Olympic & Commonwealth Places on the Line: What to Watch This Weekend

June 25, 2021

It’s a huge weekend across a number of sports as Scottish athletes make their bid for Olympic and Commonwealth Games places. Here are just three events to look out for:


Stars of track and field will be aiming for British Championship medals and places on the plane to Tokyo at the British Athletics Championships & Olympic Trials this weekend. Athletes who have a qualifying standard and finish in the top two this weekend will be rewarded with automatic selection for the Games.

The Scots who will compete this weekend who have an Olympic standard so far are: Laura Muir (1500m and 800m); Jemma Reekie (800m); Jake Wightman (1500m); Josh Kerr (1500m); Andy Butchart (5000m); Eilish McColgan (5000m); Nicole Yeargin (400m); Beth Dobbin (200m).

They will be looking to join the four Scottish athletes already selected – marathon runners Callum Hawkins, Steph Twell and Steph Davis as well as Eilish McColgan in the 10,000m.

How to watch: The action begins Friday 25th June from 14:00, Saturday 26th from 09:30 and Sunday 27th from 10:00 with all events streamed live on the British Athletics YouTube channel: BritishAthleticsTV – YouTube

Rugby 7s

Scotland Women’s Rugby 7s are seeking Commonwealth Games qualification this weekend as they head to Moscow, Russia for the second leg of the European Championship Series. Drawn in Pool B alongside Wales and Spain, Scotland are in the hunt for a place at Birmingham 2022, with results this weekend determining which teams will receive an invitation.

The squad have got off to a brilliant start beating Wales 24-5 in their first pool match this morning, putting them on track for a qualification place.

How to watch: All fixtures will be live streamed on Rugby Europe TV  with Scotland’s next match on Friday 25 June against Spain (12.22pm BST). Livestream link here: Rugby Europe Live


Lisa Tobias and Jodey Hughes, who both made their Commonwealth Games debut for Team Scotland in Gold Coast, head the list of Scottish athletes competing at the British Weightlifting Championships at St Mary’s University, Twickenham on Saturday 26 June. With British Championship medals and a chance to score a Birmingham 2022 qualifying standard, all 15 Scots on the start list will be looking to hit their peak.

How to follow: Keep up to date with results on British Weightlifting’s Twitter account: BritishWeightLifting (@GBWeightLifting) / Twitter


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