Glasgow 2014

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XX Commonwealth Games-Glasgow 2014: 23 July - 3 August.

An incredible six days of swimming action saw Scotland’s Bravehearts thrill their home crowd with a suberb tally of ten medals  (3 Golds, 3 Silvers and 4 Bronze) from the XX Commonwealth Games.

Day 1: Hannah Miley defends the 400m IM title she won in Delhi and the first anthem heard at the pool is ‘Flower of Scotland’. Then at the end of the night it’s a Scotland 1-2 in the hotly anticipated 200m Breaststroke final with Ross Murdoch winning gold and Michael Jamieson the silver.

Day 2: Scotland continued to dominate medley events with Dan Wallace winning gold in the 400m IM. Corrie Scott then thrills the crowd with bronze in the 50m breaststroke final.

Day 3: Ross Murdoch shows his form by winning his second medal of the meet, silver in the 100m breaststroke final

Day 4: The youngest ever member of Team Scotland becomes the youngest ever Commonwealth Games medallist as 13 year old Erraid Davies wins bronze in the 100m breaststroke SB9 category. Hannah Miley secures her second medal of the meet with a bronze in the 200m IM, an event she thought about dropping at the end of last year! The last race of the night almost blew the roof from Tollcross as our 4x200m freestyle boys (Dan Wallace, Stephen Milne, Duncan Scott and Robbie Renwick) secured Scotland’s third consecutive silver medal in the event. Cameron Brodie, Gareth Mills, Jak Scott and Craig Hamilton had set them up for the final by swimming superbly in the heats.

Day 5: No medals tonight but some incredible performances none more so than Stephen Milne dropping 12 seconds off his PB in the heats of the 1500m freestyle.

Day 6: The Scottish team turn up in their kilts and the crowd goes wild. Dan Wallace is inspired and gets silver in the 200m IM.

Scotland were inspired and we caught up with Scottish Swimming’s Performance Director, Ally Whike, just before the final session of the meet, to chat through the success story. He said,

“I think its been an outstanding performance in the pool. Many people see the medal outcomes but what I’m particularly delighted about is the manner in which our swimmers competed this week. We were extremely keen they felt they had the freedom to go in there and race to their best and they’ve certainly done that.”