Two West Lothian gymnasts have been named in the Team Scotland squad for this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Shannon Archer makes the squad for a second consecutive Games while it’s a first for Cameron Lynn.
Shannon, from Uphall but now based in England with the South Essex Gymnastics Club, finished fifth in the Vault and 10th in the Individual All-Around event in Gold Coast, Australia four years ago.
She said: “I’m so happy to be selected again. After Gold Coast I wasn’t sure if I was going to keep training or not, and then the pandemic made everything that much harder – but I’m very proud to be part of the team again this time around.
“The Gold Coast experience was incredible, and I was so close to a medal in certain apparatus so I really wanted to give it another go and see what I can deliver.”
She added: “I’ve done a lot of work in building up my abilities and skills with my new club, and I’ve also noticed a huge change in my confidence which means I feel much calmer in competition than I ever have before.
“It’s a very proud moment to be selected for Team Scotland again and wear the saltire leotard. We don’t have the opportunity to represent the country very often so that makes it even more special.”
Cameron, a member of West Lothian Artistic Gymnastics Club, will compete in the Rhythmic competition.
The gymnastics competitions run from August 4-6 at the Birmingham Arena.
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