Commonwealth Games: Carlin and Evans earn silver and bronze medals

The pair picked up silver and bronze respectively in the velodrome on Saturday.

Jack Carlin and Neah Evans add to Scottish Commonwealth Games medal haul with cycling podium places Team Scotland

Track cyclists Jack Carlin and Neah Evans have added Scotland’s eighth and ninth medals of the Commonwealth Games.

The pair picked up a silver and a bronze in the keirin and 3,000-metre individual pursuit respectively, following up Neil Fachie’s record-setting gold in the in the men’s tandem 1,000m time trial on Friday.

Two-time Olympic medallist Carlin finished 0.406 seconds behind Nicholas Paul of Trinidad and Tobago.

The Paisley-born rider capped day of the track cycling events in Birmingham with the podium finish.

sportscotland director of high performance, Mike Whittingham, said: ‘’Scottish cyclists have a great track record of success at the Commonwealth Games and Jack Carlin has added himself to that list of greats with this silver medal.

“Cycling in Scotland is going from strength to strength and athletes like Jack are a true inspiration to the next generation of Sottish athletes.’’

Evans meanwhile was more than three seconds clear of nearest challenger Sarah Roy, of Australia, to add to the team pursuit silver she picked up at last year’s Tokyo games.

sportscotland chairperson Young added: ‘’What a brilliant medal win by Neah Evans where she takes home the Bronze.

“She has put in an incredible amount of effort into preparing for these games and after a tough race, Neah has shown she can deliver when it counts.

“It is another fantastic moment for Neah and everyone connected with Scottish Cycling.’’

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