Team Scotland athletes and their coaches deliver best medal tally for 40 years

Monday 8th August 2022

Photos by Bobby Gavin

By Peter Jardine, Head of Communications site with Commonwealth Games details

Team Scotland athletes delivered eight medals at Birmingham 2022 – the best haul at a Commonwealth Games for 40 years.

A thrilling six days of Alexander Stadium concluded on Sunday night with gold for Laura Muir, silver for Eilish McColgan and bronze in the Women’s 4x400m Relay in the final event of the championships.

That took the tally to eight and the best medal haul since ten were won in 1982.

Sean Frame had set the ball rolling early on Saturday 30 July when he claimed a fine silver medal in the T53/54 Wheelchair Marathon event.

As well as the medals, of course, there were a string of Scottish finalists in individual events and both the Women’s relay events.

Here’s the Birmingham 2022 Roll of Honour in terms of medals:


Eilish McColgan 10,000m

Laura Muir 1500m


Sean Frame T53/54 Wheelchair Marathon

Eilish McColgan 5000m


Samantha Kinghorn T53/54 1500m

Laura Muir 800m

Jake Wightman 1500m

Women’s 4x400m (Zoey Clark, Beth Dobbin, Jill Cherry, Nicole Yeargin)

All at scottisthathletics send our warm congratulations to all these athletes and their families and

coaches as well as the clubs who helped in their development over a number of years.

‘I’m delighted for the athletes and their coaches and clubs,’ said Mark Pollard, scottishathletics Head of Performance and head coach for the Games.

‘They are the ones who put the work in year in, year out to make success happen and it’s great when you see that dedication and commitment rewarded.

‘It was a big team effort behind the scenes. A lot of the preparation work started a long time ago – what people see on the TV on the night is big performances. But it didn’t just happen this week.

‘Our role as the governing body is to create the platform. That applies to other sports for Team Scotland at the Games, too. ‘

In the sprints, Adam Thomas and Alisha Rees both reached the semi-finals after solid heat performances. Outside of Para sprinting, those semi-final places were the first in the men’s event at the Commonwealths since 1994 and in the women’s since 1994.

Nick Percy’s fifth place came via a throw of 63.53m – the best ever distance by a Scot at the Games.

Tags: Beth Dobbin, Birmingham 2022, Eilish McColgan, Jake Wightman, Jill Cherry, Laura Muir, Nicole Yeargin, Samantha Kinghorn, Sean Frame, Team Scotland, Zoey Clark

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