Paisley gymnast Kelvin Cham was forced to hobble off during his Commonwealth Games debut - but still came away with a bronze medal in the team event.

He, along with team mates Frank Baines, Hamish Carter and Daniel Purvis, as well as David Weir who replaced Cham, finished third behind Canada and gold medallists England.

The 19-year-old injured his ankle at the British Championships last month and the injury flared up again during one of his dismounts at the Gold Coast Games.

He still did contribute to the overall Team Scotland score with a 10.900 on the pommel horse, and 11.700 on the rings, where he landed badly and was helped off.

And despite not being able to contribute in the way that he wanted to, Cham was happy that his team mates could go on despite his absence. He said: “I’m just happy after the shaky start on the pommel.

“I’m happy for the lads as we pulled through even though I couldn’t quite do the stuff I wanted to do.

“But today wasn’t about me, it was about the team. The team performed really well and we showed what we can do.”

Baines was full of praise for Cham despite what happened. He said: “Credit to Kelvin for being out here in the first place with his ankle injury from the British. It was just a real hard graft for him.

“To be here today and do a rings dismount, is absolutely fantastic.”

After receiving treatment, Cham returned to the arena to watch the closing stages and celebrate with his colleagues before proudly receiving his bronze medal.

The battle for third went right down to the wire with Cyprus just ahead of Scotland heading into the last event, which was the floor.

Scotland scored well across the board on the floor, with Carter in particular putting in an impressive performance to score 14.270.

The team had done enough to take the bronze medal, and Cham admits that he was confident watching on from the side. He said: “We weren’t thinking about Cyprus, we were thinking about what we could do.

“I was proud watching the last routines as I knew what we were are all capable of in training but I was nervous watching!

“I knew we could do it, but seeing them do it was even better.”