Stonehaven swimmer brings back bronze

The Youth team did Scotland proud
The Youth team did Scotland proud

Stonehaven swimmer Kieran Preston is bringing back a Bronze medal for Team Scotland in the Youth Commonwealth Games held in Samoa.

Kieran won a bronze medal in the 50m Breastroke making Stonehaven proud in the process.

Kieran with his Bronze medal

Kieran with his Bronze medal

Kieran watched Scotland get their first gold of the games by Erin Robertson in the 50m Breaststroke and quickly added the bronze medal.

He told Go Scotland page after coming third: “After watching Erin get the Gold it really boosted me, With Craig getting the silver and the other medals yesterday, the swimming team just has a real buzz at the moment, it’s a great feeling.

“It’s great preparation for my main event tomorrow. This was my weakest event and I’m just so surprised to get a Bronze.”

Kieran was unlucky to add to his medal tally finishing in 4th in his Breaststroke event.

The Scotland team will return with a medal haul of 21; three gold, ten silver and eight bronze.

Elinor Middlemiss, General Team Manager was delighted with the team’s performance and said: “I would like to congratulate each and every one of our athletes on a fantastic Games.

“Every single one of them performed to their best and, along with the 21 medals we are bringing back to Scotland, we had a host of personal bests and Scottish records.

“Learning to perform when it counts at a multi-sport event is a big part of what the Commonwealth Youth Games are all about and our athletes now have great experiences to draw on as they embark on the next stage of their careers. They have been a credit to Youth Team Scotland, to their sports and to their families.

“I would also like to say a big thank you to our hosts Samoa for a wonderful Games. The welcome they have extended to us has been so warm and genuine and I hope that our athletes’ Samoan moment stays with them for the rest of their lives.”