The Aberdeen gymnast delivered Group Scotland’s best-ever efficiency within the rhythmic gymnastics, taking second within the ribbon occasion at Area Birmingham.
After feeding off the group to make the highest 10 within the particular person all-around remaining on Friday, the 2 equipment occasions on Saturday have been a bonus to the 21-year-old.
Louise Christie left every little thing she might on the ground at Area Birmingham – and it introduced her a Commonwealth Video games silver.
Christie completed sixth within the remaining of the golf equipment, which had been considered one of her strongest routines of the Video games. However she stepped it up once more to take silver within the ribbon, an achievement which is able to take a while to sink in.
“I can’t actually put it into phrases. It’s going to take a very long time to sink in – I’ve a medal spherical my neck,” stated Christie. “Each my routines at the moment are very upbeat, so I went on the market to get pleasure from it and feed off the group.
“The assist all through the Video games has been wonderful. Everybody has been getting behind all of the nations, particularly the house nations. It’s been wonderful them clapping and cheering alongside – it’s one thing I received’t neglect.
“I used to be over the moon with routine, as a result of I used to be a bit disenchanted with the ribbon during the last couple of days. I knew that I might do rather a lot higher than what I did so I went out and left all of it on the ground. I couldn’t have finished it any higher.
“It wasn’t a simple wait. It felt like a lifetime. It doesn’t matter what the outcome was I knew I couldn’t have finished higher and I’m simply so happy.”
The Beacon Gymnastics membership member caught the attention on Friday along with her ribbon routine, set to the music of Celtic rock band Crimson Scorching Chilli Pipers.
But additionally on her ribbon is the message ‘Scotland the Courageous’, a call-back to her personal efforts simply to make the Video games in Birmingham.
“The journey to the Video games hasn’t been straightforward,” she stated. “I put quite a lot of stress on myself and that may make coaching actually troublesome.
“There was a time once I misplaced a bit confidence and I didn’t I used to be going to qualify for the Video games. So to be right here with a medal spherical my neck is wonderful. ‘Scotland the Courageous’ represents the journey I’ve been on.”
Christie can now take just a little little bit of well-earned down-time and a deal with or two.
“I’ve been occurring about getting a pizza, so most likely that and see my household,” stated Christie. “Sleep too – I’m drained now! Three days of competitors is rather a lot on the physique.
“If my physique can take it, then there’ll be ice cream on high of the pizza too!”