“The Commonwealth Games will be ‘balls to the wall’”: Zach Courtney on his outside chance of medalling Down Under

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

Does she even lift though? Why yes, yes she does.

Sports Gazette caught up with Great British International Weightlifter Amber Sheppard following her success at the recent British Junior Weightlifting Championships. In a wide-ranging interview, she explains her unusual path into the sport, combs over the highs and lows of her career thus far, and discusses her ambitions and motivations