Brilliant performances and a big setting made the 2018 Youth Commonwealth’s a championship that will be remembered for a long time to come. A very young crew from Salle Ossian made up the majority of the Scotland u17 and u20 sabre teams and they did their club and country proud.
In the individual events it was Rory McLellan who was not only the youngest member of the team, but the stand out performance making the quarter finals and narrowly missing out on a medal. He then went on to take silver medal in the team event along with his club mates Mark Alvares, Sam Freeman and Ewan Robertson.
Ewan, also fenced in the u20 team and joined by Toby Carter. Toby fenced amazingly in the team quarter finals taking the score from 22/35 to 39/40, giving Scotland the platform it needed to win 45/42 and secure a semi-final place. They then went on to surprise everyone by winning the bronze medal by beating Canada, with some of the best fencing we’e seen from Ewan Robertson. The full match can be seen here.
In the ladies events, Charlotte Wilson-Smith showed great promise with some solid performances against much more experienced fencers. She comes home with a silver medal from the under 17 team event and a bronze medal from the under 20 team event. Not bad for a 14 year old!