Team East Ayrshire

Our athletes are already looking to the future after competing in one of the most exciting Games ever. Although there were no medals to bring home this time, Kilmarnock weightlifter Georgi Black broke the Scottish record with a record total of 175kg in the 63kg category and fellow weightlifter Sophie Smyth, making her debut at the Games achieved a personal best. We expect to see more from weightlifting, bowling, boxing and athletics in future games and every one of our local athletes – Georgi, Peter, Sophie, and Claire are an inspiration to our young people to be the best the can.

Charlie Hamilton, Kilmarnock Weightlifting Coach and Team Scotland’s Head Coach is rightly proud of his athletes and is already starting to prepare for the Games in four years time on the Gold Coast in Australia. Chick sai "to have three lifters our club competing is amazing. I think we can look back on this as an amazing experience and a wonderful games”.

 

Peter Kirkbride

Peter Kirkbride

Age: 26 

Sport: Weightlifting 

Club: Kilmarnock Amateur Weightlifting Club 

Coach: Charles Hamilton (Chick) 

Top Sporting Tip: Eat, Sleep, Train, Repeat 

Favourite Sporting Moment: Commonwealth Games 2006, 2010 and the 2012 Olympics

 

Georgi BlackGeorgi Black

Age: 24

Sport: Weightlifting

Club: Kilmarnock Amateur Weightlifting Club

Coach: Charles Hamilton (Chick)

Top Sporting Tip: Don't give up!

 

 

Sophie SmythSophie Smyth

Age: 21

Sport: Weightlifting

Club: Kilmarnock Amateur Weightlifting Club

Coach: Charles Hamilton (Chick)

Top Sporting Tip: Believe in your ability, listen to your coach

Favourite Sporting Moment: Qualifying for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014

 

Claire JohnstonClaire Johnston

Age: 35

Sport: Lawn Bowls

Club: Auchinleck Bowling Club

Coach: David Gourlay

Top Sporting Tip: Never give up your dreams, have belief, set goals and aim for them

Favourite Sporting Moment: Winning my 2 World Titles

 

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