Maria Lyle completes full set with Games silver

Maria Lyle celebrates on the podium
Maria Lyle celebrates on the podium
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Maria Lyle compelted the full set of para-medals with a silver in the Commonwealth T35 100m final.

The Edinburgh star might be only 18 but she already has three Paralympic medals from Rio 2016 and world and European crowns so the Commonwealth was the final for her collection.

She stopped the clock in the Carrara Stadium in 15.14seconds to take silver, home favourite Isis Holt winning in 13.58 with fellow Australian Brianna Coop third in 15.63.

And while the current classification means Lyle – who has cerebral palsy – is struggling to close the gap to Holt – the youngster preferred to focus on her own performance.

“Winning a silver medal for Scotland is amazing,” said Lyle.

“I don’t get the opportunity to wear the Scotland vest and to run and perform in front of a massive crowd like that was a great experience and I learned a lot.”

Also in the Carrara Stadium, Edinburgh’s Allan Smith finished just outside the medals in fifth in the high jump in a season’s best of 2.27m.

And in the table tennis, Edinburgh’s Craig Howieson and Gavin Rumgay won in the men’s doubles against Singapore’s Yew En Pang and Poh Shao Feng Ethan but in the singles Howieson beaten by Singapore’s Ning Gao.

Edinburgh pair Julie MacPherson and Martin Campbell went out of the badminton mixed doubles to England’s Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith in straight sets 21-10, 21-17.

In the Lawn Bowls, Lothians trio Derek Oliver, Alex [Tattie] Marshall and Ronnie Duncan were part of the Scotland Fours that downed rivals England 12-8 to ensure they top Pool D and will take real momentum into the knockout rounds.

In the netball however, Scotland’s medal hopes are over after a 57-37 defeat by Uganda that leaves them in a ninth-place play-off with Barbados.

Head coach Gail Parata said: “We’re the youngest team at this tournament, with Fiji, so I’ve got a lot of young players for years to come.”

Scotland’s Lisa Aitken and Alison Thomson smashed Elidih Bridgeman and Caroline Lang in the squash women’s doubles but then lost to England’s Laura Massaro and Sarah-Jane Perry to miss out on a place in the knockout rounds.

However, Aitken and Kevin Moran teamed up in the mixed doubles to make the knockouts, despite defeat by India.

In the men’s doubles, Alan Clyne and Greg Lobban are into the round of 16 after beating Guyana’s Jason-Ray Khalil and Seth Sunil.