Olympic stars set to light up Glasgow Commonwealth Games

25 | 7 | 2014

There will be plenty of Olympic star power on display at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, which opened in Glasgow this week. A number of notable names in world sport will line up for their countries over the next fortnight, hoping to add Commonwealth gold to their Olympic medal tallies.

Six-time Olympic Gold Medallist Usain Bolt will make his Commonwealth Games debut for Jamaica in the 4x100m relay while compatriot and double Olympic 100m champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, will compete in the women’s 4x100m relay.

Valerie Adams from New Zealand, the undisputed queen of shot put will be hoping to add to her two Olympic Golds and four world titles with a third Commonwealth Games Gold Medal. Adams remains unbeaten in her discipline in her last 53 meets, a winning streak that stretches back more than three years.

Meanwhile, Kenya’s David Rudisha, who wowed crowds with his world record breaking 800m run at London 2012 will be aiming to better that time on the quick Hampden Park track in Glasgow.

Also on the track, Olympic champion Sally Pearson from Australia in the 100m hurdles and in the field, England’s Greg Rutherford will be hoping for a repeat of his London 2012 gold medal winning performance in the long jump.

England’s Sir Bradley Wiggins, who is a seven-time Olympic medallist and also became Britain’s first winner of the Tour de France in 2012, will switch back to the track for Glasgow as he eyes up one more Olympic appearance at Rio 2016.