Team Scotland, Bowls Scotland and Scottish Disability Sport have confirmed that Para-Sport Lawn Bowls athlete Martin Hunter has been forced to withdraw from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games due to personal circumstances.
Hunter will be replaced in the Open B6/B7/B8 Triples by Garry Brown, twice a World Championship competitor and reigning Scottish Indoor champion. He joins fellow Games debutant Mike Nicoll, and Michael Simpson, who returns after taking 4th place at Glasgow 2014.
Jon Doig, Team Scotland Chef de Mission, said: “It is hugely disappointing to lose Martin Hunter with just over two months to the Games, and the thoughts of the Team are with him as we know how hard he has worked and how significant the Commonwealth Games are in an athlete’s career.
“We welcome Garry to Team Scotland, who was unlucky to miss out in the initial selection and whose experience will be an asset to the team. I wish the squad all the best in their preparation for Gold Coast 2018.”
Garry Brown joins his para-bowls team-mates in their Gold Coast preparation with immediate effect. Meet Garry in his athlete profile here.
In further news for Lawn Bowls, Eric McMillan joins Team Scotland as Para-Bowls Assistant Team Manager and Coach for Gold Coast 2018.