Murdoch takes Second Medal in Explosive 100 Final


This evening saw an amazing programme at the Tollcross Aquatics Centre, and another medal for Ross Murdoch in the 100m Breaststroke.

The race was won by English swimmer Adam Peaty, who swam an incredible couple of lengths to take Gold, also taking the Commonwealth Games Record in a time of 58.94. Silver was taken by South African swimmer Cameron van der Burgh (59.28), who lead out the race in a strong first length; just being taken over the last few metres by Peaty to be pipped for second. Ross swam a strong race, securing his third place early in the race and swimming strong to maintain it for Bronze (59.47).

Ross' teammate Craig Benson had a great swim to take fourth (1:00.44) just behind Ross, showing the strength of Scottish Swimming at the Games.

After seeing the scoreboard, Ross jumped the lane rope to congratulate his British teammate Adam Peaty on his record performance, and Cameron van der Burgh on his Silver medal.

Ross was delighted with the result of the race and was able to celebrate his second success of the games with his family on poolside after the medal ceremony.

In the post race interview, Ross said:

"I'm really pleased with that, it was a personal best for me, and coming off the back of the 200m it was a fantastic race. I would like to say congratulations to Adam Peaty (ENG). He is the first British man ever to go sub 59, which is an amazing feat.

I felt more relaxed with the Scottish people behind me. The support has been fantastic this week with everyone behind me. I've had loads of test messages and it's turning out to be a fantastic experience, one I'll never forget."

When asked if winning the Bronze medal gave him as much pride as winning the Gold medal in the 200m Breaststroke final, Murdoch continued,

"I'm absolutely delighted. This is another medal I get to say I won for Scotland at a Home Games. I am over the moon with it."

For more, visit the Scottish Swimming website.

Before the race, Ross' dad, Graham Murdoch, was interviewed on his experiences and spoke of his thoughts on the Games - Soundcloud Interview

Ross will be competing in the 50m Breaststroke heats tomorrow morning, his final individual event of the Games before the medley relays, where he will be looking to hopefully pick up a third medal for his country.

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