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Glasgow 2014: Team Scotland’s six medal hopes

Micky Yule. Picture: Alistair Devine

Micky Yule. Picture: Alistair Devine


Six of the best Scottish contenders who could be in the frame at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Daniel Purvis

AGE 23

A bronze medallist in the men’s team event at the London Olympics and a gold medallist in the European Championships in the same year, he also won individual bronze on the floor at the 2010 World Championships.

Eilidh Child

AGE 26

The winner of a silver medal in the 400m hurdles at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, recent form suggests she could go one better on the track at Hampden this summer. Also expected to be a member of Scotland’s 4x400m relay team.

Euan Burton

AGE 34

Competing at half-middleweight (U-81kg), he represented GB at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics but with no judo included in 2006 or 2010 this will be

his first opportunity to compete at the Commonwealth Games.

Imogen Bankier

AGE 26

A quarter-finalist in the mixed pairs in Delhi in 2010, and a beaten finalist in the 2011 World Championships. Will partner Robert Blair in the mixed and Kirsty Gilmour in the women’s doubles.

Micky Yule

AGE 33

Lost both his legs when an improvised explosive device detonated beneath him while serving with the Scots Royal Engineers in Afghanistan in 2010. An amateur powerlifter in the army, he returned to the sport just a year later and is a medal prospect.

Shona Marshall

AGE 49

She won silver in the clay target trap event in Delhi but having missed out on the London Olympics, she is determined to win a gold at Barry Buddon Shooting Centre near Carnoustie at this summer’s Commonwealth Games.

 

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