Shetland trio ready for Commonwealth Games
Shetland commonwealth trio Lynda Flaws, Erraid Davies and Andrea Strachan will fly the flag for the isles as they kick off their quest for medals in Glasgow this week.
The girls have been training hard, and both Davies and Strachan are to miss the opening ceremony at Celtic Park as they fit in in some last minute training ahead of their competitions.
Table tennis player Flaws, 21, from Quendale is competing in the team, women’s single and women’s double events, with her first appearance in the team event on Thursday.
She will be attending the opening ceremony tomorrow.
The Scotstoun Leisure Centre, where the table tennis matches are being held is where Flaws landed her first Scottish title.
And Glasgow has become “a second home” for Flaws, who is studying physiology and sports science at the University of Glasgow.
“I’ve spent the last three years in Glasgow, you’re aware of the excitement growing as the games approaches,” she said.
Lerwick lass Strachan will also be making her Commonwealth Games debut on Thursday.
The 22-year-old will be competing in the heats of the women’s 50 metres breaststroke at Tollcross International Swimming Centre.
Meanwhile para-sport swimmer Erraid Davies, from Skeld, will be appearing on Sunday, and at 13 years old, took the youngest team member spot of all time.
Davies, originally from Dundee, swims for Brae club Delting Dolphins and is a member of the Scottish Para Swimming Squad. The teenager will compete in the SB9 100 metres breaststroke.
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