Strong show for Heriot-Watt at the Commonwealth Games



Heriot-Watt made its mark at this year's Commonwealth Games – with an impressive medals haul.

It was success all round after strong performances in swimming and target shooting with two silver and two bronze medals.

Two Engineering and Physical Sciences students came away with medals for Team England and Team Scotland.

David Cumberlidge, won two silver in the Men's 4x100m freestyle and Medley Relays while Seonaid McIntosh, picked up medals in the 50m Rifle Prone and the 50m Rife 3 positions.

James Fleming, an Edinburgh Business School student, was part of the Rugby 7s team and took home sixth position.

Past graduates included Euan Inglis, who finished a respectable seventh in the 50m breast stroke.

Staying with the aquatic theme, Craig McNally took on the 4 x 100m medley final – narrowly missing out on a medal, finishing in 4th. Meanwhile, Lee Jones stayed on dry land to compete in the rugby 7s.

Jen Wither, Sports Union President at Heriot-Watt, said: “It's been a great games for a number of athletes and staff.

“Overall, athletes that received support from sportscotland, gained 14 medals for Team Scotland.

“All in all it's been a cracking couple of weeks down in the Gold Coast, congratulations to everyone that took part.”

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