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Swimmer, 15, 'ineligible' for Rio

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The youngest ever Commonwealth Games medal winner has been told she is now not disabled enough to compete in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.

Erraid Davies from Shetland, additionally the youngest ever competitor when she gained bronze in the women’s 100m breaststroke ultimate aged just Thirteen, has had her classification renewed through medics.

Erraid has Perthes disease which affects her hip bones and joints.

The youngster should now watch for a 2d opinion.


Scientific experts in Glasgow said her bodily impairment longer extreme enough to allow her to compete in a disabled adventure.

This stops her from participating in the upcoming British Para Swimming Global Meet, which is a component of the qualifying process for Rio.

Erraid shall be examined again by using a special set of consultants within the coming weeks to see if they uphold the choice.

She used to be first taken swimming by using her oldsters on the age of 4, and her oldsters mentioned her condition meant she might barely walk.

Erraid’s huge smile upon realising she had won made her one of the vital iconic figures of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

A spokeswoman for Scottish Swimming said: “Consistent With IPC classification course of, Erraid Davies of Delting Dolphins in Shetland, undertook a classification assessment at Tollcross World Swimming Centre, and has been deemed ineligible to compete in the impending British Para Swimming International Meet.

“Usual protocol following this kind of review outcome is for Erraid to be viewed again and preparations are being made for this.

“While Erraid and her domestic are extremely upset and disillusioned with the end result, they welcome the chance of a 2nd review and both Scottish Swimming and British Swimming are supporting them at the moment.”

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