Following the General Assembly in Delhi last week, Commonwealth Games Scotland has received confirmation from the Commonwealth Games Federation that Great Britain and Northern Ireland representative, Andy Frost is eligible to compete for Scotland in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi based on his residency in Scotland. Andy is the third ranked hammer thrower in the UK for 2009 and one of only three athletes in the UK to have exceeded 70m this year.
27-year-old Frost, fourth in the 2006 Commonwealth Games hammer final in Melbourne for England, has a lifetime best of 72.62m, set in that competition. He won the Scottish Senior Championships hammer title on four consecutive occasions from 2005 through to 2008, and in 2009 represented GB&NI in the SPAR European Team Cup in Portugal.
Frost trains with 2009 Scottish champion and current UK number one Mark Dry under the tutelage of Chris Black, a former Scottish Commonwealth Games bronze medallist in the hammer and top ranked on the Scottish All-Time list (75.40m).
On being given the news, he said: “This is great news for me. I have resided and worked in Scotland since October 2005 and I consider Scotland to be my home country. I train in Scotland with my Scottish coach Chris Black and compete as often as possible in Scotland for my Scottish club. I’m proud to have won the hammer title at the Scottish Championships for four out of the past five years and look forward to competing at the Commonwealth Games in Dehli and in Glasgow 2014 wearing a Scottish vest.”
Hugh Murray, Scottish National Events Manager for Throws, added: “Andy has been a well kent and respected face around the Scottish throwing community for several years now. His wish to throw for Scotland is a measure of his commitment to a country where he lives, works, trains and competes. He is a valued and welcome addition to the Scottish Squad and I look forward to working with him, and his coach Chris, in the years to come.”