First Team Scotland Athletes Announced For Gold Coast

3 October 2017, 12:34

Ross Murdoch

Dan Wallace and Ross Murdoch are among the first athletes to be selected to represent Scotland at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Team Scotland have revealed their teams to compete in the swimming and lawn bowls at the Gold Coast Games, and are looking to build on their most successful performance to date.

They won a total of 53 medals at Glasgow 2014, with Wallace and Murdoch among those to claim gold in their respective disciplines.

Wallace, also an Olympic silver medallist, was left out of the British Swimming performance squad and lost his elite-podium funding and was suspended earlier this year following a drink-driving offence.

However he has been selected to represent Scotland, along with Hannah Miley - who is aiming for a third successive Commonwealth gold - while Olympic silver medallist Duncan Scott is also included.

Stephen Milne and Kathleen Wilson make the squad, as does 18-year-old Scott McLay who impressed in the Youth Games with five medals.

Alex Marshall, Paul Foster, Darren Burnett are among those who will look to defend gold medals won in Glasgow three years ago, while Kay Moran returns to the squad 11 years after winning silver in Melbourne.

Team Scotland chef de mission Jon Doig said: "We are delighted to welcome our first athletes to Team Scotland 2018.

"We are off to a strong start with swimming and lawn bowls, two of Scotland's most successful Commonwealth Games sports with a track record of success in Australia."