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Former world champion fights for Scotland

08 July 2002

Scotland have announced a 14-strong judo team for the Games.

Graeme Randall

former world champion Graeme Randall

The squad features former world champion Graeme Randall.

Louise Martin, chairman of the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland (CGCS) said: “We have selected a strong team, with everyone who has met the selection criteria going to Manchester regardless of overall numbers. Our minimum target is to improve on our medal tally in Kuala Lumpur and I am confident that this can be achieved given our thorough preparation and thanks to the support of our team sponsor Bank of Scotland, Sport Scotland and many others.”

Following feedback from the 1998 Games, the athletes will be supported by an increased team staff, which again reflects the requirement for increased medical and sports science support including doctors, physiotherapists, psychologists and analysts.

The main party of the team will travel to Manchester on Monday 22 July.

The full judo team are:

Jennifer Brien, Sarah Clarke, Amanda Costello, Karen Cusack, Stephanie Hart, Fiona Robertson, Lindsay Sorrell, Thomas Allan, John Buchanan, Gary Edwards, Lee McGrorty, Graeme Randall, David Somerville, Steven Vidler.

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