Published: 14/12/2017 12:17 - Updated: 14/12/2017 12:27

Dry selected for Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Mark DryPICKED by Scotland for a third consecutive Commonwealth Games, Burghead hammer thrower Mark Dry is aiming for more medal glory in Australia next year.

Dry (29) has overcome a torn shoulder and severed hip ligament to return to athletics and has been rewarded with a Scotland place.

He competed in Delhi in 2010 and won bronze for his country at the last Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Now Dry will travel to Gold Coast in April to go for another podium place.

He announced on his Instagram account: "When you can finally announce after a lot of pain and waiting that you're going to the commonwealth games in GOLD COAST!"

Dry also competed for Team GB in the Olympics in Rio last year, but since then has been hit by a series of setbacks.

Scans showed the labrum in his shoulder had been torn from its socket, he had severe osteoarthritis and a ligament holding his hip in place was severed, all needing surgery.

He also lost his British Athletics funding, missed out on a place in the world championships and his home was robbed a year ago, robbing him of treasured memories from the Brazil Olympics.

Since returning to action he has won three hammer competitions in the UK, enough to impress the Scotland selectors.

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