Birmingham 2022 - Day 8 Round Up
Victoria Park has certainly turned into a happy hunting ground for Team Scotland as yet another gold medal was delivered on the penultimate day of Birmingham 2022.
Melanie Inness, George Miller (Director), Robert Barr and Sarah Jane Ewing (Director) prevailed victorious over Wales in the Para Mixed Pairs B2/B3 final. Despite all the pressure of looking to create history by winning all three para disciplines, the team delivered a composed performance and always looked in control of their destiny. Congratulations to all the players and coaches involved in making the unthinkable possible.
In the Men’s Singles, Iain McLean put in one of displays of the tournament to dismantle Canada’s Ryan Bester 21-4. Iain raced into a 9-0 lead at the beginning of the match and never looked back from there. He now faces defending champion from 2018, Aaron Wilson of Australia, in his semi-final at 12noon tomorrow. If successful, Iain will then play either Northern Ireland or Malaysia in the final at 4.30pm.
Our Men’s Fours team bowed out of the Games at the quarter-final stage at the hands of Northern Ireland’s Sam Barkley, Adam McKeown, Ian McClure and Martin McHugh. The boys raced into a 7-2 lead after 4 ends but were eventually pegged back by the strong Irish rink and found themselves trailing by one shot going into the last end. Scotland did hold one shot to take the match to an extra end, but Irish skip McHugh played an excellent conversion to remove the Scottish bowl and win the contest.
A full breakdown of Scotland’s scores from day eight can be found below:-
Session 1 – 8.30am:
- Quarter-Final – Men’s Singles (Iain McLean) beat Canada 21-4
Session 2 – 12noon:
- Quarter-Final – Men’s Fours (Stewart Anderson, Darren Burnett, Paul Foster MBE and Alex Marshall MBE) lost to Northern Ireland 15-18
- Gold Medal Match - Para Mixed Pairs B2/B3 (Melanie Inness with Director George Miller and Robert Barr with Director Sarah Jane Ewing) beat Wales 16-9