Javelin Thrower James Campbell Sets New Scottish Record of 76.71m

May 19, 2009

James Campbell, 2004 Commonwealth Youth Games Gold Medallist, became the first Scottish athlete to achieve a Delhi qualification standard when he threw a Scottish record in the javelin at the British University Championships at Bedford over the weekend.

Following the opening of the selection period on 1st of May, James threw 76.71m to clear the Delhi standard by 1.71m and the previous Scottish record by over 3m.
Though James’ performance does not guarantee him selection to the Commonwealth Games Team, with at least one further standard required, achieving the qualification standard at this early stage represents a positive early step on the road to Delhi.
Potential team members will now turn their attention to the next weekend’s Loughborough International, where they will have another opportunity to record Delhi qualification standards.

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