Gold Coast 2018: Hat-trick of medals for Scotland on day eight

Team Scotland won three medals on day eight of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast on Thursday.

Eilidh Doyle picked up her third consecutive Commonwealth Games 400m hurdles silver medal.

To the fore coming into the home straight was Janieve Russell and she duly took gold, with Doyle finishing well for second in a time of 54.80.

Doyle said: “I am thrilled to be on the podium for the third time at my third Commonwealth Games. It was definitely the strongest field I have faced in the Commonwealths in terms of the quality of athletes and I was a bit anxious, but I just had to tell myself on the start-line to stay focused and not think about anything other than executing my race-plan.”

In the women’s triples lawn bowls the Scots took a silver.

Lawn bowls triple silver

Following a tough final game against Australia which saw some challenging playing conditions, Caroline Brown, Stacey McDougall and Kay Moran were beaten 21-12 by the home nation.

Brown said: “It’s great to get another medal up on the board for Team Scotland, and to contribute to our largest overseas Games medal haul.

“We’ve had so much support both here and back at home and that’s been amazing.”

“It means everything to me. This is my first Commonwealth Games so I’m completely over the moon and delighted to be holding a silver medal,” McDougall added.

And Moran, who is now a resident of New South Wales, but still proudly plays for Scotland, said: “The final was a really tough game. The greens were slightly quicker than they’ve been over the past week so it took us a bit of time to adjust to that, but the conditions really were beautiful and we’re so proud of how we played.

“We did our best and couldn’t possibly ask for more.”

And medal number three of the day came in shooting.

Seonaid McIntosh won Scotland’s fifth shooting medal with bronze in the women’s 50m rifle prone at Belmont Shooting Centre.

McIntosh has now followed in the footsteps of her mum Shirley and sister Jen by winning a Commonwealth Games medal in the sport.

She said: “It’s pretty cool, I’m actually on the table now in terms of family medals. Before I got to Australia I was thinking about it a bit.”

Team Scotland have a number of medal opportunities on day nine.

 Thanks to Team Scotland/Jeff Holmes for the photos