Clydesdale youngsters win five medals at International Children’s Games

Carluke High School pupils who were medallists at International Children's Games in Canada'L-R'Conor Walker (15) S4 from Forth'Emily (14) S3 and Pamela (15) McNicol S4 and Ryan Scott (14) S4 from Carluke'Centre'New head teacher Andy Smith (45) from Lanark'Carluke'9/9/13
Carluke High School pupils who were medallists at International Children's Games in Canada'L-R'Conor Walker (15) S4 from Forth'Emily (14) S3 and Pamela (15) McNicol S4 and Ryan Scott (14) S4 from Carluke'Centre'New head teacher Andy Smith (45) from Lanark'Carluke'9/9/13
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CLYDESDALE sports stars won a hugely impressive five medals between them for Team South Lanarkshire at a top international event.

The International Children’s Games in Windsor, Canada, saw Lesmahagow swimmer Angus Barr take 400m freestyle gold and 200m freestyle silver.

Carluke sisters Pamela and Emily McNicol took 4 x 100m relay silver medals in athletics, with Pamela also landing a long jump bronze.

And the girls’ fellow Carluke High School pupils Ryan Scott and Connor Walker scooped volleyball team bronze medals.

“Angus was delighted to win a gold medal,” his proud mum Anne Marie told Gazette Sport.

“The 400m freestyle was tough because his opposition included a Chinese lad who had narrowly beaten Angus into second place in the 200m freestyle.

“But Angus managed to dig deep, go hell for leather and take first place after another close finish.

“It was a difficult race but it was fabulous.”

Anne Marie said that the Canadians had been “terrific hosts” during a trip which she, husband Jim and other children James and Annie treated as a family holiday.