EIGHT Lothians athletes have been selected to represent Team Scotland at the Commonweath Youth Games in the Bahamas from July 18-23.
The event sees judo – Team Scotland’s most successful sport at Glasgow 2014 – make its debut in the youth equivalent as does beach volleyball. There are local competitors in both sports.
Livingston judoka Emily Ritchie, 16, will line up for Scotland while Jennifer Lee, 17, also of Livingston, and Edinburgh’s Emma Waldie, 16, will compete in beach volleyball. Seventeen-year-old Calum Henderson of Edinburgh will be part of an 11-strong athletics team.
Eight swimmers will take to the pool including the Capital’s Roisin Ramsay – at 15, the youngest member of the Scottish team – and Livingston’s Isabel Jones, 17. British Under-18 doubles champion Alexandra Hunter, 17, will compete in tennis while the cycling event, making its return after a six-year absence, will feature North Berwick’s Dylan Hughes.
In total, 41 athletes will travel to the Bahamas with Team Scotland next month including Elgin’s Megan Gordon, the first female boxer to compete for Scotland at any Commonwealth Games event.