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Scots sports heroes team up with Scottish Disability Sport in search for new sporting stars

SCOTTISH Disability Sport (SDS), has teamed up with some of Scotland’s most inspiring para athletes to find the next generation of sporting stars. The agency, which is the official sporting body for people of all ages and abilities with a physical, sensory or learning disability, is urging everyone to give sport a go, whatever their disability, because they could have ... Read More »

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games got off to a spectacular start with a star studded Opening Ceremony that celebrated Scottish talent and culture through music, dance and humour. Highlights of the night included performances from Rod Stewart and Amy MacDonald, a beautiful rendition of Loch Lomond by violinist Nicola Benedetti, a moving piece from Scottish Ballet and the amazing volunteers ... Read More »

Closing ceremony marks Games end

The 2014 Commonwealth Games has formally closed with a spectacular ceremony at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Kylie Minogue, Lulu, Deacon Blue and more than 2,000 performers brought the curtain down on what has been praised as the “best Games ever”. Team England topped the medals table with 174, while Scotland ended up with a record 53. Comedian Des Clarke opened the ... Read More »

Ollie Hynd eases to Commonwealth gold

England’s Ollie Hynd completed a clean sweep of titles with a superb victory in the SM8 200m individual medley. The 19-year-old, who has a form of muscular dystrophy, was already the Paralympic, World and European champion in the event. And he was in a class of his own in Glasgow, finishing in two minutes 22.76 seconds – 0.10 seconds outside ... Read More »

Libby Clegg wins sprint gold for Scotland

Libby Clegg thrilled the Hampden Park crowd as she won Scotland’s first athletics gold of Glasgow 2014. The 24-year-old, who is visually impaired and runs with the aid of guide Mikail Huggins, set a season’s best of 12.20 seconds in the T11/12 100m. Clegg’s medal came after fellow Paralympian Dan Greaves won England’s first track and field gold in the Para-sport F42/44 ... Read More »

Greaves edges out Davies for discus gold

Dan Greaves beat Wales’s Aled Davies in the Para-sport F42/44 discus event to win England’s first athletics gold. Welsh team captain Davies, who competes in the F42 category, took an early lead in the second round with 46.83m which scored him 1,012 points. But Greaves, who is in the F44 category for athletes with less severe impairments, responded in the ... Read More »

Erraid Davies, 13, earns bronze medal in pool

Scotland’s 13-year-old swimmer Erraid Davies has won bronze in the SB9 100m breaststroke final. The Shetlander is Scotland’s youngest ever competitor and the youngest competing in this Commonwealth Games. Davies 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 ... Read More »

Scotland win Para-sport bowls silver

Scotland’s Robert Conway and Irene Edgar lost 14-10 to South Africa in the Mixed Pairs B2/B3 gold medal final for lawn bowlers with visual impairments. The South African team of Gwen Nel and Herman Scholtz led throughout but Scotland pulled it back to 10-10 with two of the 15 ends left. South Africa scored three in the penultimate end to ... Read More »

Bethy Woodward wins para-sport long jump silver

England’s Bethy Woodward produced a personal-best performance to claim silver in the para-sport women’s long jump T37/38 class. The 21-year-old, who also won two sprint medals at the London Paralympics in 2012, scored 750 points with a longest jump of 4.00 metres. Australia’s Jodi Elkington took gold with a world lead distance of 4.39m. Welsh duo Olivia Breen and Bev Jones were ... Read More »

Thornhill and Scott win second gold for England

Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott won their second Commonwealth gold in the Para-sport 1,000m tandem time-trial for blind and visually impaired athletes. The English pair, who also won gold in the tandem sprint, set a new Games record of one minute, 8.177 seconds. Scotland’s Aileen McGlynn and Louise Haston, who won silver in the tandem sprint, were second again, over one and ... Read More »

Faiche and MacLean Land Second Gold For Scotland

Today saw the Scottish para-cycling team, Neil Faiche and Craig MacLean, land their second gold medal in the Men’s Sprint B2 Tandem. They stormed to the Commonwealth title in an exciting final against a strong Australian team. A fantastic second gold medal for the team to win on home ground, the crowd were behind them every step of the way ... Read More »

England’s Stephanie Slater wins silver

England’s Steph Slater took silver as Australian teenager Maddison Elliott set a new world record to win the Para-sport S8 100m freestyle at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Slater, who swims with one arm after suffering nerve damage, set a European record of one minute 05.73 seconds. But 15-year-old Elliott, who has cerebral palsy, clocked 1:05.32. “It’s my first time ... Read More »