Judoka Andrew McWatt Called Up to Team Scotland

July 26, 2022

Andrew McWatt has been called up to represent Team Scotland in Judo at the upcoming Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The news comes as Christopher Sherrington is sadly ruled out of competition. A gold medalist at Glasgow 2014, Chris was hoping to make his return to the Games but has sadly had to withdraw following double ACL surgery last year.

McWatt, of Garioch Judo Club, will compete in the in the Men’s +100kg weight category which will take place on Wednesday 3rd August at Coventry Arena. He said: “I am feeling very excited to be competing at my first Commonwealth Games. Always an honour to represent my country, especially at an event like this. 

“After returning to competition from injury early this year, and in a new weight category, I’m glad I have the opportunity to compete for Team Scotland in Birmingham next week.”

Commenting on the news, Judith McCleary, JudoScotland CEO said, “We are pleased that Andrew will be joining Team Scotland at Birmingham 2022 for his first Commonwealth Games. Although we are disappointed that Chris will not be returning to the upcoming Games to try and retain his title, his well-being is the most important thing. We wish him a speedy recovery.”

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