MCLAY BECOMES SCOTLAND'S FIRST DOUBLE MEDALLIST OF THE YOUTH COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Former Strathallan pupil Scott McLay has claimed Team Scotland’s second gold medal of the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games, cruising to a win in the Men’s 50m Butterfly on the opening night of the swimming competition. Incredibly, he then added to his tally, earning silver in the 100m Backstroke - and becoming Scotland’s first double medallist of the Games.
Scott has only recently finished his exams at Strathallan, leaving school for the last time in June.
Speaking on the Team Scotland website, he said,
“It feels great I couldn’t be happier with it.
“It’s about going through the processes in the pool and replicating what I’ve been doing in training so I’m glad it’s paying off and I’ve come away with those two medals.
“I didn’t actually see the time board after the finish of the 50m Fly, I just heard it announced by the commentator and I was thinking, ‘Really? Is it me that’s won it?’ It was fantastic to have the support of my team mates and all the people up in the stands, it really does spur you on.
“This has set me up really well for the rest of the competition, I just want to keep performing at my best and hopefully pick up a few more medals.”
There is livestream coverage of selected Youth Games events, including tomorrow’s swimming finals, available to all non-Caribbean countries on www.oz.com/cyg2017