13-year-old Erraid Davies wins swimming bronze

Schoolgirl Erraid Davies won a bronze medal in the women’s 100m breaststroke SB9 final at the Commonwealth Games last night.

Scotland’s youngest-ever Comonwealth Games competitor had come second in the heat on Sunday morning and fought her way into the medal positions in the last quarter of the final.

Roared on by the Tollcross crowd, she finished just behind Australian silver medallist Madeleine Scott in one minute and 21.38 seconds, with New Zealand’s Sophie Pascoe taking gold.


Davies put in a great last 25 metres to claim bronze despite being aged just 13


“I’m really happy,” said the teenager afterwards.

“It’s another PB and I could really hear the crowd in the last 25 metres.”

Davies is Scotland’s youngest ever competitor and the youngest athlete competing at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.