Three Heriot-Watt University Sports Scholars have won two silver medals and one bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games 2014 Judo competition.
Stephanie Inglis secured a silver for Scotland, Kelly Edwards won a silver medal for England, and Lisa Kearney was awarded the bronze medal for Northern Ireland.
We are thrilled with our medal success so far. All of our students and graduates have made us proud and we hope this success continues for our many other Sports Scholars who are still to compete in the Games.
Both Kelly and Lisa are studying psychology as part of a Combined Studies degree programme at Heriot-Watt University and they faced each other in the semi-final of the Women's under 52kg category. Kelly won the bout and went on to secure a silver medal while Lisa was also successful in her fight for bronze.
Prof Steve McLaughlin, Head of Engineering & Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt University said, "Both students are experienced elite athletes. Lisa represented Ireland at the 2012 Olympics, also while studying at Heriot-Watt. Kelly represented Great Britain at the same Games and was admitted to the university last September. We have been pleased to support both women with their sporting commitments while also allowing them to pursue their academic ambitions. It has been a pleasure to work with them."
Stephanie Inglis added to Heriot-Watt's success by winning a well- deserved silver medal for Scotland in the under 57kg category. Stephanie is studying International Business with HRM at Heriot-Watt.
Michael Jamieson, who completed year one Sports and Exercise Science at Heriot-Watt, also achieved great success in Swimming by winning a silver medal in the 200m breaststroke event.
Ross Campbell, Sports Programme Manager at Heriot-Watt University said, "We are thrilled with our medal success so far. All of our students and graduates have made us proud and we hope this success continues for our many other Sports Scholars who are still to compete in the Games. The whole University is right behind them and will be cheering them on from the side lines."
Other Sports Scholars competing today (25 July)
- Kathryn Johnstone through to the 50m swimming final tonight
- Craig McNally through to the 100m backstroke final tonight
- Patrick Dawson through to last eight in Judo Under 73kg after two wins this morning
- Craig Benson (future Scholar) through to 100m breaststroke semi-final tonight
For more details on when the Heriot-Watt Sports Scholars are competing.
The Team Scotland App is also a great way to keep up to date with all the Scottish athletes. It allows you to filter each day's competition down to just Scottish athletes and provides notifications on any results.