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Scotland name athletes for Commonwealth Games

Robbie Renwick
Robbie Renwick will represent Scotland at the Commonwealth Games

Swimmer Robbie Renwick is among 191 athletes named to represent Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

David Carry, Caitlin McClatchey and Hannah Miley will also feature for the Scots in the pool at the Games which run from 3-14 October.

Diver Grace Reid, at the age of 14, will be the youngest competitor representing Scotland in India.

Commonwealth Games Scotland Chairman Michael Cavanagh said being selected was the "first step on the journey".

The Scots will have athletes competing in 16 out of 17 disciplines in Delhi, with only netball unrepresented.

Cavanagh confident Delhi will be ready

The Olympic cycling silver medallist Ross Edgar is among the 108 Scotsmen taking part and 83 women will also represent their country.

The number of athletes taking part shows an increase on the 166 Scots athletes who competed in the Melbourne Games.

Veteran bowls champion Willie Wood is set for a record eighth appearance at the Commonwealth Games.

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

Commonwealth Games Scotland
Michael Cavanagh

The 72-year-old, who will be joined in India in October by 2006 winner Paul Foster, has previously won two gold medals, one silver and one bronze.

Badminton singles bronze medallist from Melbourne Susan Egelstaff will be leading the charge for badminton, along with bronze medallist on high bar Adam Cox from gymnastics and track cycling bronze medallists Kate Cullen and James McCallum.

Young diver Reid thrilled by Delhi call

Cavanagh praised the athletes for rising to the high standards required to book their place on the plane to Delhi.

"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.

"With just 46 days to go until the start of the Games I wish everyone all the very best with their final preparations and I look forward to watching them in action in October."

The Commonwealth Games Scotland website lists all 191 Scottish athletes competing in Delhi.



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