Paralympic, world, European and now a Commonwealth medal – Maria Lyle has already completed the set when it comes to sprinting.

Add in the fact that she is still only 18 and it’s easy to see that this Scot possesses both a bright present and future in her running career.

A three-time medallist at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Lyle added Commonwealth silver to her ever-growing collection, sprinting her way to second place on the Gold Coast in the T35 100m.

On this occasion, it was a race run under the Scotland banner as opposed to Great Britain and the teenager is already eyeing up improvements across the next four years.

“I’m really pleased to win the silver albeit a little bit disappointed with the time, but it’s my first Commonwealth Games and to experience a crowd like that was incredible,” she said, after stopping the clock in 15.14s.
“My mum was out there and I saw so many Scotland flags – the support was amazing.

“It’s a beautiful medal and it’s a really nice reward for all the hard work and sacrifices you put in to get to this point.

“It’s not often you get to stand on the podium and see the saltire flying so just to have that opportunity to race for your country and win a medal is very special.”

Lyle was joined on the podium by two Australians, with Isis Holt taking the win in 13.58s while bronze went to Holt’s compatriot Brianna Coop.