Three athletes talk tactics ahead of Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014

Swimmer Rory Lamont, Olympic gold boxer Nicola Adams and hurdler Eilidh Child discuss Glasgow, competition rituals and square sausage

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Three British athletes talk tactics ahead of Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014

Rory Lamont

How’s he involved in Glasgow 2014?

Rory is part of Team Scotland and will compete in the 50m backstroke event.

What are you most looking forward to at Glasgow 2014?

I’m looking forward to competing in front of a home crowd for the first time. I’m a swimmer coming from a local club and I need the support of a home crowd to take my swimming up to another level.

When you’re not competing / training what’s your favourite thing to do?

I love going for a coffee. I wanted to replace my daily consumption of energy drinks and recently I’ve been addicted to coffee. It makes my day!

Do you have any pre/post competition rituals you’re willing to tell us about?

I don’t like to speak to anyone before my swim. I’m quite guarded and focused in the call room before it. Listening to music helps me keep to myself but any other time I am a sociable guy. Honest!

Will you be trying a tattie scone / square sausage / scotch pie when you’re in Glasgow?

Absolutely. Anytime post competition I call ‘the honeymoon period’ where I can eat / drink whatever I like. The national dish of a roll, sausage and tattie scone is definitely on the cards after the Games!

Nicola Adams

How’s she involved in Glasgow 2014?

Nicola Adams made history as the first woman to ever win a gold medal for boxing at the Olympics in London 2012. She’s also hoping to win big in the ring this July.

What are you most looking forward to at Glasgow 2014?

This will be the first time I have competed at a Commonwealth Games, so the chance to make history again is what I’m looking forward to the most.

When you’re not competing / training what’s your favourite thing to do?

I love to just chill out and relax. I’m a shopaholic and film buff, so try and squeeze as much of this in as I can. It is important for us to take time away from training so this is the best remedy!

What music will be soundtracking your Games?

You will always find me listening to music when warming up. Nicki Minaj’s Moment 4 Life is always on there, mixed in with a few classics such as Blur’s Song 2. I like listening to music which is fun and uplifting to really feel ready to enter the ring.

Will you be trying a tattie scone / square sausage / scotch pie when you’re in Glasgow?

I will definitely be embracing Glasgow when I come up for the Games and being a huge food fan already, I would be up for trying them all!

Eilidh Child

How’s she involved in Glasgow 2014?

Perth-born Eilidh Child is part of Team Scotland and will compete in the 400m hurdles.

What are you most looking forward to at Glasgow 2014?

I’m really looking forward to competing at Hampden Park, in front of a passionate Scottish support.

What do you miss when you’re competing away from home?

I am based in Bath for the large part of the year so I miss my fiancé, Ben, my family and friends but it makes it all the more special when I am with them.

Do you have any pre/post competition rituals you’re willing to tell us about?

I always wear my Hearts FC wristband, it’s probably the only thing that I never take off.

Will you be trying a tattie scone / square sausage / scotch pie when you’re in Glasgow?

Probably not as my events are the last on at the Games and then I’ll be shooting off to the European Championships.

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