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A record breaking number of 50 Scottish Athletes will compete at Rio 2016. This games as part of Team GB but in future no doubt as a separate nation. This is a thread to celebrate and discuss the success that they achieve during the games...

The athletes are:

Scottish athletes in Team GB (15):
Eilidh Doyle - 400mH, 4x400m relay Chris O'Hare - 1500m
Lynsey Sharp - 800m Andrew Butchart - 5,000m
Laura Muir - 1500m Callum Hawkins - marathon
Lennie Waite - 3,000m steeplechase Tsegai Tewelde - marathon
Steph Twell - 5,000m Derek Hawkins - marathon
Eilish McColgan - 5,000m Chris Bennett - hammer
Laura Whittle - 5,000m Mark Dry - hammer
Beth Potter - 10,000m


Scottish rowers in Team GB:

Heather Stanning - women's pair Katherine Grainger - women's double scull Alan Sinclair - men's pair Angus Groom - men's quad Karen Bennett - women's eight Sam Scrimgeour - lightweight men's reserve, Polly Swann - women's eight, Vicki Meyer-Laker - women's open-weight reserve

Scottish swimmers in Team GB Ross Murdoch - 100m breaststroke Hannah Miley - 200m & 400m IMs Duncan Scott - 4 x 200m freestyle relay Camilla Hattersley - 800m freestyle Craig Benson - 200m breaststroke Robbie Renwick - 4 x 200m freestyle relay Stephen Milne - 1500m freestyle Dan Wallace - relay reserve

Other Scots in Team GB
David Florence - canoe slalom (C1 & C2) Andy Murray - tennis (singles)
Fiona Pennie - canoe slalom (K1) Jamie Murray - tennis (doubles)
Luke Patience - sailing (470 class) Colin Fleming - tennis (doubles)
Charlotte Dobson - sailing (49er class) Katie Archibald - cycling (team pursuit)
Jen McIntosh - shooting (50m rifle) Callum Skinner - cycling (team sprint)
Richard Kruse - fencing (foil) Grant Ferguson - mountain biking
Kirsty Gilmour - badminton (singles) Catriona Matthew - golf
Sally Conway - judo (-70kg) Mark Bennett (rugby sevens)
Grace Reid - diving (3m springboard) Daniel Purvis - gymnastics (reserve)
Mark Robertson (rugby sevens)


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9 minutes ago, zekekelso said:

The GB Rugby team is mixed?? I thought they were just going with one of the home nation teams.

Men’s Squad

Mark Bennett (Glasgow Warriors), Dan Bibby (England Sevens), Phil Burgess (England Sevens), Sam Cross (Wales Sevens), Alex Davis (England Sevens), James Davies (Scarlets), Ollie Lindsay Hague (Harlequins), Tom Mitchell (England Sevens), Dan Norton (England Sevens), James Rodwell (England Sevens), Mark Robertson (Scotland Sevens), Marcus Watson (Newcastle Falcons).

Travelling reserves

Luke Treharne (Wales Sevens), Ruaridh McConnochie (England Sevens)

Women’s Squad

Claire Allan (England Sevens), Abbie Brown (England Sevens), Heather Fisher (England Sevens), Natasha Hunt (England Sevens), Jasmine Joyce (Wales Sevens), Katy McLean (England Sevens), Alice Richardson (England Sevens), Emily Scarratt (England Sevens), Emily Scott (England Sevens), Danielle Waterman (England Sevens), Joanne Watmore (England Sevens), Amy Wilson-Hardy (England Sevens).

Travelling reserves

Megan Jones (England Sevens), Kay Wilson (England Sevens).


...from http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby-news/team-gb-olympic-rugby-sevens-11632732


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On 7/25/2016 at 7:29 PM, zekekelso said:

The GB Rugby team is mixed?? I thought they were just going with one of the home nation teams.

No, unlike football rugby has a history of the nations combining with the British Lions, so that's been the template for this.

Wales I think have 24 athletes according to an article at the weekend - what would be interesting is how many people from both countries who aren't going would qualify if the Home Nations were each represented individually at the games.  

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1 hour ago, Sir Rols said:

Jeez, Yorkshire's flopped badly. I remember they were ahead of Australia in London!


I'm from the Red Rose County so don't expect me to show any sympathy! ;)

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