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Nottingham athletes target Commonwealth success

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The University of Nottingham will be generally spoken to at this present summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, with six present and previous understudies chose to go after their national groups.

The players will be looking to proceed with the University’s solid donning convention, highlighted most as of late by Olympic achievement in 2012. Five Nottingham graduates brought home two gold, two silver and one bronze decoration from the London Games, setting the University joint 32nd in the general award table if viewed as an autonomous nation.

Albeit late Olympic achievement has overwhelmingly gone ahead the water, with Tim Brabants, Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott altogether guaranteeing awards in Sydney, Beijing and London, numerous eyes will be attracted to the games field this mid year.

As of late delegated British Champion high jumper Isobel Pooley will be pulling on the Team England vest and looking to proceed with her current brilliant structure. The third year Animal Science understudy beat off solid rivalry from Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Morgan Lake to claim the national title and will be looking to expand upon that at the Glasgow Games.

“In the event that I perform close to the standard that I’ve performed to effectively then an award is an extremely practical target and a fabulously energizing thing” she said. “Having the England pullover is a tremendous vote of certainty and I imagine that having a huge focus like an award places me in a solid position — its much a greater amount of an alluring objective to feel that I could get back with some flatware.”

In the table tennis, Chemical Engineering understudy and current Irish champion Paul Mccreery will be speaking to Team Northern Ireland.

The University’s solid relationship with top level hockey additionally proceeds with the determination of second year Economics understudy Harry Martin for Team England. Harry conceded his entrance to the University in 2012 with a specific end goal to secure his spot in the Team GB hockey squad for the London Games. He will be joined in Glasgow by individual Olympians and Nottingham graduated class George Pinner (Management Studies) and Nick Catlin (History).

An alternate former student, Emma Beddoes (French and German) finishes the Nottingham appointment tailing her choice for Team England in the squash.

Collaborator Director of Sport (Performance) at the University, Alex Perry said: “The University might want to praise our researchers on their choice for the Commonwealth Games. It is an unbelievable open door that I am certain they will snatch with both hands and I wish them the absolute best in their mission for decorations.”

The twentieth Commonwealth Games will be the biggest multi-sport occasion ever held in Scotland, uniting competitors from 71 countries, contending in 261 occasions over 17 games. And in addition table tennis and squash, men’s hockey gets underway on Thursday 24 July as England assumes Trinidad and Tobago. The ladies’ high bounce last will occur on Friday 1 August.

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