Child selected for Scotland’s home Games

01 October 2013

University of Bath-based Eilidh Child was among the first athletes to be selected for the Scotland team to compete at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The 400m hurdler featured on a 27-strong list of the first athletes named by Team Scotland for the home Games.

Scotland have also announced they will field a women’s 4x400m relay team at the Games.

Child is coached by Malcolm Arnold, British Athletics Lead Hurdles Coach.

She becomes the first Bath-based athlete to be formally selected for the Games.

Child won 400m hurdles silver at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games behind Nigeria’s Muizat Ajoke Odumosu.  She also featured in the Scottish 4x400m relay team finishing fifth.

Last year Child reached the 400m hurdles semi-finals at the London 2012 Olympics and in 2013 she won 400m silver at the European Indoor Championships.

Find out more about Bath-based athletes preparing for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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