Published: 05/04/2018 16:52 - Updated: 05/04/2018 17:00

Moray four go for Commonwealth Games gold

THE Commonwealth Games are underway, and four Moray medal hopefuls will soon be in action.Team Scotland

Team Scotland have made a good start to the sporting extravaganza held in Gold Coast, Australia with several medal successes.

Moray is well represented in the sports of triathlon, boxing, athletics and shooting.

Elgin triathlete Sophia Green is a reserve for the Scotland mixed relay team hoping to be called up for action when her event takes place on Saturday.

The following day, Elgin Boxing Club's Megan Gordon becomes Scotland's first female boxer to compete at the 48-51kg weight category.

Gordon, from Rothes, takes on gold medal favourite Mary Kom (35) from India, who fought Nicola Adams at the London Olympics and won a world title ten years ago.

The five-time world amateur champion's sporting story was made into a blockbuster movie which bacame a box office hit in Asia.

Her fight with Commonwealth Youth Games bronze medallist Gordon (18) takes place at 3am UK time on Sunday morning.

Around 5am that day, Burghead hammer thrower Mark Dry begins the defence of his bronze medal which he won in Glasgow four years ago.

The injury-hit athlete faces a tough challenge to make the podium after undergoing two hip reconstruction operations, most recently just six months ago.

On Monday, Forres Smallbore Rifle and Pistol Club member Áedán Evans shoots for Scotland in the 10m air pistol competition.

Evans (20) takes part in qualification at midnight in the Belmont range, hoping to make the final at 3am on Monday.

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