COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Bishop gets call from host nation
CHIPPENHAM middle-distance ace David Bishop has been selected by Scotland for next month's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Bishop, 27, will join Chris O’Hare and European junior 1500m champion Jake Wightman in a Scotland event over the distance at the Games between July 23-August 3, with the athletics events starting from July 27.
The former Hardenhuish School pupil, who is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, shrugged off earl-season injury problems to clock a season’s best of 3mins 39.27secs for the 1500m at the USATF High Performance Distance Classic meeting in Los Angeles last month.
That put the Bristol & West AC runner sixth on the UK rankings for 2014 and was crucially well inside the qualifying standard of 3mins 42ses set by the Scotland selectors.
“When the selection period opened just over a year ago, we laid down a challenge to the athletes to meet the tough selection standards required to be selected for Team Scotland at Glasgow 2014,” said Commonwealth Games chairman Michael Cavanagh.
“The lure of a home Games and the chance to compete in front of friends and family at the biggest multi-sport events to be held in this country has inspired so many to achieve above and beyond the standards required.''
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