Photo grid created by Sue Gyford
Team Scotland has announced a 33-strong selection for athletics at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The team reflects a strong presence in global athletics by Scots currently and includes Olympic medallists Laura Muir and Josh Kerr.
All 11 athletes picked earlier this week by British Athletics for the World Champs in Eugene are included for the Commonwealths.
Here are the 33 athletes selected (in alphabetical order) with event, coach and club . . .
Chris Bennett: Event: Hammer; Coach: Andy Frost; Club: Shettleston Harriers
Andy Butchart: Event: 5000m and 10,000m; Club: Central AC
Zoey Clark: Event: 400m and 4x400m; Coach: Ryan Oswald; Club: Aberdeen AAC
Beth Dobbin: Event: 200m and 4x400m; Coach: Leon Baptiste; Club: Edinburgh AC
Mark Dry: Event: Hammer; Club: Woodford Green and Essex Ladies
Sean Frame: Event: T54 Marathon; Coach: Joyce Rammell; Club: Red Star AC
Neil Gourley: Event: 1500m and 5000m; Coach: Stephen Haas; Club: Giffnock North AC
Will Grimsey: Event: High Jump; Coach: Graham Ravenscroft; Club: Woodford Green and Essex Ladies
Sarah Inglis: Event: 5000m and 10,000m; Coach: Alistair Cragg; Club: Lothian RC
Josh Kerr: Event: 1500m; Coach: Danny Mackey; Club: Edinburgh AC
Samantha Kinghorn: Event: T54 1500m; Coach: Rodger Harkins; Club: Red Star AC
Kirsty Law: Event: Discus; Coach: Zane Duquemin; Club: Inverness Harriers
Guy Learmonth: Event: 800m; Coach: Justin Rinaldi; Club: Lasswade AC
Eilish McColgan: Event: 5000m and 10,000m; Coach: Liz Nuttall; Club: Dundee Hawkhill Harriers
Laura Muir: Event: 800m and 1500m; Coach: Andy Young; Club: Dundee Hawkhill Harriers
Ross Paterson: Event: T38 100m; Coach: John Kinder; Club: Red Star AC
Heather Paton: Event: 100m Hurdles and 4x100m; Coach: Benke Blomkvist; Club: Birchfield Harriers
Nick Percy: Event: Discus; Coach: Zane Duquemin; Club: Shaftesbury Barnett
Jemma Reekie: Event: 800m and 1500m; Coach: Andy Young; Club: Kilbarchan AAC
Alisha Rees: Event: 100m and 4x100m; Coach: Leon Baptise; Club: Edinburgh AC
Jenny Selman: Event: 800m; Coach: Lewis Walker; Club: Fife AC
David Smith: Event: High Jump; Coach: Ken Allan; Club: Giffnock North
Adam Thomas: Event: 100m; Club: Bracknell AC
Alexander Thomson: Event: T38 100m; Coach: Chris Baillie; Club: VP-Glasgow
Eloise Walker: Event: 5000m; Coach: Andy Young; Club: Edinburgh AC/Glasgow Uni
Jake Wightman: Event: 800m and 1500m; Coach: Geoff Wightman; Club: Edinburgh AC
Melanie Woods: Event: T54 1500m; Coach: Rodger Harkins; Club: Red Star AC
Nicole Yeargin: Event: 400m and 4x400m; Coach: Boogie Johnson; Pitreavie AAC
Scotland 4x100m Women posted a new National Record at the Birmingham Diamond League meet
Women’s 4x100m Additional Athletes as follows (alphabetical order)
Rebecca Matheson: Event: 4x100m; Coach: Ryan Oswald; Club: Aberdeen AAC
Sarah Malone: Event: 4x100m; Coach: Donald Moss; Club: Edinburgh AC
Taylah Spence: Event: 4x100m; Coach: Eoghan MacNamara; Club: Orkney AC
Women’s 4x400m Additional Athletes as follows (alphabetical order)
Jill Cherry: Event: 4x400m; Coach: Allan Scott; Club: VP-Glasgow
Carys McAulay: Event: 4x400m; Coach: Nick Dakin; Club: Trafford AC
Five Para athletes were announced – pictured here are wheelchair racers Melanie Woods and Sean Frame plus sprinters Ross Paterson (left) and Alexander Thomson (photo by Craig Watson)
Wheelchair racer Sean Frame will compete in the marathon on Saturday 30 July to launch the athletics action – with the track and field sessions opening on the morning of Tuesday 2 August at the redeveloped Alexander Stadium.
Six athletes who delivered top 12 performances at the Olympics were pre-selected by Team Scotland, led by 1500m duo Muir and Kerr.
Five athletes were then picked for the Para events in Birmingham, where wheelchair racer Samantha Kinghorn will compete in her third Commonwealth Games.
A further 22 athletes were added and those selections mean a third Games for Jake Wightman (800m and 1500m), Eilish McColgan (5000m and 10,000m), Guy Learmonth (800m), Zoey Clark (400m and 4x400m), David Smith (High Jump) and hammer thrower Chris Bennett. It is a fourth Games for Mark Dry.
There’s a strong sprints presence for the first time in many years with places for Alisha Rees and Adam Thomas at 100m, Beth Dobbin in the 200m and Heather Paton in the 100m Hurdles.
Eilish McColgan (photo by Team Scotland)
The Team Scotland athletics staff for Birmingham is led by Team Manager, Julie Mollison, and Head Coach, Mark Pollard. Both have prominent roles with scottishathletics.
‘We’re delighted with the Team Scotland selection announcement and 29 athletes now confirmed for Birmingham 2022,’ said Mark.
‘Being picked for Scotland for a Commonwealth Games is always an exciting moment and we congratulate athletes, their coaches and their families on selection.
‘We acknowledge, too, the huge role played by numerous Scottish clubs played in the development of these athletes over a number of years.’
Following discussions with Commonwealth Games Scotland and the Commonwealth Games Federation, a limited number of contingency slots, ring-fenced solely for Women’s 4x100m and Women’s 4x400m, have been made available to Scotland.
In line with the relay section in the selection policy, this opportunity allows for both teams now to be entered.
Five additional athletes were selected to cover these and projected timetable commitments.
Unfortunately London-based Olympian Steph Davis, who was announced as selected when the window closed for the marathon, has had to withdraw due to a foot injury.