As part of Team Scotland’s countdown to the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in July, we will be featuring each of the seven sports in which Scottish athletes will be competing.
Next up in our Sport Focus is Judo, Team Scotland’s most successful sport at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. In fact, Judo has been Scotland’s most successful sport at each of the three Commonwealth Games where the sport has made an appearance. The sport will make its Commonwealth Youth Games debut at Bahamas 2017, with six young judoka flying the flag for Scotland.
Look out for all things Judo on the Team Scotland website and social media channels over the coming week as we highlight the sport through news articles, interviews and a wealth of Judo facts and figures. Look for #CYGSportFocus
Find out more about Judo at the Commonwealth Youth Games, including the competition format, rules and equipment on our dedicated Judo page.
Team Scotland 2017
Team Scotland will be represented by six judoka at Bahamas 2017, the first to represent Team Scotland at a Commonwealth Youth Games. The team includes reigning British Cadet Champion Louis Saez and current British number one Emily Ritchie, with all six having made an impressive start to 2017.
The full team is; Fiona Todman (48kg), Emma Forrest (57kg), Emily Ritchie (70kg+), Connor Wilson (60kg), Ryan Quigley (73kg) and Louis Saez (90kg).
Find out more about the athletes representing Team Scotland in the Bahamas in their Athlete Profiles.
Team Scotland will compete in Athletics, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Cycling, Judo, Swimming and Tennis at the Bahamas 2017 Youth Games which take place in Nassau from 18-23 July.
You can show your support by uploading photos and messages on our Supporters Page and give Team Scotland’s athletes a boost as they prepare for one of the biggest competitions of their career to date!
The Commonwealth Youth Games
The Commonwealth Youth Games concept was created by Scotland as a development opportunity to give athletes under 18 years of age an international multi-sport Games experience. It aims to bridge the gap between young athletes competing in their own sports specific events and the often challenging first experience of a senior Commonwealth Games.
The first Youth Games were held in Edinburgh in 2000 as part of Scotland’s Millennium celebrations. Athletes from 14 countries competed in Edinburgh and the event quickly proved to be a great success. The Youth Games now attracts entries from all 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth and has been the introduction to multi-sport Games for a host of international stars.
Find out more about the Commonwealth Youth Games and Team Scotland’s past success in our Youth Games section.