Not sure where to start with this year's Glasgow-based Commonwealth Games? Our team of BBC experts tells you who should be watching...
The two-time commonwealth gold medallist on the swimming:
Michael Jamieson is the Scottish star in the pool and number one in the world. The guy that beat him in the Olympics is Hungarian, so there’s no threat from him in the Commonwealth Games. This is Michael’s home pool, and on the first night of the Games he’ll be going for gold and a possible world record in the 200m breaststroke. What a start to the Games that would be.
Tollcross Swimming Centre, the location for the swimming in Glasgow,
has been used for many years. I’ve swum there plenty of times, and it’s certainly smaller than many Olympic venues. The capacity at Tollcross is about 2,000, rising to about 5,000 during the Games. When we competed in Melbourne in 2006 the venue held 10,000. Then again, swimming in Australia is huge, and they will be bringing another strong team this year. But if there is any advantage in using a “home pool”, our athletes will have it. They know the facilities, they will feel relaxed, and they won’t feel quite so daunted by the “cosiness” of it.
The Commonwealth silver and bronze medallist on the diving
Tom Daley is in very good shape for this year’s Games. He’s injury-free, he’s had a really good past few months and it’s starting to show in his form. I worked with Tom on Splash!, and noticed straight after he made his announcement in December [that he was in a relationship with a man] that he was in a much better place.
It must have had an impact on his frame of mind, being able to be himself and spend time with his partner Lance Black without worrying about being “spotted”. But this isn’t just the Tom Daley show. Grace Reid from Scotland went to her first Commonwealth Games four years ago when she was just 14, and this year she will have massive home support.
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