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School Girl Erraid Davies who has Perthes’ disease win bronze medal in swimming at the Commonwealth Games

School Girl Erraid Davies from Shetland, Scotland, who suffers from Perthes’ disease, has won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games.

The 13-year-old started swimming after developing a rare hip condition called Perthes’ disease when she was three which prevented her playing most sports.

However, the youngster’s determination has now made her a national hero after she became the youngest ever competitor from any country to win a Commonwealth Games medal.

Erraid won her historic medal in the women’s Para-Sport 100m breaststroke final after she had set a new personal best for the second time in a day. Erraid had come second in the heat and fought her way into the medal positions in the last quarter of the final.

After her big win Erraid said: “I am really, really happy. I knew there were only seven of us in the event and while there was a chance, I didn’t really expect this. I came here wanting to do my best and I had PBs in both heat and final so that’s great. I’ve been working hard on my starts and my turns for the past few weeks and that’s helped me a lot.”

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