out by South Africa for bronze.

It meant Team Scotland remained one medal short of equalling their best count at an overseas Games, achieved in Melbourne 12 years ago.

Shaw and Walker finished behind England's David Luckman and Parag Patel in the Queen's Prize fullbore, while Stirton was delighted with his first individual medal behind Wales' David Phelps in the 50m rifle prone.

The 37-year-old said: "I was really determined to prove that I was still competitive at the top level.

Duncan Scott after winning silver in the men's 200m individual medley
Duncan Scott took silver in the men's 200m individual medley

"The wind was chopping and changing, which makes it mentally challenging.

"At one point, I was sitting in first then I dropped to sixth before clawing my way back."

Scotland sprung a surprise in basketball, defeating second-seeds Nigeria 66-61 and to set up a semi-final with top-ranked Australia.

On the athletics track, Eilidh Doyle comfortably won her heat to reached the women's 400m hurdles final, the world and Olympic finalist being the third-fastest qualifier overall behind Janieve Russell of Jamaica and Wenda Nel of South Africa.

Eilish McColgan and Steph Twell were sixth and seventh respectively in the women's 1500m final and the duo will hope to get closer to the medals in Saturday's 5000m final.

Sammi Kinghorn was fourth in the women's T54 1500m final, three seconds off winner Madison de Rozario of Australia. The Scot will next compete in the Women's T54 marathon on Sunday.

Zoey Clark finished fourth in her heat in the women's 400m, the Scot struggling through wet conditions to record a time of 52.06 seconds and miss out on a place in the final.

Team Scotland medal count day six

Cyclist Katie Archibald just missed out on a medal in the women's time trial, finishing fourth.

Archibald, who won individual pursuit gold on day two and was also fourth in the scratch race, said: "It wasn't as fun as I thought it would be.

"My big target was my first event, so I'm happy."

Meanwhile, Neah Evans, who has already won a silver and bronze in the velodrome, finished in eighth place.

In the men's event, John Archibald suffered an early crash and was treated for heat exhaustion at the finish line after coming in 11th, ahead of team-mates Mark Stewart (16th) and Kyle Gordon (27th).

In lawn bowls, the B2/B3 mixed pairs team of Irene Edgar and Robert Barr, and directors David Thomas and Sarah Jane Ewing, will play Wales for the bronze medal after being beaten 14-8 by Australia in the semi-final.

England defeated Scotland 21-14 21-17 in the men's beach volleyball quarter-finals.

There were also quarter-final defeats in the boxing for Scott Forrest, 91kg, Stephen Newns, 69kg, Aqeel Ahmed, 46-49kg, and Vikki Glover, 57kg.

There was heartbreak for Scotland in the women's netball, losing by one point to Malawi and they now lie second bottom of their group after four games.

Bethan Goodwin missed the final penalty of the match to draw her side level, with Scotland going down 51-50.

In the men's hockey, New Zealand extended their lead at the top of Pool A after a comfortable 5-2 victory over Scotland, who remain second from bottom in the group with one game remaining.

Scotland's women also suffered a defeat, losing 2-0 to Australia, who top Pool B and leave the Scots wait on the result between Canada and Ghana in order to determine whether they remain in third or finish in fourth.

Finishing behind Scott in the men's 200m medley in the swimming pool were compatriots Mark Szaranek, who finished fourth, and sixth-placed Dan Wallace.

Scotland's women were fifth in their race and the trio of Kathleen Dawson, Lucy Hope and Cassie Wild also failed to make the podium in the women's 50m backstroke final.

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