Posted on 14/01/2018 in Disability


Six rising stars look ahead to the first ever European Championships

There are only 200 days until the start of the biggest sporting event to be staged in Scotland since the Commonwealth Games.

The first ever Glasgow 2018 European Championships, takes place from 2 to 12 August, Glasgow 2018 and will see around 3,000 athletes compete in six sports at 12 venues – Artistic Gymnastics, Aquatics, Cycling, Golf, Rowing and Triathlon.

The new multi-sport event is set to celebrate the country’s young talent and achievers coinciding with the Year of Young People. Six ambitious young athletes, have been chosen to help raise the profile of Glasgow 2018 and inspire more young people to become involved in sports.

Representing gymnastics, we have Fraser Lynes from East Ayrshire who studies and trains at Glasgow School of Sport already has a collection of medals to his name. The 14 year-old believes the Glasgow 2018 action at the SSE Hydro will help encourage more people into gymnastics and demonstrate the benefits of sport.

The other rising stars whose sporting ambitions are set to reach new heights in 2018 include 16-year-old Glaswegian BMX racer Mia Paton who will benefit from the new Olympic-standard BMX track being built at Knightswood Park, which will host Europe’s best racers during the Championships.

Troon golfing talent Hazel MacGarvie, 19-year-old University of Edinburgh rower Josh Armstrong, 13-year-old diver Danny Mabbott and 18-year old triathlete Iona Miller from Inverclyde are also full of anticipation for Glasgow 2018 and the momentum it will build within each of their sports.

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