BP, an official partner of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, has announced that they have signed Michael Jamieson and Libby Clegg as athlete ambassadors. Last year, Libby Clegg was selected to represent Team Scotland at Glasgow 2014, while Michael Jamieson will attempt to reach the qualifying standard in a few months time.
Glasgow born swimmer, Michael Jamieson is a medal hopeful for the 100m and 200m breaststroke, while Libby Clegg from Edinburgh is one of Scotland and Great Britain’s most successful visually-impaired sprinters. Both athletes were London 2012 medallists.
Olympic silver medallist, Michael Jamieson said:
”I am pleased to be working with a global company such as BP, which has such a longstanding heritage in Scotland. The support from companies such as BP is helping elite athletes to achieve their full potential, which is necessary if we are to succeed in the world of competitive sport.”
Paralympic silver medallist, Libby Clegg said:
“BP’s support is a real boost and will be a great help for my preparations in the lead up to Glasgow 2014. I am grateful that BP is confident about my performance and I’m proud to be one of their Glasgow 2014 athlete ambassadors.”
Trevor Garlick, BP’s North Sea Regional President said:
“We are delighted to support such talented athletes as they prepare for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
“We will be supporting Michael and Libby throughout the year and during the Games. I’m sure our employees will be inspired by their achievements and I hope that many of them will get the chance to meet Libby and Michael in the coming months.”
BP has taken a major step in supporting global Paralympic sport by becoming an International Partner of the International Paralympic Committee until the end of 2016. It also supports several other Paralympic and Olympic organisations in key countries around the world.