Lenny Thomson was today announced as joining the 12-strong Scottish Shooting team heading to the Gold Coast.
Today, Commonwealth Games Scotland confirmed a number of athlete changes to the Team preparing to head out to Gold Coast in just a few weeks-time.
Due to a withdrawal on medical grounds by another athletes on the team, it has resulted in a last minute call ups for Leonard (Lenny) Thomson.
Banff-based shooter Lenny Thomson is selected in the 50m Rifle Prone after an impressive fourth place finish at the 2017 Commonwealth Championships in Brisbane, which was the test event for the Gold Coast 2018 Games. Inspired to the best result of his career to date by competing in the Games venue, the Scottish Championship medallist from both 2015 and 2016 is excited to join Team Scotland for a return trip Down Under.
Lenny said: “I’m delighted to be added to the team and really looking forward to being part of it. It’s disappointing for the person who I am replacing, so my thoughts go out to them and I wish them all the best. I’m looking forward to competing in Brisbane again, it’s a nice range so it will be great to go back there. Making the final will be the major aim, but I’ll be pushing for places and a medal would be fantastic.”
Announcing the change, Jon Doig, Team Scotland Chef de Mission said: “It is always a bitter sweet moment when team changes happen at this late stage. You are extremely disappointed for those who have been forced to withdraw, whilst recognizing the exciting opportunity this presents to those called up.
“I would like to wish Rachel and Andy all the very best, and knowing them both I am sure they will be fully supporting their team mates from back home.
“I also look forward to welcoming Lenny and Ellie to Team Scotland. I am sure it will be a rollercoaster ride for them over the next few days, as we work closely with them to ensure everything is in place for their participation, but they both make great additions to the team.”
Congratulations go to the now 13-strong team who will be heading out to the Gold Coast for the Commonwealth Games which takes place between 4-15 April 2018.
The full team is:
- Aedan Evans - Pistol
- Calum Fraser - Shotgun (Double Trap)
- David McMath - Shotgun (Double Trap)
- Ian Shaw - Fullbore
- Neil Stirton - Rifle
- Lenny Thomson - Rifle
- Sandy Walker - Fullbore
- Caroline Brownlie - Pistol
- Jess Liddon - Pistol
- Jen McIntosh - Rifle
- Seonaid McIntosh - Rifle
- Sharon Niven - Shotgun (Trap)
- Linda Pearson - Shotgun (Double Trap)
For further information on the Team Announcement in November 2017 please see here