A CLYDEBANK teenager secured a silver medal for Scotland at last week’s School Games in Loughborough.

Elliot Medland, 15, was picked to be part of the Scots squad for the National in the standing disability competition.

The Drumchapel Table Tennis Club member competed against athletes from across the UK and was just edged out by Shae Thakker for the gold, after winning all of his other matches in the round robin event..

And mum Heather Meek was over the moon with her son’s success.

She said: “He was delighted, he had been going to all these competitions and had just missed out, he’s chuffed to bits.

Elliot was classified as a Class 10 athlete last year, with Elliot’s hands and feet being affected by a condition he was born with.

Mrs Meek added: “The latter part of his fingers, the three and then the the smaller two, - the thumb and index finger are splayed.

“They’re slightly smaller on both hands. He had operations when he was quite young with both hands and his feet are quite similar although that hasn’t restricted him walking.”

Elliot secured a Sports Aid grant recently, after applying for the financial aid last year to try and help with competition costs, with a lot of the competitions and travel not being funded. Elliot is back competing this weekend up in Aberdeen, as he looks to add to his medal success.