Scotland has announced the final list of athletes that will make up its largest ever squad for a Commonwealth Games, with 310 competitors to sport home colours in Glasgow next month.
The netball, hockey and table tennis teams were announced today along with additional athletes in athletics, swimming, cycling, shooting and triathlon, with one of those, marathon runner Joasia Zakrzewski, named as a replacement for the injured Freya Ross who had been initially selected.
Twenty-one of the Scottish squad has appeared at Olympic Games, including London 2012 bronze medallists Daniel Purvis and Emily Maguire, while track cyclist Craig MacLean was a silver medallist at Sydney 2000 and also piloted Anthony Kappes to Paralympic gold at London 2012.
Fellow cyclists Neil Fachie and Aileen McGlynn are also Paralympic medallists, as is runner Libby Clegg and guide Mikail Huggins.
A total of 168 men and 142 women will represent the team, which Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) says is a three per cent increase in female representation from Delhi 2010.
Athletics, aquatics and cycling will have the biggest teams with 58, 44 and 34 athletes respectively, while the 12-strong netball squad will be representing Scotland for the first time at a Games.
Lawn bowler Margaret Bothwell is the oldest member of the squad at 58-years-old, while 13-year-old Para-swimmer Erraid Davies replaces Delhi 2010 diver Grace Reid as Scotland's youngest ever Commonwealth Games athlete.
Commenting on the Scottish team, CGS chairman Michael Cavanagh, said: "When the selection period opened just over a year ago, we laid down a challenge to the athletes to meet the tough selection standards required to be selected for Team Scotland at Glasgow 2014.
"The lure of a home Games and the chance to compete in front of friends and family at the biggest multi-sport events to be held in this country has inspired so many to achieve above and beyond the standards required.
"I wish everyone all the best in their final preparations and look forward to some equally impressive performances in Glasgow."
Scotland has competed in every Commonwealth Games since the inaugural event in Hamilton, Canada in 1930 and has won a total of 355 medals including 91 gold.
Nearly a third of this year's squad appeared at Delhi 2010, where Scotland won 26 medals which included nine gold, 10 silver and seven bronze.
Its most successful Games came the last time it hosted the event in Edinburgh in 1986 when it claimed 33 medals.
Scotland is aiming to beat that medal haul at this year's Games in Glasgow, which run from July 23 to August 3.
"Our aim was to select our largest team ever meeting the tough selection standards and clearly athletes in all sports have risen to the occasion," said Chef de Mission, Jon Doig.
"This however is just the first step and our focus now turns to ensuring we are the best prepared team ever, capable of delivering our best ever performance, competing with distinction across all sports.
"Looking at the athletes we have selected I am confident that we can achieve our target of at least 34 medals.
"From what we've seen with the athletes and how they're performing, we think that's achievable and we want to get past that total, but nothing is guaranteed in sport and you have to wait and see the draws, who else is competing in the events and who performs on the day."
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