MORAY hammer ace Mark Dry has been selected for Scotland’s Commonwealth Games team nearly a year ahead of the Glasgow sporting spectacle.
Dry, 26, seen in action above during a competition in America, was named among 27 athletes as part of the pre-selection process of picking Scotland’s top performers for next August’s Games.
Formerly of Burghead and now based in Loughborough, Dry was delighted to have his place confirmed so he can gear his preparations for a shot at a major medal.
He is Scotland’s highest-ranking Commonwealth athlete at number one in his sport, despite a season dogged by illness which saw him miss out on the World Athletics Championships in Moscow.
The former Elgin Athletics Club thrower is determined to shine in Glasgow to make up for the heartache of not being selected for last year’s London Olympics.
"To be able to say I’m part of the team this long before the championships is really different for me," said Mark, shortly after learning of his selection on Wednesday.
"Not getting to London is always going to stick in the back of my mind but it’s not a negative thing. It can only be used as a positive to make me work harder and move forward towards Glasgow."
Dry competed in the last Commonwealth Games in Delhi, and is one of 23 track and field athletes announced for the Scotland pre-selection team.
Full interview with the Moray marvel in this week’s Northern Scot.