Alex Salmond meets Team Scotland

October 11, 2010

First Minister Alex Salmond praised Scotland’s Commonwealth Games stars as he visited them at the Athletes’ Village in Delhi today.

Mr Salmond met newly crowned gold medallist, Jocelyn Rae, who won the tennis mixed doubles with Colin Fleming, as well as Jennifer McIntosh and Kay Copland, who claimed the number one spot in the women’s 50 metre rifle prone pairs.

The First Minister also congratulated David Millar, who won a bronze medal in the men’s cycling road race, and chatted to the women’s hockey team and wrestlers Donna and Fiona Robertson.

Mr Salmond said he had a “fantastic time” meeting the sportsmen and women in Delhi. He added: “The medals for Team Scotland are coming thick and fast and our athletes are getting a heroes’ reception wherever they go.

“Morale is extremely high, the atmosphere is great and the athletes are really enjoying themselves representing their country.

“They are making Scotland extremely proud and I wish them continued success for the remainder of the Games.”

The First Minister with Michael Cavanagh, Chairman of Commonwealth Games Scotland

The First Minister meets tennis gold medallist Jocelyn Rae

The First Minister with Jon Doig, Team Scotland Chef de Mission, and Michael Cavanagh outside Team Scotland’s Head Quarters in the Athletes’ Village

The First Minister meets wrestlers Sarah Jones, Donna Robertson and Fiona Robertson in the dining area of the Village

The First Minister with Jennifer McIntosh and Kay Copland, shooting gold medallists

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