A dozen Lothians Judokas in Commonwealth Games squad of 14

Sarah Clark has come out of retirement for the Games. Pic: Phil Wilkinson
Sarah Clark has come out of retirement for the Games. Pic: Phil Wilkinson
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The Lothians’ position as a powerhouse of judo is confirmed today with an announcement that 12 of a 14-strong Commonwealth Games team now have connections with the area.

This will be first time judo has featured in the Games since Manchester in 2002.

Sarah Clark, a silver medallist on that occasion, and John Buchanan are the only judoka to have already competed for Team Scotland and will make their second Commonwealth Games appearance some 12 years on.

Clark is one of a total of 
five Olympians named in the team alongside Euan Burton, James Austin, Chris Sherrington and Sally Conway.

Others with Lothians connections are Andrew Burns, Patrick Dawson, Matthew Pursey, Chris Sherrington, Sarah Adlington, Stephanie Inglis and Connie Ramsay. Completing the line-up are Kimberley and Louise Renicks, from Coatbridge.

Also named today is the 
artistic gymnastics line-up which includes Livingston’s Adam Cox.

In the para sport powerlifting there is a place for Edinburgh-born Micky Yule, who now lives in Lincoln.