Eilidh Doyle aiming for Commonwealth Games medal hat-trick after Gold Coast 2018 selection

12 December 2017

University of Bath-based athlete Eilidh Doyle will have chance to add to her record-breaking international medal collection after being selected in the Team Scotland squad for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Doyle claimed the first of her 13 major championship medals – the most ever won by a Scottish track and field athlete – when she secured 400m hurdles silver at the Delhi 2010 Games, a result she matched four years later on an unforgettable evening in front of her home crowd at Glasgow 2014.

She will once again race over the hurdles in Australia and is also part of the Scottish 4x400m squad, hoping to add to the four Olympic and World relay medals she has won with Great Britain during an illustrious career.

Joining Doyle, who is coached by Brian Doyle at the Sports Training Village, in the relay squad is Kirsten McAslan, a Biochemisty graduate who was supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship while studying and training at the University of Bath. It is her second Commonwealths appearance having also competed at Glasgow 2014.

Doyle’s selection means a dynamic dozen sportspeople based at the University of Bath have now been officially picked for the Gold Coast 2018 Games, taking place from April 4-15.

Emily Diamond, Doyle’s fellow relay medallist at Rio 2016 and London 2017, is in the England athletics squad along with Tom Gale, Katrina Hart and MJ Church ambassador David King, while Thompson Education Trust sporting scholar Cameron Chalmers will race for Guernsey.

Also selected are Kristian Callaghan (shooting); James Guy, Miles Munro, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and Andrew Willis (swimming); and Vicky Holland (triathlon).

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