THE medals continued to pour in for Team Scotland on the second day of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, with pride of place going to the history-making Archibald family of cyclists.

Katie Archibald won gold in the 3000m individual pursuit before her elder brother John won silver in the 4000m individual pursuit for a remarkable first – never before have a Scottish brother and sister both won Commonwealth Games medals on the same day.

The successes in the swimming pool continued with a brilliant silver medal for Mark Szaranek in the 400m individual medley where the home crowd inspired Australia’s Clyde Lewis to last the distance as the Florida-based Scot chased him down on the last lap.

There was bronze for Duncan Scott in the 200m freestyle behind two Australians and he then gained a second bronze as part of the mens 4 x 100m freestyle relay team. Their medal meant Scotland equalled their first day haul of five medals which puts Scotland in fourth place on the medals table with ten in total – a third of the way towards the aim of a best ever ‘away’ total of 30 medals with nine days of competition still to run.

As expected, host nation Australia are way out in front with 14 golds so far, England are second with nine, and Canada are just a single bronze medal ahead of the Scots, both having two golds. Places in the medal table are decided on who gets most gold, so Scotland have a real chance of matching or even beating their best-ever placing of fourth, achieved in Cardiff in 1958, Edinburgh in 1970, Brisbane in 1982 and Glasgow in 2014.

If they earn seven more golds than South Africa in Australia, Scotland will leapfrog them to become sixth on the all-time tally of medal winners at the Commonwealth Games.

Scotland’s boxers advanced with middleweight John Docherty and heavyweight Scott Forrest both progressing. Super-heavyweight Mitchell Barton, however, lost out to the experienced New Zealander Patrick Mailata. The first ever female Scottish boxer to compete at the Games, Vicky Glover, will enter the ring on Saturday at 3.17am.

Another piece of history was made yesterday when the men’s and women’s beach volleyball teams both won their opening matches in the sport’s debut in the Games – taking place in the stunning 4000-capacity venue on Collangatta’s beachfront.

The bowls team continued their superb start, winning seven of nine matches. The highlight came when Caroline Brown’s stunning 21-6 defeat of World Champion Lucy Beere of Guernsey in the women’s singles.

The main Scottish story, though, was all about the Archibalds. Katie said: “The Archibalds aren’t known for parties but this is going to be the biggest Friday night we’ve had in a while.”

Speaking at the Anna Meares Velodrome after the win, Mike Whittingham, sportscotland director of high performance, said: “Huge congratulations to Katie on winning a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

“Katie produced a dominant performance in the final, had already set a Games record in qualifying, and has now added the Commonwealth title to her already extensive list of honours.

“A medal at this level of sport is a hugely significant achievement and is testament to the dedication and determination shown in preparing for the Games.”

Speaking after her brother’s win, Stewart Harris, sportscotland chief executive, said: “Congratulations to John Archibald on winning a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games. He produced a brilliant performance on the big stage and this medal marks the next stage in what has been a truly remarkable rise in track cycling for John. With sister Katie also winning gold it has been a brilliant day for the Archibald family and Scottish cycling.”

England notched surprise gold in the pool with Sarah Vasey winning the 50m breaststroke while Australia’s successes yesterday included the first one-two-three in the pool, gained in the women’s 100m butterfly. Wales, meanwhile, won their first gold through Gareth Evans in the men’s under 69kg weightlifting.

One unnamed competitor is out of the Games, however, after he was rushed to hospital suffering from malaria. The 23-year-old was admitted yesterday to the Gold Coast University Hospital in Queensland.

England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have confirmed it is not one of their athletes.

There is no risk of contracting malaria in Australia and the disease is not contagious.

In a statement, Games organisers said: “The patient remains admitted to GCUH in a serious condition and continues to be closely monitored.”