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Five Scots heading for IPC Europeans

Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Five Scots will represent Team GB and NI at the IPC European Championships in Swansea next month.

British Athletics has released the names of a 56-strong team for the event in Wales and there were theee current Scottish world record holders among them – Stef Reid, Maria Lyle and Jo Butterfield.

That trio will be joined by Libby Clegg and Sammi Kinghorn, who are of course members of Team Scotland for the Commonwealth Games where Para events are integrated for the first time.

It is a fine representation for Para sport in Scotland – the best in Team GB and NI terms for a number of years. The full GB squad, led by David Weir, is available on the British Athletics website.

Nigel Holl, chief executive of scottishathletics, said: ‘We are delighted to have five Scots representing GB in Swansea – building at European IPC level from what we expect to be a notable contribution by our (five) Para athletes in the Commonwealth Games next week.

‘It’s a busy summer for these athletes, but we also know they are committed to performing when it counts – and the IPC European Championships is certainly one of those occasions.

‘I would like to congratulate the athletes, their coaches, their clubs, families and supporters . . . we must never lose sight of the formal and informal backup teams behind elite athletes!’

As well as Libby and Sammi, our Commonwealth Games Para athletes are Meggan Dawson-Farrell, Jason MacLean and Lewis Clow.

Tags: Jo Butterfield, Libby Clegg, Maria Lyle, Para Sport, Sammi Kinghorn, Stef Reid

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