Athletics action in day two at John Wright
Published: Saturday, 06 August 2011
There has been lots of action in athletics in day 2 as Bagdhad and Reykjavik strike gold.
And the Lanarkshire team are delighted with two silver medials.
Alec Thomas was second in the boys 100m in a time of 11.48seconds behind Baghdad's Ali Al Sultan who ran in a time of 11.29 seconds.
Alec said: "It was absolutely brilliant. My personal best time is 11.44 seconds, so I was really pleased. I was absolutely focussed on finishing at the line and didn't let anyone else distract me. The whole games have been really exciting and nervous at the same time.
"One day I hope to get to the Commonwealth games if I keep up the hard training."
Andrew Coutts also made it through to the 100metre final finishing fifth in a time of 11.67seconds, and he believes a poor start cost him a medal. "I stumbled at the start, coming too low out of the blocks, but I got back up and started to run my own race.
"I think it cost me a bronze medal as that's what I'd been aiming for. But overall it's been a great experience. I only started sprinting seriously last year so I'm honoured to be here."
Andrew and Alec have been training four nights a week for over a year.
Mhairi Hendry, competing in her third and final Children's Games, was runner up in the girls' 800metre finals in a time of 2.14.68seconds behind Reykjavik's impressive Ani Hinriksdottir (2.10.10seconds).
In the girls' high jump, Jennifer Shmidt (
In the boys long jump final, Chon Lok Tam from
Lanarkshire's Kade Thomas was a respectable eighth with is jump of 5.77m and
Finally, in the boys shot put, Himar Jonsson took gold with his throw of 16.52m. Zeqiao Li of
Tomorrow's sprint relay finals promise to be an exciting affair after a thrilling qualifying series of heats in both the boys and girls events.
Team Lanarkshire's athletes made it through to both finals. The boy's team of Alec Thomas, Darren Daly, Kade Thomas and Andrew Coutts stormed through in a time of 45.49 seconds; that's almost two seconds faster than any other qualifying team. In their heat they had finished in second place behind the
In a sensational performance,
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The full results each day will be posted on the results pages.