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Commonwealth: Scotland announces squad for Delhi

August 19, 2010

Commonwealth Games Scotland announced the names of the 191 athletes who will be representing Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi this October. The line-up allows Scotland to participate in 16 out of the 17 sports on the Games programme, with netball being the only unrepresented sport.

Elena-BaltachaThe top athletes to look out for on Scotland’s roster include British tennis number one Elena Baltacha, Susan Egelstaff who won bronze in badminton singles at the last Games and cycling bronze medallist Kate Cullen.

Joining their fellow countrywomen is a strong diving squad which includes the Galashan twins Helen and Carol, who have switched to diving from gymnasts, which they competed in during the 2006 Games. Also making a splash at a mere 14 years of age is diver Grace Reid, who finished fourth at the European Championships just last week in the 3m springboard individual event.

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Regarding the announcement, Louise Martin CBE, the Chair of sportscotland said, “On behalf of sportscotland I would like to congratulate each of the athletes selected to represent Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. The Commonwealth Games holds particular significance for Scotland, being the only major Games, where we compete as a nation in our own right.

“This is even more important as we prepare to host the Games, in Glasgow 2014. There have been some fantastic performances by Scottish athletes in the run up to Delhi, and I am sure that they will do us all proud come the Games in October.”

Caitlin Ritchie, Sportsister
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