Team Scotland What to Watch - Day One

July 29, 2022

Following an eye-catching Opening Ceremony at the Alexander Stadium, Team Scotland are set for a packed day of action, competing in 11 sports on the first day of the Birmingham 2022  Commonwealth Games.

08:30 – Lawn Bowls are first up as Darren Burnett, Iain McLean and Stewart Anderson kick off their Triples campaign, Dee Hoggan goes in the Singles and both Men’s and Women’s Para-Bowls B6-B8 Pairs, Garry Brown and Kevin Wallace, Rosemary Lenton and Pauline Wilson begin competition.

09:22 – It will be a historic moment as Scotland Women’s Rugby 7s play their first ever game at a Commonwealth Games, taking on Fiji. They play their second match, against Australia, at 17:52.

10:00 – A busy day in the pool begins with Gold Coast medallists Ross Murdoch in the 200m Breaststroke and Stephen Milne in the 400m Freestyle, leading the charge for Scotland as the Swimming heats get underway.

10:30 – Action begins in Track Cycling at the Lee Valley VeloPark in London. The Women’s Tandem B Sprint qualifying is the opening event with Aileen McGlynn and Libby Clegg, piloted by Ellie Stone and Jenny Holl respectively, going for Team Scotland.

11:00 – Scotland take on South Africa in Women’s Hockey.

11.00 – Grant Sheldon and Cameron Main go in the Men’s Individual Triathlon looking for a strong performance after Marc Austin claimed the sport’s first ever Commonwealth Games medal at Gold Coast 2018.

12:00 – Scotland play Maldives at 12:00 in the group stages of the Badminton Mixed Team event.

12:15 – Boxing begins with Reese Lynch the sole Scottish boxer in action, taking on Timon Aaree of Kiribati in the first round of the Light Welterweight event. Lynch became the first Scot ever to win a World Championships medal at senior level with bronze in Serbia in November.

12:18 – Men’s Rugby 7s start against Tonga at 12:18 followed by Malaysia at 20:26.

14:30 – Beth Potter and Sophia Green go in the Women’s Individual Triathlon.

15:00 – The afternoon Lawn Bowls session sees Alex Marshall and Paul Foster start the Pairs, looking to claim back the title they won in 2014, while the Women’s Fours team are also in action.

15:55 – Scotland play their first game, vs Australia, in Women’s 3 x 3 Basketball as the sport makes its Games debut. They will then play Sri Lanka in their second match at 19.55.

16:00 – Track Cycling finals begin, including Neil Fachie looking to add to his impressive medal tally of four gold across the last two Games. He goes in the Tandem B Time Trial piloted by Lewis Stewart.

17:10 – Scotland take on Sri Lanka in their opening game of Men’s 3 x 3 Basketball. All four players were part of Scotland’s best ever team sport result, a fourth place, at Gold Coast 2018.

17:30 – The Men’s Gymnastics team event, with Frank Baines, Hamish Carter, Pavel Karnejenko, Cameron Lynn and David Weir aiming to make it three medals in a row in this event for Scotland after silver at Glasgow 2014 and bronze in Gold Coast. Baines is a veteran of both those medal winning teams, with Carter and Weir the other returning members from 2018.

18:00 – In Squash, Rory Stewart plays his opening Singles game against Nimji of Kenya.

19:00 – The Swimming finals get underway at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre.

20:45 – Scotland will look to get off to a flying start in the Women’s Wheelchair Basketball 3 x 3 competition against Australia.

21:00 – Having recorded their best ever finish with 6th place at Gold Coast 2018, Men’s Hockey get their Birmingham 2022 campaign underway against New Zealand.

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