Glasgow: Olympic silver medallist
cyclist Ross Edgar and star swimmer Hannah Miley were on Wednesday
named in the 191-member strong Scotland squad, including 83
women athletes, for the October 3-14 Commonwealth Games in
Scotland athletes will compete in 16 out of the 17
disciplines, leaving netball.
Edgar had won a silver at Beijing Olympics and Miley has
won numerous international titles in swimming. The two
athletes have a total of 30 medals between them.
Also in the squad are several Commonwealth Games
medallists such as David Carry, Caitlin McClatchey, Robbie
Renwick, Kris Gilchrist and Andy Hunter.
14-year-old diver Grace Reid, who finished fourth at the
European Championships last week in the 3m springboard
individual event, is the youngest member of the squad.
While 72-year old legendary bowls player Willie Wood, who
will be making a record eighth Commonwealth Games appearance,
is the oldest athlete in the Scotland squad.
Melbourne Games gold medallist lawn bowler player Paul
Foster is also in the squad, announced by the Commonwealth
Shooter Ian Marsden will make his seventh Games
appearance. He was a medallist from 1990 and 1994 and was the
flag carrier for Scotland at the Opening Ceremony in 2006.
Bronze medallists from Melbourne Games Susan Egelstaff
(badminton), Adam Cox (gymnastics; high bar), Kate Cullen and
James McCallum (track cycling) and double bronze medallist in
weightlifting Tommy Yule all securing return places on the
"Our selection process has been rigorous and robust
throughout, and although the standards set have been tough,
our athlete`s have clearly risen to the challenge as shown by
the increase in the numbers achieving them since the last
Games," CGS chairman Michael Cavanagh said.
"However making the team is just the first step on the
journey, now will come the real test for the athletes of
performing to their potential in Delhi," he added.