Preview of Day One

October 4, 2010

In the lawn bowls, the reigning world champion men’s triples team of Willie Wood, Wayne Hogg and David Peacock, and the women’s pairs team of Margaret Letham and Caroline Brown also get their Games underway in the morning. Later in the evening session, men’s pairs Darren Burnett and Neil Spiers and women’s triples Michelle Cooper, Lorraine Malloy and Lynn Stein also make a start

Another sport that is huge in India – squash – sees Team Scotland’s Alan Clyne, Harry Leitch, Lyall Paterson and Chris Small in the men’s singles, with Lisa Aitken and Frania Gillen-Buchert in the women’s singles.

Team Scotland hope to get off to a flying start on day one of the XIX Commonwealth Games, with Melbourne double gold medallists Caitlin McClatchey and David Carry both in the water at the Dr. S. P. Mukherjee Aquatics Complex early on Monday morning.

McClatchey contests the 200m freestyle, which gave her one of her two gold medals in 2006, while Carry goes in the 400m freestyle, in which he, too, is defending one of two Commonwealth titles. This time he will have fellow Aberdonian, Robbie Renwick (a Melbourne silver medallist) pressing him all the way. Hannah Miley will also go in the 200m individual medley, the event she won bronze in at the recent European Championships. The finals in both events are later on Monday, scheduled1600-1730hrs local time.

It’s a busy day at the pool, with Lucy Ellis, Louise Pate, Andrew Mayor, Lewis Smith, Cameron Brodie, Kerry Buchan, Kathryn Johnstone and Corrie Scott all in action.

All ten of the archers also compete on day one in the recurve and compound disciplines: Kyle Dods, Mark Forrester, Tim Keppie, James Laing, Simon Needham, Alistair Whittingham, Emma Downie, Claudine Jennings, Susan Maitland and Tracey McGowan. Also at the Yamuna Sports Comples, the table tennis men’s team event sees Stewart Crawford, Craig Howieson and Gavin Rumgay in action.

At the Siri Fort Sports Complex Team Scotland will take part in the opening pool games in badminton’s mixed team event. And Ryan McKee is in action as the gymnastics competition gets underway at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.

The women’s hockey team also begin their campaign with a tough evening draw against the hosts, India.

And finally, Tennis will make its Commonwealth Games debut at the R.K. Khanna Tennis Complex in Delhi on Monday when Mhairi Brown, Colin Fleming, Jamie Murray and Jocelyn Rae will create a piece of history for themselves becoming the first and possibly only Scottish players to step out on court in Commonwealth Games competition. Mhairi will open her singles campaign under the glare of the TV cameras, complete with Hawkeye, on R.K. Khanna’s Centre Court with a tough first round match against Australian sixth seed Olivia Rogowska.

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