Team Scotland flag-bearer Eilidh Doyle wins third successive Commonwealth Games silver medal

Scotland's Eilidh Doyle celebrates winning silver (Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

SCOTLAND’S Eilidh Doyle has won her third successive Commonwealth Games silver medal in the 400m hurdles.

The Perth athlete, who became the first female flag-bearer for Team Scotland at the Gold Coast opening ceremony, was in third place heading into the final metres but managed to out-sprint South Africa’s Wenda Nel to finish second.

Doyle’s medal is Scotland’s 34th of the 2018 Games.

Also picking up a medal today was Seonaid McIntosh, winning bronze in women’s 50m rifle prone.

She’s the third member of her family to win a Games shooting medal.

There was defeat in the Women’s Triples final for Scotland’s bowlers, but it meant that Kay Moran, Stacey McDougall and Caroline Brown became Scotland’s first ever medallists in the event.