Scholars storm to medal success

by Youth Sport Trust

10 Beckwith Scholars and one Scholar funded by financial services firm ICAP, have hit the stage at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Two prestigious medals have been won so far with Ashley McKenzie claiming gold in the judo under 60kg and Chris Adcock picking up a silver medal in the badminton in the mixed teams competition.

Olympic gymnastics bronze medallist, Sam Oldham, has got off to a good start on the floor and rings and England are well placed at the halfway stage of the team final, as they lead ahead of Scotland in second and Canada in third. Michael Rimmer will enter the 800m heats today, whilst Chris Bennett will compete for Scotland in the men’s hammer final. Sprinter Jodie Williams, will be gearing up for her 200m heats on Wednesday and James Wilkinson takes on the 3,000m Steeplechase on Friday.

Sprinter, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey missed out on a spot in the 100m final, whilst Shaunagh Brown finished 11th in the discus and Tin-Tin Ho, aged 15, lost in the women's table tennis team quarter-final to Malaysia.

The Youth Sport Trust's Beckwith Scholarship scheme is named after the Trust's Founder and President Sir John Beckwith, and has been running for 12 years. The funding has supported