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Swimmers Erraid Davies and Hannah Miley scoop bronze

Scotland's thirteen-year-old Erraid Davies and Hannah Miley claimed a bronze medal each in their swimming finals at Tollcross.

Erraid, Scotland's youngest ever Commonwealth Games competitor, finished strongly to claim third place in the para-sport 100 metres breaststroke SB9 category final.

Roared on by the Tollcross crowd, the schoolgirl from Shetland finished just behind Australian silver medallist Madeleine Scott in one minute and 21.38 seconds, her second personal best of the day, with New Zealand's Sophie Pascoe taking gold.

The young swimmer said afterwards that she had kept the fact she was spending her summer holidays at the Commonwealth Games a secret from her school friends.

Davies had finished second in the morning heat, which featured the same seven competitors as the final, and she admitted she had trouble keeping calm during the afternoon, although she did manage a sleep.

 

"I am really happy to have another PB. I got a medal and I am so happy. I am feeling really, really happy."

When asked what she felt she could achieve in her sport, she said: "I don't know. I am just going to keep on swimming and see where it gets me."

Meanwhile Miley, who successfully defended her 400 metres individual medley title to help get the Scottish swimming team off to a flying start on the opening night, finished in bronze medal position behind England's Siobhan-Marie O'Connor and Australia's Alicia Coutts.

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