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Laura Muir agrees she has ‘unfinished enterprise’ forward of Birmingham 2022

Laura Muir agrees she has ‘unfinished business’ ahead of Birmingham 2022

Laura Muir admits she has “unfinished enterprise” with the Commonwealth Video games after Crew Scotland finalised its 33-strong athletics crew to compete at Birmingham 2022.

An extra 22 athletes have been added to the squad following the pre-selection of six athletes, together with Olympic medallists Muir and Josh Kerr, and 5 para-athletes together with Paralympic medallist Sammi Kinghorn MBE final month.

Muir, who gained silver within the 1,500m eventually yr’s Olympics, is aiming to land her first Commonwealth medal.

“I’ve seen my very own state of affairs round Birmingham described as ‘unfinished enterprise’ and I’ve to agree with that,” mentioned the 29-year-old.

“I used to be very younger at Glasgow 2014, but it surely nonetheless didn’t go the way in which I had hoped in that 1500m remaining at Hampden.

“4 years later, as Gold Coast 2018 got here round, I used to be within the final phases of finishing my diploma at college and the ultimate exams clashed with the Commonwealths.

“In order that has been in my thoughts for a while, and I’d dearly like to win a medal for Crew Scotland at Birmingham 2022. Getting on that podium sporting the Scotland vest could be very a lot a objective.

“My household will likely be right here and there’s a big contingent making journey plans. If you get that household help within the stadium it may possibly imply a lot.

“It’s not Glasgow and it’s not Scotland however it’s as shut as you may get, actually, so I’m actually trying ahead to having that backing within the Alexander Stadium.”

Laura Muir gained the 1500m remaining eventually weekend’s Muller UK Athletics Championships in Manchester.

The Scotland crew consists of 11 athletes set to symbolize Nice Britain and Northern Eire on the World Championships in Eugene later this month.

These added to the crew embody Man Learmonth (800m), Zoey Clark (400m and 4x400m relay), David Smith (excessive bounce) and hammer throwers Chris Bennett and Mark Dry, who will all compete of their third Video games, alongside pre-selected Jake Wightman (800m and 1500m) and Eilish McColgan (5,000m and 10,000m).

There’s a sturdy sprints presence, with locations for Alisha Rees and Adam Thomas at 100m, Beth Dobbin within the 200m and Heather Paton within the 100m hurdles.

Crew Scotland may even area each 4x400m and 4x100m ladies’s relay groups with Loughborough-based Carys McAulay and Jill Cherry included particularly for the 4x400m alongside Zoey Clark, Nicole Yeargin and Beth Dobbin. Heather Paton, Rebecca Matheson, Sarah Malone and Taylah Spence will make-up a robust 4x100m crew alongside Alisha Rees.

Steph Davis,  who completed prime half of the ladies’s marathon in Tokyo final yr and was chosen for Birmingham earlier this yr, has needed to withdraw from the Video games because of a foot damage.

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