ATH­LETES WILL FLY THE FLAG FOR REN­FREW­SHIRE IN AUS­TRALIA

Paisley Daily Express - - A Newlandscape -

 Pais­ley’s Adam Hall has been named in the eight-strong bad­minton squad for the 2018 Com­mon­wealth Games in April.

Hall is joined by Kirsty Gil­mour, Com­mon­wealth sil­ver medal­list from Glas­gow 2014, who head­lines the team as one of four Scot­tish play­ers who al­ready have ex­pe­ri­ence at this level.

The other four will travel to Aus­tralia as Com­mon­wealth Games debu­tants in a squad which has an ex­cit­ing mix­ture of youth and ex­pe­ri­ence.

Team Scot­land’s shut­tlers are one short of reach­ing a to­tal of 10 Com­mon­wealth Games medals in bad­minton, with Robert Blair and Imo­gen Bankier join­ing Gil­mour on the podium on the home courts of Glas­gow in 2014.

Hall joins Alex Dunn in the men’s dou­bles. hav­ing won three in­ter­na­tional ti­tles in the last three months, the pair are set to test their blos­som­ing part­ner­ship on one of the big­gest stages of all.

 Ren­frew­shire will be well rep­re­sented in the cy­cling, with Jack Car­lin and Aileen McG­lynn both named in the Scot­tish sqad.

For­mer Glenif­fer High School pupil Car­lin is among a raft of young tal­ent se­lected, with Mark Ste­wart, Jonathan Wale and Neah Evans all mak­ing their de­buts in the Games.

Tan­dem pair­ing McG­lynn and Louise Has­ton take to the boards once again, after dou­ble sil­ver in Glas­gow 2014 while Neil Fachie, dou­ble gold medal­list four years ago, teams up with Matt Rother­ham in the Men’s Tan­dem events.

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