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Glasgow 2014 coming of age for teen who met Pope
August 1st, 2014 | 0 COMMENTS
Erraid Davies—who, at 13 years old, is the youngest ever competitor to win a Commonwealth Games medal—was lifted into the Popemobile at the Vatican while in a wheelchair in 2006
A Young Catholic swimmer has become a worldwide sensation after winning a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games. Erraid Davies—who, at 13 years old, is the youngest ever competitor to win a Commonwealth Games medal—finished third in the para-sport women’s 100m breaststroke last Sunday. Along with her family, the Shetland schoolgirl is a regular pilgrim at the New Dawn in Scotland conference, and in 2006, whilst in a wheelchair on pilgrimage to the Vatican, she was lifted into the Popemobile, as reported in the SCO. “A few years ago now we took her to meet the Pope and she was lifted up from the crowd and put in the Popemobile—she was a cute wee blonde, curly haired girl so she just gets attention,” her mother Joyce told the SCO this week. “But normally she just lives a normal life like any other 13-year-old girl.” Erraid’s pool triumph began trending worldwide on Twitter as... continue reading.