North and north-east swimmers and divers chosen for Commonwealth Video games
Twenty 4 swimmers and 7 divers have been chosen for the video games in Birmingham which get underway on July 28.
The north and north-east are represented by three swimmers and one diver.
Aberdeen’s Toni Shaw and Kara Hanlon from the Isle of Lewis are amongst these chosen for Crew Scotland’s Commonwealth Video games aquatics squad.
Paralympic bronze medallist Shaw, 18, will compete at her second Commonwealth Video games after collaborating at Gold Coast in 2018.
Hanlon, who’s from Stornoway, has reached her first Commonwealth Video games and mentioned: “I couldn’t be extra proud to characterize the Western Isles on Crew Scotland, and I feel I would be the first swimmer to have made the workforce.
“So it’s an enormous achievement for me and for them and I’ll see how far I can get.
“It’s good to know that I grew up someplace the place there was perhaps much less entry to services and issues, however I nonetheless made it to the place I’m at the moment.
“Having missed out on choice for the Gold Coast by such a small margin, I feel it makes it even sweeter.”
Inverness-born Stephen Milne will compete at his third Commonwealth Video games after successful medals at Glasgow 2014 and once more 4 years in the past in Australia.
Within the diving pool Aberdeen Diving Membership’s Clara Kerr will make her Commonwealth Video games debut.
Ally Whike, Crew Scotland Aquatics Crew Chief mentioned: “I’m delighted with the make up of the Aquatics Crew chosen to compete for Crew Scotland in Birmingham.
“With 60% (of the workforce) competing on the Video games for the primary time, there is a wonderful mix of newcomers and skilled campaigners.
“The competitors in Birmingham will likely be world class and we all know that the athletes are trying ahead to the problem and will likely be specializing in giving their finest efficiency of the season when it counts.”
The total squad chosen is as follows: swimming and para-swimming: Craig Benson, Tain Bruce, Oliver Carter, Stephen Clegg, Evie Davis, Samuel Downie, Scott Gibson, Archie Goodburn, Kara Hanlon, Lucy Hope, Evan Jones, Abby Kane, Keanna MacInnes, Holly McGill, Craig McNally, Stephen Milne, Ross Murdoch, Emma Russell, Duncan Scott, Katie Shanahan, Toni Shaw, Mark Szaranek, Martyn Walton, Cassie Wild-Richards.
Diving: Ross Beattie, Cameron Gammage, James Heatly, Clara Kerr, Gemma McArthur, Angus Menmuir, Grace Reid.