The beauty of the Commonwealth Games lies in the number of athletes competing who can genuinely class themselves as amateurs right at the top of their sport.
Zach Courtney, a man mountain from the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, certainly falls into this category.
Currently studying podiatry at Queen Margaret University on the
Captaining your country at a home games - it doesn’t get much better than that for an athlete.
In 2014, Scottish men’s hockey captain Chris Grassick did exactly that at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, an experience he still relishes to this day.
“It was really special,” he said. “It was a proud
15 hundredths of a second were all that stood between Hannah Miley and an Olympic medal. Despite a tricky year, the girl from Inverurie is back and ready to defend her crown for the second time at next year’s Commonwealth Games.
After her disappointment in Rio, Miley has spent the past