Gold – Sophie Pascoe  (New Zealand) – 1:19.36
Silver – Madeleine Scott  (Australia) – 1:21.38
Bronze – Erraid Davies (Scotland) – 1:21.68

In yet another thrilling Para-Sport final, the Scottish youngster, Erraid Daies (13) managed to snag a well deserved medal.

Of Interest…

Erraid Davies (SCO) – Bronze

At age 13 she became the youngest athlete to be named in a Scottish team for the Commonwealth Games when she was selected for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. 

On her expectations before the final:
“I knew there were seven competitors, so there was a chance so I started getting excited.”

On what she can achieve in swimming:
“I don’t know. I am just going to keep on swimming and see where it gets me.”

On her friends’ reaction after knowing she was going to compete at the Glasgow 2014:
“They didn’t know before I came here, I didn’t really know how to tell them.”

On her parents’ reaction:
“I spoke to them after the heats and they were really happy.”

On older teammate Hannah Miley (SCO) being her hero:
“I have been looking up to her for a while, and watching her races.”

About the athletes…

Sophie Pascoe (New Zealand) – Gold


Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency 

Origin of Impairment

Impairment Details
Her left leg was amputated below the knee at age two after her father accidentally reversed over her in a lawnmower accident. “I don’t think I’ve really recovered from it. You never get over something like that. It haunts me to this day,” her father Garry said. 

Start of sporting career
She began swimming at age eight and competed internationally for the first time at age 11. 

Reason for taking up this sport
In school she was able to swim faster than her able-bodied friends and realised she had a talent for the sport. 

To compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. 

She swims up to 10 times a week, for two hours each session. 

Madeleine Scott – (Australia) – Silver


Start of sporting career
She began took up the sport at age 13 at the South Lake Dolphins club in Perth, WA, Australia (Athlete, 14 Jun 2011)

Reason for taking up this sport
“I always loved the water, my two older sisters swam competitively when I was younger and a few years later when I was a little older I thought I would jump in and give it a crack.” (Athlete, 14 Jun 2011)

Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 14 Jun 2011) 

Superstitions / Rituals
She always wears a black hair lacky when she races. (Athlete, 14 Jun 2011) 

Sporting philosophy / motto
“I don’t fail. I succeed at finding what doesn’t work.” (Athlete, 14 Jun 2011)