Golden Start To 2018 For Table Tennis Scots
Three of Scotland`s top players are celebrating the perfect start to 2018 after being selected to represent Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Games on Australia`s Gold Coast in April.
Perth`s Gavin Rumgay returns to Team Scotland for a fourth Commonwealth Games, having taken a record-equalling 12th Scottish Championship Singles title in 2017. He is joined by Craig Howieson, recent winner of the North of Scotland and Edinburgh Open titles, making his third Games appearance. Colin Dalgleish, currently studying at Robert Gordon`s University in Aberdeen and who represented great Britain at the 2017 World University Games, will make his Team Scotland debut in the Gold Coast.
Richard Yule, Table Tennis Scotland Chief Operating officer, said: “ This is a significant achievement by all three players who helped Scotland qualify for selection by being ranked in the top six mens Commonwealth teams in the ITTF World Team Ranking List last year. The whole table tennis community in Scotland will be delighted to know that the players hard work, dedication and commitment has paid off with their selection to Team Scotland. Congratulations and best wishes for a successful Games to Gavin, Craig and Colin, who we know will be great ambassadors in the Gold Coast for Table Tennis and Scotland.”
Welcoming the newly selected athletes, Jon Doig, OBE, Team Scotland Chef de Mission, said, “Congratulations to every one of the athletes selected today. It is fantastic to welcome athletes back to Team Scotland for their second, third or even fourth games as in Gavin Rumgay`s case, along with an exciting group of young athletes making their debut at this level. Every athlete named to the Team has met our tough selection standards and I look forward to watching them all perform with distinction in Gold Coast.”
Today`s announcement brings the total number of athletes named for team Scotland to 117, with more team selections set to be made in the coming weeks, with the full team due to be finalised in early March.
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