Laura Muir has revealed her ambition to win gold for Team Scotland at next year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, in what will be a packed summer of sport.
The Olympic 1500m silver medallist was speaking during a special visit to the Alexander Stadium to see the progress being made on the redevelopment of the venue ahead of the Games. With her last Commonwealth Games outing for Team Scotland at Glasgow 2014, she is eager to pull on the Scottish vest once more and try to add another global medal to her spectacular silver in Tokyo.
She’s especially keen to do so in a city which has already been a setting for her success on the world stage.
“I would absolutely love to compete at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games,” she said. “It provides me with another opportunity to represent Scotland and it will mean coming back to compete in a city where I was fortunate enough to have won silver and bronze medals at the World Indoor Championships at Arena Birmingham three years ago. I’d love to win gold for Scotland next summer.”
Commenting on the redevelopment of the Alexander Stadium since she last competed there, Laura added: “I can’t believe this is the same stadium! The transformation is amazing, and it is fantastic that we now have this incredible revamped athletics facility in Birmingham. I can’t wait to compete here and to be able to do that in front of a huge crowd, packed with British fans will make this Games a very, very special occasion.”
With fellow Tokyo medallist Josh Kerr having also voiced his Birmingham 2022 ambitions, Team Scotland could have a star-studded line-up on the track next summer.
Tickets for the Games start at £8 for under 16s and £15 for adults, with the application process open until 30 September. To apply for tickets, go to birmingham2022.com to create a ticket account and follow the ballot process.