Scottish team announced for Gold Coast announced – on St Andrew’s Day
Following yesterday’s announcement (HERE) of the English team for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, today – appropriately on St Andrews Day – it was the turn of the Scots to reveal their team.
Team Scotland have name four athletes, including one paratriathlete, to race in Australia next year:
- Marc Austin
- Grant Sheldon
- Beth Potter
- Karen Darke (Paratriathlon)
For Potter – a member of Team GB over 10,000m in the track at Rio 2016, selection comes at the ned of her first year in the sport, a season which saw her win the Cardiff Triathlon and also take an international win at the ETU European Cup event in Funchal, Portugal. She has hopes to be representing Scotland on the track too, having also been part of Team GB at the IAAF World Athletics Championships this year.
Good things come in 2s…and 3s (🏊🚴🏃) Delighted to be selected to represent Scotland at my 2nd CWG and this time in Triathlon. Hoping to do the double on track as well 😁 @scottishtri @scotathletics @Team_Scotland pic.twitter.com/OgFwS40xoJ
— Beth Potter (@beth_potter) November 30, 2017
Both Austin (22nd) and Sheldon (14th) raced four years ago in Glasgow, alongside David McNamee. Sheldon also raced in the Mixed Relay where the Scots finished seventh.
We are delighted to celebrate the selection of @marcja94 @gsheldon23 @beth_potter and @kdarke to @Team_Scotland! https://t.co/Nm704I43gN
— Triathlon Scotland (@scottishtri) November 30, 2017
While a fourth name to join Austin, Sheldon and Potter for the Mixed Team Relay, the team hope to gain a further allocated place to be able to complete the team entry, as confirmed by Triathlon Scotland Head of Performance, Fiona Lothian:
“We are delighted that at this stage 3 individuals have been selected to fill the 3 assured slots by Commonwealth Games Scotland, based on the allocation offered from GOLDOC. Triathlon Scotland understands that Team Scotland may be able to allocate additional slots to sports should they become available and will make a case to Team Scotland for an additional athlete slot to enable a relay team to be fielded during the final selection period in January 2018. It is our hope that Scotland will be represented in all the triathlon events.”
More news on the announcement is available HERE.